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HR Plant Manager (m/f)

Novelis AG
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Novelis is the world’s premier producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in aluminum recycling. Our premium product focus, industry-leading innovation, proven manufacturing excellence and unmatched global footprint serve a growing marketplace.

Our customers include major brands such as BMW, Daimler, Ford, Jaguar, LandRover, Volkswagen/Audi, Anheuser-Busch, Ball, Coca-Cola, Rexam (beverage cans), ThyssenKrupp (architecture), Samsung (consumer electronics), among others.

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Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Novelis operates 25 manufacturing plants and recycling centers in 10 countries on four continents, with 12’000 employees. The company reported revenue of $ 10 billion.

Mainly focused on the production of aluminum sheet for the automotive market, Novelis’ Sierre plant has been supplying the industry for more than 20 years and is the leading location in Europe for the production of aluminum car body sheet. Sierre boasts a fully integrated system, covering the entire process from casting to finishing.
In one of our biggest plants in Europe we are looking for an experienced people manager as the local

HR Plant Manager (m/f) for Sierre (100%)
at world market leader Novelis

The Role:

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for providing a wide range of human resource support and guidance including labor and employee relations, compensation, recruitment, HR administration, employee development, organizational development, HR information systems and change management for our Sierre plant with over 500 employees.

The position will be the strategic business partner for the local plant management team. In addition, he/she will provide HR support in implementing major HR initiatives such as rollout of new policies and processes. The HR manager will also manage five direct reports.

Role responsibilities:

  • Support the formation and implementation of plant strategy as a strategic business partner and owner of human capital strategy
  • Ensure delivery of the complete range of operational HR services for the whole facility
  • Own manpower planning and ensure plan execution
  • Coach and develop managers and staff and drive culture change throughout the plant
  • Ensure suitable talent base, facilitate identification and development of emerging talent, establish and maintain succession plans
  • Drive Leadership Development and Organizational Development
  • Establish and maintain productive relationship with employee representative bodies
  • Effectively lead and develop own HR function and team


  • Relevant University degree or similar background
  • Several years of broad HR experience in an industrial environment, with minimum 3 years as plant HR Manager
  • Generalist with high level of competence in all HR areas incl. work force planning, recruiting, compensation & benefits, training and development, employee relations etc.
  • Experience and motivation for Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Competence to effectively communicate with different stakeholders in an international matrix organized company combined with good negotiation skills
  • Fluent in French, English and German

Novelis offers you:

  • An international working environment with a communicative culture and opportunities to take additional responsibilities within your career at Novelis
  • Your position will be based in our Sierre plant with a direct reporting line to our VP Human Resources Europe in Kusnacht near Zurich
  • We are offering an unlimited working contract, with a company pension scheme supported by Novelis and other additional benefits
  • Global leadership programs for your personal development

Please apply online over our Novelis careers page:
or directly via E-Mail:

Candidates from external agencies and headhunters are not accepted.

Novelis AG
Herr Malte Rubin
Sternenfeldstrasse 19
CH-8700 Küsnacht - Switzerland

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