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Senior HR Manager (Shared Services) - Hybrid (6697)

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Type: Full time

CareerFinders, on behalf of our client, an International non-for-profit organisation with regional operations in Cyprus, we are seeking to recruit a Senior Shared Services HR Manager to join their growing team. The successful applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of a shared HR Services Hub for the region with a focus on Pay & Reward, Payroll, HR Support, as well as Employee Relations. You will need to posses strong and proven experience in an international HR role, with a proven track record of leading reorganisation and change management programmes. Fluency in English is required, with knowledge of Greek and/or German considered an advantage. With offices in Larnaca, our client offers Hybrid working conditions for this role. International travel for work purposes is required for this position.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a shared HR Services Hub, with a focus on global Pay and Rewarding and centralising Payroll and HR support.
  • Leads the HR function within the region and delivers a comprehensive HR service in line with corporate requirements, and legally compliant within each country.
  • Establishes priorities and leads on HR policy and process development across the region.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are up to date and in line with current employment law across the region.
  • Ensure a good level of compliance, best practice and customer service is being delivered at all times across all jurisdictions.
  • Advise on complex employee related casework ensuring correct process is followed in each jurisdiction to minimise litigation risk.
  • Ensure mandatory training is completed across all jurisdictions and implement the training agenda.
  • Deliver manpower strategy within the region and manage talent and succession planning, preparing and maintaining the key post succession plan; taking overall responsibility for recruitment activity and campaigns.
  • Review pay and benefit across all jurisdictions and ensure local benchmarking is applied for countries in which staff are directly employed.
  • Input in drawing up negotiating strategies and pay proposals with the Regional Director, taking the lead when required.
  • Works closely with other HR Managers/Business Partners encouraging a collaborative working relationship and a holistic approach to HR across organisation.
  • Working collaboratively with the HR senior management team, provide direction for colleagues across the region as well as the Executive Leadership Team in respect of HR matters across the region.
  • Provides significant input to the strategic direction of HR, partnering with the HR senior management team to develop and deliver the HR strategy, policies and operational plans.
  • Participates in high profile global HR projects.
  • Ensures the delivery of quality and timely HR advice, guidance and support to the Leadership Team, line managers and HR colleagues.

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in Human Resources or a closely related field.
  • Extensive, proven experience working in an International HR leadership role.
  • Significant experience in managing international staff.
  • Proven track record in leading reorganisation and change management programmes.
  • Experience of Implementing HRIS, Payroll Systems and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) on a local and global scale.
  • Experience of International HR Governance, taxation and payroll laws is highly desirable.
  • Management and administration of Employee Benefits Programmes is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of Greek and/or German will be considered an advantage.
  • Decisive and able to find solutions.
  • Ability to deal with and resolve difficult situations.
  • Ability to coach and develop others.
  • Ability to analyse data, make robust recommendations for local solutions.
  • Ability to quickly understand a country’s legal and best practice requirements.
  • Ability to multi-task and oversee multiple priorities.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to work with and manage team members, who are often based in various European locations.
  • Committed to continuous professional development.

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV, along with any covering letter to the reference number CAR6697. Please note that due to the high volumes of applications received only shortlisted applicants will be responded to. By sending us your CV you are giving CareerFinders your consent to be contacted for this and any other suitable vacancies that we believe match your skills and experience. To view our privacy policy, please click

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