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HR Country Lead Spain

Country/Region:  ES
Job function:  HR

HR Country Lead Spain
Spain, Barcelona

You will be responsible for creating a consistent “One DSM Firmenich” employee experience at every moment that matters. A broad role, heading up the country HR team, working closely with business leaders and the Spanish Country Lead. An excellent opportunity for someone to make his/her next development step.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities


  • Partner for "One dsm-firmenich" initiative, deploying planned initiatives across sites/locations in the country, providing efficient, aligned, and lean HR solutions while supporting business needs
  • Foster a growth culture within the matrix set-up, upgrading talent through strategic staffing and talent pipeline development (succession planning) for key roles, in alignment with dsm-firmenich values and competencies
  • Establish and maintain successful HR partnerships and relationships across all levels of the organization, promoting an employee-oriented, high-performance culture emphasizing empowerment, quality, productivity, and ongoing workforce development
  • Oversee day-to-day HR operations, challenge, guide, advise Business leaders of the BU/BP and ensure legal and social compliance with local laws & legislation and code of conduct
  • Be a country HRBP for a business population in the country
  • Lead and coach the HR teams within the country and build a resource deployment mechanism that drives people engagement & development
  • Accountable for labor relations/unions in the country coordinating with all sites/locations and engage in country with relevant external networks
  • Lead change management efforts to support country transformation and growth, drive locally (business agnostic) led/required initiatives & programs
  • Manage impact, stakeholder engagement and adoption in the business for implementation of new initiatives
  • Work closely with Regional Rewards Lead to ensure country aligned compensation and benefits packages
  • Support appointed Country Leaders (CL) and participate in their CL Team representing the HR function to provide a Human “lens/perspective”


We bring


  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose
  • A flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome
  • Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identityAn eagerness to be one team where we learn from each other to bring progress to life, create a better future and have fun together whilst delivering to our best capabilities


You bring


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant discipline (HR, Business Adm., Social Sciences) and professional trainings in HR fields
  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience in snr. HR site or country leadership roles, strong business acumen with ability to build and lead diverse teams
  • Strategic and analytical mindset with outstanding stakeholder management and communication & influencing skills on all hierarchical levels 
  • Organizational and cultural awareness/ sensitivity
  • High-level understanding of country employer practices and labor laws

Important notes

This job title is temporary and will be adjusted once the job grading structure for the new Group will be adopted (covering among others: grades’ design, job evaluations, calibration, and job titles’ nomenclature). Until these adjustments are finalized, current compensation packages will be grandfathered for those whose new position turns out to be graded lower than their current position. This temporary period will last not more than 24 months for the legacy DSM Executives or legacy FIR SLT members, and not more than 12-18 months for all other employees from the moment the candidate moves into their new position.


Our recruitment process


Interested in this position? Please apply online by uploading your resume in English via our career portal latest by on November 20th. For further information about the position, please contact Lynn Chilcott ( Once you apply, more information regarding the recruitment process will be shared with you.



Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

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