People & Culture Country Partner Manager


Company Description

Vattenfall is a leading European energy company driving the transition to a sustainable energy system. We have been electrifying industries, powering homes and transforming life through innovation for more than 100 years and now have a mission of working for fossil freedom. We employ around 21 000 people mostly in our core markets in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the UK.

Job Description

Are you looking for a role where you can lead and develop a team of People and Culture professionals to optimise strategies and ensure effective implementation?

Be in your element with BA Wind

Our wind, solar and batteries business offers a unique opportunity to be in your element working to help harness the forces which will take us to fossil freedom.

As part of BA Wind you will play a key role in one of the most exciting pipelines in the industry with 24GW of capacity stretching out more than a decade ahead across our key European markets.

You won’t only be involved in developing projects but also pioneering cutting-edge innovation, new business models and ways of working with communities and the environment. Working as part of a leading European utility also means you could be helping a growing number of major businesses and brands achieve their own sustainability goals through partnerships.


As the People and Culture Country Partner Manager, you will play a crucial role in leading the People and Culture Country Partners across all countries in Business Area Wind, with additional responsibility for Project/Process Excellence. You will lead the People and Culture Country Partners to effectively support the People and Culture Business Partners, line management, and employees in specific geographical locations or countries to optimise People and Culture strategies. This role ensures that People and Culture processes (Business Area Wind and Group) are developed effectively and implemented with an international perspective while ensuring local compliance with regulations and labour laws. You will be in charge of building a strong, motivated, and engaged People and Culture Country Partner team that can work collaboratively and efficiently in a matrix.


Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Develop the PCCP team into a high-performing team, capable of working in a matrix.

  • Support and guide each team member in their growth and development.

  • Set the strategic ambition for the team.

  • Define clear roles and responsibilities for the team.

  • Ensure close collaboration with PCBPs and stakeholders for country-specific initiatives.

  • Drive projects end-to-end.

  • Optimise existing processes end-to-end.

  • Implement new processes end-to-end.

  • Execute the annual cycle from a PCCP perspective.

  • Ensure all policies are relevant and updated, including local policies.

  • Support local PCBPs with Workers Council (WC) negotiations.

  • Work collaboratively with other Group PC colleagues such as Centres of Expertise, HR Service, and Payroll across the PC function.

  • Continuously communicate relevant and useful information to the Wind organisation.


Your profile / who are you?

As an individual, you demonstrate exceptional leadership and the ability to both challenge and support the organization. You confidently initiate and implement change with a proactive, solution-oriented mentality. Your analytical and structured approach enables you to manage multiple projects effectively, ensuring successful outcomes.

You excel at leading teams through transitions, maintaining a positive outlook and focusing on opportunities. Your strong leadership skills foster high-performing, collaborative teams, and you adeptly manage stakeholders to facilitate seamless project execution.

You are highly skilled with data and possess strong analytical capabilities, driving data-driven decision-making and process improvement. You view HR as integral to the business, investing in a thorough understanding to contribute to our goal of fossil-free living within one generation.

Your commitment to continuous learning and adapting to HR trends makes you a valuable asset to Vattenfall, ensuring our People and Culture strategies are optimized and effectively implemented across all countries.


  • 5 years of leadership experience with demonstrated ability to lead international teams, drive a performance culture, and develop key skills and knowledge.

  • Minimum 10 years of previous HR experience in various roles, including HR Operations, HR Business Partnering, and HR Project lead.

  • Experience in project/process management and driving change and process improvements.

  • Experience working with workers councils and/or unions.

  • Practical knowledge of HR systems (SAP), Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • An educational background in HR, Business Administration, or other relevant fields. A Master’s degree or equivalent is preferred.

  • Experience working in an international environment and within a matrix structure.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Strong relationship-building, stakeholder collaboration, and influencing skills.

  • Analytical and structured way of working, capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Data-driven approach.

  • Understanding of diverse perspectives, ability to adapt to diverse work environments, and promotion of inclusive practices.

  • High ethical standards, maintaining confidentiality, integrity, trustworthiness, and ethical conduct to build credibility and foster a positive work environment.

  • Continuous learning mindset, staying updated on HR trends, and adapting to changes.


Why not start your journey to working for fossil freedom by applying now? We look forward to receiving your application!

Location Kolding, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg, London

Additional Information

Our Offer

Looking for a career with growth?

Looking for a role where your superpowers can be leveraged to the maximum and with limitless opportunities for growth?

The scale and ambition of our wind, battery and solar business means you can really find your element with us. We’ll also provide you with all the learning and development you need to expand your horizons.

We strive to be the best place to work in the industry with highly competitive pay and conditions and an open, supportive culture. A commitment to a healthy work-life balance aims to ensure everyone plays to their strengths, whatever their background and experiences.

You will be part of a growing team of 1,700+ colleagues from 50+ nationalities where our positive approach to diversity is reflected in the fact that more than a quarter of staff are women.

More Information 

For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact our recruiter Christian Pathuel, christian.pathuel@vattenfall.com

We welcome your application in English no later than 28.06.2024. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website. 

At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to building a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be a good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation. Click here for further information. 

The security of Vattenfall and its employees is essential. For that reason, a pre-employment screening will be part of your recruitment process. The screening is based on the role you will fulfill within Vattenfall and will be performed by a third party, Validata. 

Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classified the final candidates might be subject to a security vetting process, according to Swedish legislation. 

We look forward to receiving your application! 

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