Business Executive to CHRO Europe




Dublin, Ireland

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    Position summary

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    Position Overview
    CRH Europe HR is currently recruiting for the position of Business Executive, based in the company headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, or Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO Europe) to help driving the regional HR strategy agenda. The nature of the role is outlined below.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities
    In this role, you will:

    • Work with the CHRO to plan and execute HR initiatives that will benefit the company in the mid and long-term

    • Work in conjunction with the Divisional teams, to deliver high quality information to support decision making by the CHRO and senior management

    • Help the CHRO to prioritize their time and appointments

    • Be responsive, act as gatekeeper, judge where CHRO’s input is most needed and other times manage on their behalf

    • Think ahead to organise and structure how we manage the portfolio, plan for meetings and deliverables and catch problems before they arise

    • Assist with the planning and execution of senior events including meetings and conferences and in particular manage the regular HRLT meeting agenda/follow up tit he meetings etc.

    • Take notes during certain meetings and make sure that the action items from the meeting are executed.

    • Executive Recruitment initiatives including but not limited to drafting job specs, liaising with recruitment firms, screening candidates, context setting and interview scheduling with key stakeholders, planning and executing onboarding strategy 

    • Build frameworks to plan and manage the continuous process of change including dependencies, risk, potential scenarios and options to mitigate

    • Support the Talent and Reward CoEs with divisional initiatives and change agendas

    • Be confident in data analysis, reporting and presentation preparation for CHRO and senior team members

    • Build trusted relationships with senior stakeholders and leaders in the business

    • Use experience, skills and knowledge of the HR industry to make an impact in key areas such as change management, organisational design, employee relationship

    • Foster cross-functional relationships

    • Support with the global HR budget allocation and management of annual budget process and expenses

    • Manage external providers as they help deliver training and other targets

    • Manage regional HR Communication plan including setting and organising of regional HR calls etc.

    • Support Europe Leadership Team initiatives as they relate to HR and Talent

    Key Characteristics
    Flexibility is required within the role, which includes some core elements but also periodic emphasis on more project-type activities. Some level of travelling should be expected. The role is cross-Divisional and cross-functional with international exposure to other functions. The continued growth of the Division is anticipated to create opportunities for progression for the right individual.

    Individual Competencies
    You are able to:

    • Drive Results - Consistently achieving objectives, even under tough circumstances, pushing self and others to accomplish goals

    • Have a Strategic Mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies

    • Be Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

    • Collaborate - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

    • Make Quality Decisions - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organisation moving forward

    Key Functional Competencies
    You possess the following:

    • Maintain confidentiality and be conscious of sensitive information

    • Well-developed project-management skills: being organized and disciplined, showing attention to detail, and following up to ensure results. 

    • Professional presence and credibility with strong business acumen 

    • Global mindset; strong intercultural knowledge and understanding

    • Ability to think ahead and catch problems before they arise.

    • Confident communicating with different levels of seniority

    • Knowledge of current thinking in business issues and trends

    • Highly motivated and comfortable working in a demanding fast-paced environment

    • Team player with the ability to contribute both individually and as part of a small team

    • Flexible and highly organised with the ability to multi-task within tight deadlines

    • Ability to synthesise 

    Experience / Education
    You are/have:

    • Educated to a bachelor’s degree level preferably in a business or HR related subject; 

    • Successful track record as an HR or senior business role

    • Solid track record in project/change management in an international setting  

    • Advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills mandatory

    What CRH Offers You

    • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

    • Highly competitive salary package

    • Comprehensive secondary benefits

    • Significant contribution to your pension plan

    • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

    • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

    Connect your future to CRH

    We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and send us your application.

    Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who would love to join the team? Please let us know!

    CRH finds it important that vacancies are shared to individuals that may find them interesting and/or could be suitable for the role

    Please contact our recruitment team at careers@

    CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

    Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.

    Please note that we cannot accept any applications submitted through email for GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our job portal.

    We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


    Why you should apply for a job to CRH:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 5/5 in supportive management
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.