Global HR Manager

Are you a dynamic HR generalist with loads of personality? Are you looking for a challenging role that will give you the chance to really shine and have an impact on a growing, international business? If the answer is YES, then we would like to talk with you. NAVTOR is searching for a talented Global HR Manager for our Headquarters in Egersund to help us develop and bring our global organisation to the next level during this very exciting growth period.

You relish the thrill of driving the people strategy for NAVTOR and have a passion for developing and acquiring the best talent. In addition to this, have a deep understanding of what makes a growing organisation of this nature successful, and also maintain high employee engagement levels.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Right people-attraction, identification and development of great NAVTOR talent that drives cost efficiency, employer brand and enhances the candidate experience, including but not limited to:

  • Attract and retain the best talent in the market by targeting new recruitment channels and external marketing of working for NAVTOR.

  • Develop and embed a fair, rigorous and robust recruitment process on a global basis.

  • Develop an employer brand to increase NAVTOR recognition in the market as an employer of choice.


  • Right Climate – Leading the development of an open, transparent, and performance-oriented culture where employees feel connected to NAVTOR, including but not limited to:

  • Support, guide and coach the leadership team on all aspects of performance management.

  • Identify training needs for all employees and implement internal/external training programmes.


  • Right Infrastructure - Mitigating risk through efficient and compliant people processes, while recognising the need to minimise bureaucracy and accelerate business efficiency, including but not limited to:

  • Define and develop global processes and guidelines to support commercial and geographical expansion.

  • Ensure company handbooks for each location are maintained and kept up to date, and ensure NAVTOR is fully compliant in all areas.

  • Develop an internal benefits system and ensure the organisational structure is fully aligned.

  • Support annual HR programs across the business and lead the roll out with regional management teams (e.g annual pay review, performance management, skills development, hi-po programs etc.)

This is a varied role in a newly formed HR structure which combines the ownership of Norwegian HR issues with a variety of global HR initiatives to help drive and scale the business.


People leadership and relationships -
  • Works with the Executive Team in the development and execution of the global People strategy

  • Closely interacts with the regional offices


Experience & Qualifications Required

The successful candidate will need to be a self-starter and comfortable working autonomously. The role requires a hands-on approach with the ability to coach and develop the NAVTOR team. The candidate will drive the global HR agenda and requires proven ability to juggle day-to-day operational issues whilst improving operational efficiencies and manage strategic HR projects.

  • Experience of successfully translating business strategy into a coherent people strategy by developing appropriate HR guidelines and processes; and maintaining employee engagement.

  • Strong process development, program management and performance improvement skills.

  • Experience of supporting a fast-paced, dynamic and global business.

  • Strong knowledge of relevant employment legislation and HR best practice across multiple countries

  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and have the ability to deal with conflict.

  • M&A (integration) experience



NAVTOR is the leading provider of e-navigation to the maritime industry. NAVTOR distributes and in-house develops cloud-based solutions to optimize a voyage in terms of time, costs, and environmental footprint. Recently NAVTOR acquired a USA based fleet optimization software company, predominantely focussing on improving operational efficiency to enhance our capabilities within Fleet Management. NAVTOR has a global reach with presence in over 10 countries, such as USA, UK, Norway, Russia, India, Japan and Singapore.



Any inquiries to the position can be addressed to:

Marko Verwegen, CFO

Mob. +47 94 86 17 90

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