Dow Jones Manager, People Business Partner in LONDON, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Where is it based?


Who is my manager?

Director, People EMEA

What is the role?

Provide full spectrum of human resources business partnership to Dow Jones employees based in Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”).

Functions include but are not limited to employee relations issues across EMEA interpretation of global and local Company/People policies and initiatives, processing recruitment, staff movements and terminations, performance management, compensation and benefits and maintenance of HR information systems.

What is my personal contribution?

People team Initiatives:

  • Business Partnerships: Build/develop cohesive working relationship with key stakeholders and business partners ensuring a smooth implementation and execution of HR initiatives.

  • Coach internal client base to become effective in managing performance, conduct, difficult personalities, and driving engagement.

  • Employee Relations: Effectively manage employee relations issues including large and small scale redundancies, local labour / union issues and employee relations across EMEA.

  • Systems Integration: From daily usage share input/ideas on systems review or integration from time to time to ensure optimal effectiveness and efficiency of team workflows or processes across disciplines between EMEA and the US or with other departments.

People Operations:

  • Policies and Procedures: Interpret company policies ensuring compliance with labour laws and local market practice in accordance with Global mandate. Initiate, review or revamp policies/procedures where necessary to ensure legislation compliance.

  • Recruitment: Work closely with hiring managers and the Recruitment Manager in staffing requirements including headcount and succession planning.

  • Talent Management: Provide sound and professional advice to business managers on their talent management needs in line with global practice/policy including Annual Performance Reviews, transfers, compensation etc.

  • Immigration and visas: Provide advice and assistance on immigration matters where applicable and liaise with local and US counsel as required.

  • New staff induction and training programs: Conduct new staff orientation/on-boarding program and coordinate training activities and maintain related record as required from time to time.

  • Benefits: Work closely with the Benefits Analyst to ensure employee benefits and insurances are effectively executed across the region. Manage/handle matters in relations to employee benefits programs.

  • HR Database: Perform data input and audits to ensure timely and accurate entry and maintenance of the employee database and in all human resources administrative tasks including contracts of employment, salary increase letters, confirmation letters, and staff records. This includes regular reporting.

  • Contribute to and support the People strategy in line with business objectives.


  • To be a key contributor to team performance, demonstrating a strong track record of delivery through working closely with both senior stakeholders and internal People colleagues across multiple country locations

  • Integrity, confidentiality, discretion skills are critical.

  • You must be able to multitask, manage projects, and work to tight deadlines whilst still maintaining excellent attention to detail.

  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to different situations and cultures.

  • Finely tuned interpersonal and communication skills with a proven record of liaising with all levels and building with credibility and persuasiveness amongst key stakeholders.

  • Relevant and solid working experience in HR administration and management of sizable / multi-national companies and served in a similar capacity.

  • Experienced working in global organisations (Having the US as the HQ would be an advantage).

  • High level of self-motivation and creativity. Driven to take ownership of projects through to completion, you must be comfortable working autonomously in a fast paced and complex matrix business.

  • Good leadership skills with the ability to achieve various team and individual goals within a tight schedule.

  • Commercial and solutions based approach to problem solving.

  • Experience and track record in delivering creative solutions to People related challenges.

  • Fluency in other European languages such as German, French and/or Spanish besides English an advantage

  • Educated to degree level preferably in HR or similar discipline.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office such as excel and other HRMS applications such as Workday.


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Business Area: PEOPLE

About Us

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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