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Our Mission:

At Sinequa, we are passionate about helping companies connect their employees or customers to key information. We are leading the way in making any relevant content accessible in milliseconds. We deliver on our vision: A modern workplace where people use natural language queries to securely search, find, and analyze any type of information, full-text or structured, regardless of the underlying data silos or applications. Our technology, powered by the latest natural language processing and deep learning technology, is used across industries, to power digital workplaces, accelerate digital transformation, and provide workers with contextual and secure access to the data they need to achieve their missions.

We partner with some of the largest organizations in the world to change the way they use information. Our customers use our neural search platform to accelerate new drug discovery, optimize their customer support, or accelerate R&D innovation and product development like NASA’s next-generation spacecraft! If these types of projects excite you, we’d love for you to join us.

Your Role:

As the Senior HR Manager, EMEA you will define and lead the HR strategy for the EMEA region. You will partner with the Global VP of Human Resources and manage operations for the EMEA regions in support of Sinequa’s global HR strategy. At Sinequa, you can expect to work in a supportive and nurturing environment, with experts in their fields who strive for quality and excellence without compromising others. We also believe in a flexible and autonomous working environment, focused on the continual growth of our employees.

The Senior HR Manager, EMEA will be the primary contact (and support) for all EMEA employees and provide advice to senior business leaders. The Senior HR Manager, EMEA is also responsible for fostering a healthy culture of continuous improvement by strengthening training programs, developing healthy employee relations, maximizing employee productivity, and regulatory compliance. The Senior HR Manager, EMEA will support strategic topics such as talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development and compensation for EMEA. This position will report directly to the Global VP of Human Resources.

Your Responsibilities:

HR Development and Operations
  • Oversee Human Resources operations for EMEA, including contract/vendor management and administrative support
  • Lead the EMEA HR strategy in line with the global strategy, focusing on talent acquisition, retention, performance management, L&D and compensation
  • Manage all HR activities along the employee life cycle (from attraction to onboarding and furthermore during their journey in the company)
  • Supervise personal data management, employee record maintenance, data reporting, and ensuring HR systems are up-to-date and accurate
  • Oversee compensation and continuous development and maintenance of our employee benefits, ensuring we remain competitive with our employee value proposition
  • Prepare reports for senior management on HR-related KPIs and trends
Business Partnering
  • Act as a true Business Partner to managers, providing coaching and support on a various range of issues
  • Promote a positive workplace culture that encourages employee engagement, communication, morale, and retention and deliver on key diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Be the key point of contact for all Works Council related activities and well as government administrations
  • Manage and resolve employee issues and conflicts in a fair and consistent manner
HR Infrastructure & Compliance
  • Ensure compliance regarding local regulation laws, company policies and best practices
  • Develop and enforce EMEA HR policies and procedures that align with legal standards and organizational values
  • Maintain accurate HR records and data, including employee files, attendance, and performance metrics
Talent Management
  • Support career development and succession planning within the organization
  • Coach and challenge managers in the application of HR policies and practices, providing advice and guidance on complex HR issues
  • Identify professional development needs and facilitate employee training programs
Leadership
  • Motivate and develop EMEA Talent Acquisition by providing guidance and support
  • Must maintain confidentiality and professionalism on the executive level

Your background:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources required
  • 7+ years minimum of experience in a in an international HR role with operational experience
  • Fluent in English and French (both oral and written)
  • Knowledge of the French Social Law
  • HR Systems knowledge
  • Understanding of tech industry challenges

Your profile:

  • Interpersonal skills: such as soft skills, communication skills, active listening, and customer care
  • Ability to work in a distributed team and to communicate effectively with colleagues in different time zones
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly
  • Ability to adhere to existing processes and suggest improvements
  • Service awareness of all organization’s key services for which support is being provided
  • Understanding of support tools, techniques, and how technology is used to provide services
  • Self-motivated with the need for little supervision
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, collaborating across functions and levels of the organization
  • Solid Business Acumen and action-driven mindset
  • Customer-focused with a proven track-record in supporting Managers
  • Experience working in international and multicultural environments
  • Highly organized and proficient at managing multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral (French, English, + ideally German)
  • Results and metrics-driven to draw insights from complex HR data
  • Creative and innovative personality, to think outside the box

BONUS SKILLS:

  • Experience with Lucca HRIS
  • Another European Language is a plus
  • Knowledge of UK & German Employment Law
  • Professional English and French required, other European language is an asset

Your environment:

Sinequa powers the Information-Driven economy. Companies are realizing that being data-driven isn’t enough, but to succeed in today’s highly-competitive and fast-moving market they must capitalize on the value buried away in the huge volume of their unstructured information (text) in addition to structured data. Sinequa enables information-driven operations by providing a Cognitive Search and Analytics platform that brings together all enterprise information assets and intelligently serves up the most pertinent information and insights regardless of content, source system, or format. We do this through a state-of-the-art engine that applies natural language processing and machine learning to make sense of today’s organizations’ vast and rapidly growing content.

Sinequa’s software platform brings whole-enterprise search and powerful analytics to Global 2000 companies and government agencies. Leveraging Recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines and the Forrester Wave for Cognitive Search and Discovery, the world’s largest and most information-intensive organizations – including AstraZeneca, Airbus, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Siemens – rely on Sinequa to put business-critical information at the fingertips of their employees.

Senior HR Manager, EMEA

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