HR Manager, Germany (Rheine)

Job description

This is NewCold

NewCold is service provider in cold chain logistics with a focus on the development and operation of large, highly automated cold stores. NewCold strives to be crucial in the cold chain of leading food companies, by offering advanced logistic services worldwide. We use latest technology that empowers our people, to handle food responsibly and guarantee food safety in a sustainable way. We challenge the industry, believe in long-term partnerships, and deliver solid investment opportunities that enable next generation logistic solutions.


NewCold is one of the fastest growing companies in cold chain logistics. We are expanding our teams to support this growth. More information on NewCold can be found on www.newcold.com and our social media.


About the vacancy

NewCold will be expanding the business in the German market. With a well-established location to be extended in Rheine and a second and maybe even third location coming up within the coming two years, the organization is preparing for the next step. In order to be able to facilitate the growth and to be prepared for the operations to be running smoothly, we are expanding our management team. Therefore, we are looking for an HR Manager Germany who will help us to set up the German NewCold organization in a professional way. This position will be reporting into the VP Global People & Culture and the Country Manager Germany.


What will you do?

You will be delivering a comprehensive HR service to the business and support as well as manage the organization’s growth in all German NewCold locations. Furthermore, you will be managing the HR function, partnering with the business to provide day-to-day HR support and advice, for the achievement of objectives, in a cost-effective manner and in line with global company policies and procedures, as well as legislative requirements. As strong partner and advisor for the German Management Team and member of NewCold’s European HR Team you will identify areas for further development and drive a continuous improvement approach in line with HR best practice.


Key Tasks:

  • Managing the Human Resources Department effectively and in line with business requirements
  • Providing generalist HR support and advice, delivering a high level of customer service to Managers and Employees
  • Serving as first point of contact for employees for human resources issues, rules and regulations
  • Advice and practical support to be provided on HR issues such as: Performance Management, Absence Management, Redundancy situations, Discipline and Grievance cases, etc.
  • Managing and coordinating the monthly payroll process
  • Development of HR policies & procedures and supporting documentation in line with the global approach
  • Driving recruitment and selection at all levels, including building relevant talent networks internationally, attracting candidates, interviewing and assessment
  • Supporting with exit interviews
  • Development of training plans and co-ordination of training activities
  • Providing relevant data and analysis to the management team to enable decision making and action
  • Facilitating regular succession planning and talent management reviews with the management team
  • Coaching and developing Managers to increase their effectiveness in managing individual and team performance
  • Supporting the delivery of organizational change initiatives in line with the global approach e.g., implementation of new structures, ways of working and skills development
  • Ensuring compliance with and understanding of relevant policies, processes, procedures, and employment legislation
  • Undertaking HR Project work and research as required

Job requirements

Who are we looking for?

You have a deep understanding of general HR Management and you are experienced as an HR Generalist, HR Manager or HR Business Partner for German industrial businesses. You are an HR Expert for the German market, but are used to be part of an international HR Team that cares about a common approach regarding topics like recruitment, employer branding, talent management, talent development, succession planning etc.


Qualifications and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Economics, Law or comparable studies
  • At least 7 to 10 years of work experience as an HR Business Partner or HR Manager with German businesses (ideally in logistics, supply chain, warehousing, FMCG or similar industries)
  • Experienced in general HR Management
  • Used to a high volume of recruitment activities and finding hard-to-get skillsets (locally as well as abroad)
  • Strong administrational as well as management skills
  • Experiences in dealing with blue collar staffing agencies
  • In-depth knowledge of German labor law and social security system
  • Structural and detail-oriented way of working
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Used to working in a matrix organization
  • Driven and determined
  • Resilient and assertive
  • Team player
  • Fluent in German and English, both verbal and in writing
  • Open to business travel within Germany


Are you up for the job?

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like to apply, please make sure that you leave your CV in English. Suitable candidates will be invited for a first interview with our VP Global People & Culture as well as a member of the German Management Team.


Why would you want to work for NewCold?

With the prospect of many new construction projects all over the world in the very near future, NewCold offers the opportunity to join a young but powerful company in the field of logistic services. We have the ambition and the potential to rapidly become the market leader in the field of modern and automated cold storage with additional supply chain services such as transport and distribution. Although our proposition comprises an attractive benefits and compensation package, the (international) scope and impact of the position may appeal to you even more.


Can we welcome you on board as our new HR Manager Germany
and help continue our successful growth?