DFDS Land-Based

DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.8bn.

To over 8,000 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping & port terminal services, and transport & logistics solutions.

For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services.

Our 7,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

HR Project Manager - Maternity cover

Do you want a chance to optimize, drive and deliver on a number of key HR projects, which has an impact across the business? Now’s your chance, because DFDS is on the lookout for a HR Project Manager to fill a maternity cover in Group HR.

Driving HR initiatives

As a HR Project Manager, you are responsible for driving a number of HR Projects from A-Z. This involves optimization of existing processes, supporting Annual HR initiatives as well as creating new initiatives. Some projects will be desktop projects whereas others will involve training sessions conducted by you.

Current job tasks include but is not limited to:

  • Follow-up on our global employee engagement survey
  • Lead a HR track on the GDPR Project
  • Onboarding initiatives
  • Various communication tasks
  • HR policies and optimization
  • Team sessions
  • E-learning development
  • Support the HR Vice President with ad hoc tasks
  • 360 degree evaluation

You work in a global setup where you support the HR managers across Europe and managers on all levels of the organization. You will be based at our Headquarter in Copenhagen and report directly to the Vice President of Group HR.

Strong organizer with keen interest in HR

We imagine that you have knowledge within HR from either a HR business partner role or HR project management. You are comfortable taking on project lead responsibility and create structure for various HR initiatives, as well as engage and get commitment from relevant stakeholders. Furthermore, you must be confident in conducting training and making presentations.

You probably have an educational background as cand.merc.hrm, cand.soc or alike. It will be an advantage if you have project management or Business Partnering experience. You must be fluent in English and Danish both oral and written.

As a person, you are self-driven, energetic and structured in your work approach. You have excellent communications skills and personal impact. You must be able to work independent and have the power to push projects forward.

This position may require some travelling as it is a global function covering all of our location across Europe. Moreover, the maternity leave is temporary starting from first of March 2018 to the end of December 2018.

DFDS a successful and thriving company

We offer a job with daily challenges, exciting HR projects and the possibility to grow and learn. You will be part of a successful and growing company and a culture where performance, customer focus, best practice and change are buzz words. You will be part of a HR organization with passionate and professional colleagues.


If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Louise Understrup, HR Project Manager at + 45 2870 3551.

If you find the job interesting and you fulfill the expectations, please submit your CV and application in English by clicking SEND APPLICATION no later than 26th of January and preferably earlier, as we will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis. All applications will be treated in confidence.


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