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Divisional/ Regional HR Head

The Divisional/Regional HRM is responsible for the policies, activites, and staff of the HR department. They contribute to the overall company strategy by advising the board on the HR implications of its decisions.
HR Role family: Solution architect
Salary range: $84,000 - 103,000Gross salary range estimation based on US salary benchmark data collected in 2022
Work experience: 6-12 yearsAverage minimum year of (relevant) work experience required for this role.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for the end to end execution of the HR Value Chain which includes activities such as recruitment, learning, labor relations and compensation
Act as a trusted advisor and partner to business leaders, providing advice, guidance, and support on all HR matters, including employee relations, talent management, performance management, and compensation.
Provide leadership, coaching, and development to a team of HR professionals to ensure the effective delivery of HR services across the organization.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders, including employees, managers, and external partners.

Skills & Competencies

Analytics Translation
Builds Trust
Business Advisory/Partnering/Generalist
Co-creates Strategy
DEIB, Employee Experience and Culture
Develops and Coaches
Driven Results
Employee Health
Employee Relations and Labour
Engages People
Inspire and Motivates
Interprets context
L&D/Leadership Development
Leads with empathy
Manages Conflict
Organizational Development and Design
Safety and Wellbeing
Sets direction
Talent and Performance Management

Career paths

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Training programs

Certificate Program

HR Metrics & Dashboarding

Entry-Level | 30 hours

Drive fact-based HR decisions by mastering powerful reporting and dashboarding skills.

Certificate Program

Organizational Development

Intermediate | 31 hours

Gain the skills and expertise to help your organization thrive, now and in the future.

Certificate Program

HR Generalist

Beginner | 32 hours

Gain the skills you need to hire, engage, and develop your company’s most valuable asset — its people.

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Job Description Template: Divisional/ Regional HR Head

The Divisional/Regional HR Head is responsible for managing the HR function across multiple regions and ensuring that HR policies, processes, and programs align with the company's overall strategy.


  • Develop and implement HR strategies, policies, and programs that support the company's goals and objectives in multiple regions
  • Work closely with business leaders and managers to ensure HR programs are aligned with business needs and objectives
  • Manage and oversee HR operations across multiple locations, including recruitment and onboarding, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement
  • Lead and develop a team of HR professionals to deliver HR services that meet the needs of the business and employees
  • Ensure compliance with local laws and regulations related to employment and HR practices in each region
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, including senior leaders, managers, employees, and external partners
  • Continuously monitor and analyze HR metrics and make recommendations for improvements to HR programs and policies
  • Implement best practices and innovative approaches to HR operations and employee engagement that improve organizational effectiveness and drive results
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees on HR-related matters, including policy interpretation and employee relations issues


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in HR leadership roles with a proven track record of managing HR operations across multiple regions
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations across multiple regions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and developing high-performing HR teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to use data to drive decisions and measure the effectiveness of HR programs
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align HR programs with business objectives
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities and multiple stakeholders

Detailed Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Work closely with senior management to develop and implement the HR strategy that aligns with the company's overall goals and objectives.
  • Act as a trusted advisor and partner to business leaders, providing advice, guidance, and support on all HR matters, including employee relations, talent management, performance management, and compensation.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and development to a team of HR professionals to ensure the effective delivery of HR services across the organization.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders, including employees, managers, and external partners.
  • Identify and analyze HR metrics to measure the effectiveness of HR programs and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Drive talent management initiatives, including talent assessment, succession planning, and leadership development.
  • Lead and participate in HR projects, ensuring successful delivery within timelines and budget.
  • Ensure compliance with all HR policies, procedures, and regulations.

Detailed Skills Description

  • Strategic thinking: The regional HR Head should have strong strategic thinking skills to align HR initiatives with the organization's overall strategy.
  • Leadership: They should have excellent leadership skills to manage and develop the HR team and to influence the organization's leaders in decision-making processes.
  • Communication: The regional HR Head should have strong communication skills to communicate effectively with different stakeholders, including employees, management, and external partners.
  • Cross-cultural competence: They should be able to work with and understand different cultures and have the ability to manage and lead a diverse workforce.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills: The regional HR Head should be able to analyze data, identify trends, and solve problems.
  • Change management: They should have experience in change management and the ability to lead change initiatives.
  • HR knowledge: They should have a deep understanding of HR practices, including talent management, compensation, benefits, employee relations, and HR operations.
  • Business acumen: They should have a strong understanding of business operations, financial management, and organizational strategy.
  • Collaboration: They should have strong collaboration skills to work with different departments and stakeholders within the organization to achieve common goals.
  • Adaptability: They should have the ability to adapt to changing business needs and HR trends to develop effective HR strategies that align with the organization's goals

KPIs for this role

  • Talent Acquisition: Ensuring timely and effective recruitment of the right talent with the required skills, experience and cultural fit to meet business needs.
  • Employee Engagement: Creating a conducive work environment to motivate and engage employees, thereby improving employee satisfaction, retention and productivity.
  • Performance Management: Developing and implementing effective performance management systems to align individual goals with organizational objectives, and providing ongoing feedback to employees.
  • Learning and Development: Ensuring the availability of relevant learning and development opportunities to enhance the skills and knowledge of employees, and aligning them with organizational goals.
  • Compliance: Ensuring compliance with all applicable labor laws, regulations and internal policies, and mitigating legal risks to the organization.
  • HR Operations: Ensuring smooth functioning of HR operations such as payroll, benefits administration, employee data management, and HR technology.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Developing and implementing strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and monitoring progress towards achieving diversity goals.
  • HR Analytics: Utilizing HR analytics to measure the effectiveness of HR programs and initiatives, identify areas for improvement, and support data-driven decision making.
  • Business Partnership: Collaborating with business leaders and other stakeholders to understand business needs, and providing strategic HR guidance and support to achieve business objectives.
  • Change Management: Leading and supporting change initiatives to ensure successful implementation of new processes, systems or policies, and managing any associated resistance