Head of HR- Lisbon Based

We are currently working with an International Bank on a unique opportunity for an experienced Head of HR Senior HR Business Partner to head up HR in their Portugal office, supporting their continental Europe business. This will be a Lisbon based role.

As the office grows you'll create HR initiatives and produce processes to effectively manage issues that will arise during this time. As well as taking a lead on engagement and activities that will add value, you will also be responsible for developing HR in these offices in line with the banks commercial strategy. Your remit will also include some smaller EU offices. This position of responsibility will require someone who is forward thinking, commercial, energetic, entrepreneurial, visionary and highly experienced in a strategic HR role especially in change management.

It will suit Head of HR that is either already based in Lisbon or somebody who is currently based in London and who would look to relocate. Any Portuguese HR experience would be advantageous but not necessary, however experience of covering HR in other EU jurisdictions outside of the UK would be favourable. Fluent Portuguese is essential.


  • Building and managing relationships with the local business leaders, gaining a solid understanding of their business strategies, goals and objectives in order to respond to their short and long term needs and identifying, develop & implementing appropriate HR recommendations and solutions.

  • Ensuring that HR programs and initiatives are planned, coordinated and successfully executed

  • Developing and delivering client specific initiatives related to recruitment, leadership resource planning, learning & development, retention & employee engagement with the help of local and global specialists

  • Supporting change initiatives with organisation design; determining HR implications; developing people strategies and guidelines to support the change; and developing the communication strategy and plan.

  • Providing local advice and support to business leaders in resolving difficult staff relations, interpretation of policies and procedures and developing solutions.

  • Work closely with Brazil HR team to coordinate and execute on global projects, share information and adopt a global approach whilst acting locally.

Please apply or contact me to discuss further if you:

  • Are a Head of HR or Senior HR Business Partner with significant experience ideally from financial or professional services

  • Have HR experience supporting other jurisdictions outside of the UK

  • Are fluent in Portuguese

  • Are currently living in the UK and interested in relocating to Portugal

  • Are in a position of flexibility to travel occasionally

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