Junior Country HR Representative/Consultant - Germany

  • Location:
    Garching, Bayern, Germany
  • Additional Location(s)
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Are you keen to be part of an innovative adaptive organisation, driving leading edge topics like team intelligence while at the same time ensure high quality HR operational excellence support together with our Business Service Centres?
Do you like to innovate to digitize and transform work in a fast pace environment viewing ambiguity as an opportunity to design the future?
Are you comfortable rolling up your sleeves to provide real-time support to the business in helping shape the thinking around how we best move forward understanding the needs of a very diverse and growing business within the EMEAR Region?
Are you comfortable challenging the current processes and be a strong team player in a matrix environment?


Some of the key responsibilities in the role are as follows:

· Partner with the German managers, providing coaching and advice, develop and implement HR strategies and plans which support their business priorities.
· Participate in employee engagement initiatives to make Cisco Germany a ‘great place to work' for all employees, all functions.
· Participate in inclusion and diversity strategies to attract and retain diverse talent in Cisco Germany, increase awareness of Inclusion & Diversity and help make Cisco Germany an even more inclusive environment.
· Help manage any organisational changes and acquisitions.
· Responsible for setting the direction with our benefit providers, holding them accountable to the SLAs and ensuring we have fit for purpose benefits in country.
· Support any German or EMEAR wide activities as identified by the Head of HR.
· Work together with the Centre of Excellence colleagues (Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Employee Relations, Leadership and Team Intelligence) and HR Professional Services to drive the whole employees agenda for Germany

  Collaborate with employee representatives.

Who You'll Work With

The world of technology continues to accelerate innovation being our key differentiator at Cisco. Therefore our focus is on our people. They will enable us to move with the speed we want to. We in HR at Cisco thrive to make the difference ensuring the intended business outcomes are achieved.

Over the last few years HR in Cisco has undergone a significant transformation to support our leaders during a phenomenal period of growth, while at the same time, never losing sight on HR delivering operational excellence in smarter ways year over year. We are recruiting for a talented individual to join the Germany HR team as HR Representative. This role is that of an HR generalist providing support for the country and reports to the Germany HR Leader.

Who You are

You will likely bring the following skills and experience:
* at least 2 years of experience in Human Resources

* knowledge in organizational development and consulting skills to serve as a trusted advisor to major business and HR leaders
* team experience with ability to inspire and support change through the team
* experience of working in matrix, complex, fast-moving and constantly changing environments with a high focus on collaboration (Technology experience not essential)
* experience in the operational aspects of a country HR role incl. good understanding of the core aspects of the HR Calendar of services
* You thrive on making the complex simple and bring experience of driving change
* working within an American company is desirable but not essential
* wish and ability to see the bigger picture in order to deliver against priorities
* ability and positive mindset to handle ambiguity in a fast-paced highly virtual environment
* ability to engage and influence Senior Leaders in the business, with confidence and credibility
* advanced degree in business or HR.

* understanding of Germany specific employment law aspects or curiosity to develop this.

* Fluent in German as well as English.

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things.

We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.


We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn't come from technology. It comes from our people. We're looking for the kind of people who take smart risks, thrive in diverse environments, inspire their colleagues, and are committed to having an impact on the world. Whether you create technology solutions that redefine business or build connections that strengthen the community, you can make it happen at Cisco!