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Category Manager - Professional Services and HR
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Category Manager for Professional Services and/or Human Resources A global leading company in the FMCG sector are now looking for a Category Manager in Professional...
European HR & Professional Services Category Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description A Global FMCG organization is seeking a European HR & Professional Services Category Manager to expand their Global Hub Procurement team. Based out of London,  ...
Regional Category Manager - Professional Services
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Milano
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Describe the job A leading Transport manufacturer is seeking a new Category Manager for Professional Services to expand their indirect procurement team. Following a new...
Procurement Category Manager - Professional Services
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description My client, a Global Specialty Chemicals Organization, is looking to fill a Category Manager – Professional Services. This role will serve as a key strategic...
Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Commercial)
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Princeton
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description We are looking to connect with mid-senior level strategic sourcing professionals who are interested in helping to build out a leading pharmaceutical company's procurement department....
Head of Indirect Procurement
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Head of Indirect Procurement   A leading FMCG company is expanding their procurement function in the Netherlands. This global company is transforming their procurement
Lead Indirect Buyer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Describe the job: A Multinational Food organization is seeking an Indirect Buyer to expand their commercial team. Based out of London, United Kingdom, the company...
Indirect Procurement Director
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Describe the job: A leading FMCG organization is seeking an Indirect Procurement Director to lead the indirect procurement function globally. Based out of London, United...
European Procurement Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Madrid
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Describe the job: A leading technology organization is seeking a European Indirect Procurement Manager to join their newly restructured procurement function. Based out of

Human Resource (HR) Managers are responsible for a company’s HR activities, and they lead the human resources team. This role has a broad remit with a number of key responsibilities, including the coordination of recruitment activities, setting and implementing codes of conduct, overseeing disciplinary actions, and reviewing employee benefit policies.
HR managers should knowledgeable in all human resources disciplines, such as benefits and compensation, employee relations, training and development, and recruitment and selection. Additionally, HR managers should have solid communication skills and an impartial, diplomatic approach. 

Job Specification, Salary, Outlook

HR managers ensure that the organization attracts and retains the best talent, motivate and lead the HR team, and work with employees to ensure they are highly engaged, and feel safe and secure in the workplace. They should be well versed in sexual harassment policies, familiar with equal opportunity laws and the processes for wrong treatment in the workplace.
So how much do human resource managers earn? It depends on a number of factors, but the average salary for human resource managers in the United States is $64,903 per annum, with a range of $41,437 - $95,396. Factors that affect the level of salary include job location, technical skills, on-the-job experience, and academic background. In the UK, an average salary of £35,770 per year can be expected, with a range of £24,980 - £52, 323.

Job Description

This role includes strategic planning, working with the other departments and senior management on strategy, disciplinary issues and organizational mission. The HR manager manages and guides the overall provision of HR services, programs and policies for an organization.

Typical Responsibilities: 

  • Developing and implementing human resources strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy
  • Managing the selection and recruitment process
  • Employee relations such as addressing grievances, demands, or other issues
  • Supporting current and future organizational and business needs through the engagement and development of human capital
  • Nurturing a healthy and positive working environment for increased productivity
  • Overseeing and managing performance appraisal systems
  • Maintaining benefits programs and pay plans
  • Assessing training needs and monitoring training programs
  • Ensuring legal compliance throughout HR management
  • Recruiting, staffing and departmental planning
  • Employee onboarding, needs assessments and training 
  • Policy documentation and development 
  • Employee relations and company-wide committee facilitation
  • Benefits and compensation administration
  • Employee welfare, safety, health and wellness 

Key Skills & Qualifications     

Academic qualifications and relevant experience are important for this role. Typically, a bachelor's or master’s degree in human resources, management, business or another related field is required. 
HR managers should also have the ability to work under pressure, leadership qualities, an objective approach and high levels of diplomacy.

Required job skills:

  • Knowledge of compensation, employment law, recruitment, employee relations, safety, and employee engagement
  • Excellent coaching and interpersonal skills
  • Solid written and presentation skills
  • Experience leading a team
  • Excellent computer literacy, including experience of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in the administration of benefits, compensation, engagement and recognition programs.

Job Trends  

The majority of employment categories within HR and recruitment are seeing year-on-year growth in job adverts; a positive sign of the sector’s health and opportunities. Workforce planning, which falls into the category of organizational development, is also experiencing growing demand. Many companies are going through growth phases, expanding their markets and looking for ways to be remain competitive. They are therefore focusing on the future capability of the business, which involves workforce planning -  HR professionals are expected to be able to identify the resources a company will need. Workplace culture is also a focus within organizational development, as companies wish to protect or evolve their culture during growth. Talented HR professionals can find creative ways to build culture and to leverage positive workplace culture when attracting the best talent.