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Global HR Business Partner, Automotive (Remote)

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 


This is a remote role that can be based anywhere in Europe

The candidate will be a well-rounded senior HR Professional with a solid mix of global experiences gained by working and possibly living across multiple geographies and partnering with senior business leaders with global remit. This is an Individual Contributor role, that influences through his/her thought leadership in a heavily matrix organization – both within business as well as Global HR function.  The candidate will bring proven experience in partnering with business leaders on driving transformation, our strategic plan and talent agenda within assigned functions  The successful candidate will report to VP Global Automotive Functions.

Location: The position can be remotely based anywhere in Europe. Close to one of our Automotive locations would be beneficial but not required. Location will however determine the need to travel but travel is anticipated around 20% overall.


Key Responsibilities



  • Business Unit and Commercial Strategy: Influences and contributes towards shaping the functional strategy in alignment with the Global Auto strategy, with primary focus on deployment of right capabilities enabling organic and in-organic growth opportunities and creating a right culture with focus on customer excellence.
  • Organization Design: Partners with functional leaders to review the effectiveness of current organization design and influence the design.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Collaborates with M&A Integration team during due diligence phase and further ensures the successful integration of various functions within BU.
  • Leverage HR Analytics: Analyze trends and metrics as they apply to client groups, develop proactive actions to further support business objectives and people strategy. 
  • Strategic Workforce Planning: Strengthen the Strategic workforce capabilities within the functions through systematic approach and talent forecasting and planning tools while also building flexibility and agility considering cyclical nature of our business.
  • Culture: Shape and create the culture of accountability by ensuing business leaders are driving the commitment to culture transformation initiatives within their respective business area.



  • Project Management: Drives strong project management cadence and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities balancing the focus between business and HR functional priorities.
  • TE HR Operating Model: Leverages on TE HR Operating Model to deliver on best and timely HR services and ensure good understanding of business priorities and projects within the broader HR Community.
  • HR TEOA: Drive HR operational excellence through TEOA and on-going identification of continuous improvement opportunities across HR processes and systems.
  • Talent Acquisition: Ensures putting strong cadence to review performance of RPO hiring solution and Executive Recruitments using standard dashboard and collaborate to effectively resolve any escalations.
  • Global HR Processes & Systems: Ensure smooth compliance with TE Global HR Processes such as Performance management, yearend compensation review etc.
  • Talent Management and Organization Leadership Reviews (OLR): Build and execute pro-active approach and cadence within the client leadership team to drive successors readiness, improvement in gender diversity and employee engagement and inclusion index.



  • Leadership Coaching:  Partner with the Leadership Team to provide advice, creative problem solving and counsel on HR related business matters. 
  • Leadership Effectiveness: Coach and counsel senior business leader in driving their own and team development through systematic use of information from leadership evaluation process and tools (LDW, 360 Feedback, Leader simulation, LEI Index etc.)
  • Succession Pipeline: Put strong cadence and governance to measure progress of succession pipeline for all commercial leadership and value creation roles.
  • Self-Development: Foster own development through networking with peers across IS and other segment, partnering with CoE Teams on initiatives with common purpose and drive best practice and knowledge sharing within Auto and broadly across TE HR community.
  • Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity: Drive employee engagement through effective communication, programs, and alignment to development and growth opportunities.



Candidate Profile 

  • An undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management with an MBA being highly desired.
  • S/he will be a seasoned professional with at least 8 years of experience leading Global HR business partnering roles within a heavily matrix organizations. 
  • Strong experience in driving transformation and turnaround through partnership with senior leaders with global remit and scope.  
  • Strong business and commercial acumen with expertise in Organization Design, Organization Effectiveness, Leadership Development and Strategic workforce planning.
  • Experience working within a large and complex Tech/Manufacturing company, developed strong appreciation of leading through influence, brings enterprise mindset, able to operate within a fast pace, complex and dynamic environments and navigate through uncertainties and ambiguities.
  • This is a role for a HR Partner that operates successfully in a matrix, is a strong networker and relationship builder and is not concerned by the reporting lines.
  • The role also requires HR Partner to coach business leaders on driving their own and team development, shape the organization culture, introduce new ways of working and drive strong commitment to employee engagement, inclusion and diversity.

Business Mindset

  • Industry Insight - Translates his/her knowledge of TE’s competitors, the business environment, and external stakeholders into strategic business ideas to add value to the business.
  • Strategy Formulation & Development - Demonstrates understanding of TE’s strategy and competitive position in the industry, able to participate actively in the business strategy development process.
  • Business Operations - Provides advice to business partners based on his/her knowledge of the business’s value chain and the role key functions and departments play in creating value for the business.
  • Financial Acumen - Makes decisions and offers ideas that take into account the financial drivers of TE’s business and the industry, and the views of investors.
  • Anticipates Business Need - Proactively identifies and addresses needs of the business before they are presented as a problem.

Enterprise Outlook

  • Enterprise Perspective and Mindset - interacts with and collaborates with individuals/teams across businesses, functions, and geographies to achieve enterprise outcomes.
  • Coaching Mentality- Is seen as a role model for coaching, listening, providing feedback, and the development of self and others.
  • Managerial Courage & Accountability- Has the ability to challenge assumptions and  the status quo, and takes responsibility to complete actions.
  • Persuasive Communication - listens and uses a variety of communication methods to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences, to influence, motivate, inspire, and move to action.

Solution Oriented

  • Analytical Mindset - Demonstrates an inquisitive approach; uses logic and reasoning to analyze and solve problems in unique ways; can use data to influence decisions of others
  • Active Listening & Investigative - Uses questioning and listening skills to fully understand requests, situations, and tasks; seeks to understand the bigger picture.
  • Challenges Status Quo - Strives to challenge current methods and processes, and identifies innovative solutions and gains buy in to drive improvement.
  • Pragmatic Approach - Applies a simple logical approach to find solutions while minimizing complexity.
  • Thoughtful Risk Taking - effectively evaluates potential options and risks before deciding/committing to a course of action.  Holds self-accountable for decisions made based on thoughtful risk taking.
  • Delivers ECE - Understands customer/stakeholder needs; has an ECE mindset and continuously seeks opportunities to exceed customer expectations.

Disciplined Execution

  • Continuous Improvement Mindset (using TEOA)- Is always looking for new ways of improving a situation, process or task; proactively uses TEOA tools to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Solves Problems -Uses a variety of problem-solving techniques to diagnose and address problems; engages with stakeholders in the problem-solving process; follows through to ensure problems are solved.
  • Effective Project Management - Takes a disciplined approach towards managing time, priorities, and projects to achieve organizational goals; holds self and others accountable for delivering quality results.
  • Results oriented – the ability to reach agreed objectives, being hands on where needed, anticipating and identifying risk and opportunities to reach the desired result whilst ensuring collaboration with the regions and functional stakeholders



TE Connectivity is a global technology leader enabling a secure, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions have been proven in the most demanding environments, enabling advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy technology, data communications, and for the home. With approximately 85,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, we work with customers in nearly 140 countries. TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


We are pleased to offer you an exciting total package that can also be flexibly adapted to changing life situations - the well-being of our employees is our top priority!

•    Competitive Salary Package
•    Performance-Based Bonus Plans
•    Health and Wellness Incentives
•    Employee Stock Purchase Program
•    Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
•    Employee Resource Group

Across our global sites and business units, we put together packages of benefits that are either supported by TE itself or provided by external service providers. In principle, the benefits offered can vary from site to site.

Job Overview

TE's HR Business Partners implement Human Resources policies at the business unit level partnering with management to drive company-wide programs and initiatives (i.e. succession, talent acquisition, total rewards and change management). They foster partnership across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives, strategies and policies of the organization.


Schaffhausen, SH, CH, 8200

City:  Schaffhausen
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CH
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  103280
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Human Resources

Job Segment: Recruiting, M&A, Project Manager, MBA, Human Resources, Automotive, Management, Technology

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