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EMEA HR Project Manager

Human Resources | Hybrid in Paris, Île-de-France, France | Full Time

Job Description

Kendo Brands, the Beauty and Skincare brand incubator of the LVMH Group, has now become a reference in terms of creativity and innovation. Through their business expertise, their sharp knowledge of the market and their ability to always renew themselves in an extremely dynamic universe, Kendo teams are disrupting the cosmetics industry by offering inspiring brands (Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, Ole Henriksen, KVD Beauty) and products of very high quality.

  • “Can Do” Spirit: We work together to make our wildest dreams a reality: As entrepreneurs, we embrace optimism and find creative ways to reach our goals
  • Advocacy, Diversity, and Inclusion: We recognize and celebrate the full spectrum of personal identities. We create safe spaces so everyone’s voice is heard. We listen with humility and act with courage.
  • Storytelling: We tell authentic stories like no, one else. It’s our key to inspire trust and build relationships, rallying, our people, partners, and consumers around our brands.
  • Resilience: We embrace challenges as opportunities. Change is ever- constant, and agility is our strength.
  • Product Excellence: We put the consumers first: We constantly raise the bar to create products of the highest quality that everyone just has to have.

Kendo is looking for an innovative EMEA HR Project Manager to:

  • Lead and deliver transversal HR projects (Comp & Ben, Talent Management, HR operations, …) to guarantee operational excellence and support our HR transformation to successfully scale-up
  • Develop and improve HR processes and systems towards state-of-the art and agile practices
  • Facilitate the HR community and pro-actively support Change Management
  • Based on metrics and analysis, makes recommendations for policies and activities to improve the HR and people strategies and their implementation.
  • Co-builds action plans with the HR community and facilitates their implementation. Reports in “project mode” on all HR roadmap actions on a regular basis, with all the specialists.

Key Accountabilities

  • 1. Project Management
    • Design, formalize and monitor project plan to ensure project success and operational excellence in terms of planning, deliverables, quality, being cautious of costs
    • Define planning and detailed action plan for each steps of the projects. Define & monitor KPIs and ensure progresses
    • Ensure coordination across group specialists and local HR team
    • Prepare and facilitate operational committees and minutes risks, decisions and next steps
  • 2. HR policies, practices and systems
    • Support HR policies and processes definition and improvement to improve employees, managers, candidates and HR experience.
    • Propose improvement and simplification actions. Support industrialization and automation
    • Coordinate HR processes: performance, onboarding, offboarding, … and support HR Group specialists actions: C&B, Talent management, Recruitment, …
    • Ensure HR processes are correctly implemented
  • 3. Support change Management and communication
    • For all stakeholders: HR/Managers/employees, design and deliver efficient change plans, including communication & trainings
    • For operational HR: create and facilitate a HR community to strengthen HR Systems harmonization, best practices and impact
    • For the HR team: support communication
  • As part of your role, you will mainly act on 3 areas
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Talent Management (Talent review , Organisational Management Review, …)
    • HR operations (HR system, …)

Knowledge, Personality, Skills and Experience Required

  • Higher professional or university degree in Human resources with a minimum 3-year proven experience in mid-size to major international companies as an HR professional or an HR consultant with project management skills
  • Project management skills: Rigor, synthesis, strong structuration skills. Ability to work in project mode across the organization. Successful track record in drawing up plans, projects, and policies and managing these convincingly.
  • Operational skills: ability to deliver projects and processes autonomously with a hands-on approach and to understand operational needs and constraints.
  • Communication skills: ability to onboard and mobilize teams on new projects (HR transversal projects, upcoming integrations, change management). Ability to deliver impactful communication.
  • Strong HR functional knowledge and understanding of HR challenges
  • Excellent command of English
  • Collaborative & Multicultural profile: ability to actively involve colleagues in projects, in a multicultural environment. International experience, flexibility, team player and prior experience working in an international matrix organization.
  • Overall, strong appetite for HR projects and for planning, anticipating, formalizing and delivering precise information, with the right level of flexibility and collaboration.