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EMEA HR Business Partner / HR Manager

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Brunswick Marine in EMEA is an affiliated company of Brunswick Corporation, one of America's longest-established businesses. Brunswick has drawn upon decades of experience to design, build and market world-class recreational products and is the market leader in the marine industry. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. Brunswick features the world’s premier nautical brands (Mercury, Attwood, Valiant, Quicksilver, Uttern, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Bayliner, Lankhorst Taselaar, Besto…).. More information is available

With their EMEA headquarters in Petit-Rechain, Belgium, Brunswick Marine in EMEA consists of Mercury Marine and Brunswick’s Boat Group in EMEA.

Mercury Marine is a global leader in marine engines, parts and accessories with regional sales offices or independent distributors in every main boating market throughout Europe, CIS, Africa and the Middle-East serving more than 3,300 sales and service dealers representing the Mercury brand.

Mercury Marine also includes Lankhorst Taselaar which distributes more than 12,000 different products to water sports related companies such as water sports shops, shipyards, sailmakers etc. in the Benelux, Germany, England, Ireland, Spain and Denmark.

Brunswick Boat Group manufactures and markets a range of pleasure boats, Sport Boats, Sport Cruisers, Sport Yachts, and Yachts in EMEA, under the Uttern, Quicksilver, Sea Ray, Bayliner and Boston Whaler Brands.

Brunswick Marine in EMEA continually strives for improvement in customer service, providing boaters with the highest possible levels of enjoyment and satisfaction. The company is ISO 9001:2015 accredited.

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You provides HR solutions and professional HR service to the assigned population in EMEA, principally for Mercury locations outside Belgium. You are also responsible for the delivery of key HR projects across EMEA; performing EMEA HR data gathering, analysis and reporting of HR metrics and KPIs, which are critical to understand the metrics for the business and how these can be used to provide more proactive HR support.

Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

  • Support the deployment and the execution of the HR strategy across the assigned areas, which are Mercury locations in France/Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, UAE-Dubai, South Africa, Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
  • Build and maintain close relationships with key stakeholders to provide pro-active, credible HR support and solutions for the assigned areas, including workforce planning and proactive succession plans, talent management and development, employee engagement.
  • Act as Business Partner to managers and employees in assigned areas for all HR topics.
  • Conduct the delivery of the annual Talent Review across the assigned areas.
  • Participate to the elaboration and execute the annual learning and development strategy for the assigned locations.
  • Actively support Brunswick Performance eco-system (ACHIEVE), including support and training to employees and people managers.
  • Lead talent acquisition across assigned areas to ensure key roles are filled on time and through a robust recruitment and selection process.
  • Ensure full compliance with local employment legislation, ensuring policies, working rules, procedures and other documentation are up to date, communicated, monitored and enforced.
  • Manage and administer employees' compensations and benefits plans in assigned areas, to ensure competitiveness within the different local markets in EMEA and to improve employees’ engagement and satisfaction. Ensure that compensation and benefit plans are managed efficiently and effectively, in line with corporate strategies and in compliance with local legislations within EMEA and direct corrective actions where appropriate. Recommend improvements to up-to-date knowledge and analysis of regulations, trends and prevailing practices among competitor organizations. Handle communication to employees, including interpretation on compensation and benefits questions and issues.
  • Overall EMEA responsibility for designing and providing timely and accurate HR customised reports, metrics and KPI’s to support the business requirements. Deploy and manage a comprehensive methodology to collect, analyse and present HR data, including dashboard and scorecard development, using data interrogation and extraction methodology from the HR Information System (Workday).
  • Develop, own and optimize existing HR reports and drives for increased data accuracy while promoting continuous improvement.
  • Coordinate the annual compensation and benefits processes, specifically the bonus and merit reviews, ensuring to provide timely accurate accruals to Finance, to produce consolidated merit and bonus spends against budget/accruals, to timely internally distribute Sales bonus data spreadsheet and accurately compile incoming data, and to ensure proper training and communication on the processes as required.
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring that HRIS (Workday) is kept constantly up-to-date with reliable information.
  • Provide user support and training to all HR system users.
  • Overall responsibility to manage the company car program in the assigned areas.
  • Take responsibility for the delivery of key projects in EMEA, working closely with the other HR Team members.
  • Act as back up as supports the EMEA yearly budget and forecast process in absence of the EMEA Payroll Manager.
  • Act as back up to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and provides support to define control objectives and monitors compliance efforts, to review test findings within Internal/External Auditors, to facilitate the remediation of control gaps and escalates possible critical issues to the senior management, in absence of the EMEA Payroll Manager.
  • Participate to the elaboration of the communication plans together with the Director HR EMEA and other HRBP and executes it in the assigned areas, to maximize the individual and collective contributions and commitment to continuously improve the performance of the business.
  • Manage and mentor team member(s) to provide a high-level support to the team, ensuring a measurable, high level of accuracy and delivery to agreed SLAs.
  • Champion the Brunswick ethics and HS&E programs ensuring that all employees clearly understand and adhere to the ethics code & HSE procedures, refreshing as necessary and driving the ethical behaviour required on a daily basis.

Performance Measures:

  • Positive feedback from key stakeholders and internal customers
  • 100% compliance with statutory requirements and internal company policies
  • Recruitment projects carried out to agreed timescales
  • Effective Succession plans and workforce planning
  • HR processes, policies and other documentation updated on time and in line with employment legislation.
  • Reports produced to agreed timescales with 100% accuracy
  • Accuracy of data in HRIS
  • Expertise on HRIS and training ability
  • Accuracy and timeliness of bonus and merit review data
  • Accuracy of bonus accruals
  • Projects delivered on time
  • Efficient internal communication


Candidate Profile:

  • Education: Masters in HR or related field or business
  • Experience: 5+ years’ experience in multi-countries generalist role, preferably in a large organization. Hands on experience with HRIS
  • IT Skills : Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel with expertise with Excel’s data analysis. Familiarity with social media
  • Language: Spoken and written English is mandatory. Any additional European language is an asset
  • HR skills :
    • Good understanding of European employment laws
    • Excellent understanding of multi-countries compensations, benefits, payroll and taxes practices
    • Experience of writing and implementing HR policies and procedures and of Company Ethical working practices
  • Other Skills :
    • High level of understanding of internal customers’ needs
    • Clear, confident communicator
    • Ability to get along with diverse personalities, while remaining tactful, professional and flexible
    • Strong organizational skills and able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
    • Demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness along with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Strong team spirit and customer oriented
    • Problem solving minded and flexible
    • High sense for ethics and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
    • Ability in dealing with cultural diversity
    • Understands financial and business performance measures.

Core Competencies:

  • Drives Execution: demonstrates key behaviours like drive and determination to achieve both results and success; can be counted upon to successfully exceed goals; regularly pushes self and others for results; bottom-line oriented, persisting despite obstacles and opposition.
  • Effective Communication : clearly conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to individual or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Facilitates Change : encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches when addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.
  • Provides Leadership: is comfortable stepping into difficult situations, taking charge, making things happen, accepts with grace any attending criticism made by those who had the same opportunity but lacked the courage.
  • Delegates/Shares Responsibility: allocates decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate others to maximize the organization's and individual's effectiveness.
  • Pragmatic Decision Making: identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or develop appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Motivates Others : assists employees in performing more effectively by setting clear "stretch" objectives and clarifying expectations; provides regular constructive feedback that reinforces and enhances their performance; identifies and removes barriers that might interfere with employee performance and impede motivation; and supports employee achievements through opportunities for growth and advancement.
  • Attention to Detail: pays close attention to information that is overlooked or taken for granted by others. Prefers to look beyond the obvious and does not accept situations or take information at face value. Scrutinized how things go together, making sure components are indeed aligned and appropriately interrelated.
  • Manages Conflict : dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Focus Upon Quality : accomplishes tasks by considering all of the areas involved, no matter how small; shows concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checks processes and tasks; remains watchful over a period of time at face value.


  • A competitive salary package in line with your experience & expertise, with great benefits (company car, pension plan, medical insurance, meal vouchers, ...)
  • The opportunity to work autonomously in a diverse function within a fast-growing international company leading in its sector
  • An easily accessible and friendly work place, with free parking
  • The possibility to fully develop your talents and to grow within your function
  • Work-life balance: flexible work schedule

  • Placed on:Mon 4 November 2019
  • Location: Petit Rechain, Belgium

Brunswick Marine in EMEA Inc.

Parc Industriel de Petit-Rechain, Avenue Mercury 8
4800 Verviers

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