Regional HR Services Manager Americas

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Date: May 10, 2023

Location: Bogota, CO Marietta, US

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



About the role

Your Impact as Regional HR Services Manager Americas:

Leads, steers, and develops the HR Services Partners regional organisation, its people, and its service delivery for both North and Latin America, in line with the HR Strategy, Bekaert Governance Principles and customer requirements, leveraging economies of scope, scale and expertise for own area.

  • Owns and ensures the execution of excellent HR service & performance within own regional area, ensuring state-of-the-art HR processes, tools, and standards for the areas of payroll, administration, local Reward and HR IS in the Region
  • Provides an inspiring and engaging leadership to a fully international team of direct reports in the Region
  • Is part of the HR Services Leadership Team, representing HR Operations for his / her region
  • Provides advice, guidance and support on HR Services Partner related topics within own organisation, to the relevant HR BP and to line managers/employees
  • Point of escalation for issues regarding Services operation that cannot be resolved at the lower level
  • Translates Group standards (incl. metrics and KPI’s) within own Regional area
  • Participates in or manages Group projects to further develop HR services in line with strategy and based on business needs
  • Triggers action if services related KPIs are outside the target range and makes sure improvement efforts are coordinated
  • Key interface to HR Business Partners during external audits (e.g. income tax, social security insurance) and internal audits such as EU 8th directive
  • Secures state of the art technical HR knowledge by participating in seminars, web casts, networks, etc. either by him / herself or by team members holding a specific responsibility.
  • Secures good governance through up-to-date documentation, training modules and auditing actions
  • Develops and maintains value-adding internal and external networks
  • Executes selected operational tasks for strategically important groups or employees


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Law, Economics or similar
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in core HR activities (payroll, administration, reward) on a regional managerial level, preferably in an industrial / production environment
  • Eager to grow with an HR operation and contribute with our team
  • Experience with UltiPro/UKG software preferred but not necessary
  • Possess strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Program Suite
  • Ability to problem solve, detail -oriented and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Should possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate at all levels of management inside of the organization


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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