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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) EMEA HR Manager - C&EE in Heidelberg, Germany

Job Description Summary

Be part of something bigger!

Our Diabetes Care business is the industry pioneer and leader in the area of diabetes injection devices (insulin syringes, pen needles and sharps containment). The unit has a 90-year history within BD and is unique as it focuses on one disease which is a threat to world health. Our injection devices provide 2/3rd of the worldwide insulin injections, serving our 30+ million global patient base.

BD plans to spin off its Diabetes Care business - creating a new publicly-traded company. The new organisation will become one of the largest pureplay diabetes company in the world. The strategic roadmap for organisation comprises of three vectors:

  1. strengthen the core business;

  2. seek business development (inorganic) opportunities that can add to the product portfolio; and (3) bolster the organic product development pipeline.

Joining Diabetes Care as HR, is a rare and exciting opportunity to leverage almost a century of diabetes leadership and a trusted global reputation to create an entirely new company that aims to become the ONE company talents in the Diabetes Care industry will want to join. Setting up best practices, engaging our associates, building on strong foundations.

Job Description

This role reports to the HR Leader International and is responsible for the management and execution of HR for the Central & Eastern Europe region (associates currently based in Germany, Switzerland, Poland and Russia), and can be based in Germany or Switzerland. These countries are mainly composed of commercial and functional teams (65 associates to date with clear Business strategy to grow organically and inorganically). The HR Manager is the HR Business Support to the Business Leader in the C&EE region. As part of this region, The HR Manager will support the EMEA Headquarters based in Switzerland, Canton of Vaud. In addition, the HR Manager C&EE is part of the broader International HR Team.

The primary role of the HR Manager is to ensure day-to-day HR is run smoothly in the countries, in compliance with labour law, but also in a way that fosters engagement from the employees. Beyond the day-to-day work, the HR Manager is the go-to-person to execute our growth strategy, whether through external acquisition (managing M&A), launch of new product / hiring of new teams. The HR Manager brings expertise to support the Business in this strategy.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Manage day-to-day HR topics and coordinate with regional or global HR support such as Payroll team, Regional Associate Service Center, and Total Rewards,

  • As the go-to-person, provide day-to-day HR advice and oversight to Local management, Regional HR and Associates,

  • Foster a culture locally where associates feel empowered and listened at, and enabled to perform at their best. Provide training and education on relevant topics as appropriate both to Managers and Associates. Check the pulse of the organization and work closely with the Country Business Leaders to create an impactful environment,

  • When required, facilitate discussions with employee representatives and ensure compliance with legal expectations (Works Council, Unions, etc)

  • Bring HR support and guidance to Business initiatives such as launching / acquiring new products.

  • Identify Talents, and support their development internally. Partner with local leadership on evolving the organization as per Business needs

  • Collaborate closely with and manage external providers such as local legal advisors, payroll provider, benefits providers, recruiting agency etc.

  • Stay on top of local best practices and propose ways to implement at Diabetes Care

  • Implement locally regional / global policies or processes such as performance process, annual compensation cycle, new way of working, and I&D initiatives.

  • Streamline, simplify and optimize the local HR offering : first during the post spin-off period, but also going forward, and even more relevantly in case of future growth.

On top of these local or Hub responsibilities, the HR Manager South Europe will have the responsibility of an HR cross-regional topic to drive (for EMEA). This contribution will ensure:

  • visibility for our new HR Talent,

  • making sure we, as an HR organization, deliver to the Business more than the day-to-day work but also very important developmental support,

  • and finally, will ensure our new HR joiner has space to grow even further within the organisation.

About you

Based in Germany or Switzerland, you will be a HR professional with wide local HR experience across multiple countries, preferably in various types of companies (smaller and bigger ones). Experience in Eastern Europe and Russia, even via external providers is a clear plus. Being fluent in German and English is a must.

Other requirements are :

  • Working knowledge & understanding of all operational HR related fields including: personnel administration, payroll, reward & recognition, restructuring, Works Council, recruiting, retention,

  • Excellent operational skills, results driven, enjoys multitasking

  • Action oriented including the ability to work through change and ambiguity

  • Process thinking and ability to provide project execution

  • Demonstrated flexibility in responding to business and environmental needs

  • Builds supportive relationships with others

  • Challenges the status quo

  • Interpersonal and Cross-cultural Savvy

  • Good communication and influencing skills across multiple levels, functions and cultures

The ideal candidate is hands-on, willing to roll-up their sleeves and can navigate between the day-to-day, longer term thinking and between several country environments.

Click on apply and submit a CV in English if this sounds like you!

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, or any other protected status.

Primary Work Location

DEU Heidelberg - Tullastrasse

Additional Locations

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email