BNP Paribas Overview
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.
BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking is a globally recognised leader offering capital markets, securities services, financing, treasury and advisory solutions.
The UK CIB HR Department supports CIB staff and managers in London, providing them with a full range of strategic advisory and transactional services (in terms of payroll, reward, pension and benefits, recruitment,learning & development and employee relations). In regular contact with the Group HR Department of BNP Paribas S.A. (headquartered in Paris), CIB HR is the entry point for all CIB employees on any HR issue. The team in London comprises of circa 80 HR professionals.
Purpose and Scope of the Role:
The HR Business Partner provides a fully integrated, comprehensive HR role with focus on developing and maintaining relationships with designated businesses providing HR advice and services in line with strategic objectives (local and global).
The HR Business Partner will leverage knowledge of specialist HR teams for advice and is fully responsible for building long-term relationships with the businesses by understanding their strategic aims and looking to add value in all ways possible in relation to the human strategy. In addition a key requirement for this role will be to build effective working relationships with HR stakeholders in Paris.
The UK Global Banking business incorporates the following business areas totalling c.300 employees: Capital Markets (including Debt Markets, Securitisation, Syndication, Leveraged Finance and Equity Capital Markets); Corporate Coverage, Industry bankers and M&A. This role will work closely with the Head of UK HR Business Partners who will be responsible for providing senior HRBP support to the UK Head of Global Banking (SMF). In addition the role will be supported by an HR Advisor.
The role will also cover Functions in the UK.
Partnering with business to align HR practices with the strategic business initiatives; attending business strategy and planning meetings;
Key HR partner for relevant heads of supported business lines
Ensuring that HR services are provided as appropriate and identify new opportunities where HR can add value, maintaining up-to-date knowledge of HR issues and best practices;
Developing strong relationships with Regional HR Business Partners;
Working with managers within the business areas to develop, implement and manage a career development policy and plan to ensure that employees are trained and developed to meet their full potential not only within their business or function, but also within the Group. Support line management in forecasting and planning the talents requirements in line with the business strategy;
Managing the Compensation Review process closely with managers ensuring that equal pay and market norms are considered as well as liaising with Regional Business Partners and the business throughout the process;
Working with Learning & Development to develop, implement and manage a development plan to meet the overall strategy of the business;
Working with the Compensation and International Mobility / Pensions and Benefits team in relation to any associated business queries (ie: annual compensation survey, market development, expatriation issues, pensions, tax matters);
Ensuring that performance management policies and procedures are implemented and maintained and that the Appraisal Programme is adhered to;
Participating in projects implemented within the Department as part of its objectives or in ad hoc projects implemented either by HR Management or by senior managers within the functions which they support;
Working with the Employee Relations desk to ensure that issues pertaining to Employee Relations within the client groups within their remit are managed effectively and economically;
Working with the Recruitment Desk to ensure that recruitment progresses in a timely manner both for search and contingency recruitment.