HR Manager Region North

Olympus’ HR function is in an exciting stage of development toward reaching their strategy of connecting business and people! Would you like to be part of this engaged and driven company and be responsible for developing their regional HR function? You will work both strategically and operationally and report to the Regional Managing Director.

About the position

The North Regional HR has a very important role in ensuring high quality aligned with corporate execution of all HR activities in the region and proactively supporting geographically dispersed employees and businesses.

The Regional HR organization consists of the HR Manager Region North and three directly reporting business partners. The HR team covers all HR responsibility areas, except for the payroll function which currently reports to Finance. Success Factors is implemented across EMEA and will provide an increased digitalized support to employees, managers and the HR organization. Additional modules such as Performance Management is currently being implemented.

The HR Manager Region North reports to the Regional Managing Director with a dotted line to the Director Human Resources EMEA.

Key missions

- Support the RMD and North Management Team (NMT), to achieve the regions strategic objectives, specifically in areas related to leadership and people.
- First HR entry point into the countries, ensure regional feasibility and drive local adaptation of policies where needed.
- Manage all regional and local HR functions and deliverables and ensure smooth execution of all HR activities in accordance with the overall Olympus strategy, corporate HR framework and local legal regulations.

Major responsibilities

- Partner with regional management in order to understand the business challenges and to ensure effective and timely HR support.
- Translate organizational strategic objectives and business goals for the region into supporting HR strategy.
- Provide HR support and coaching to regional managers and NMT members in order to achieve their business goals.
- Contribute to EMEA policy localization, regional adaptation of EMEA initiatives and ensure local implementation.
- Ensure that all aspects of HR are delivered in a timely manner and in accordance with legislation, corporate guidelines and policies.
- Plan, direct, and supervise regional change management initiatives i.e. the ongoing exiting HR transformation.
- Lead HRBPs in the region – set directions, prioritize and manage team.
- Monitor and lead the HR budget and forecast for the region.

Required experience and skills

- University degree.
- 10 years’ working experience, where of at least 3 years’ in a manager position preferably in a matrix context.
- Fluent in English and Swedish or any other Scandinavian language, written and spoken.
- Strong leadership skills and a proven track record of managing successful change management.
- Strong business acumen with the ability to make business recommendations and priorities with a sound rationale.
- Good knowledge of Swedish employment law.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and execute.
- Ability to balance business needs with a high level of compassion for individuals.
- Integrity, self-aware and courageous.
- Meriting with international experience and of HR software solutions (Success Factors).

Information and application

Olympus is cooperating with Wes; Women Executive Search, in this recruitment. For more information regarding the position please contact Agnetha Dahlström at 0709/73 73 70 or

About Olympus

Since Olympus was founded in Japan in 1919, it has become a leading manufacturer of innovative optical and digital equipment for the healthcare and consumer electronics sectors. For over 90 years Olympus have led the way in designing endoscopy and microscopy products, medical and industrial equipment, as well as cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus Region North is a part of Olympus EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) with EMEA headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The North region covers sales and service in the Nordics, Holland and Baltic countries. The regional headquarter is in Stockholm and approximately 400 primarily white-collar employees are employed in the eight countries within the region.