Interim HR Project Manager

A global Investment Bank are currently looking for an interim HR Project Manager for an initial 6 month contract. My client is currently expanding their business and opening new offices in Amsterdam and Paris. A project manager is required to lead the HR workstream for implementation and execution. The role will require extensive project management, identification of priorities and deliverables, extensive liaison and co-ordination with specialist HR partners to successfully implement.

Key Responsibilities:
In this role, you will be responsible for HR project management services and project implementation/execution for the securities business specifically in relation to the establishment of two new offices in Europe (Amsterdam and Paris).

  • Devising and owning the HR project plan and ensuring key milestones are identified and communicated to key stakeholders
  • Establish the project control processes including governance, costs, resources, risks & issues, change control, stakeholder management and communication, supplier management & status reporting
  • Day to day planning and management of the project to delivery of the project outcomes in accordance within agreed timescales, costs and quality
  • Work with the other Project Managers where required to ensure any interdependcies and cross programme resource issues are understood and actioned
  • Manage the relationship with any external suppliers who have a delivery role within the project
  • Tracking and monitoring progress and escalating business risks where appropriate
  • Working in partnership with specialist HR teams and colleagues to co-ordinate and manage:
  • Establishing the HR framework including identifying roles and responsibilities between specialist teams and local HR teams
  • The transference of roles from London to Amsterdam and Paris including contractual arrangements and determination of compensation, immigration and relocation assistance
  • Where new roles have been identified co-ordinating recruitment activity including briefing recruitment agencies to source candidates and working with line managers to review candidates and fill roles
  • The development of contractual terms of employment
  • The development of employee policies and benefits
  • Stakeholder management
  • Liaison and communication with individuals who are relocating to confirm terms of employment, timing and relocation requirements
  • HR systems requirements and implementation
  • Transference of employee data to relevant locations


Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement experience and gravitas to influence
  • Significant project management experience including experience of managing business change/transformation challenges
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and hands on experience
  • Experience and practical working knowledge of all aspects of HR including ER, Talent Management, Organizational Design & Reward & Global Mobility
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering of robust, commercial HR solutions across a large complex environment/business
  • Experience of managing end to end processes and the provision of high quality service delivery
  • Must have the ability to work independently and in teams as well as ability to drive processes and decision-making
  • Significant project management experience, preferably in HR.
  • A formal qualification in project management is desirable.
  • Experience of leading / supporting HR processes related projects, HR Shared Service experience is an advantage
  • Experience in EU wide and Regional projects and/or leading cross-functional projects would be advantageous.
  • Fluent in English, any other European languages would be considered an advantage especially French and Dutch

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