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People Adviser – 12 month fixed term

Bad Hersfeld, Germany

  • Job ID 01QP6

RS Components GmbH operates internationally and is one of the leading B2B distributors for the small and medium-sized volume of products related to innovation and technology – with a focus on electronics and automation. With more than 27 national subsidiaries and more than 6,000 employees, we supply 1.6 million customers’ worldwide, generating total sales of 1.4 billion euros.

RS Components are now searching for a People Adviser based in Bad Hersfeld. Applicant will be responsible for the People agenda with occasional travel to Frankfurt.

As part of our ongoing development, we are now looking to recruit a People Specialist to support the delivery of key strategic objectives to enable the business to thrive. You will be joining an innovative HR department who are working towards a vision for the people and culture of our business which is ‘inspiring people to create the world’s distributor of choice.


Key Accountabilities         

  • Work closely with the People Project Lead of the expansion in supporting the transformation of the distribution centre. Understand future operational plans and all requirements for the site and assist in implementation of all changes

  • Supports the engagement strategy for the whole site during the transformation of the distribution centre including defining a new culture and ways of working

  • Perform typical HR activity on site and ensure alignment with Germany People Team on all policy and processes

  • Advise on local labour law regulations and implication

  • Proactively identify opportunities and assess improvements to the employee experience and partner with management to develop and implement innovative and lasting solutions

  • Review, design and implement end to end HR processes associated with Bad Hersfeld

  • Be the People Specialist in collaboration with the local works council with regards to all changes during the expansion and any other BAU site activity

  • Support leaders with performance acceleration and drive performance improvement initiatives and a culture of high performing team

  • Support with managing talent, succession planning and shifting the team to becoming high performing

  •  Analyse key employee data and reports to ensure data accuracy

  • Creating and containing high-quality technical reports to help driving business decisions based on data

  • Support in organizing and facilitating workshops for local stakeholders


  • University degree in Economics / Psychology or equivalent

  •         3+ years’ experience in a HR function

  • Demonstrated experience in organizational development, change management, coaching

  • Customer-focused with demonstrated ability to effectively partner with all levels of the organization

  • You are an enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment

  • Experience with rapid and complex changing work environment

  • Previous experience of partnering with works councils

  • Supply Chain experience is not essential however similar industries such as manufacturing, distribution, logistics would be essential

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft windows-based software including Excel, Word, Power Point and SAP based HR software

  • Ability to work at pace within a fast-paced and changing environment

· Our Offer

  • Working together with a highly motivated team

  • Versatile, challenging tasks in an expanding and international environment

  • An innovative environment where you can evolve.