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Country HRBP, UK

Country/Region:  GB
Job function:  HR

Country HRBP, UK
Southall, London, UK


The Country HR BP plays a critical role in aligning the HR strategy with the business objectives of the organization. This position serves as a trusted advisor to senior leaders and provides HR guidance and support to ensure the effective implementation of HR programs/initiatives at country level. 


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

HR BP scope:

  • HR Planning: Collaborate with senior country leadership and business stakeholders to develop and implement HR plans that support business goals and drive organizational performance. Conduct regular assessments of HR needs, workforce planning, and talent acquisition strategies to ensure the availability of a skilled and diverse workforce. Provide insights and recommendations on HR trends, best practices, and innovative approaches to enhance HR programs and processes.
  • Employee Relations and Performance Management: Serve as a trusted advisor and provide guidance to managers and employees on employee relations matters, performance management, and conflict resolution. Support the implementation of performance management systems, including goal setting, performance reviews, and development plans. Analyze performance data and provide insights to drive continuous improvement in employee performance and engagement.
  • Talent Development and Succession Planning: Identify key talent and high-potential employees, working closely with managers to develop and implement robust development plans. Collaborate with corporate HR and learning and development teams to deliver training programs that enhance employee skills and competencies. Drive succession planning efforts by identifying critical roles, assessing talent readiness, and implementing strategies to ensure a strong leadership pipeline.
  • Compensation and Benefits: Partner with the Regional Total Rewards lead or compensation and benefits team to design and implement competitive and equitable compensation and benefits programs. Ensure compliance with local labor laws and regulations regarding compensation, benefits, and employment practices. Provide guidance on salary administration, incentive programs, and rewards and recognition initiatives
  • HR Policy and Compliance: Interpret and communicate corporate HR policies, ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations. Conduct regular audits to assess HR compliance and identify areas for improvement. Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to mitigate HR-related risks and resolve any legal issues related to HR practices
  • L&D: Ensure everyone had access to relevant information on the Company’s development strategies and access to tools. Supports the Regional lead in the training life-cycle, including needs analysis, training strategy, training development, delivery, and evaluation of training programs and tools


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 identity
  • An 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



  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in HR, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Proven experience as an HR BP or in a similar HR role
  • Strong knowledge of local labor laws, regulations, and employment practices
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and build effective relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic workforce planning, talent management, and organizational development
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach to decision-making
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems, MS Office, and other HR-related software


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 Friday, September 29. For further information about the position, please contact Lynn CHILCOTT ( Once you apply, more information regarding the recruitment process will be shared with you. The recruitment process will include a PI Psychometric Assessment, an interview and also a 30-minute presentation on ‘The role of HR in times of change’.

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.

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