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Senior HR Project Manager - Launches

Posted: 14 Jan 2021 Closes: 13 Feb 2021
LU, Luxembourg Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1207127266


At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, innovative and driven leaders. If you would like to help us build the place to find and buy anything on-line, this is your chance to make history and be involved in growing our business by leading and supporting new building expansion and change.

Key to this mission is strategic, large-scale project management initiatives that will allow us to scale our organization for the future in a dramatic way.

We are looking for a senior project leader who is able to partner across functions and businesses to enable new site launches and transformations from an HR point of view. This role requires both strategic and hands-on leadership, developing, implementing and executing standard HR launch resources, processes, and tools as well as anticipating risks and managing complex issues towards resolution with the country and European HR leadership team.

This role requires extensive travel to launch locations.

Responsibilities include:

Building Launches and Transformations
· Inspects and monitors building progress and adherence to standards for people impacting spaces
· Challenges and escalates on any variance to agreed standards for people impacting spaces
· Anticipates and escalates/resolves people impacting risks for new launch sites and influences mitigation strategies
· Anticipates and escalates/resolves critical role hiring risks and ensures internal guidelines are adhered to
· Accountable for the timely and accurate set-up of people systems (such as Time and Attendance) and processes (such as the Employee engagement processes)
· Responsible for the coordination/set-up of HR capabilities programs for new site HR teams
· Responsible for the creation and implementation of building launch/transformations communications plan
· Responsible for the coordination/set-up of day-1 launch celebration
· Serve as escalation point for any HR related new site issues

Stakeholder Management and Governance
· Responsible for the set-up of People Governance structure for a site launch
· Facilitates project communication to stakeholders and leads project status meetings
· Partners with key internal stakeholders to ensure payroll/time-keeping and HRIS tools and processes are properly implemented on time for site launch
· Builds cross-functional partnerships - works closely with Regional Operations leaders, new site leadership teams, and other departments such as Recruiting, Workforce Staffing, PR, Legal, Payroll and HRIS to achieve objectives

Project Management
· Creates and implements consistent, repeatable expansion project plans for site launches
· Partner with business line expansion team colleagues to identify best practices to be leveraged across the network and define key performance indicators for successful site launch
· Develop and drive critical people initiatives, large projects and providing great internal stakeholder and candidate customer support


· Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree
· Proven cross-functional and international project management experience, handling complex change initiatives
· Good understanding of relevant employment legislation that a launch may impact
· Strong verbal and written fluency in English; an additional modern European language is desirable
· Ability to travel 50+%of working time is required; including potential temporary relocation during site launch time frame


· In addition, generalist HR exposure in a fast paced, operational environment is desired


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