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Nordic Employee and Labor Relations Specialist – focus on Sweden


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Your Role and Responsibilities
Are you our new senior HR specialist in Employee and Labor relations? You will be the Head of Employee and Labor relations for IBM in Sweden and the expert on labor law, collective agreements and terms of employment in IBM Sweden. In addition, you will co-ordinate ER/LR matters for the Nordics region and have the opportunity to interact with labor relations colleagues across Europe. You will be joining a senior HR team, based in Kista, Stockholm working in an advanced business environment. You will be working closely with managers, leaders, executives, HR colleagues and union representatives.

In this role, you will provide strategic advice and consultation to senior leadership and internal business partners regarding a full spectrum of labor relations matters: Pro-actively engage with extended teams to drive/support HR initiatives. Anticipate any difficulty/challenges regarding implementation of projects. Assess employee impact on key division or enterprise-wide business proposals and proposed reorganizations; manage severance administration and policy guidance as appropriate for business partners. Additionally, in this role you will have an oversight for Employee Relations in the Nordics and be a member of the Employee & Labor Relations Leadership team in Europe.

The main Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Provide expert advice and counsel to leaders and HR in labor law, collective agreements and terms of employment in IBM Sweden.
  • Lead negotiations and dispute handling.
  • Collaborate with region/Business and global organization to deliver HR solutions.
  • Set up/develop the appropriate ER/LR processes.
  • Lead and develop training to managers and HR in your area of expertise.
  • Provide ER/LR co-ordination with and leadership of the Nordics region.

Position Qualifications Core Competences:

  • Negotiations skills
  • Change Agent
  • Business Acumen
  • Team player
  • Experience from working with labor law, collective agreements and terms of employment experience from international environment/organization
  • Experience from leading complex projects
  • Ability to build trust in all relations (managers, colleagues, union representatives)
  • Expert in labor relations & law environment in Sweden and basic knowledge in labor relations & law environment in Nordic
  • Bachelor’s degree. Preferably in Labor law or HR
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Fluency in Swedish and English

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Significant experience as a Labor Relations and ER Professional/HR Generalist or other comparable experience in compliance relating to employment law. Experience in complex LR issue management required
  • Experience successfully implementing programs across country distributed teams
  • Excellent planning and organization skills; attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Comprehensive understanding and application of HR principles, concepts, practices and standards
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; must be articulate and possess persuasive communication style with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving and strategic thinking skills; must be resilient and able to drive for results and set priorities under shifting/ambiguous conditions. Ability to influence and build strong working relationships

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
See “Your Role and Responsibilities”
ER/LR expertise and a strong business acumen

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

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