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Senior HR Director, HR Denmark, Ferring / 1756/CLOSED

The Company
Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a leader in reproductive medicine and maternal health, and in specialty areas within gastroenterology and urology. At Ferring International Pharma Science Center (IPC) in Copenhagen they are nearly 600 people, primarily scientists and specialists working to break new land to help people live better lives. Ferring focus their R&D efforts on peptide-based drugs and biotechnology derived medicines.

As a privately-owned company, Ferring benefit from the privilege to think and work with a long-term horizon. You will experience the same freedom in your search for new solutions. Your desire to innovate and explore will contribute to fulfilling Ferring’s ambition of becoming the world’s leading company within reproductive medicine and maternal health. If you need help, you will find it. If you want challenges, they are right in front of you. If you are looking for freedom to find your own way, you are trusted to do so. If you want to make a mark in the world for the better, you feel just like the rest of the employees. Read more at

Ferring is about to move to their spectacular and state-of-the-art new domicile “Soundport” a future landmark located next to “Den Blå Planet”, near Copenhagen Airport. Here they expect to be more than 700 employees by end 2022.

Senior HR Director, HR Denmark
You act business oriented and at the same time truly care about people

The Challenge
If you excel within HR strategy and you are looking for a job with maximum impact and influence, this is what you want. You will head a team of 12 highly skilled and dedicated people in the HR organisation. You must lead the HR function in a cross functional way- meaning supporting local management and department heads on all HR related matters and issues by providing input, guidance, and coaching. The Senior Director is head of the HR department and an active member of the Leadership Team at Ferring IPC. You will be responsible for the development and execution of the local HR strategy in support of the overall business plan; strategic direction; succession plans; organizational and performance management as well as learning development, and payroll, compensation and benefits. You must provide leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to stakeholders and be a strategic partner to drive the Ferring People agenda for the site.

The environment at IPC is characterised by positivity and helpfulness and a strong focus on personal development. In Ferring they share a strong belief, that together they can make anything happen and they believe that good ideas need room and nourishment to flourish. That’s why they trust you to find the right way forward – and that you will instil the same trust in your team.

Ensure best practice in Leadership & HR
Ferring’s International Pharma Science Center (IPC) in Copenhagen is growing and has an ambitious strategy. New exiting positions within Marketing, Medical Affairs and Manufacturing functions are going to be moved from Switzerland to Denmark. Your focus and challenge will be to ensure to attract and retain highly qualified people to secure the growth and fulfilment of the goals.

You will work to:

  • Ensure that all necessary HR processes are well implemented, documented, and run smoothly
  • Ensure that payroll, merit increase and bonus processes are run efficiently and correctly, in line with audit standards and compliant with local legal requirements
  • Consult and advise local management in all HR matters
  • Lead/ensure professional local recruitment processes in line with global guidelines
  • Develop tracking tools and HR monitoring systems in line with global guidelines
  • Support HQ/Corporate HR in the implementation of corporate HR programs, processes or procedures which are to be locally applied
  • Manage implementation of state-of-the-art HR tools and processes, document them in guidelines when appropriate, in line with global guidelines
  • Make sure that budget goals are met
  • Consult/inform local management about all relevant HR initiatives and ensure communication to employees
  • Manage local litigation cases
  • Very good communicating skills and of course fluent in English both verbally and in writing

To succeed, you must apply global vision and ensure a good collaboration with numerous colleagues, partners, and management. The workforce in Ferring consist of 40 different nationalities, so this takes a good understanding of professional and cultural differences and additional ability to tailor your communication to the audience at hand.

Ferring is offering you opportunities for personal development within an international environment. You will be encouraged and welcomed to bring forth new ideas, discuss concerns and share feed-back with colleagues and management. It is this freedom and respect shown to all employees, that makes Ferring an attractive place to work. You will report to the General Manager.

Your Talent
You have a university degree and 5-10 years’ experience in a generalist HR role in a multinational environment. Sound knowledge of local labour law and social security and employment practices.
Good knowledge of payroll and HR administration and experience in compensation and benefit schemes as well as in HR development. You have expertise in HR management processes and systems. You might have been working with development of young leaders from leadership principals. You have good computer skills in all relevant HR applications.

Ferring is looking for a profile with a solid foundation of professional knowledge. You have been working with recruitment and search strategy and have leadership experience. You must be able to set the direction and ensure everyone knows exactly where Ferring is heading, why they are going that way, and what their own role is to contribute to the common success – and you like to do it in a motivating and inspiring way. You have shown to see the bigger picture to prioritise and make fast decisions in a high paced environment.

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