Valmet is where the best talent from a wide variety of backgrounds comes together. With over 19,000 professionals around the world, we are the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation, and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, and serve an even wider base of process industries with our automation systems and flow control solutions. Our commitment to moving our customers’ performance forward requires creativity, technological innovations, service know-how – and above all, teamwork.

HR Generalist (w/d/m)

We are looking for experienced HR Generalist to provide local support to managers and employees located in our production site with more than 100 years history in Horgau (near Augsburg) but also responsible for further Central Europe sites with the purpose to shape an outstanding employee experience and foster employee engagement in order to drive our business forward. Do you have a genuine interest in our engineering business that is committed to delivering sustainable and high-class future-proof solutions for a diverse customer portfolio, from the paper and energy industries to the shipping and chemical industries, end-to-end?

We value HR professional who can see new ways to do things and make the changes happen. Would you be that person? If yes, we offer you the opportunity to join our inspiring global HR community. You will be our team member if you like to work as first point-of-contact to employees and managers, supporting them in operational HR processes and daily challenges. This is no back-office job, so you should enjoy serving customers, dealing with various stakeholders, supporting in annual people processes and acting as a role model with regard to our values. You will be advising and coaching the line managers in diverse HR topics to support achievement of business goals and strategy, and always stay in close contact with the workers’ council. You actively participate and lead different projects and contribute to the development of the culture and leadership. If you enjoy dealing with the local manufacturing environment and global targets at the same time, managing several operational projects and keeping focused, you are the perfect fit.

Business relies on your expertise in employee relationships as well as labor legislation and collective agreements related matters along the entire employee lifecycle, from hiring to exit. You will work closely with global HR Business Partners and the local HR team and utilize the expertise of HR network to provide the best possible support for our business.

To succeed in this role, you should have

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from a relevant field of studies or several years of experience in HR Management
  • Several years of work experience within operative human resources field, ideally in a production environment
  • A proven track record of employee life cycle management and recruiting as well as solid knowledge of payroll and using HR information systems, e.g., Workday
  • Knowledge of technology industries collective agreements, in the best case in IG Metall
  • Independent self-starter with a service and solution oriented mindset as well as a networker from the bottom of your heart and the ability to setting priorities
  • Empathetic and strong in communicating with various stakeholders (German: C1, English: B2)
  • Resilience and the ability to bring calm and confidence in changing situations
  • Willingness to travel from time to time and driver license B

If you become part of our team, you will benefit from

  • An exiting opportunity in a global company, challenging tasks with numerous development opportunities
  • A professional HR network and a supportive, collegial environment
  • 35 hours per week as a full-time employee as well as flexible working hours, flextime accounts and occasional hybrid work opportunity
  • Attractive salary in accordance with the collective agreement (IG Metall) including Christmas and vacation bonuses and other special payments under the collective agreement
  • Participation in our Valmet bonus system
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group accident insurance, including cover for private risks
  • In-house canteen and leasing of (e-)bikes
  • Various in-house training courses and online English courses for different language levels, as well as job-specific further training opportunities
  • Numerous company events
  • …and much more