Senior HR Business Partner to DFDS Sweden

Are you passionate about people and love to work closely with managers, employees and the business? Do you want to help our organization, leaders and talent to grow?

DFDS has successfully undergone major changes in recent years and today we have about 900 employees in our seven legal entities in Gothenburg, Lilla Edet, Kapellskär and Karlshamn. However, our journey has just begun, and we want to keep growing and developing to meet both our customers’ needs and to be a great place of work for all our fantastic people. We are now looking for a senior HR Business Partner for Ferry Division in Sweden who really wants to make an impact, developing our leaders and influencing our culture. We hope that you want to join our exiting journey ahead!


The People Division Team

We Move for All To Grow and at DFDS our people mean the world to us. We aim to attract and retain the best talents, provide challenge and opportunity for personal growth and development. By being inclusive and embracing our differences we get the best from everyone and an even greater result. We take great pride in empowering our people to make a real difference. Join our team and be part of our success as one of Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics companies.


About the role

We are looking for an experienced and strategic HR professional with the ability to build strong relationships with key business stakeholders, acting as a trusted advisor and influencer. You hold the knowledge across the full HR landscape and with extensive knowledge within employee relations, you utilize this and relevant HR resources to meet local business needs.

As a senior HR Business Partner for Ferry Division you will work close with the business and specially Gothenburg RoRo Terminal. You will be a true business partner meaning close involvement with the operational business characterized by both blue- and white-collar employees and with a close relationship with union representatives.  Focus will be to understand the business strategy and needs and together with the MD and the management team drive the local people agenda and development of the business.

You will work with the full HR scope where you will develop and drive the local people plans to enable the delivery of business objectives. You also have an important role as a trusted advisor and courageous advocate, to coach and challenge our senior leaders to broaden their perspectives, become great people managers and architects of our desired culture. As a talent Disciple, you will make sure to support managers to develop a strong talent pipeline in line with our cultural journey and develop our leaders for the future.

The position is located in Gothenburg. You will report to HR Director for Nordics & Baltics and work closely with your colleagues both in Sweden and across the region.


Who are you?

We are looking for someone with an equal passion for people and business and with a solution-oriented mindset and strong personal drive. Based on your interest for the business and your possibility to influence others, you make things happen.

What you must have:

  • Bachelor degree within HR or equivalent
  • At least 10 years extensive HR experience on a strategic level and with strong knowledge within all HR professional disciplines
  • Strong experience from employee relations and Swedish labor law
  • Excellent commercial understanding and be confident partnering with the business
  • Fluent in Swedish and English
  • Driver’s license

If you have experience from working with HR in shipping and/or terminal operations, that is an advantage.


Become one of us!

To work with HR, it requires great people with high commitment and engagement. We love what we do, and we believe you do as well!

We will offer you an opportunity to make a real difference in a growing international company. For the right candidate, DFDS offers great career opportunities with the opportunity to grow both as a person and in your profession.


How can I apply?

If you want to join us, please register, and send in your application as soon as possible but no later than June 25th. Please note that due to GDPR we do not accept applications via e-mail or postal service.

If you have questions to the position please contact Karolina Landin, HR Director Nordics & Baltics, at kalan@dfds.com or +46 708 140640.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Västra Götaland

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