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Human Resources Business Partner – 9 Month FTC/Part-Time

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Location: Düsseldorf Germany
Job ID: R0011263
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Part time
Remote: No

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Our Company

Hitachi Europe Ltd is a social innovation company with headquarters based in Maidenhead, England. The company’s European operations employ over 550 people to deliver services and solutions to customers in several key business areas. The company's portfolio includes digital media products, industrial components and equipment, European procurement and sourcing, research and design, information systems. 

HEU is also responsible for managing a Shared Services Group that provides the Company's business units with a range of innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’ processes and support growth and development - including HR, IT, Legal, Finance & Accounting, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, and Business Development. 

Since its founding in 1910, Hitachi has supported the development of society and the improvement of people's lives.  Throughout the world, Hitachi Group employees exemplify outstanding teamwork that transcends the boundaries of geographical regions and business fields.  Together, we share the Hitachi group identity and put it into practice worldwide.

What you’ll be doing

The HRBP will be responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in specific business groups. The HRBP will partner across the HR function and business groups to deliver value-added service to management and employees.

This role will be a mixture of remote working with occasional travel to our office in Düsseldorf

What you bring to the team

We’re looking for a team player, who is motivated by delivering great work and the Hitachi vision.  Some of the skills and experience we look for includes:

Reporting into the Head of HR  - Global Social Innovation & HR Business Partnering GBS & HEU, the responsibilities will include;

  • Support line managers in leading and delivering change including restructures, reorganisation, consultation, TUPE, redundancy, job redesign and redeployments.

  • Work closely with management, employees and Workers Council to further enhance work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.

  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to managers such as coaching, career development and performance improvement.

  • Analyse and evaluate the annual employee survey for respective business groups, working in collaboration with the senior leadership team to support in the creation of action plans.

  • Interpret and/or develop HR policies and procedures in light of changing company requirements and in line with evolving HR best practices, ensuring that employees and line management are kept fully aware and appraised of their legal obligations and the approach of the business to HR matters, thereby reducing risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business, or a related field

  • 5+ years HR experience within an international, environment

  • Strategic thinking and strong ability to prioritise

  • Ability to work as a HR Business Partner and coach in a generalist HR capacity

  • Solid understanding of HR processes and employee lifecycle

  • Experience in delivering HR projects

  • Solid communication, interviewing and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrable ability to positively persuade and influence

  • Experience in collaborating with a Works Council

  • In-depth knowledge of German labour law

  • A pragmatic approach, ability to adapt quickly to maximise opportunities, and have the tenacity to drive plans through to conclusion

  • Excellent Microsoft office skills, including Excel

  • Fluent command of German and English – both verbal and written

Our Values

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to any factor that doesn’t impact your ability to do the job, including race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  We are proud of Japanese heritage, with our values expressed through the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

If, like us, you’re motivated by delivering first class services, thrive in a fast paced and supportive environment and want to help Hitachi to drive social innovation, we’d love to hear from you.

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