Country Human Resource Manager - Vienna

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Country Human Resource Manager – Vienna

Action is a market leader in the retail discounter segment and has operations in 9 countries including Austria (AT). Action started its operations in AT 6 years ago, has 80 active stores and has amazing expansion plans. We are currently looking for a Country HR Manager for AT, to join forces with the existing team, facilitating the growth roadmap while bringing the team to the next chapter of development and success.

Are you an experienced HR Manager with a retail background? Can you coordinate and align at management and board level on how to structure and implement best HR strategies and policies and manage the daily operations? Are you a self-driven, hands-on, strong and creative lead with a can-do mentality and entrepreneur spirit? Then Action is looking for you! 

This is your daily action

The Country HR Manager is part of the local HR department and reports directly to the General Manager in Austria. The focus lies on contributing to the Group HR strategy and policies and ensuring that the HR strategy is correctly executed within the country. The HR Manager country leads the country HR team with HR advisors. As a Country HR Manager you join a very dynamic and ambitious team and make sure that all activities are being taken care of according to plan and in alignment with the International Head office. In this role you are responsible for a good, effective, and efficient execution of all HR related matters within the country, translating Group HR policies and instruments into local execution. 

We are looking for someone who can provide excellence in these principal areas: 

  • HR Policies and Strategy following given guidelines but adjusting them to country specific legislation and market/cultural requirements
  • HR Operations management: Recruitment, learning, systems and tools, administration, labour law, payroll, support internal communication etc. 
  • People management: Creates a work environment in which employees are continuously stimulated to develop themselves and to improve their performance

This is you

  • University degree or level in Human Resources Management in combination with at least 8 years of relevant working experience in an international environment, including a minimum of 4 years of experience in a management position as HR Director or Country HR Manager
  • Proven project management skills 
  • Native level of German and excellent English language skills (verbal/written) 
  • Comprehensive understanding of HR instruments 
  • Extensive knowledge of current trends and practices within HR 
  • Pro-active, customer focused, analytical skills and result driven

What we offer

You will work in a team of professionals within an international environment. Action has almost 2.000 stores in 9 European countries and opens a number of new stores every week. The rapid growth of the organization continues continuously. Not only is Action growing, but there are also career opportunities for you to develop within the company.

  • Prominent position at a well-known, successful, fast-growing retail company
  • Challenging role with international scope and significant impact on the business
  • Be key player in new developments within Action, contributing to a blueprint for more mature markets
  • Opportunities to grow and develop within the Action company
  • Indefinite contract
  • Depending on your experience, we offer a salary starting at €80,000 (excl. bonus) per year, based on an all-in contract.
  • Annual short-term bonus between 10% and 20% of the gross annual base salary and a long-term incentive bonus program
  • Company car, mobile phone and laptop
  • 15% discount on all Action merchandise

How we contribute to society

As a retailer with millions of enthusiastic customers, we take responsibility for people and the environment. That is why we invest in solutions that reduce the impact on the environment and ensure better production conditions in the countries where we operate and manufacture. Click here for more information. 


Do you want to contribute your ideas to help the professionalisation of our HR organisation further? Apply now!

Curious what’s next?

  1. We would like to receive your job application in English. Our hiring manager will review your application and will get back to you asap. 
  2. We’ll invite you for a first job interview.
  3. We’d like to get to know you better. Depending on the position, we might ask you to take an assessment.
  4. We’ll invite you for a second interview to discuss your assessment and you will meet with perhaps one of your future colleagues.
  5. Are we still a great match? Then we’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse!

At Action we think integrity is of the utmost importance. A pre-employment screening is therefore part of the application process for this vacancy.

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