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On behalf of our client, global FMCG company, we are looking for an experienced, motivated and dynamic professional for a position located in the canton Lucerne, Switzerland as

Head HR Americas (100%)

Your role:

  • You support the local HR in all strategic HR topics and ensure the implementation of the strategic HR Group initiatives in the division Americas
  • You are a good sparring partner to the HR Hub leads and local HR people and you provide the right support from corporate for the local teams
  • With a good understanding for the different business realities and a strong passion for leadership, learning and organizational development you inspire the HR community and leaders in their work around people and organizations
  • You provide repeatedly new impulses and are strongly into HR trends and can foster a foreseeing perspective
  • As the HR Business Partner you are a trusted advisor providing valuable insights on people and organizational topics. As part of the Core Team of the Division Americas you support divisional goals and projects and influence the organizational development
  • Together with the Hub Leads and selected other HR managers, you form an efficient, small divisional HR Circle to further develop HR work and to ensure valuable, efficient and effective HR practices
  • You spontaneously seize opportunities, address issues and provide advice. With good empathy, you can also quickly help to adapt what already exists in order to take good account of local reality and local needs
  • In a Co-Leadership with the Head HR Europe, you are leading the HR International Team (4 people), based in the canton Lucerne, and you will be a member of the HR Board. As part of that Board you will support the further development the HR work and heading or be part of HR projects.

Our requirements:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Management or equivalent
  • 10 plus years of solid work experience within the food industry in international companies in different countries of Americas, incl. the US and Mexico is an absolute must
  • At least 10 years’ experience in managing and leading cross functional teams within the food industry is required
  • Minimum of 3 years in planning and implementation of the strategic HR Group initiatives in Americas that drive organizational growth
  • At least 3 years in managing global HR training projects, including development tailored tools and surveys to ensure continuous monitoring and reporting
  • Profound financial and commercial knowledge, experience in working closely and coordinating projects with Head of Finance
  • Proven track record of cultivating a cross functional multicultural network in Americas and bringing the right people at the right place together
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish is a must
  • German knowledge on an intermediate level
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate transparently and target-group oriented
  • Strong Can-Do-Mentality

If you can identify yourself with the requirements of this challenging position, we look forward to receiving your application (English CV and certificates/diplomas).

For environmental and efficiency reasons, we would like to ask you to submit your application via our online application platform (click on "Apply") rather than by e-mail or by post.

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Frau Elena Budagaschwili


Ruopigen Zentrum
6015 Luzern