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Lead Senior HR Business Partner - Institutional Clients, Investments, Structured Solutions & Treasury (100%)

Zürich / Gotthardstrasse 44
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At Vontobel, we actively shape the future. We create and pursue investment opportunities with determination. We master what we do – and we only do what we master. This is how we get our clients ahead. As a global financial services provider with Swiss roots, we specialize in wealth management, active asset management and tailor-made investment solutions.

Would you like to play a strategic role in the Investment and Institutional Clients organizations on a global scale and take over the HR Lead role? Do you have a passion for investments and helping to drive forward the people agenda? Then this could be your next great career opportunity.

The Institutional Clients department, which this role supports, serves the world’s leading asset owners. With our 6 Investment boutiques comprising of over 300 investment professionals and offices around the world, we advise client assets of CHF 100bn . The Structured Solutions & Treasury department offers tailor made investment solutions and services to our customers, whether they are financial intermediaries, asset managers, banks, family offices or wealthy individuals.

As a forward thinking, hands on Senior HR Business Partner, you will be part of the HR Leadership team, reporting to the CHRO, managing a small team of HR professionals, and driving a culture where people are empowered to deliver excellence.

What would your role be?

  • Be a trusted advisor to your international client group with stakeholders in Europe (Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden), the APAC region, UK and USA and play a critical role in enhancing their leadership effectiveness
  • In close collaboration with your client group roll out defined people strategy in order to deliver on Vontobel’s ambition in respective areas
  • Create a Client Centric approach and foster HR excellence along the motto of "One HR team" "One Vontobel"
  • Manage talent effectively to ensure we have the right people in the right roles
  • Take an active role in critical hiring's and enable business leaders to cultivate an effective leadership pipeline
  • Roll out and educate clients on various People initiatives including learning and development, recognition programs, reorganizations and various management issues
  • Drive - in partnership with Leadership - the Organization and Health reviews as well as the Promotion, Performance and Compensation cycle
  • Play an active role in creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration, and further advance our Diversity and Inclusion goals
  • As a member of the HR Leadership team, contribute to the design of HR initiatives and projects, developing the HR function further
  • Collaborate with the HR Center of Expertise, promote their initiatives and ensure one HR voice towards your client group
  • Address and manage a broad spectrum of employee relations matters, and work to resolve them through a systematic approach, adhering to company policies, local employment laws and best practices

What are we looking for?

  • Experience working as a Lead Senior HR Business Partner (HRBP), with a good understanding of all aspects and dynamics of the function in the financial industry
  • International experience (e.g. APAC, Europe, UK, USA) working in Financial services, ideally coming from a leading investment management firm
  • Ability to analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations for action based on the analysis
  • Effective consulting and coaching skills, with the ability to build relationships with senior leaders and a complex set of stakeholders to drive organizational change
  • Project management experience (e.g. managing site wide/organizational projects and initiatives)
  • University degree or equivalent HR education. 
  • Fluency, written and spoken, in English, German fluency is an advantage

You are

  • Team player who possesses strong leadership and consulting / coaching skills, who acts with integrity and self-awareness
  • Self-motivated with a hands-on and problem solving mentality
  • Strategic thinking with the ability to translate business objectives into practicable action plans
  • Willing to take full ownership and to engage in a changing and flexible environment
  • Passion!

What do we offer?

  • Top Zurich location with collaboration spaces (including rooftop terraces) and free lunch.
  • Friendly, diverse team in an open-office space with dancing walls.
  • All the latest technology to help you excel and advance.
  • Agile environment in how we think, the way we work and our trust for each other.
  • Lots of special perks, including home office possibility up to 40%.
  • Flat hierarchy with collaboration at all levels.
  • Campus feeling and a collaborative spirit.

We are looking for talented people, not just a CV that ticks all the boxes. Even if you do not have absolutely everything we have asked for, if this role sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

At Vontobel, you are building better futures for our clients and society, as well as for yourself. By 2030, we want to be known as one of the leading and most trusted global investment firms. We have 2,300+ engaged professionals, based in 27 locations globally and headquartered in Zurich.

We are both majority family-owned and publicly listed. Our capacity for long-term focus, on topics such as sustainability, is underpinned by the security of the family’s 100-year commitment. Driven by an ownership mindset, you can unlock your potential and translate insights into opportunities. We are hiring talented individuals who are determined to deliver in a changing world and who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Do you want to be Vontobel?