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Head of Nordic HR Systems & Operation - If Insurance (If P&C Insurance)

You will not only be the new Head of Nordic HR Systems and operations, but you will also be an enabler of possibilities!

Whatever your professional title is – with If, you will contribute to something larger. Together, If Insurance are providers of possibilities. If gives people confidence to run a business, to buy a house, to make dreams come true. If always stands by their customer’s side.

HR at If is in the middle of an exciting journey where the overall aim is to support the business to attract, develop and retain great people. In HR terms this translates to creating smooth people processes that add value not only for their customers, but also If’s leaders and employees.

About the role

If is looking for a new Head of Nordic HR Systems and Operations (HRSO). The role will be responsible for ensuring the daily operations of the unit and leading a management team consisting of four leaders and an IT Development Lead. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the intersection between people, processes and systems/technology where you will have the opportunity to contribute to and influence the direction of If HR going forward.

Besides developing and helping the HRSO management team members to succeed, you will have two main areas of responsibility:

  • The HR Operations area: lead and develop the HR Payroll and Support organization and its processes to be harmonized, foster a culture with focus on customers and high service delivery in all teams and countries, ensure close cooperation with the other HR units and secure the cost/manning budget together with the HR management team and the HR controller.
  • The HR System area: you will be business owner of the HR IT systems and together with the IT Development Lead work closely with IT in planning, developing and maintaining the HR IT portfolio and ensure compliance and security, plan/budget and follow up HR IT costs, lead/participate in various HR IT projects and anchor potential investments.

With a lot of freedom in the role, you will be able to influence how this role will be shaped going forward.

About the team

As Head of HRSO you will lead an organization with about 50 full and part time employees and teams in all the Nordic countries. This is the backbone of HR with responsibility for paying out salaries to nearly 8,000 employees each month, as well as supporting managers and employees in day to day HR matters. In addition, HRSO develops and maintains 20+ HR IT systems, where Workday and the four local payroll systems are the most important parts. You will be reporting to If’s Head of HR and be part of the HR management team.

Who are you?

We are looking for a strong professional in the Human Resources area who can collaborate and communicate to engage and develop teams and processes across countries. To succeed in this role you must be able to proactively drive change and spark enthusiasm in others, be curious regarding future work trends and the business operations of If, have an analytical mindset and the resilience to achieve results. You are comfortable challenging existing circumstances by asking the right questions, but you are also a good listener focused on achieving the best possible solution for If as a whole in all situations, and you are good at giving constructive feedback and handling multiple stakeholders in several countries.

You also have:

  • A relevant academic/university degree
  • Technical understanding on a level that enables systems and tools development and implementation.
  • Management experience
  • Ability to deal with complexity, simplify and clarify topics and drive focused execution of agreed activities.
  • Fluency in English and one of the Nordic languages

Additional facts and recruitment process
This role can be based in our office in Vækerø, Bergshamra, Stamholmen, Espoo or Turku
Traveling: Will be required in the Nordic countries (once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted).

In this recruitment If Insurance is cooperating with K2 Search. Psychometric testing and evaluation, as well as a thorough background check will be part of the process. All applications and contacts remain confidential. For any further information get in touch with Linnea Lindroth, linnea.lindroth@k2search.se or Petter Pålsson, petter.palsson@k2search.se.

If insures all that is valuable to you in life: People, animals, homes, cars and more. If also help companies to ensure that it is business as usual even if they suffer a claim. Thanks to their 7900 skilled employees, their 3.8 million customers have the right coverage and can feel confident that they will get the help they need if something should happen. If Insurance is the leading property and casualty insurer in the Nordic region. Offering solutions towards a broad customer base, from private individuals to large corporate customers. Read more at www.if.se