Sr. HR Business Partner (Fixed Term Contract) - Bochum

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Job Details

  • Location: Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 45309
  • Date Posted: 2022-09-01
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: HR
  • Req Number: 2224023
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Job summary
HR Business Partner
*This is a fixed-term position for 2 years to cover for a Maternity leave of absence*

At Amazon, we are working to be the most customer-centric company on Earth. Amazon is a vibrant, global, fast moving, customer centric organization whose core values are creativity, ownership, innovation and a bias for action. Our retail platform has created the largest marketplace in human history and our Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses across 190 countries.

For the Amazon Logistics team, we are seeking a customer-obsessed and results oriented HR Business Partner to grow our innovative HR function in a fast-paced and challenging work environment. The role will support multiple delivery stations. The successful candidate will play a critical role in managing the human resources initiatives that can drive innovation and execution in the last mile delivery business. You must be able to work independently, take a hands-on approach, and interface effectively at all levels. You will cover HR areas such as employee relations, including performance management, compensation & benefits, training & career development as well as employee retention. You will need excellent communication, professional interpersonal skills, and the agility to function in a fast changing environment.

Key job responsibilities
The ideal candidate requires strong team leadership experience in Human Resources, ideally within the logistics industry or a similar international fast paced customer driven environment as you will be responsible for:
  • Implementation of employment policies and procedures relevant to the business needs
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with employees at all levels
  • Ensure up to date and accurate statistics are maintained
  • Support and advise line managers in the management and development of their direct reports
  • Ensure compliance with DE legislation
  • Consult with the Management Team and all other employees on Employment Law, HR Policies, HR Processes, Compensation, etc.
  • Integrate new global HR processes as appropriate at site
  • Participate in national and international HR projects
  • Provide performance management expertise and assistance to sustain the highest quality workforce
  • Review career structures for developmental purposes (e.g. Performance reviews, talent assessment, succession planning based on future potential)
  • Coach and counsel employees and managers in HR and business issues
  • Keep aware of changes and create strategies to sustain and improve employee morale
  • Support the recruiting team in line with our expansion strategy


The successful candidate will:
  • Have significant HR experience at business partner level, ideally within a high volume, fast paced and customer focused environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field is required
  • Possess problem solving and analytical capability; experience of managing and analysing HR metrics to find root causes and develop short, medium and long-term plans
  • Have the ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels
  • Have a proven hands-on attitude, be flexible and adaptable
  • Demonstrate the ability to motivate others and influence work behaviours
  • Possess strong change management, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Develop effective working relationships with works councils
  • Have intellectual curiosity, bringing valuable insight into the team / business
  • Good understanding of MS Office tools (Outlook, Excel) and HR information systems (e.g. PeopleSoft) would be advantageous
  • Excellent knowledge of German and English (verbal and written) is required


  • Excellent communication skills and capability to interface at all levels of the organization
  • Strong project management skills and resilient internal/external customer focus
  • Excellent team player, good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Solid knowledge of German Labor Law

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