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Country HR Manager


Hungerford, England, GB, .

Keyloop bridges the gap between dealers, manufacturers, technology suppliers and car buyers.

We empower car dealers and manufacturers to fully embrace digital transformation. How? By creating innovative technology that makes selling cars better for our customers, and buying and owning cars better for theirs.


We use cutting-edge technology to link our clients’ systems, departments and sites. We provide an open technology platform that’s shaping the industry for the future. We use data to help clients become more efficient, increase profitability and give more customers an amazing experience. Want to be part of it?


•    Responsible for delivering a high quality, customer focused, efficient local HR support to the business.
•    Responsible for the local management of HR policies, processes and HR tools. Working closely with the BSC team and with Technology team and communication, implementation and training within the local business.
•    In Countries where there is a requirement, negotiate, liaise with and update Works Councils and /or Trade Unions and /or Labour Authorities and / or Local Agreements advising the Country General Manager on appropriate actions and approaches to ensure compliance with local laws and wherever possible, good relationships and positive outcomes.
•    Act as the expert on local employment laws, ensuring that policies, procedures and guidelines are up to date and meet legislative requirements. Stay abreast of market trends/changes including governmental rulings and ensure that the wider business, HRD’s and COE’s are kept informed.
•    Support the local business and the HR organisation with risk management of employee relations activity and consistent application of the Company’s policies and applicable labour laws. Act as point of escalation for complex cases with the support of the Keyloop Legal Organisation.
•    Exit management, Collective or Individual, with a consistent application of the Keyloop and local policies,  applicable labour laws and statutory requirements.
•    Support annual processes, including the annual reward review, performance development process and associate engagement survey where required, providing guidance and support on process to management as needed.
•    Proactively integrate with BSC, HRDs, COE’s and the business to share insights into specific country requirements (with a focus on the legal and cultural implications of change) and also to ensure that local HR activity is aligned and fully in support of overall business direction.
•    Manage initial review and generation of off cycle recommendations in line with defined and communicated decision frameworks.
•    Support the Talent organisation in coordination and where required, facilitation of local learning & development and recruitment activity.
•    Support line mangers with recruitment processes.
•    Supporting and providing input to the engagement champions.
•    Provide local advise to associates and managers, encouraging self-service approach where information is available via SharePoint sites.
•    Coach local line managers to develop capability and provide the knowledge and tools to enable them to work independently.
•    Act as HR lead for any internal and external audits or reviews. 
•    In countries where there is a requirement, run induction programs for new starters.
•    Sign off / approval of payrolls with local finance, requesting supporting evidence as required.
•    Run and review local HR reports – Ad Hoc and standard reports.
•    In countries where there is a requirement, Leave of Absence management with a consistent application of the local policies,  applicable labour laws and statutory requirements.
•    Embed continuous improvement into day to day work. Challenge the way we do things to ensure that HR processes are delivered as efficiently, effectively and accurately as possible.

Skills / Knowledge & Experience

•    CIPD Level 5 or working towards

•    Excellent knowledge of UK employment legislation
•    Proven ability to manage Employee Relations
•    Demonstrable experience in a similar Country HR Manager role / Business Partner role
•    Proven ability to make sound and rational judgements and decisions
•    Experience of working with local legislative bodies including collective and local agreements where required
•    Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external associates
•    Proven experience working within a matrix management structure and handling multiple activities at the same time
•    Highly organised and proactive with strong planning and time management skills.
•    Attention to detail whilst able to set priorities and be flexible in a changing environment.
•    A positive ‘can-do’ attitude, driven by continuous improvement and a desire to generate creative ideas and follow them through.


Why join us?

We’re on a journey to become market leaders in our space – and with that comes some incredible opportunities. Collaborate and learn from industry experts from all over the globe. Work with game-changing products and services. Get the training and support you need to try new things, adapt to quick changes and explore different paths. Join Keyloop and progress your career, your way.


An inclusive environment to thrive

We’re committed to fostering an inclusive work environment. One that respects all dimensions of diversity.  We promote an inclusive culture within our business, and we celebrate different employees and lifestyles – not just on key days, but every day.


Be rewarded for your efforts

We believe people should be paid based on their performance so our pay and benefits reflect this and are designed to attract the very best talent. We encourage everyone in our organisation to explore opportunities which enable them to grow their career through investment in their development but equally by working in a culture which fosters support and unbridled collaboration.

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