HR Business Partner (m/f/d) Projects and Special Assignments

Posted date:  Sep 20, 2022

Düsseldorf, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany

About this opportunity


For more than 140 years, Ericsson's ideas, technologies, and people have changed the world and created real game-changers that have transformed lives, industries, and society.


Today, Ericsson is a leading provider of information and communications technology (ICT) to service providers, with approximately 40% of the world's mobile traffic passing through its networks. Ericsson enables the full value of connectivity by developing breakthrough technologies and services that are easy to use, adopt and scale to help its customers succeed in a fully connected world.


“By creating connections that make the unimaginable possible, we are helping to shape an exciting positive future. A world where limitless connectivity improves lives redefines business and pioneers a sustainable future.” – Börje Ekholm, CEO, and President, Ericsson


Join us in making the unimaginable possible!


We are looking for a dedicated, proactive, and upbeat People Business Partner (PBP) for our Düsseldorf site who is highly motivated to join the People Team of our Customer Unit Western Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland) and drive our people strategy.

As PBP, you will be a (sparring) partner for the managers in a specific business unit to guide and coach them on HR-related topics such as performance and talent management, reorganization, compensation and benefits, people development, and more operational HR topics related to co-determination.


In addition, you will lead or contribute to Customer Unit programs (Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management, Young Ericsson, Culture) across Western Europe.


These interesting tasks and activities await you:


  • You will report to the Head of People for the Customer Unit Western Europe (CU WE), also based in Düsseldorf.
  • As a highly skilled People Business Partner, you will use Data Analytics to advise and influence our leaders based on data and facts
  • You will ensure all HR processes run smoothly and provide state-of-the-art support to the teams
  • You proactively participate in our HR programs such as “Raising the Bar on Talent”, and “Ericsson on the Move” as well as help us become the best employer in the technology industry and workplace of choice
  • You promote and advise our leaders on total compensation, leadership, performance management, well-being, diversity & inclusion issues
  • You will guide and advise our leaders on adhering to our values, goals, and philosophies to create a positive employee experience
  • You actively support our leaders in strategic, cultural, and organizational change processes
  • As a People Business Partner with the potential to grow, you will be involved in special assignments and lead strategic HR projects in Germany and across the Customer Unit Western Europe


You bring the following knowledge and experience:


  • Relevant work experience as a People Business Partner, HR Business Partner/HR Advisor for at least 5 years.
  • Broad understanding of HR best practices, culture, diversity & inclusion programs
  • Knowledge of HR processes in the areas of total rewards, labor relations, cultural development, organizational change, organizational development, talent, and leadership development
  • Experience with people analytics, statistics, and key performance indicators (KPIs) (Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI)
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience in project and organisational change
  • Experience working in an international company and matrix organizations
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English


We offer:


  • An international working environment
  • Flexible working hours with 40h per week including home office furniture and IT equipment package
  • 30 vacation days per year and a long-term account that allows days to be deferred and taken in a later year
  • Insurance package
  • Company pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and personal development opportunities within Ericsson Corporation, regular courses, seminars, and on-the-job training
  • Ergonomic workplace
  • Company cell phone also for private use
  • Share purchase plan for employees


Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.


Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, learn more.


Primary country and city:  Germany (DE)   ||  Germany : North Rhine Westphalia : Düsseldorf  
Req ID: 680005  

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