• HR Business Partner

    Job Locations BE-Brussels area
    Job ID
    Human resources
  • Company & department description

    SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organizations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries.

    We enable our global community of users to communicate securely, exchanging standardized financial messages in a reliable way, thereby facilitating global and local financial flows, and supporting trade and commerce all around the world.

    As their trusted provider, we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies. SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest. SWIFT is headquartered in Belgium and has over 24 offices worldwide.

    We are looking for a dynamic and engaged individual to join the global HR business partner team within the HR Division based in our headquarters.



    The HR partner advises business teams in all HR related matters and process. An effective HR partner creates a true partnerships with his/her assigned teams helps the business to co-craft the mid and long term business team strategy and organization.

    As an HR BP you will support all levels of the organization, working very closely with the management teams.

    You will:

    Act as a strategic positioner

    You understand & implement the strategic and organization choices that were made to response to business conditions and external customer expectations.

    Act as a trusted advisor

    You will actively use strategic insight, facts & figures and own behavior to influence employees, team leaders and line managers in a positive manner. You challenge others and make recommendations that turn out to be valuable

    Act as a capability builder

    As the "driver of talent" in your division, you take an active part in the recruitment process (from business need definition to selection), talent development at individual and business team level, help and coach employees and line managers on performance issues.


    Support a High Performing organization

    Support the business to get them equipped for value added conversations and to get the most out of the performance management process. Support managers in difficult conversations, Play an active role in improving the feedback culture. Ensure talented people grow through mentoring, mobility and designated career path


    Act as a change agent

    You will also implement the cultural initiatives when appropriate. You advocate and implement the integrated HR practices to sustain and encourage the required culture.

    You implement and support change initiatives on behavior, tools & processes and culture.

    When appropriate, you will create specific solutions at business team level, including support and steer change dynamics, dealing with resistance and helping set direction.

    Be an HR innovator

    As a HR BP you deeply understand the interdependencies of the different HR roles: Business partners, COEs and Services. As HR Single point of contract towards the staff, you guide employees and managers to HRIS self-service and HR Services. Activities include driving the HR processes while using the HR tools, provide feedback on effectiveness of HR tools, and help shape best practices in HR.

    Leverage technology

    Advocate for new technology applications in order to improve the efficiency and the relationship between employees and line managers. You support and facilitate employees and line manager in their acquisition of the new ways of working.




    • At least 3 to 5 years' experience as HR Business Partner in a multi-country/cultural organization



    • University degree



    • Must be fluent in English




    Knowledge and expertise

    • Knowledgeable about HR practices: recruitment, talent development, performance coaching, facilitation, legislation, labor relations, organizational design



    • Experience in initiating, steering, coaching and sustaining change



    Expected mind-set and related behaviors

    • Drive and proactivity



    • Pragmatic approach, backed up by the ability to think at conceptual level with a view to impact individuals and organizations



    • Empathy in order to assess, relate to and impact others



    • Aptitude to foster a collaborative working approach



    • Ability to connect to people at various levels and facilitate team discussions



    • Empathy in order to assess, relate to and impact others



    • Interested and experienced in developing others



    • A sound interest in business in general and the SWIFT business environment specifically



    • Continuous improvement mind-set





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