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Business:  Cargotec
Job Function:  HR

Stargard, PL

Country HR Manager, Poland

Cargotec is at the forefront of the transformation in the cargo handling industry. Our cargo handling solutions and services make global trade smarter, better and more sustainable. As leaders in ports, on roads and at sea, our business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor have a unique position to optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value.

Purpose of the position


CBS Country HR Manager Poland provides local operational support for the various country business units and legal entities, and supports the respective management teams with local HR issues and initiatives. 


  • Provision of local HR support, advice and training to all Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor business units in the country; collaborating with and interfacing between local line managers, HRBP’s and CBS HR Services teams
  • Day to day management of Employee Relations issues, maintaining constructive works council relationships (where applicable), & ensuring compliance with employment legislation, HR Policies & Procedures
  • Ensuring cost efficient and customer driven service and vendor management (helping negotiate and monitor vendor contracts and Service Level Agreements) e.g. on Payroll, Healthcare, Pension & Insurance benefit providers, personnel files administration
  • Supporting the implementation of applicable HR initiatives, policies, policies, projects and processes, whether driven from the country, or Cargotec



  • Attend and provide meaningful local HR input, support and advice to key management team meetings; including local input to business unit HR budgets
  • Effective resolution of site operational issues, including blue collar & white collar issues, and works council negotiations. Includes provision of appropriate guidance, advice and coaching to local line managers
  • Develop, implement and maintain country HR policies, ensuring ongoing legal compliance
  • Manage the relationship with any recognized Trade Unions and country Works Councils 
  • Drive hiring actions of blue collar recruitments and employee development in factory environment
  • Oversee compliance responsibilities, such as payroll, pensions, insurances, data protection
  • Manage relationships with the various pensions and insurance benefit providers and ensure cost effective service deliver to a high standard and within SLA
  • Work in collaboration with relevant parties to ensure cost efficient and reliable payroll operations
  • Create and drive Change Management actions
  • Provide local support on local HR generalist activities to include topics like restructures, recruitment, and terminations, up to appropriate grade level of target population 
  • Support line managers in selection and (where appropriate) delivery of country training activities
  • Support the implementation of, and training of line managers in, applicable HR processes/projects/initiatives
  • Leading a team of HR Advisors

What you’ll need to succeed:

Education (desirable)

  • Professional HR degree 
  • Relevant Bachelor or Masters-level degree 



  • Substantial experience of managing a wide range of HR issues in a significant sized business comprised of multiple business units
  • Ideally experience in production environment
  • Strong knowledge and experience of all key HR processes 
  • Demonstrable capability, confidence and experience to resolve significant issues locally without having to escalate
  • Solid Change Management experience
  • Previous experience with operating in centralized HR environment is a benefit
  • Leading a team



  • Highly collaborative - ability to build and maintain good relations, trust and co-operation with all key stakeholders, including local Management teams, Cargotec Business Services, and union/employee representatives / CPM representatives
  • Capable, confident, positive and committed person with focus on solutions, achievement and results
  • Flexible in terms of range tasks performed, hours worked, and travel including overnight stays
  • Ability to oversee external vendors, monitor CBS KPI’s, SLA’s and cost level development
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong IT literacy, numeracy, and analytical skills. Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to implement and follow up work through network relations (rather than direct reports).
  • Ability to work in an international work environment 
  • Fluent in English

You will be part of:


Close co-operation with Business Area country management, HR Legal and union representatives as well as employee and union representatives, external vendors and CBS HR Services teams.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application.


Cargotec and its businesses

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec has signed United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C. The company’s sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.