Country HR Manager with HR Management experience within multinational / manufacturing required to support 3 manufacturing sites with 9 direct reports – based in Galway. The ideal candidate will have operated at Director level, be highly strategic with strong operations management abilities and be highly ambitious.


  • Strategic HR advisor to 3 business unit’s nationwide – coach and advisor to managers, leaders and HR partners.
  • Coordinate with other HR functions to effectively manage the successful delivery of professional HR support to drive the business imperatives
  • Understand BU strategies and align country HR priorities to them while balancing regional HR priorities
  • Manage and develop the country HR team
  • Be the face of HR to all external bodies including regulatory authorities and government agencies
  • Strategically execute all HR initiatives, ensure consistent implementation and feedback to project owners
  • Participate in regional/global project teams to ensure country perspective is not overlooked
  • Ensure regular review of all country policies, processes and employee compensation & benefits to keep them aligned with internal and external trends and business needs
  • Oversight of all local vendors providing HR services in countries e.g. benefit providers
  • Ensure full compliance with local regulatory requirements and labor laws
  • Foster a climate of positive and productive labor relations
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and implement tools and metrics to bring in to life in the country
  • Manage the functional budget in line with agreed cost structures


  • Level 8 Degree or above -ideally HR-related
  • At least 8-10 years of comprehensive HR experience including leading a team
  • Experience in a HR Management role within a high-volume manufacturing environment (ideally med device / pharma/ automotive)
  • Strong background in Operations and Strategy
  • Experience in working in an global / international organization
  • Substantial knowledge of applicable local employment laws and practices
  • Ability to detect internal and environmental changes and influence relevant stakeholders to respond to those changes effectively
  • Solutions mindset to deliver high-level support to the business
  • Continuous improvement mindset to support service to the business and reach efficiency in own team

Please contact Emer Smith to discuss in confidence


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