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Senior HR Manager (m/f)

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/22/2017 9:18:25 AM
  • 2763941
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital Solutions
Location(s): Germany ; Huerth near Cologne


About Us:
GE Oil & Gas is a world leader in advanced technology equipment and services for all segments of the oil and gas industry, from drilling and production, LNG, pipelines and storage to industrial power generation, refining and petrochemicals. GE Oil & Gas also provides pipeline integrity solutions, including inspection and data management, and designs and manufactures wire-line and drilling measurement solutions for the oilfield services segment. Oil & Gas is present in Germany with development, production and sales units at various locations.


GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles... people like you.

Role Summary:
The Senior HR Manager is the first point of contact for managers and employees of GE O&G Germany in Hürth. He/she provides HR leadership for the Hürth site partnering with the local Works Council and the joined Works Council. He/ she is critical in driving site wide initiatives and Germany wide O&G projects and providing responsive internal customer support. This role is a senior individual contributor role with a broad organizational impact and reports to the Senior HRM Oil & Gas Germany.

Essential Responsibilities:


  • Partner with O&G HR Team and Leadership Team to define and execute HR initiatives for the site
  • Proactively and timely translate Business requirements into Labor Relation strategy and drive Works Council communication and agenda
  • Manage works council relations and communication with client leadership in alignment with HR Business Partners and Labor Relations/ Legal CoE. Coaching and counseling client leadership regarding labor and works council relation
  • Closely cooperate with GGO HR teams, be involved/ contribute to Germany initiatives considering Oil & Gas requirements
  • Ensure employees and managers are provided with an available first point of contact for questions and guidance on fundamental HR topics and issues
  • Know O&G talents and ensure development and retention plans as appropriate identify people and roles for cross-functional development.
  • Partner with HR Business Partners and O&TD professionals to execute business-specific HR strategies
  • Lead & Coordinate HR & global initiatives for the benefit of Oil & Gas Germany and in alignment with Oil & Gas Europe
  • Ensure that routine and complex employee relations issues are properly identified, reported, investigated & resolved
  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment
  • Lead key HR processes including compensation planning and compliance
  • Conduct HR training and support for functional processes like Performance Management at GE, Session C, Salary Planning and New Employee Orientation
  • Conduct investigations including gathering, preserving, documenting and analyzing all available information and evidence, and in some circumstances, making recommendations to the business on disciplinary action
  • Assist with other HR special projects or initiatives as needed
  • Maintain and protect confidential data with utmost scrutiny, judgment, and care
  • Provide coaching and mentorship
  • Lead other site-wide HR projects as necessary, working across multiple client groups

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • Diploma, Bachelor's or Master’s Degree from an accredited university or college
    • Significant professional work experience with first experience in the Human Resources function with a strong focus on Works Council relations
      Legal/ labor relations background (LL.M. or similar)
    • Fluency in German and English

      Desired Characteristics:

      • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
      • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
      • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
      • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
      • Effective problem identification and solution skills
      • Proven analytical and organizational ability

        Locations: Germany ; Huerth near Cologne

        GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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