Head of People & Culture - Operations, Purchasing and Technology, SHP

Who are you?
You are an experienced People and Culture (P&C) professional able contribute at both hands-on and strategic levels to enrich our culture. You will bring a broad perspective and expertise in multiple areas of Human Resources such as talent acquisition, employee relations, occupational health and wellness, compensation and benefits, training, immigration and development, and organizational strategy, design and effectiveness. You love testing yourself to constantly improve and sharing your knowledge to empower others. You have the ability to collaborate effectively with global and regional networks, and have experience translating global strategy and standards into aligned local actions.

As the Head of People and Culture you will…
Represent VCE in the most professional way possible. In this role, you will model our philosophy by support, align, and calibrate with VCE North America’s People and Culture team to meet common global, regional, country, and site goals. As a leader in a decentralized organizational structure, you will build strong relationships, creating a dynamic and collaborative work environment. Demonstrate passion for our business modeling integrity and credibility. Be an integral member of our leadership team driving strategic and tactical execution of all P&C processes.

Areas of Influence:
  • Contribute to the development of a high performing organization through applied expertise in recruitment, talent, and people management, competence development, and employee wellness with a focus on ensuring succession planning and people development.

  • Work proactively in the areas of diversity, attrition analysis, retention strategies, and change management.

  • Align People and Culture actions with functional business strategies to drive performance, employee engagement, and skill development in conjunction with global & regional People and Culture plans.

  • Develop and implement strategic plans to develop the competence of employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Ensure appropriate performance goals and career development plans are in place and reflect strategic priorities.

  • Advise, question, and support leadership and employees on all P&C related matters. Member of the Operations, Purchasing, and Technology Leadership teams.

  • Develop clear workforce plans in conjunction with the P&C team to ensure ongoing business continuity. Promote professional working relationships with staffing agencies, technical schools, and Universities.

  • Manage effective communication and data flow among stakeholders.

  • Be a driving force in a collaborative process to transform the People and Culture function through digitalization and automation.

  • Manage all budget and forecasting related to P&C expenses/projects/programs

  • Manage people and culture aspects to support challenge, grow and enable people of the organization to contribute, be involved and utilize their full potential of work.

  • Ensure training and development is prioritized and delivered systematically. training activities in terms of reaction, learning and critical behaviors as well as its impact to organization performance.

Success Factors

Tenacity: Face obstacles head-on, recognize success & failure, and learn from them
Change Management: Ability to manage initiatives to drive and implement change
Curiosity: Ask Why - continuously seek opportunities to learn new things
Problem Solving: Solution oriented with strong integrity
Collaboration: Proficient at creating trustful, transparent relationships.
Analysis: Ability to develop, interpret, and present results in a structured manner; attrition, time to hire, diversity, change management, and other areas of business relevant data
Communication: You are an exceptional communicator who has excellent presentation, interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
Strategic Partnering: Future visioning, strategic Business mindset, Connecting people and business, Business acumen, Systems thinking
Organization and Workforce Planning: People and competence planning, people growth design, team growth design, leadership transformation, Organization development
Facilitating Change and Coaching: Culture and behavioral transformation, Operational excellence, Leading change, Coaching, Facilitation and team dynamics
Data Driven Problem Solving: Data visualization, Predictive analysis, Organizational analytics, Workforce analytics, Problem solving, Digital literacy
Increasing People and Culture Capability: Employment and labor law, Health Safety and Wellbeing, Total reward and equal pay, EVP and employee experience, Diversity and inclusion

Must Haves

University degree in Human Resources, Business, or related discipline
Master's Degree and/or SHRM/HRCI certification preferred
8+ yrs. of progressive HR experience, leadership experience preferred
Proven successful delivery of projects on time and within budget
Ability to travel periodically (domestically and globally)

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Who we are and what we believe in
Our focus on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity allows each of us the opportunity to bring our full authentic self to work and thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment, free of harassment and discrimination. We are committed to removing the barriers to entry, which is why we ask that even if you feel you may not meet every qualification on the job description, please apply and let us decide.

Applying to this job offers you the opportunity to join Volvo Group. Every day, across the globe, our trucks, buses, engines, construction equipment, financial services, and solutions make modern life possible. We are almost 100,000 people empowered to shape the future landscape of efficient, safe and sustainable transport solutions. Fulfilling our mission creates countless career opportunities for talents with sharp minds and passion across the group’s leading brands and entities.

Part of Volvo Group, Volvo Construction Equipment is a global company driven by our purpose to build the world we want to live in. Together we develop and deliver solutions for a cleaner, smarter, and more connected world. By unleashing everyone’s full potential, we build a more sustainable future for all our stakeholders. Come join our team and help us build a better tomorrow. 

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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