• Head of Global Centre GSS HR

    Location PL-Gdynia
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Global Shared Services
    Location Details
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
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  • Local Unit & Position Description

    An exciting opportunity to shape the way we deliver HR services in GSS has arisen, as the Global Shared Services organization is seeking for a Head of Global Centre GSS HR.

    We are seeking a highly skilled, dedicated, proactive and result-oriented manager with a strong passion for HR, who thrives working in a global, diverse and fast paced environment. The successful candidate will hold entrepreneurial responsibility to operate and continuously improve the HR Shared Service Centre.


    The Global Centre GSS HR provides services to all European countries DNV GL operates in, as well as selected services with global scope. The Global Centre GSS HR consists of four sections: HR Direct, HR Office, HR Payroll and HR Recruitment. Services are rendered in close collaboration with several Regional Centres.


    The Head of Global Centre HR will report to Director GSS HR Operations and be part of the GSS HR global management team. This position is based in Gdynia, Poland and International Assignment conditions may apply.


    Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


    • Running GSS Global Centre HR operations within defined scope after successful transformation
    • Designing, building and running global standardization and digitalization projects to continue modernizing HR Services
    • Monitoring and improving the service delivery through defined functional Key Performance Indicators Service Level Agreements and targets
    • Exchanging with different functional groups of the company and key stakeholders on service delivery and expectations
    • Managing managers and further direct reports
    • Recommending and overseeing the implementation of business process improvements
    • Ensuring that all HR SSC activities are delivered according to company, legal, regulatory, and tax requirements
    • Maintaining excellent working relationships with multiple Regional Centers and other internal stakeholders as well as external providers to further mature the service platform

    Position Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required
    • Previous leadership experience of minimum 3 years
    • A minimum 7 years of Human Resources experience in a large organization, preferably in the shared services sector
    • Excellent command of English language


    Characteristics of Successful Employees


    • A caring and respectful team player aligned with the DNV GL company values
    • Cultural awareness and ability to bring a global perspective to the role
    • Ability to drive implementation of European and Global initiatives and experience within change management 
    • Structured and well organized and thrives in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent people management skills
    • Excellent communication skills and customer centric attitude
    • Conscientiousness and attention to details
    • Flexibility to travel internationally


    Opportunities Beyond Business

    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com


    For more information please contact: Guido Gronau, Director GSS HR Operations, guido.gronau@dnvgl.com

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.


    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.


    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    The Global Shared Services (GSS) organization within DNV GL provides high quality, cost effective services and processes within Human Resources, Finance and IT, based on requirements defined by the business areas and Group. GSS also develops central competence for distinct services, projects and development and will support policy, procedures and system implementation on a global, regional, and local level.


    GSS is about bringing a team of true process experts together, going for professional service levels at industry standards, and offering centers of expertise for competence based advisory. We are driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support the business areas. As a member of the GSS community you act in a professional, multi-cultural, competent and service oriented environment with good possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues around the world.



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