HR Advisor, DFDS Sweden

Are you passionate about people and love to work closely with managers, employees and the business? Do you want to help our leaders, organization 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 are constantly growing and developing to meet both our customers’ needs and to be a great place of work for all. We are now looking for a senior HR professional that really want to make an impact, developing and supporting our leaders throughout the employee journey.

About the role

As HR Advisor you will work close with managers in the operational business, characterized by both blue- and white-collar employees. You will be a true business expert meaning close involvement with especially first- and second-line managers and working closely with union representatives.  

You will work with the full HR scope where you will proactively support the managers in driving the local people plans in all people management processes including negotiations. You also have an important role as a trusted advisor and courageous advocate, to coach and challenge our leaders to broaden their perspectives and become great people managers. You will also make sure to support managers to develop a strong talent pipeline and develop our leaders for the future.

The position is located in Gothenburg. You will report to HR Manager Sweden and work closely with your colleagues in the HR team.

Who are you?

We are looking for an experienced yet operational HR professional with the ability to build strong relationships with managers in assigned business units, act 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 to support managers according to our common People agenda and local business needs.

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 involvement in the business and your ability to influence others, you make things happen. You have the ability to act and work independently at the same time as you value collaboration and alignment with your team.

What you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree within HR or equivalent
  • At least 7 years HR experience on an operational yet proactive level and with strong knowledge within all HR professional disciplines. Experience from working within an operational business with mainly blue-collar employees is an advantage.  
  • Strong experience from working with negotiations, employee relations and Swedish labor law, experience from working with Transportarbetarförbundet or similar unions is an advantage  
  • Fluent in Swedish and English
  • Driver license

Become one of us!

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 to grow both as a person and in your profession.  

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.

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 August 1st. Interviews will be held throughout the whole application period, but since it’s also time for summer vacation, it might take a while to hear back from us after you have applied. Please note that due to GDPR we do not accept applications via e-mail or postal service.

If you have questions about the position please contact HR Manager Karin Gelkén, kagel@dfds.com .

We look forward to receiving your application!


Västra Götaland

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Karin Gelken