Regional HR MANAGER Eastern Europe (Maternity cover for 2 years)

Job description


At Kuoni Tumlare, we create truly inspiring travel experiences that go beyond expectations. Proudly part of the JTB Corporation, we curate and deliver group travel, and meetings, incentives, congresses and events.

Trading under the brands JTB, Kuoni Global Travel Services, Tumlare Destination Management, Kuoni Destination Management, Kuoni Congress, our 3,000 plus team members are located across 34 countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.


Based in Budapest, to act as an effective generalist HR partner with management colleagues and employees in Kuoni Tumlare for Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic, with a particular focus on specific HR based restructure projects which include managing stakeholders, change management, management coaching, employee relations, payroll and the delivery of HR initiatives you will:

  • Be responsible for the HR function in countries across all company functions and divisions, in the various offices.
  • Work collaboratively with the business, managing the HR relationship and consulting on strategic business issues
  • Help drive the business people plan forward through HR project delivery, diagnosing issues, implementing solutions and managing risks
  • Proactively identify areas where HR can add value by working with business stakeholders
  • Help bring the various business functions together through the company people plan and people policies.


  • You will report to the Head of HR Europe, Russia & Americas and work closely with the regional HR team and across the wider European team
  • Work successfully across company functions and divisions
  • Be responsible for the local HR team


HR Project

  • Supports & delivers HR projects (Divisional and Global)
  • Defines and prepares local HR projects according to business needs
  • Participate in designated projects within Compensation and Benefits, such as salary benchmarking, advising managers on salary levels, benefit management etc.

HR Processes

  • Workday
  • Manages hiring process for employees
  • Adjusts departments’ organization, salary and other HR related changes accordingly
  • Controls Time off admin and make needed adjustments (pay run control)
  • HR Policy
  • Create, gain agreement and implement HR policies as required by changing legislation or new business issues to enable the Company to proactively respond to changes while setting appropriate company standards
  • Pay run
  • Manage the attendance control and needed adjustments in Workday with HR Advisor cooperation
  • communicate and cooperate with external payroll provider ensuring payroll is duly executed
  • Deputize HR Advisor in HR Admin tasks during HR Advisor absence according to HR Advisor’s job description

HR Admin

HR Recruitment

  • Ensure the efficient recruitment for all depts.
  • Provide induction training for all newcomers for all departments
  • Work in conjunction with the internal Talent Acquisition Team and key stakeholders to ensure the recruitment of high caliber, qualified employees to support the business needs


  • Support the agreement of strategic and operational priorities for the business area of responsibility in conjunction with HRBPs, managers and senior stakeholders
  • Act as a consultant/coach/confidant to managers on high impact organisational issues to maintain high levels of employee engagement
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure departments are equipped to deal with changing business requirements - from ideas generation to planning, implementing and communicating organisational change
  • Provide specific advice and guidance to managers to ensure fair and consistent treatment of employees across the organisation
  • Use key metrics to challenge and drive continuous improvement in people management processes and overall business effectiveness
  • Participate in employee job-grading and job profiling activities
  • Ensure any benefits or pay concerns are identified and addressed with line managers to ensure satisfactory employee engagement levels are maintained
  • Work with the L&D, C&B team and managers to define development needs and develop strategies and initiatives to address those needs
  • Facilitate learning and development activities where appropriate
  • Provision of a complete HR service to approximately 130 employees in the Region among all counties in partnership with managers


  • Provision of a complete HR service to approximately 130 employees in the Region among all counties in partnership with managers

Job requirements


  • Strong HR generalist experiences in a fast paced commercial environment, ideally gained within the travel or retail sector.
  • Strong Hungarian HR experience within an international company and desired previous multi -country experience.
  • HR local qualification or shows significant relevant experience within a standalone HR role.
  • Strong recruitment skills and proven experience in managing retention.
  • Experience of change management, consultation and reorganization of BPO business within a growing phase.
  • A solid understanding and working experience of Employment legislations including personally managing an ER caseload end to end (including appeals process)
  • Demonstrable experience of working with managers in the delivery of pragmatic commercially focused advice.
  • Proven experience of coaching and developing managers.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability and credibility to build relationships and to operate at all levels
  • Experience of supporting the design and implementation of change programs.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience of managing and monitoring payroll through an external payroll provider.
  • Positive, “can do”, flexible attitude.
  • Experience of working in a matrix environment
  • Experience working with an HR Information System (Workday would be ideal)
  • Experience in the use of HR tools and techniques i.e. Job Evaluation, psychometric testing, OD methodologies etc.
  • Excellent English