Regional HR Business Partner

Website ABB




Global (Hybrid)

Job Title

Regional HR Business Partner

About the Job

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

In this role you will be responsible to develop and implement people strategy through the execution of HR processes, ensuring effective and sustainable workplace relations, and providing HR support for Region Northern and Eastern Europe Machine Automation – B&R, by partnering with respective managers.

This person will report to the Regional Managing Director – Northern & Eastern Europe and will be preferably located within the Regional countries: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands.

Your responsibilities

  • Understands and contributes to the overall business and people strategy.
  • Takes accountability for the overall HR contribution and value-add to the business in partnership with the functions, stakeholders in the region and Shared Services.
  • Determines and delivers the best approach in the area of responsibility and executes the HR priorities while adding value to the business.
  • Ensures effective communication, engagement, and collaboration across the organization.
  • Facilitates the change management initiatives and drives behavior change & continuous improvement across the respective business area / area of responsibility.
  • Supports the business and the execution of HR processes involved across the end-to-end employee lifecycle.
  • Develops a pro-active relationship with the country level responsible HR-team.
  • Partners with respective managers to develop and implement people strategies.
  • Coaches, motivates, and develops talent to build an effective, capable, and high-performing team.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to ensure that the Region Northern and Eastern Europe Machine Automation – B&R is properly organized, staffed, skilled, and directed.
  • Represents HR in the business and establishes strong relationships with all business leaders and employees.
  • Ensures compliance with legislation, HR policies, and other compliance standards in all areas of responsibility.
  • Ensures all employees understand the ABB safety and integrity standards and follow the same strictly.

Your background

  • Degree in Human Sciences, Human Resources Management, Psychology, Sociology or similar.
  • At least 5 years of experience as an HR Business Partner.
  • Experience with M&A is a plus.
  • Preferred experience in European employment laws and union relations.
  • Strong leadership, self-driven, result orientation and change management attitude are required.
  • The ability to manage multiple demands on your time and to work in cross-functional teams.
  • A collaborative, solution-focused approach and strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • English fluent required.
  • Flexibility to travel within the region and HQ in Austria.

More about us

As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R (ABB’s Machine Automation Division) combines state-of-the-art technology and advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions. In particular B&R develops, manufactures and distributes industrial electronics, software and mechatronic solutions as well technologies for machine and factory automation. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront is driven by a commitment to exceeding customer expectations. B&R has enhanced its automation portfolio in 2020 by acquiring a leading provider of delta robots, Codian Robotics. B&R is part of the ABB Group and its Robotics & Discrete Automation business area, which, together with the ABB Robotics Division, employs more than 11,000 people at over 100 locations in more than 53 countries.

We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website



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