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(Senior) Human Resources Generalist (m/f/d) - Hybrid

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Date: Mar 22, 2023

Location: Darmstadt, DE, D-64295 Stuttgart, DE, D-70565 Otterfing, DE, D-83624

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


Summary / Role Purpose

The (Senior) Human Resource Generalist (m/f/d) is responsible for providing human resources support to managers and employees in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH).

This includes a wide range of HR topics and projects, such as Talent and Performance Management, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations and Organizational effectiveness. This role will also drive human resource functional and operational excellence and process improvement in providing excellent internal customer support in all business units as required.

The Senior HR Generalist partners with the Country HR Manager DACH for HR functional excellence and process improvement to deliver maximum value to the organization.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partners with managers and staff to execute HR strategies and programs that enable the accomplishment of business objectives
  • Acts as internal consultant to the business with a keen interest in understanding the business to better support leadership and provide thoughtful solutions
  • Leads front-line, mid-level managers in the execution of key HR processes to include (but not limited to) employee relations, compensation, performance management, talent acquisition and talent development
  • Coach and provide guidance to managers and employees on work-related issues, policy interpretation and creative conflict resolution
  • Assures proper implementation of Human Resources policies, processes, tools and systems
  • Researches and recommends continual improvement to current processes, policies and procedures
  • Optimizes collaboration with regional and corporate Centers of Excellence resources to support managers and employees
  • Leads local HR projects and participates in global HR projects
  • Provides comprehensive employee relations support to management and employees to prevent and mediate conflicts, discipline and terminations. Can manage terminations and exits.
  • Conducts exit interviews and analyzes data and makes recommendations to management team for corrective action and continuous improvement
  • Responsible for employment contracts and supplements
  • Constructive collaboration with the works council in relation to the employee life cycle
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition and support the recruitment process
  • Follow up and ensure compliance with health & safety regulations
  • Management and administration of local benefits
  • Liaise with Country HR Manager to ensure compliance with all labor regulations, security, and social obligations


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in human resources or any other related field
  • 8 years of professional HR experience in an international context as business partner or generalist
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of employment and German labor laws and HR best practices, concepts, and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships, communicate effectively with all levels of employees and ability to foster teamwork at a local and global level
  • Self-directed with the ability to function autonomously in a fast-paced, dynamic, international and matrix  environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to coach managers and employees
  • Strong analytical skills to create and analyze reports
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS-Office, Teams, Forms, SharePoint, HRIS, etc.)
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Hands-on mentality combined with can-do attitude and resilience
  • Fluent in German and English (verbal and written)


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Relevant industry experience is a plus
  • Experience in M&As is a plus
  • Working experience in a fast paced and multi-national environment
  • Some travel required


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.