Head HR Talent – Region Europe

09 Nov 2016
28 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The challenging role of Talent Head - Europe combines the full range of activities associated with talent acquisition and talent management in a fast-paced environment. Reporting directly to the Head of HR Europe and a dotted line to the Global Head of Talent, your principal task will be to identify business needs in the short and long term, draw up an effective "integrated strategy" to recruit, develop and retain talent, and establish a strong employer brand in support of business development and growth. Do your credentials include strategic vision, finely honed communication skills, and a hands-on mentality? Are you a proactive professional who combines creativity with the determination needed to bring new ideas to fruition? Are you passionate about significantly contributing to a truly global high tech company's growth and ambition through the supply and development of highly qualified people? Would you like to build on well stablished talent processes, driving them to excellence? Welcome to ABB. Let's write the future -together.

- Understand future Talent needs of business in Europe and translate them into effective strategies to support business growth
-Design, drive and ensure talent processes which are addressing future talent needs for business
- Establish "Integrated Talent" that brings together internal talent management and active external sourcing, including fit-for-purpose internal/external talent pools
- Spearhead processes designed to address future talent needs in Europe and formulate recruitment strategy for the region, including employer branding and social media
- Attract, onboard, commit, retain, and advance talent, in addition to defining and driving overall talent concept in accordance with ABB's short-, mid-, and long-term talent needs
- Lead and pursue change management within Talent function by implementing new initiatives designed to embrace a culture of "Integrated Talent"
- Ensure operational excellence of Talent organization in the region and share external/internal best practice, including processes and systems

- Bachelor's or Master's degree complemented by a proven track record in talent management and talent acquisition and several years of leadership experience including remote leadership of teams
- Solid understanding of business environment and structures together with the desire to advance your knowledge with regard to business and industry trends
- Excellent insight into business strategy and its implications for talent processes
- Demonstrable success in applying various state-of-the-art recruiting strategies and techniques
- Well-developed conceptual abilities, highly structured approach, and excellent communication skills
- Strong command of English, both written and spoken, preferably complemented by additional European language skills