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HR Business Manager (maternity cover)

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 600 EUR/monthOur final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

In this role you will be part of a centralized Business Management team that supports our HR leadership team. Your main focus will be to drive activities enabling to run HR departments efficient and effective, administer assigned tasks, and to ensure that the various department´s risk management and overall business management obligations are carried out by using the relevant systems, policies and practices.

Your key responsibilities are:
- Lead budgeting, financial planning, cost tracking and controlling for assigned cost centres
- Keep track of HR's risk management landscape and make sure issues and operational events are accurately collected and addressed ensuring HR's operational risks are appropriately managed
- Support HR wide communication activities (e.g. support to prepare newsletter)
- Act as the Communication Champion and collaborate with our Communication colleagues that HR's needs are considered

About the Team

We are a small team located in Zurich and Bratislava. We deal with strategy and planning, financial management, risk management and community building. The wide range of responsibilities gives end-to-end insights into the whole HR Function and various HR departments and enables a comprehensive understanding of the business.

As a team we strive to deliver value through collaboration, client centricity and agility. The broad activities give an unusual insight into HR Function.

Information about the selection process

This job offer is suitable for people who have been impacted by the invasion of Ukraine.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities, and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

- Min 3 years' experience in a similar role covering one or more from Finance/ Operational Risk Management/ Consultancy/ HR Planning/ Communication and Engagement
- Comfortable with ambiguity and shown success in working in a highly matrixed environment
- Demonstrate ability to build and manage relationships across the hierarchies
- Ability to handle highly sensitive, confidential information and situations
- Demonstrate a collaborative approach using teamwork across organisations
- Strong communicator in English (verbal and written)
- Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills, savvy learner of new tools


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees


Contact person: Kristína Šeligová