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Edwards Lifesciences Director, HR Solutions - EMEA & JAPAC in Prague, Czech Republic

The Director, HR Solutions - EMEA & JAPAC enables best in class employee experiences by leveraging technology, continued process improvements, and data to enable informed decision making. Ensures that the HR Solutions team delivers effective HR services to their geography of responsibility, ensuring excellent delivery and customer service experience to all employees and people leaders. This role is responsible for establishing a well-performing operation that meets quality standards/measures, drives productivity improvements and achieves operational excellence as measured internally and against external benchmarks. The HR Solutions Leader ensures successful delivery by implementing best-in-class systems and processes from the portfolio of HR Solutions offerings. This role supports the HR Solutions global strategy and drives a continuous improvement mindset in the organization.

Key responsibilities:

  • Direct the work of HR Solutions through senior individual contributors and/or managers while leading and developing strategies, frameworks, and methodologies for the assigned geographical area that align to broader HR and business objectives. Monitor and drive performance across HR systems, administrative processes, employee experience trends, etc., and implement enhancements in support of continuous improvement for all centers. Develop a robust strategic talent development and succession plan in alignment with functional growth strategies across the HR Solutions organization

  • Develop, lead the implementation, and direct a robust control infrastructure and governance within the HR function inclusive of processes, procedures, operational standards and systemically driven controls that support compliance with regulatory requirements, company policy requirements, and to mitigate identified risks

  • Identify, develop and lead the implementation of business-focused HR metrics. Measure the effectiveness of HR service delivery by developing and ensuring appropriate execution of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other performance measures

  • Take ownership/stewardship of HR value generation, including operational plans and budgets. Has the mandate to invest in service delivery improvements to increase employee experience, satisfaction, as well as, process efficiency and effectiveness

  • Ensure that HR systems and technology support and enable HR operational and transactional processes, as well as, provide an optimal user experience for company managers and employees

  • Lead any audits and validations of HRS transactions. Examine and verify HRS related data for accuracy and consistency. Authorize or approve transactions as necessary

  • Oversee all HR vendor strategy (insourcing/outsourcing), contracts and service-level agreements

  • Schedule resources to ensure uninterrupted service to managers and employees during operational hours

  • Other incidental duties

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, Management, Organization Development, or related field; Graduate degree (e.g., MS, MBA) desirable

  • Lean Six Sigma and Project Management certification preferred

  • Global/Regional leadership position held in an HR shared service type environment

  • Significant experience in a similar leadership role

  • Significant experience in a senior HR role (essential) within a global organization

  • Experience in leading transformation projects in business operations, HR transformation and shared services preferred

Additional Skills:

  • Experience managing multiple projects concurrently, demonstrating a sense of urgency and results orientation

  • Demonstration of strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience working, monitoring, and interacting with third-party vendors

  • Experience working collaboratively to facilitate the delivery of HR support in numerous locations

  • Experience and understanding of HR enabling technologies (e.g., case management, employee and manager self-service) and how they work within a customer service business environment (ServiceNow preferred)

  • Experience with an ERP system (Workday preferred)

  • Experience with Microsoft tools and applications required

  • Knowledge of standard business practices and professionalism in a customer service environment

  • In-depth knowledge of HR principles, theories and concepts; knowledge of federal laws and regulations

  • Expert knowledge of current and upcoming trends, thought leadership, and leading practices

  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service, teamwork, and leadership in a virtual or co-located team-based environment

  • Demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality and sensitivity to compliance-related matters

  • Thorough understanding of the critical success factors for HR shared services

  • Ability to influence others, lead, mentor, and delegate as appropriate

  • Ability to process complex information and identify solutions

  • Ability to provide coaching and feedback to employees

  • Ability to apply pragmatic approaches to ambiguous situations

  • Ability to work seamlessly across cultures, virtually and build relationships in an evolving and fast-growing organization

  • Strong project management and process improvement skills

  • Proven ability to leverage technology to improve operations

  • Demonstrate agile and innovative thinking

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Good situational judgment and conflict resolution

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, fluent in English and any additional required language (both written and spoken)

  • Strong business acumen

  • Operate with a global mindset

  • Support a culture of continuous improvement

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.

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