HR Generalist Nordics for leading international provider of bikes, parts and accessories

Develop best in class Nordic HR function to support business growth

Accell Group designs simple and smart solutions in order to create a fantastic cycling experience for everyone who uses our bikes. Accell Group makes bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories. We are the European market leader in e-bikes and second largest in bicycle parts and accessories, with numerous leading European bicycle brands under one roof. These brands were built by pioneers for whom the best was not good enough. We still embody the entrepreneurial spirit of those family businesses to this day. We keep pushing ourselves to create high-quality, high performance, cutting-edge products driven by the continuous exchange of knowhow and craftsmanship.

Accell Group employs approximately 3000 people across 15 countries. Accell Group’s bikes and related products are sold to dealers and consumers in more than 80 countries. In 2022, the company sold around 845 thousand bicycles and recorded a turnover of € 1.4 billion.

Develop efficient Nordic HR function that excels in supporting the business

Accell Group in the four Nordic countries covers Sales, Service, Warehouse and Back office – a total of app. 200 employees and a multimillion Euros revenue. You are part of the Nordic HR team that besides you consists of an HRBP in DK and the HR Manager Northwest Europe based in Sweden. Accell Group has grown by a number of acquisitions and thus HR processes, systems and services differs greatly from location to location. The company is on a journey to completely redesign HR to develop a best in class highly efficient HR function capable of providing extraordinary service and support for the entire organization.

Your daily tasks and responsibilities counts to:

  • Together with the Nordics HR team – streamline, harmonize and centralize the entire Nordic HR function in close cooperation with the rest of the HR organization to establish highly efficient HR processes and support;
  • Provide support in various HR functions, including e.g. onboarding/offboarding, employee relations, performance management, training and development and HR administration;
  • Maintain employee records and ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations in the Nordic region;
  • Serve as a point of contact for HR related employee inquiries and concerns;
  • Reviewing, updating and providing support on HR policies and procedures to ensure they remain current, compliant and aligned with industry best practices;
  • Further develop the culture in HR into a truly supportive and service oriented mindset;
  • Participate in the implementation of Workday as the HR system across the Accell Group organization, while also serving as a key user of the system;

The role is based at the Accell Group location in Odense – there will be a need for you to be at the office 2-3 days per week. You will be providing remote support for Norway, Finland, and Sweden, with occasional travel to these locations. You will also have the opportunity to travel to other Accell sites in Europe, typically 1-2 times per year. Your direct reporting line will be to the HR Manager Northwest Europe, based in Sweden.

Experienced HR Generalist profile

You have a background from operational HR with experience from a generalist role, demonstrating comprehensive skill set to effectively manage diverse HR topics. You have experience from working in an international environment, preferably from a matrix organization. Your adaptable nature allows you to approach situations with flexibility, effortlessly adjusting to changes as they arise. In your previous employments you acquired strong knowledge of employment law and regulations, ideally across multiple Nordic countries.

Furthermore, we are seeking someone who:

  • Has a proactive and solution-oriented mindset with the ability to identify and propose practical solutions;
  • Has strong communication and interpersonal skills, adept at building relationships with employees and stakeholders at all levels;
  • Is a collaborative team player with a commitment to fostering a positive work culture and supporting employee development;
  • Is well organised with excellent attention to detail;
  • Is fluent in Danish and English – proficiency in Finnish and other Nordic languages is an advantage.

ABOUT ACCELL GROUP AND WHAT WE DO

We believe that cycling moves the world forward. We design simple and smart solutions in order to create a fantastic cycling experience for everyone who uses our bikes. Accell Group makes bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories. We are the European market leader in e-bikes and second largest in bicycle parts and accessories. With numerous leading European bicycle brands under one roof. These brands were built by pioneers for whom the best was not good enough. We still embody the entrepreneurial spirit of those family businesses to this day. We keep pushing ourselves to create high-quality, high performance, cutting-edge products driven by the continuous exchange of know-how and craftsmanship.

Well-known bicycle brands in our portfolio include Haibike, Winora, Ghost, Batavus, Koga, Lapierre, Raleigh, Sparta, Babboe and Carqon. XLC is our brand for bicycle parts and accessories. Accell Group employs approximately 3,000 people across 15 countries.

Do you recognize yourself in this role?

For this position we are working with the headhunting company, Brinch & Partners, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Partner Arne Kyed at ak@brinchpartners.dk or +45 2970 2031.

If you are interested in the position, please upload your CV via the link at your earliest convenience.

Arne Kyed

Partner
+45 2970 2031
ak@brinchpartners.dk