Are you ready to develop and empower a team of three HR professionals, while heading the HR Operations in a strategic yet hands-on role close to the business?

We are looking for a new colleague to join our People team in Copenhagen. This is an opportunity for you to be part of our innovative and enthusiastic People department of fifteen people who focus on talent acquisition, operations, business partnering and organisational development across our 14 global offices.

We aim to promote an inclusive culture founded on curiosity.

What is in it for you?
You will become part of a team motivated by NORDEN’s core values, collaborating around enabling smarter global trade.

As Head of HR Operations you will oversee the HR processes and technologies to ensure an efficient and optimal employee experience throughout the employee life cycle across NORDEN.

The main responsibility is to oversee and support the day-to-day HR operations globally including adherence to local employment law as well as develop and implement HR policies and procedures that align with goals.

The tasks that await you
First and foremost your focus will be to support the team and assist with priorities supporting our offices from an operational point of view. You will play an essential part in structuring and developing the compensation and benefits programs and health and welfare benefits.

You will use your strategical mindset to improve processes and procedures, identify issues and implement effective solutions on the foundation of our informal company culture.

A big priority for this role is to maintain, support and develop our current HRIS system (SAGE) and ensure data accuracy. You will play a vital role in taking our use of people data to the next level by monitoring and assessing HR metrics and providing regular reports to the HR Business Partners.

Your qualifications
To excel in this role, it is important that you can see yourself in the below statements:

  • You hold a master’s degree within Human Resources, Business Administration, Law or smiliar.

  • You have 5+ years of experience from the HR Operations function, with at least 2 years in a managerial role.

  • You have worked with and hold a broad knowledge of Danish employment law.

  • You have experience developing and implementing HR policies and procedures.

As we operate in a global setting it is beneficial if you have an interest in, or already have worked in, a global setup.

Further we perceive ourselves as a data-driven company, which we would like to be even more reflected in our People team and therefore also in the HR Operations function. Therefore an interest in HR data analysis to support even better decisions is important.

Please upload your application, resume and other relevant documents through our website as soon as possible and no later than the 31 May 2024. We review applications and interview candidates on an ongoing basis. You are welcome to send you application in either English or Danish.

NORDEN values diversity in thought, educational background and professional competencies and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply for the position.

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About us
NORDEN is a global provider of ocean-based freight services for bulk and project cargo of all sizes. We integrate freight solutions with port logistics helping our customers to optimise and decarbonise supply chains. We provide tailored solutions based on flexibility, reliability and intelligence.

Our agile business model ensures stability by continuously adapting our fleet to market developments and customer needs.

Founded in 1871, NORDEN is one of Denmark’s oldest internationally operating shipping companies. Incorporated in Denmark, we are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen as a part of the OMX Nordic Large Cap index.

With 14 offices across 6 continents, NORDEN is a truly integrated part of global trade.