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HR Shared Service Global Owner

Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Company: Glanbia

HR Shared Service Global Owner - Temporary


Glanbia have embarked on an exciting Global HR transformation program and we have started our journey to create a future ready and truly people centred HR organisation globally.


We have a requirement for an experienced and dynamic HR Shared Service Global Owner who will be responsible for leading out on the vision, strategy and organizational governance to support the implementation of a multi-location based HR Shared Service / Operations Centre.  This is a strategic role with accountability to optimize Service Delivery at an enterprise level.


The expected project delivery date is August 2022.  For now this role is remote (due to Covid 19), but will be based primarily in our Chicago Office when conditions allow, we can also consider work from other geographical regions.




  • Define the vision, strategy and organisational governance to support the implementation of a multi-location based HR Shared Service Centre.​
  • Assess and manage the Process, People and Policy implications for the organisation to support the establishment of a HR Shared Service Centre.​
  • Lead out a multi-national team to establish new footprint for HR Shared Service Centre in EMEA and North America.​
  • Work closely with our implementation partner from initiation through to execution on Service Delivery.​
  • Work in collaboration with our implementation partner to develop the design of the Service Delivery plan.​
  • Develop a Service Transition Plan and manages the work stream in accordance with that plan.​
  • Facilitate workshops and work collaboratively to effectively manage and influence key senior stakeholders across our organization to identify and map out end-to-end processes suitable for migration to a HR Shared Service Centre.​
  • Manage internal relationships with senior stakeholders to identify process areas for consolidation to the HR Operations Centre.  ​
  • Responsible for defining and implementing a consistent process methodology.​
  • Plan and execute the set-up of a HR Shared Service Centre in region(s) as appropriate.​
  • Direct responsibility for leading the migration of work into HR Shared Service Centre.​
  • Manage the status reports in partnership with the implementation partner, as part of deployment operational readiness activity.​
  • Provide input into the handover requirements for the service.​
  • Collaborate on technology solutions (SAP Success Factors) to enable HR service delivery to drive efficiency and improve the experience of our employees.​
  • Support the knowledge transfer process from our implementation partner to the HR Shared Service Centre.​
  • Ensure that all relevant resources are available, trained and suitably skilled to receive knowledge transfer and ensure stability of business continuity. ​
  • Responsible for the completion of Service Operations material to ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities to a HR Shared Service centered model of delivery e.g. operational handbooks, FAQs, etc.


Experience & Qualifications


  • Previous experience in the establishment of a global HR Shared Service Centre across multiple locations.​
  • Previous experience in a management role in a global HR Shared Service Centre environment.​
  • Proven ability to influence and appropriately challenge leadership teams, project teams and HR operational teams to bring clarity to issues and solutions.​
  •  Strategic thinker and planner - able to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions.​
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence effectively with all levels of the organization including key senior stakeholders​
  • Works effectively with others and contributes to an environment that promotes effective teamwork and strong collaboration.​
  • Proven commercial awareness.​
  • Extensive experience of Continuous Excellence practices, methodologies and tools.​
  • Keen awareness of HR lifecycle and associated processes and policies.​


Our Purpose & Values


At Glanbia we are dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. We differentiate ourselves by doing not only what is right for our business, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work. So if you’re looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage, ours is a journey you’ll want to share.

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago