Monday, August 21, 2017


Job Purpose

The Head HR manages and leads the HR Leadership Team, carrying the final responsibility for the HR department’s vision, strategy, perennial plan and, derived from the latter, annual HR plan. In line with NMB’s innovative character, the HR approach must be characterized by state of the art best practices, staying ahead of its peers in managing the bank’s most valuable asset: its staff.

 After the board’s approval of the perennial HR plan, the Head HR manages the implementation of the same focused on supporting the bank’s strategic choices, safeguarding the quality and quantity of the human capital.

 Working together closely with the Head Employee Relations, the Head HR carries the final responsibility in the bank’s dealings with the unions

 The Head HR is the strategic HR Business Partner for the CEO and, as such, presents at the NMB Board on HR matters when needed. An area of attention for the Head HR concerns succession management at the NMB Management Team and Board levels.

 Main Responsibilities
Together with the HR Leadership Team, carrying the final responsibility, develop the HR vision, strategy, perennial plan and, derived from the latter, annual HR plan.

Manage the HR Leadership Team, hierarchically and functionally, supporting the individuals in their professional development. Challenge the team to translate the strategy to their fields of expertise safeguarding the implementation.

Fill the role of strategic advisor for the CEO and where needed, for the NMB Board.

Safeguard succession management for top management.

Develop the HR vision, strategy, perennial and one year plan for HR in line with NMB’s innovative approach, the bank’s strategy and ambitions, the HR Operating Model (demand management) and complying with the legal framework.

Lead the HR Team in identifying, addressing and mitigating potential risks in HR given the internal and external environment.

Align the HR systems so that all areas in HR are focused and advance leadership’s strategic goals and direction.

Manage the unions in close cooperation with the Head Employee Relations.

Act at all times with impeccable integrity.

In-depth understanding of the various areas in HR.

Experience in leading the HR department and creating an HR strategic framework with the necessary conditions for a large (1000+ staff) professional company.

Proven track record in defining and executing an approach that is focused on global and local best practices and based on the latest insights from international HR leaders and institutes.

Insight into how to translate a company strategy to the various areas of HR, creating a coherent HR vision and approach.

Experience in strategy implementation, translation to daily practice with a team and assessment of impact on the business.

Good working knowledge of the legal HR requirements.

Experience in leading negotiations with the unions.

Stakeholder management at executive and board level and externally.

Qualifications and Experience

Master’s Degree in HR or business field.

10+ years of experience in HR of which 3+ years managing the entire HR department in a large, commercial organisation, developing and implementing HR strategy, policies, processes in the various HR disciplines.

Preferably 3 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Location: Head Office




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