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Barry Callebaut Senior Global HRBP, Western Europe in Lebbeke-Wieze, Belgium

Senior Global HRBP, Western Europe


Lebbeke-Wieze, BE, 9280

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the Role

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior HR Business Partner to partner closely with the Western Europe Commercial Team members and the respective business leaders to support and ensure the implementation of our people strategy and agenda. We are looking for a colleague with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, confident, thoughtful, strategic, consultative who will be instrumental to the organization’s success. The incumbent acts as the bridge between the business and HR operations acting as a key interface across HR topics including recruitment, talent and performance management, learning and development, compensation, D&I and employee relations. The incumbent will combine the roles of a hands-on generalist, a strategic partner, change agent, diversity advocate and a trusted advisor to the business. The role will support our Western Europe region including Belgium, The Netherlands, Nordics, Iberica, Italy, France, DACH.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support the implementation of the global HR mission and agenda

  • Lead in close collaboration with HR COE’s the HR cycle for the respective function: Performance Management, Career Development, Recruitment, Budgeting, Total Compensation and Rewards, Talent Review and Succession planning; from the HR side towards the business (in partnership with CoEs & HR Operations)

  • Organizational Design and Strategic Workforce Planning (Thinking together with HR COE’s and ELT members on how, where and when to grow, right size or outsource)

  • Support ELT and Senior Leadership to assess, plan, implement transformation initiatives while engaging with key stakeholders

  • Change Management enablement: focused on leadership, culture and transformation

  • Partner and coach senior leadership ensuring that they are delivering on their purpose and inspiring their teams

  • Lead Learning & Development Initiatives in partnership with CoEs

  • Measure organizational health and lead appropriate employee engagement and reward and recognition strategies

  • Leverages internal and external best practices

  • Act as a role model for active cooperation amongst the HR community

    About You

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of progressive HR experience

  • Master in Economics, Administration, Business Management or HR Management

  • At least 2 years serving Regional and / or Global client groups

  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of HR management

  • Comfortable with navigating ambiguity through organizational transformation

  • Experience of change management

  • Proven ability to work in an international, multi-cultural environment

  • Critical thinker and sound problem-solving skills

  • Exemplary stakeholder management experience

  • Change mindset and advocacy

  • Experience dealing with Executive & Senior stakeholders

  • Ability to influence across all levels of the organization

  • Great interpersonal and communication skills

  • Highest level of integrity and ethics

  • English language both written and oral

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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