Senior HR Business Partner – Swift – Leiden

  • Leiden

Swift

About the Role

To provide, develop and communicate specialist support to the organisation and senior management and advice on best practice within overall functional objective and HR strategy.

About the role

Are you a senior HRBP with experience supporting – Product/Engineering type groups organized in an Agile model and operating on a global scale – looking for a new challenge in a uniquely positioned organization within a highly collaborative environment? Then this HRBP opportunity within the Global Swift HR Team may be for you and we are interested in talking to you. Come grow your career with us!

We are looking for an experienced HRBP to join our Global HRBP team to partner with our Product Organization, Swift’s largest business group, responsible for creating and designing customer-centric products and services in an agile way. This includes ideation, development and launch, as well as building an ecosystem around the Swift platform and collaborating and innovating with clients.

You will partner closely with your client groups and other stakeholders as applicable (i.e. Finance, HR, Risk, Works Council) to influence and drive adoption of the Swift HR strategic goals and supporting initiatives. You will also help identify unique people & culture needs trends with your client groups and help ensure those are addressed via offerings aligned to our overall HR strategy.

It is a varied role that requires a strategic mindset with the ability to influence leadership teams and help the organization transform as well as the ability to focus on more tactical & operational issues to get things done.

Globally our HR team is represented across the USA, EMEA and APAC regions and we partner with client groups that have leaders and employees located worldwide. As a result, this role presents opportunities for cross-cultural working and learning globally.

There will also be opportunities to lead or contribute to strategic global HR initiatives outside of your client groups.

What to expect

You will be comfortable using data to provide actionable insights, empower people leaders and enhance operational efficiency.

You will contribute to the development and empowerment of leaders who role model Swift’s leadership principles.

You will contribute to secure Swift’s future by helping develop and execute against workforce plans that identify future skills, foster a diverse and inclusive workforce, and maintain a sustainable cost base.​

You will help drive Swift’s success by promoting and fostering a strong performance and learning culture, while continuously enhancing the employee experience.​ This will include varied activities such as Performance Management (i.e. performance review process, talent reviews, poor performance management) or the rolling out of our employee listening strategy and the implementation of actions that improve employee engagement.

You will be comfortable with the Agile set up and Agile practices and providing HR support to Tribes, Chapters, Squads and their leaders.

You will bring your own experience, ideas and perspectives to help evolve our HRBP operating model and ensure we offer best in class partnership and offerings to our client groups. You will contribute positively to the evolution of the HRBP role at Swift and the One HR team mindset by collaborating with others, aligning and scaling our practices and demonstrating a growth mindset. 

You will have strong influential skills as well as a coaching approach to help change mindsets within management teams and help leaders see what’s possible when it comes to aligning and optimizing talent so that our people deliver on our strategy today and in the future.

What will make you successful?

Competencies and Skills

  • Ability to understand the business and their challenges and articulate effectively how the HR strategy and HR initiatives unable the business strategy.
  • Excellent stakeholder management, relationship building, influencing and presentation skills.
  • An inquisitive mindset with the ability to constructively challenge and coach senior leaders and management teams.
  • Comfortable with data and leveraging insights to inform and influence decisions.
  • Highly collaborative approach with a OneHR mindset.
  • Contribute creative ideas to business challenges or to help improve our HR offerings.
  • Customer centric mindset, always putting the employee or people leader experience first.
  • Must be fluent in English (with fluency in French being a plus).
  • Knowledge & Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years generalist HR experience gained in global environments, in medium-large sized companies, including a minimum of 3 years of HR Business partnering experience gained at senior level (partnering with management teams and senior leaders) and of scaling your support to large teams.
  • Experience of having supported organizations transform and challenging the status quo.
  • Good understanding of HR practices in EMEA (and of other regions if possible) and having worked with works councils.
  • Experience of managing sensitive people cases to satisfactory outcomes balancing various needs and legal requirements.
  • Experience of rolling out programmes and initiatives in a way that is relevant to the business context of the groups supported.
  • Experience of empowering leaders so they can best serve their teams’ needs and lead by example.
  • Knowledge of the HR industry (i.e. keeping on top of trends, challenges and best in class practices).
  • Experience of simplifying HR offerings and automating HR processes.
  • What we offer

    We put you in control of your career

    We give you a competitive package

    We help you perform at your best

    We help you make a difference

    We give you the freedom to be yourself

    We are creating an environment of unique individuals – like you – with different perspectives on the financial industry and the world. An environment in which everyone’s voice counts and where you can reach your full potential regardless of age, background, culture, colour, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or veteran/military status.

    What we offer

    We put you in control of career

    We give you a competitive package

    We help you perform at your best

    We help you make a difference

    We give you the freedom to be yourself

    We give you the freedom to be yourself. We are creating an environment of unique individuals – like you – with different perspectives on the financial industry and the world. An environment in which everyone’s voice counts and where you can reach your full potential regardless of age, background, culture, colour, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion , sexual orientation, or veteran/military status.

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