Open position at KONE

HR Manager / People & Communications Business Partner

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Předlická 452, Předlice, 403 71 Ústí nad Labem

Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for People and Communications?  

KONE is searching for a dynamic and results-driven People & Communications Business Partner to join our team in Manufacturing unit of Usti nad Labem, part of Supply Chain Europe. In this pivotal role, you will collaborate closely with our business leaders to create, lead and implement strategies that align seamlessly with KONE's objectives and the local strategic priorities like expansion of Usti Manufacturing unit. 

In this matrix organization, you will reporting directly to the People & Communications Director for EEM region and in matrix to P&C business partner for Supply Chain Europe and Usti Manufacturing director. You will be a member of Usti Manufacturing leadership team, EEM People and Communications LT and Supply Chain Europe People and Communications network. This is your chance to significantly impact our organization's growth and contribute to creating an exceptional workplace environment. 

Dedicated to People Flow

          Jan Šámal


          General Manager
Jan Šámal
General Manager


  • Business partnering: Understand and translate business objectives into people and communications priorities. Advise and coach business leaders and actively contribute to leadership team discussions.
  • Business partnering for annual People and Communications processes: Collaborate with Center of Expertise teams to ensure smooth delivery of processes and focus on outcomes.
  • Strategy deployment: Drive the people and communications agenda aligning with KONE's strategic direction and local strategic priorities like expansion of Usti manufacturing unit.
  • Local people operations and compliance: Collaborate with the People Operations team to meet local requirements and take responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of local People related policies, processes and systems to ensure alignment with the business strategy and goals. You will also ensure the organization complies with all applicable regulations, laws and employment standards.
  • Employee Engagement: Own the unit's engagement agenda, manage engagement surveys, and support managers in enhancing employee engagement.
  • Culture, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity: Develop and execute initiatives to promote KONE's culture and advance diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Change leadership: Support main business transformations and strategic programs and provide coaching, training, and hands-on support.
  • Communication: in collaboration with local People ops team and Communications CoE, ensure effective internal and external communications representation in the people and communications agenda.
  • Workforce planning: Analyze and forecast workforce and labour cost development needs, develop approaches to meet them, and support related actions.
  • Organization development and capability building: Support strategic direction through organization design and consult on organizational changes.
  • Labour relations: build and maintain relations with unions, negotiate new collective agreements, work with different projects together with unions
  • Wellbeing: Advise on wellbeing strategies and drive improvement initiatives.
  • Competence development: ensure together with learning and development colleagues that employees and their competence levels meet current and future business needs (long and short term workforce planning, deployment of strategic workforce plan) 

Are you the one?

  • Proven experience as a HR Manager / People Business Partner in a multicultural and multinational business environment, with a strong manufacturing and supply chain background.
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills
  • Diverse experience in coaching and developing talent, teams, and business leaders.
  • Transformation and Change Management experience.
  • Experience in collaborating with labor unions
  • People & Communications process and project management experience
  • Matrix working experience in cross-border organization.
  • Business acumen and a commercial mindset
  • Industrial relations and workplace relations experience
  • Knowledge of People & Communications and safety-related regulations and legislation
  • Ability to support businesses in budgeting.
  • Fluency in English & Czech

          Radek Slavíček


          Mistr servisu
Radek Slavíček
Mistr servisu

What We Offer:

  • A purpose-driven organization: Improving urban life.
  • A change journey and a best practice HR environment
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment
  • Comprehensive learning and development programs
  • Opportunities for individual development
  • Mentoring and coaching programs
  • Flexibility, trust, and respect
  • Value-based culture, behaviors, and ethics
  • Sustainability and innovation
  • Working for a successful organization on a quest to keep KONE a great place to work.
  • Company car

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