People Business Partner – JOBS in

Job Title: People Business Partner (w/m/d)
Reference Number: 23684

Locations: Berlin, Essen, Darmstadt , Stuttgart, Leipzig

Arcadis is the leading global planning and consulting firm for the natural and man-made environment. We are 36,000 people in over 70 countries committed to improving the quality of life. Everyone plays an important role in this. Together, with our energy and team spirit, we can face the world’s most complex challenges and achieve more together.

Role Description:

We are looking for a People Business Partner to join our growing team in Germany and support all our three Business Areas. The People Business Partner acts as the focal point for all people-related matters for their portfolio and will manage all HR strategic and operations HR support across their areas. The position will establish trusted and influential relationships with members of the senior management team to provide thought leadership, consultation, and advice, and coordinate HR operational excellence. This role will also play an instrumental role in leading the people change required for the impending transformation. Another key focus of this role is to serve as a partner to the business to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization. This position can be located in Berlin, Essen, Darmstadt, Leipzig or Stuttgart. 

Reports to Strategic People Business Partners 

Role Responsibilities:

In more detail, the People Business Partner will be a strong collaborator with both managers and employees to help drive strategy and outcomes within your business unit. You will be a key facilitator and HR knowledge expert during the execution and delivery of HR Programs to the business. The ideal candidate will be solution-oriented with a strong ability to partner with the business to deliver client-focused results and practical solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships with all levels of management and employees
  • Proven ability to analyze data to solve practical problems and handle a variety of variables in situations where limited guidance exists
  • Promote awareness and application of the group’s key people programs and help create Arcadis as the best place to work
  • Proven ability to lead and support change management activities
  • Foster a culture of positive employee relations and engagement in the business in order to increase retention
  • Ensure regular employee listening is conducted and followed up with adequate action plans through Arcadis Your Voice
  • Support training, development, and coaching culture across the business
  • Ensure all annual People processes such as performance management, talent review, salary review, and salary benchmarking are delivered:

Qualification and Experience:

The candidate should have an academic degree and a minimum of eight years of progressive human resources experience including at least three years of experience in business partnering roles and relevant experience in a complex environment. Broad international experience and understanding of the complexity of leading people issues across borders are preferred. 

Other required experience and competencies for this role:

  • A degree in Human Resources or related experience
  • Strong consulting, coaching, and presentation skills
  • High-level communication skills
  • Sound business acumen and ability to analyse and interpret People’s Data 
  • Proven experience of Stakeholder management and the maturity to deal with senior management
  • Having a broad knowledge of all major components of People related functions, employee/labor relations, management of change, diversity, compensation, benefits and Talent development
  • Good knowledge of leading HR industry initiatives
  • Experience in working in matrix organizations and complex international companies 
  • Ability to support and drive change
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • High level of empathy and team spirit, Can-do-mentality  
  • Minimum basics in German labour law  
  • Fluent German and fluent English language skills 
  • Willingness to travel depending on business needs

Why Arcadis?

We can only achieve our goals if each individual has the opportunity to develop optimally. The sum of the individual contributions then makes the difference. That’s why we work with a skills-based approach, where you bring your unique experience and expertise to shape your career. This is how we achieve the greatest possible impact together. 

No matter your position, you will do meaningful work at Arcadis and help develop sustainable solutions for a better planet to live in. Make a statement – ​​for your career, your colleagues, your customers, your life and the world around you. 

By joining forces, we will create a lasting legacy.

Our commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging

We live a corporate culture of openness, inclusion, and appreciation and thus ensure equal opportunities for all candidates and employees. We create an environment in which you can fully develop your personal potential.

Join Arcadis. Create a Legacy.





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