HR Business Partner

Thales

Most of our jobs are open to a 4 day work week (i.e. 32hrs @ 80% salary). We also offer flexible working hours.

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 80% salary
  • Hybird Remote, Tubize or Herstal
  • Offers relocation

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Tubize or Herstal, Belgium ⚠️

Location: Tubize, Belgium

Thales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radiocommunications, networks, and cybersecurity. We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G/5G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.

Thales Belgium SA, Belgium competence center of Thales, is a company located on 2 sites, one in Tubize (near Brussels) and the other one in Herstal (near Liège). Thales Belgium, which employs more than 280 collaborators, is specialized in the design, development and supply of critical information systems for customers in the sectors of Defense, Security (including Cyber) and Aerospace.

In this context, Thales Belgium SA (Tubize and Herstal sites) is looking for a:

HR Business Partner

Mission:

Within the Human Resources Department of Thales Belgium, you will be responsible for the role of HR Business Partner in supporting the growth of the business by leading a series of missions and projects detailed below.

In this position, you will work with the other HR team members and you will report to the HR Director of the company.

Your mission will be carried out mainly on 2 sites: Tubize & Herstal.

You will also be responsible of all HR topics for a small entity in Leuven managed mainly from distance.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead HR external communication & relations, responsible to promote the employer brand of THALES in Belgium & Luxembourg through HR external and diversified networks;
  • Be HR business partner for both SIX Domain in Tubize and LAS Domain in Herstal: be a force of proposal and provide daily HR support to managers (and employees); help shaping and planning departments HR needs (staffing, training, knowledge transfer etc);
  • Initiate local actions within the wellbeing framework to improve the overall wellbeing of the employees (role of well-being officer);
  • Support workforce planning by identifying critical positions, competency management, how & when to install knowledge sharing and build recognition plans for expertise (develop and animate technical expertise community). Manage Learning & Development together with your HR colleague: coach, advise and support employees in their professional development, act as a senior learning partner, develop and deploy according training paths/experience in line with Group’s tools & approach;
  • Support the employer representatives for HR topics discussed at CPPT meetings and lead these topics from an HR perspective/responsibility;
  • Provide expertise in the management of individual and collective topics related to labor law;
  • Group aspects: responsible for the local deployment of Group initiatives/projects linked to Talent & Culture;
  • Comp. & Ben. responsibility for a small individual entity;
  • Work on different HR projects like student planning, employee experience, training for managers, ESG related initiatives etc.

As a real agent of change, you will accompany the transformation and performance of our company in its various businesses and its evolutions. As such, you will propose HR action plans to ensure that these changes are well understood and supported by all the stakeholders in your area.

Profile:

  • With a background in HR, you ideally have a minimum of 10 years of proven experience in the field of Human Resources.
  • You are fluent in French, Dutch and English, both written and spoken (professional ability required).
  • Having worked in an industrial, international and/or multinational group environment will be considered as a plus.
  • Having a HR network in Belgium (Federal and regional levels) will be considered as a plus.
  • Proactivity, reactivity and flexibility are part of your work criteria.
  • You are dynamic, rigorous, tenacious and have a strong sense of analysis.
  • You have a good capacity for organization and priority management.
  • You know how to be creative and remain in constant improvement.
  • You have a taste for teamwork and information sharing, while being able to work independently.
  • You have a perfect command of Office Pack tools.
  • You are an active listener and you have a business oriented / solution mindset.
  • You are willing to share your working time (full-time position) between the sites of Tubize and Herstal, and to travel occasionally to other sites of the Group in Belgium.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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Diversity Statement

We actively support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. That means that equal opportunities, inclusion and an informal culture are integral to our success. It also means that your well-being and happiness matter to us! That’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, remote working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times.

Thalesthalesgroup.com

A global technology leader in defense, aerospace, security, and transportation.

Working Week

Most of our jobs are open to a 4 day work week (i.e. 32hrs @ 80% salary). We also offer flexible working hours.

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Our Vacation Policy

Vacation varies by role but for many countries we offer 40 days of paid time off annually.

  • 40 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid Fridays
  • 92 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Most employees work hybrid remotely, working from home per week.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Company retreats
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 77k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
    9642
  • sales
    1170
  • business development
    1091
  • information technology
    1030
  • support
    954
  • human resources
    851
  • finance
    705
  • operations
    692
  • consulting
    617
  • +10 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Office Pack
  • External communication
  • Employer branding
  • Workforce planning
  • Competency management
  • Labor law expertise
  • Change management
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Learning and development
  • CPPT meetings
  • Project management
  • Technical expertise

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