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Pernod Ricard is the global co-leader in wines and spirits and the leader in the premium segment. Listed in the Paris CAC40, Pernod Ricard has a portfolio of prestigious brands such as Ricard, Absolut, Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Jameson, Martell, Havana Club, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët. With an annual turnover of more than €9bn, the Group is present in 80+ markets around the world and employs more than 18,000 employees.

Pernod Ricard renewed its HR Strategy in 2018 with the TransfoHRm project that aimed at making ‘convivialité’ a genuine performance accelerator by:

  • Putting the employee experience at the center;
  • Sharing success through a culture of empowerment and accountability;
  • Boosting individual and collective performance.

All of that being supported by digital to accelerate the transformation. In only one year, Pernod Ricard rolled out on a global scale the HRIS solution Workday (big bang deployment in 85 affiliates of all the main modules). Since 2019, other global HR platforms have also been deployed, such as: eQuest, HireVue, Adaptive Insights, Coursera, Glint, EdApp and a dedicated Web App to support the Group Social Reporting.

After a couple of years in project mode, the HR Transformation team enters a new phase of continuous improvement and efficiency optimization to embed the transformation at every stage of the employee life cycle. This should be done through driving the adoption of our existing platforms, influencing the local and global digital HR roadmaps, bringing more process harmonization and simplification, and defining AI use cases in order to unleash the potential of our HR data and transform them into valuable insights and services.

We are creating a new agile HR Digital CoE around 6 products that encompass the employee life cycle: 1/ Recruitement / Employee Staffing; 2/ Performance, Talent and D&I; 3/ Learning & Employee Engagement; 4/ Compensation & Benefits; 5/ Workforce Planning; 6/ Payroll, absence & time tracking.

In this context, Pernod Ricard is recruiting a team member of the HR Digital CoE, to lead the Employee Staffing product.

Job Aim:

  • Define and share the vision of the product. Write the user stories and prioritize the product backlog to streamline the execution of priorities.
  • Lead a strong business community on the product.
  • Drive harmonization and simplification of business processes.
  • Influence the content of the releases from our vendors products.

Main responsibilities:

Drive harmonization and simplification of employee staffing processes.

  • Partner with Recruiters and HR Admin Partners to become a domain expert and deeply understand the affiliates processes in order to drive convergence.
  • Structure, lead and coordinate a strong business community on the product.
  • Propose, communicate and apply a framework to share and prioritize product enhancements, and define the features to be delivered, and gather feedback, ideas, and buy-in throughout the development life cycle. Manage expectations with stakeholders across the company.
  • Escalate any issues to the Head of HR Digital Center of Excellence.

Define and share the product vision.

  • Develop a clear product vision, strategy and roadmap with a strong focus on business impact and value.
  • Be the subject matter expert for the product and understand relevant dependencies and adherences.
  • Provide advanced-level knowledge concerning the relevant users, their needs, and their pain points.

Prioritize the product backlog.

  • Conceive and document product epics/user stories: break the product into implementable user stories, articulate them, coordinate mockups creation and identify acceptance criteria for the stories.
  • Take part in relevant scrum ceremonies, lead backlog grooming sessions, and prioritize product backlog.
  • Validate overall achievements on the product.
  • Gather and arbitrate feedback from users from multiple iterations of the product to continually improve and drive value.
  • Be accountable for ensuring that the team delivers value to the business on a frequent and consistent basis.
  • Organize, lead acceptance tests and define Go/noGo criteria for each sprint releases
  • Set up and track metrics to measure product effectiveness and users’ satisfaction.

Collaborate with counterparts.

  • Be the representative of the users, functional contributors, and product sponsor.
  • Act as the voice of the business for the scrum team: clearly communicate the business expectations and justifications (the “why”) for any given feature.
  • Be readily available to the Scrum team throughout the development life cycle to clarify requirements and accept the stories as they are completed.
  • Ensure with the IT Delivery lead the Tier 2 activities of the Product in collaboration with the Tier1 team
  • Build productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to encourage collaboration and open communication.
  • Participate to the vendor instances on release content definition to push Pernod Ricard’s requirements.

Job Scope:

  • Internal stakeholders: Recruiters and HR Admin partners of all the affiliates, Director Global Talent Management & Inclusion, Adoption Managers, IT Delivery lead and Architect, Business Relationship Managers.
  • Key External stakeholders: providers (Workday, eQuest, HireVue), consultants.
  • Job scope: 100% international (max 30% availability to travel)

Profile required:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree from Engineering or Business School / University
  • 7-10 years of experience in HR; good knowledge of recruiting and employee staffing processes.
  • Agile Certified highly preferred.
  • Experienced in HRIS implementation or usage.
  • Languages and other skills:           
    • Fluent in English; French is a plus.
    • High leadership, listening and communication skills in order to drive a multi-cultural convergence.
    • Collaborative, situational adaptability, problem solver, strategist, and critical thinker.
  • Technical Skills & tools:
    • Knowledge of Employee Staffing solutions, including knowledge of Workday.
    • Interest & Understanding of technology and modern architecture (data model, AI, integrations, development…).
    • Jira or equivalent: sprint management, product backlog management (user stories and EPICs).

Full-time position based in Pernod Ricard’s Headquarters in Paris St Lazare.

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