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HR Director


The consulting company UPGRADE on behalf of its client, an export-oriented lift manufacturer, including lifts and components, is looking for (1) one person to staff the following position:

HR Director (Thessaloniki)

Position Code: HRDRC0222


  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy
  • Develop, monitor and update overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
  • Developing clear policies and ensuring policy awareness.
  • Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads and managing the hiring process
  • Maintain employee records according to policy and legal requirements
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance
  • Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital
  • Nurture a positive working environment
  • Oversee and manage a performance appraisal system that drives high performance
  • Managing staff wellness and performance and wage reviews.
  • Maintain pay plan and benefits program
  • Assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs
  • Report to management and provide decision support through HR metrics, with clear and concise reports
  • Consistently recruiting excellent staff.
  • Resolving conflicts through positive and professional mediation.
  • Maintaining and reporting on workplace health and safety compliance.
  • Handling workplace investigations, disciplinary and termination procedures.
  • Maintaining employee and workplace privacy.
  • Act to support the human factor in the company by devising strategies for performance evaluation, staffing, training and development etc.
  • Deal with grievances and violations invoking disciplinary action when required
  • Anticipate and resolve litigation risks
  • Support departments in the development and delivery of strategic HR plans to fit with the overall business direction
  • Train managers to coach and discipline employees, and counseling employees and supervisors
  • Champion the onboarding process, ensuring the process is up to date and of high quality, providing clarity and connection for all employees and their role in relation to the overall vision
  • Handle confidential matters with discretion
  • Determining suitable salaries and remuneration
  • Providing the necessary support systems for payroll requirements
  • Supporting employee opportunities for professional development
  • Managing succession planning of staff
  • Hiring staff and negotiating employment agreements

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as HR officer, administratoror other HR position
  • Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Knowledge of HR functions (pay & benefits, recruitment, training & development etc.)
  • Good written and verbal English
  • Proficient in MS Office knowledge of HRMS is a plus
  • Demonstrable experience with Human Resources metrics
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues
  • Experience in educating and coaching staff
  • Experience in conflict resolution, disciplinary processes and workplace investigations
  • Experience in following and maintaining workplace privacy
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation and regulations
  • A business acumen partnered with attention to the human element
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication
  • Diligent and firm with high ethical standards
  • Punctuality
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Team work and collaboration skills
  • Adaptability skills
  • Project management skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Budget management experience


  • Competitive salary
  • Cell phone, laptop, private insurance policy of executives
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Continuous training and guidance according to new market trends
  • Conditions that enhance knowledge and provide important opportunities
  • A modern, dynamic, professional and pleasant working environment


For any questions you can contact by phone: 📞2311 2411 36

Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CV to the address: 📩 consulting@upgrade.edu.gr