Senior HR Business Partner – Digital Organization – Agile

Posted 3 weeks ago by Anthon Byberg
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Job Description

In our organization, going to work every day has an even greater purpose than putting the latest product or technology in the market. It’s about improving the everyday lives of millions. As a leader in sustainability and consumer insight driven innovation, we push the boundaries of cooking, cleaning, and wellbeing at home. To keep doing so, we need talented people who are passionate about innovation and help re-imagine what life at home can be.

To make a step change in offering seamless and engaging connected experiences to our consumers when they interact with our appliances, we are creating a brand new organization: the Digital Product Organization.

For this major organizational transformation, We are looking for an agile leader with demonstrated HR transformation experience in the software/digital world. He/she will play a key role in ensuring this change initiative meets our strategic objectives while maintaining high employee engagement across the entire organization.

This role has significant potential for continued permanent employment in this or other parts of the organization.

The primary responsibility of the HR Business Partner will be to build the new organization and equip it to deliver on its mission. Activities will span a variety of disciplines in establishing a new agile software product organization, with distinct ways of working, in a traditionally more hardware focused company.

Work tasks
Develop and implement the organization’s talent acquisition strategy requiring an effective and fast ramp up of a new talent base, to include attracting and onboarding digital product, engineering and design talent.
Develop and implement appropriate organizational design, performance, total rewards, learning and development strategies, applying best practices from the software world while leveraging existing Group-wide programs and initiatives.
Coach senior leaders and executives, helping them fulfill the role of change agent and ambassadors of an agile culture, while bridging and aligning often diverging priorities across teams and business units in the organization.
Evaluate and build organizational capability, e.g. perform capability gap analyses, identify competence development needs and develop bridging programs
Develop and drive change management strategies that maximize adoption of change by the teams, and lead to a positive experience for all stakeholders involved.
Build communication and education on agile methodologies which develop a culture of engagement, innovation and performance.
Establish methods, measures and manage analytics to assess organizational effectiveness

You bring
Pro-activity, autonomy, a can-do attitude, agility and resilience in challenging change situations.
A growth mindset, are continuously learning, building on external and internal ideas.
Excellent active listening and communication skills – proven ability to interact in an empathic and effective way with various levels of employees and organizational stakeholders
A genuine interest and understanding of the business agenda.
Strong analytical, project management and organizational skills.
A solid understanding of how people go through change and the change process.
The ability to influence others and move towards a common vision or goal.
A flexible and adaptable working style and are able to work effectively in ambiguous situations.
You are a true team player, able to work collaboratively with and through others. You can easily switch your thinking and delivery between holistic, strategic vision and planning, and hands-on execution.

Who we are
A diverse and multicultural team in a truly global organization
An engaging and caring (Swedish-inspired) organizational culture
The experience of building a brand-new organization
An opportunity to work in close partnership with the business
A variety of local and international cross-functional career opportunities
An organization that listens to and cares for its people

Top Skills
A university degree in HR, business or related field
Extensive HR Business Partnering experience (10+) of which most gained in a software/digital organization, preferably in multiple companies working with/having implemented agile ways of working
Proven track record in successful execution of major organizational transformations
Preferably successfully navigated large, international and heavily matrixed organizations, worked across cultures, liaised with stakeholders at all levels and aligned conflicting priorities

This needs to be someone who is used to running HR in a software, fintech, gaming, etc. type of company where employees work in sprints, with QBRs, OKRs, etc. someone who is very familiar with agile practices and culture. Someone with scrum master qualification or other agile certifications.