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HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner

Horizons Bulgaria is a leading recruitment company specialized in expert and middle management with 20 years of experience in the Bulgarian market. Our team consists of business-oriented consultants with industrial specialization, professional understanding of business trends, and an active approach to recruitment and hiring through various methodologies and innovations.

For one of our trusted partners, a company providing research services and training within the banking and finance industry, we are searching for an HR Business Partner.

Thе role of the HRBP is to be an integral part of the HR team, to support in delivering the People Agenda. The ideal candidate for this role should have a good understanding of business functions, good communication skills, good interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, and good organizational skills.

The HR Business Partner position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in the designated business unit. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The HR Business Partner maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit’s financial position, its midrange plans and its culture.

General responsibilities:

  • To work with the Heads of HR to deliver the People Agenda and to understand key people and organisational requirements across the functions;
  • Support the Heads of HR with employee relation activities and to provide advice on improvements in those areas;
  • Support and project manage key activity as appropriate (e.g. ensuring HR data and processes are workable, education of people policies, review of job descriptions, embedding our performance framework, etc..);
  • Support in managing organisational changes, redundancy processes, change and implementation planning where required;
  • Support managers with recruitment and the embedding of good-practise, including review of our preferred suppliers;
  • Provide a coaching and advisory service on HR policy and procedures as a secondary contact point;
  • Responsible for management of a HR Administrator;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of HR Operations in Bulgaria;
  • Support ongoing improvements in HR Operations to ensure effectiveness and compliance are met at all times;
  • Role model positive ways of working and contribute to the development and evolution of the People Plan;
  • Coach management and employees on how to drive the effectiveness of their organisation and the performance of their people (ie lunch & learns on objective setting, reviews, coaching);
  • Set up and maintain monthly HR metrics (inc headcount, attrition on a global basis);
  • Managing staff wellness initiatives;
  • Evaluating staffing needs;
  • Partners with leadership to align HR strategy to business strategy;
  • Maintains knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department and external advisors as needed/required;
  • Identify training needs for teams and individuals.


Knowledge, experience and skills

  • Developed communication and networking skills with key stakeholders ;
  • Ability to influence and communicate confidently and effectively;
  • Ability to manage priorities;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience of LinkedIn Learning;
  • Experience of managing a direct report;
  • Experience of providing HR Administration Support.


  • Experience of successfully engaging and influencing stakeholders by creating shared understanding and agreement;
  • Change management; has experience of facilitating people change;
  • Demonstrates evidence and experience of regular management/stakeholder interaction;
  • International HR Experience;
  • Experience of implementing role changes and new ways of working within a business area;
  • Experience in working in a fast paced environment / matrix management environment;
  • Coaching Experience.

Behavioural Competencies

  • A genuine passion for HR and desire to contribute to the success of the business;
  • Driven by a strong desire to do the right thing for the business and the people;
  • Is self-disciplined and takes pride in managing self to deliver agreed objectives;
  • Personable with a preference for developing strong working relationships;
  • Demonstrates high personal energy;
  • A confident and inquisitive communicator who actively listens and questions – shows a continuous improvement mind-set;
  • Demonstrates influence with humility;
  • Is collaborative and able to adapt own approach and style to the situation (flexible);
  • Positive attitude;
  • Customer-focused.


  • Ability to work and grow in an international business environment;
  • Highly modern office with a great location and a wide range of transportation options;
  • Excellent social benefits package: Additional Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Food Vouchers, MultiSport Cards, LinkedIn Learning, Voluntary days off, Referral Bonus.

If you are interested in this position, please send us your CV. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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