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Head of Human Resources f/m/d 100%

Permanent - temps plein

Le Grand Saconnex, CH


In 2020, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 82 million airline passengers and handled roughly 4.1 million tons of air freight at over 100 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. At the end of 2020, the world's leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently around 45,000 employees, was active at 269 airports in 47 countries on six continents. At Swissport we are focused on strengthening our market position and on ensuring we are constantly driving industry innovation in key areas such as service, quality and reliability.

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In the course of our succession plan, we are looking for the following person for our HR organization




Reporting to the Head of Human Resources of the cluster Switzerland & France, you will be responsible for the implementation of the HR strategy at the Geneva station.


Your main tasks and responsibilities: 


  • Advising and supporting the managers of the Ground Handling and Cargo divisions in all matters of modern human resources management, both strategically and operationally over the entire HR life cycle and in particular on topics such as  personnel development, performance management, development & succession planning, team building and change management
  • Supporting management in labour law issues, such as contractual conditions (collective labour agreement, employment conditions & remuneration) and disciplinary processes
  • Supporting management in contract negotiations and maintaining relations with trade unions and the staff commission
  • Advising and supporting the management in the implementation of structural changes at the Geneva station and proactively accompanying the change process
  • Personnel management of 2 HR business partners
  • Recruitment of employees and managers in cooperation with the line and the HR Shared Services Centre
  • Advice and support in absence management in close cooperation with the line and the case manager
  • Collaboration in projects of the HR department 


Your profile as a successful applicant should be:


  • Profound Studies in Human Resources Management or comparable
  • You have 8+ years of increasingly responsible human resources experience and demonstrated HR expertise at manager level, ideally in an international matrix organization
  • Extensive knowledge of Swiss labour law
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and command of French (native language level), solid English skills, a good knowledge of German is a big advantage
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office programs as well as SuccessFactors would be an advantage
  • Further training, e.g. CAS in case management, in organisational and personnel development would be an advantage


Your personality:


  • A Person with a high degree of flexibility with the willingness to make an active contribution in a very dynamic environment
  • Someone with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • A Person with high target and service orientation with a high level of commitment
  • A personality with persuasiveness and assertiveness coupled with diplomatic skills and a high level of social competence and team orientation
  • In this position you report to the cluster HR


Starting date: We are looking forward to welcome you in our organization upon agreement 


Are you looking not just for a job but for a great challenge as our new Head of HR in a dynamic environment in the aviation services industry?  Our vacancy is your opportunity!

Please upload your application including a motivation letter, CV and reference letters Online.