HR Adviser EMEA


HR Adviser EMEA

Location: Agile working arrangement, with the core-operating base being at the Willenhall site- Wolverhampton/England


ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in access solutions. We aim to deliver innovative, safe and convenient security solutions that provide real added value to customers. The group has an annual turnover of €8billion and 48,000 employees. ASSA ABLOY has four times been listed by Forbes as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies.

The ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA division leads the development within door openings and products for access solutions in homes, businesses and institutions. Our offering includes doors, door and window hardware, locks, access control and service.

The division has an annual turnover of €2 billion and 12,000 employees, with commercial and operational activities managed through 12 Market Regions across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Purpose of the Job:

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR professional to join ASSA ABLOY as an HR Adviser within the EMEA Head Office team.

As HR Adviser EMEA, you will provide a generalist advisery service to the wider EMEA Head Office team who are based throughout the geography of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

This role will require you to work closely with the HR Business Partner and another HR Adviser to ensure consistent and high quality service delivery to our people. You will support in the roll-out of a global HR Information System, namely SAP Success Factors. This will included delivery of face to face and virtual training for both our regional HR teams and EMEA Head Office managers/employees. You will also support in a number of key projects with a focus on Learning and Development, Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, Analytics and Diversity and Inclusion. You will actively manage a number of recruitment campaigns either directly with applicants or via our third party recruitment partners.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Providing a generalist HR advisory service to our employees and managers throughout the Division, accounting for c. 20 countries.

  • Managing recruitment campaigns, inclusive of reviewing job descriptions/person specifications, advertising, working with recruitment partners, where applicable and supporting line managers in the recruitment and selection process.

  • Identifying recruitment strategies to attract the best talent to our organisation.

  • Producing contractual documentation, including offer letters, contracts and variation to terms letters.

  • Supporting in the implementation of the Global HR Information Systems, including go-lives, data migration, training, support and being a general advocate for the platform

  • Support our EMEA Graduate programme. Sourcing talent, facilitating secondments and support the management of the overall programme

  • Working closely with the HRIS Manager and HR Systems Specialist to ensure good adoption of the newly introduced HRIS.

  • Supporting with the monthly reporting cycle for group-wide KPI's such as Diversity, Internal Mobility and Health and Safety.

  • Supporting with the annual HR calendar of activities, such as pay review, objective setting and performance review.

  • Carrying out Mercer IPE assessments to support our compensation and benefits strategy.

  • Support with strategies to drive diversity and inclusion improvements throughout the Division.

What We Look For

To succeed in this role, you will need the following:


Qualifications / Experience:


  • CIPD (or equivalent) qualified (or part-qualified)

  • Good standard of Education (GCSE's / A-Level's / Degree)

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


  • Experience of working in a complex international environment

  • Working knowledge of an advanced HR Information System


Personal characteristics:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Naturally excels with technical tasks/systems

  • Ability to work well as part of a team

  • Pro-active and able to use initiative to identify solutions

  • Strong customer focus

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

  • Thorough and accurate reporting style, with excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to work well in a pressurised environment

  • Given the divisional nature of this role, there will be some requirement to travel throughout EMEA on occasions.


This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a truly diverse and innovative organisation who every day help billions of people from all around the world feel safe, secure and experience a more open world.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, apply today! Let´s create a safer and a more open world - together!




The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of 8,2 billion euros. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.

England, United Kingdom