Vice President HR EMEA
Gates Engineering & Services
The HR Vice President serves as a business partner on the leadership team of the EMEA organization of Gates. The role reports to the Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, with a strong matrix reporting relationship to the regional business leaders. The region has approx. 4500 employees and this position provides functional HR oversight to the Human Resource managers at its facilities. These include the following manufacturing plants: Erembodegem, Belgium;Karvina, Czech Republic; St. Neots, England; Nevers, France; Aachen, Euskirchen & Pfungstadt, Germany; Legnica, Poland; Dumfries, Scotland; Balsareny, Spain; Izmir, Turkey, the Middle East and four Distribution Centers.
The position supports the business strategy with the key priorities of talent management and building organizational capability; creating a high performance, high engagement culture; and pursuit of continuous improvement and global HR functional excellence:
Serve as a business partner and leader on human resources policies and practices within the business.
Drive core HR process excellence across the business: leadership and employee development, performance management, reward and recognition, employee engagement, and communications.
Manage staffing activities in the region and assist to improve staffing and onboarding processes in the Company.
Provide functional human resources leadership to the regions HR managers.
Serve as the functional driver and process owner for organization capability and talent assessment., selection, and development.
Work closely with HR leadership at Gates Headquarters as well as counterparts in other businesses and groups.
Communicate and deploy corporate-wide HR initiatives across the business.
Personally lead change to improve organizational effectiveness. Deliver change management methodology to internal customers.
Administer compensation, benefits and recognition programs for the business.
Manage labor and employee relations matters and ensure legislative compliance with employment laws and regulations.
Responsible for key performance indicators of HR effectiveness and HR analytics.
Travel up to 50%. Performs other tasks and projects as assigned.
Education and Qualifications
8 - 10 years of progressive experience in HR leadership roles.
B.S. Degree in related discipline required with MS/MBA highly desirable.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skill set.
High level of influencing, coaching, and communication skills (written and verbal).
Capable in talent assessment and selection; organizational and HR analytics.
Demonstrated success in building organization capability and upgrading talent.
Ability to staff and develop an effective and capable HR team.
Deep HR functional experience and generalist assignments in a variety of environments (union and union-free operations; international experience a plus).
Demonstrated business acumen and change leadership capability.
About the Company
About the Company
Established in 1911 Gates Corporation is the worlds largest belt, hose and hydraulics manufacturer and service provider. Gates Engineering & Services is a specialist fluid engineering division of Gates Corporation focused on Hydraulic repair and service. The main activities of the company are directed at the Marine, Offshore, Oil and Gas, and industrial sectors. From its humble beginnings, the business has steadily grown and now comprises five divisions servicing 16 countries throughout the world.
High Quality Service and Reliability of our products have been the foundation of the companys success. This is reflected in the high caliber of personnel who manage and operate within our business. Gates Engineering & Services places a high value on personnel and skills, and as such, we maintain regular training schedules in all departments of our business. Our employees have high energy levels, enjoy working in fast-paced team environment and communicate well with our customers.