People Partner


Los Angeles, CA, USA

Full time

Global Sales

Ocean Freight

Nov 21

Full Job Description

We have a vision larger than the ocean: to be a true integrator of container logistics connecting and simplifying our customers’ supply chain. We count on our people to make it happen.

We’ve taken a big step on this journey by building one global People organization. Carrying out a vital mission: support our employees, so they can best support our customers.

Our new People function works across brands, geographies, and cultures to support one global Maersk. The People Partner role is part of the People Partnering Organization (PPO) and characterized by variety and you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the business in your designated geography. You will work in a dynamic environment, drawing on your broad HR toolbox to coach and support leaders through a time of great business transformation. Your daily job will be to engage with different stakeholders and use your wide breadth of HR knowledge to support leaders on a range of people matters and policies.

Position open to locations as Florham Park, NJ, Charlotte, NC, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Itasca, IL and Remote.We Offer:

We offer you exciting career opportunities with an international reach to further expand your experience through our diversity-focused and award-winning talent development initiatives.

As one of the cornerstones of our values, we strive to deliver the right environment for the right people while fostering a culture of fairness, mutual respect, responsibility, and care for our business and our customers.

We have a competitive compensation and benefits package for full-time employees. Our talent policies are recognized world-wide as one of the best in the industry and we continue to look for new ways to invest in our people through ongoing personal and professional development initiatives.

We value the diversity of our talent and will always strive to recruit the best person for the job. We’re proud of that and we see it as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams.

Joining Maersk, you will become part of the global family of the company that moves 20% of global trade everyday all the way, where one of our core values is Our Employees. It goes without saying that we value diversity: we thrive on the diversity of our talent in all its forms and we see it as a strength in building high-performance teams across brands, cultures, and locations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as leaders’ point of contact for key HR activities and provide tactical and operational guidance, direction, coaching and advice to leaders on all HR activities
  • Drive the local delivery of the annual HR cycle, including performance management, talent management and succession planning, compensation, training and development, engagement, etc.
  • Partner and build strong relationships with supported leaders and their teams, providing sparing and advice on people matters
  • Support leaders through the annual people performance management cycle, coach leaders on promoting a high-performance culture and addressing performance improvement needs within their teams through action plans
  • Partner with leaders to understand individual and team development needs and provide guidance on how to address these through a range of tools, platforms, and development offerings
  • Deliver and facilitate trainings and workshops for leadership teams and various employee populations on diverse HR topics
  • Advise leaders on team organizational design to ensure fit with business needs, including role design, job leveling and organizational shape
  • Monitor workload, data around sick leave, engagement, job satisfaction, Diversity & Inclusion, etc. and address improvement areas with the leaders
  • Provide advice and guidance to leaders on all exit scenarios, ensure compliance with local labor laws, manage process and support communication to employees, and monitor exit interview trends to address opportunities for improvement
  • Regularly check in with Hiring Manager regarding on-boarding of new joiners, both internal and external
  • Liase with the Talent Attraction and Acquisition team to execute local employer branding activities and be involved with relevant parties for the recruitment process, i.e. approving requisitions, interviewing top candidates, etc.
  • Work effectively with the entire regional People Partnering Organization on day-to-day delivery of people processes as well as to resolve complex cases
  • Provide guidance to leaders on employee retention and recognition options/programs
  • Capability building and process communication towards leaders related to budgets, timeline, and compensation guidelines
  • Stay up to date with local employment law landscape to ensure local compliance
  • Proactively evaluate, advise on, and ensure updates are made to local HR policies, procedures, documents
  • Support business transformation through change management
  • Partner with the HRBPs on the implementation of the People Strategy
  • Support deployment of HR projects/initiatives

What we are looking for:

We hope the position sounds as exciting to you as we see it.

This is a unique opportunity in a time of great transformation, so you should ideally enjoy working at a fast pace, dealing with change and a touch of uncertainty. As someone in our team said: you should feel comfortable changing the wheel while the car is in motion.

You should genuinely be a people’s person and we truly mean this. Your daily job will be supporting leaders as your primary stakeholders and we need you to be passionate about helping and working with others, both at a more strategic and a more practical level.

As for the skillset and experience, we are looking for:

  • Solid experience (3-6 years) as an HR generalist and deep understanding of HR fundamentals, including recruitment, people performance management, employee engagement, compensation, development, employee relations
  • Demonstrated passion for business through partnering with and supporting leaders to deliver on business results
  • Advanced knowledge of local labor law; experience from working in unionized environments would be beneficial
  • Experience in developing, safeguarding, and interpreting HR policies and processes
  • Acting as a trust advisor on a wide range of HR related matters
  • Experience from large international organizations and the ability to build relationships and navigate a complex stakeholder matrix
  • Good change management, facilitation, and coaching skills
  • Ability to take ownership and act autonomously, while also adopting a collaborative working style, fostering cooperation and teamwork to find solutions
  • Strong ability to influence and impact, and excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Resilience: the change process, is anything but straightforward; accepting uncertainty and demonstrating the ability to overcome challenges and deliver outcomes.
  • Be self-driven, energetic, and have a ‘can-do’ mindset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

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