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Senior Employee Relations Partner (m/w/d)

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Human Resources

Job Description

If you're out to change the world in ways that matter, you're in the right place. For 40 years, we at Cerner have been developing IT solutions that help improve healthcare. With more than 29,000 employees worldwide, we shape the future of healthcare together with our customers - with forward-looking ideas, innovative solutions, and a holistic portfolio.

Within Cerner’s Human Resources team, the Employee Relations team is responsible for addressing employment and workplace issues that arise within the business. With problem-solving as the key outcome, the team focuses on consulting with leaders and employees on concerns while being mindful of laws, Safety, policies, practices, and potential risk to the company. The Employee Relations team offers the opportunity to be part of a worldwide group of collaborative and skilled Employee Relations Partners located in the United Kingdom, United States, and India as well as an HR team in Germany.

As an Employee Relations Partner, you will play an integral role in resolving workplace matters primarily for employees located in central Europe including Germany and Austria. You will be responsible for assisting leadership as part of Cerner’s recent acquisition of Kantar Health. Additionally, you will be consulting and advising leadership on employment policy and practices interpretation as well as delivery of formal corrective action including dismissals. When employee grievances or concerns are filed, you will conduct basic investigations and keep appropriate documentation. While working closely with the in-country HR Business Partners, your guidance will be needed in resolving employment-related escalations. Furthermore, you will be responsible for Health and Safety topics for our German and Austrian organizations.

We offer you a modern corporate infrastructure, individual training opportunities, and excellent development prospects within an international group. In addition to 30 days of annual leave, collectively agreed to pay, flexible working hours, performance bonuses, and overtime or leisure time compensation.

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Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Psychology, Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, or equivalent relevant work experience

  • Several years human resources work experience

  • Full understanding of German and Austrian employment law

  • Fluent (written and verbal) in English and German

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience engaging with Germany and Austria Works council

  • Understanding of a matrix-structured organization

  • CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) certified or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) - HR Certification Institute or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) - Society for Human Resource Management or related Certification
  • Knowledge of and experience in Health and Safety Regulations in Germany and Austria
  • Willing to travel up to 25% as needed.
  • Willingness to work overtime or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

All employees must be legally authorized to work in the country where the position is located. Work visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.
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