Human Resources Manager - New Zealand
Auckland, NZ
2h ago

Auckland, NZ

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  • Human Resources Manager - New Zealand

    If you are a seasoned HR professional interested in a once-in-a-lifetime job in the sports industry, this is your chance.

    We are looking for someone to lead and strengthen the team in charge of organising the biggest women’s sporting event in the world : the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ .

    To ensure the successful operational delivery of the ninth edition of this competition, we have set up a local events team.

    Its aim is to improve the experience of over 1.1 billion people watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, by delivering innovative solutions across all operational areas.

    We are currently looking to recruit our

    Human Resources Manager New Zealand

    Job responsibilities

    As Human Resources Manager, reporting to the Head of Workforce, you will be responsible for the development and revision of Human Resource processes and practices and the successful acquisition of a talented workforce for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

    As Human Resources Manager, under the guidance of the Head of Workforce and in collaboration with FIFA Workforce Management, you will be directly involved in the development and innovation of all people processes in order to create a fit-for-purpose HR department and provide human resource advice to employees and management on all human resource matters.

    You will act as a centre of competence for all HR matters including any relevant talent acquisition developments in the sports event industry, acting as a role model to represent the function internally and towards external partners.

    Job duties

    Your role as Human Resources Manager includes the following responsibilities :

  • Assume responsibility for the sourcing and recruitment of all workforce members of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 entity according to the staffing plan and organisational charts (200+ staff including freelancers)
  • Anticipate recruitment needs, clarify job profiles, source qualified candidates within given budget and advise management where applicable on final decision
  • Lead the implementation of all local related recruitment processes within the host countries including advertising, selection, interviews and applicant administration
  • Coordinate the job description creation process
  • Ensure that there is an updated candidate database and talent pool
  • Prepare relevant information regarding recruitment activities, new entries, etc. for communication to FIFA Workforce Management
  • Establish consolidated reports on all recruitment matters to allow effective monitoring by the FWWC Head of Workforce and FIFA Workforce Management where applicable
  • Provide training and support to internal users of e-recruitment tool and organise recruitment workshops to line manager
  • Develop and implement all human resource processes, policies and procedures
  • Organise, coordinate and conduct the after-placement programme for workforce members leaving the organisation
  • Define and execute together with FIFA Workforce Management a sourcing and employer branding strategy, including a digital strategy (LinkedIn, FIFA.
  • com, social media, etc.)

  • Manage employee performance appraisal process, including assisting with performance reviews and employee training
  • Maintain personnel administration and records, and manage payroll booking in cooperation with external payroll office
  • Mange all activities around performance management, misconduct and grievances
  • Promote company values and shape a positive organisational culture.
  • Qualifications & experience

    You will have a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience within HR and recruitment, preferably with experience in mega (sports) events, with a certification or qualification in Human Resources.

    You will have knowledge of event planning and event project management processes, and it is important that you have the ability to manage and lead a team of individuals, fostering team-spirit both inside and outside of your department.


    This position requires a person with the ability to work well and deliver under pressure by applying problem-solving skills.

    As a leader, it is important that you have the ability to work in a team environment and lead those around you, taking an inclusive approach and motivating others towards a common purpose.

    You must be able to delegate tasks appropriately while being transparent and assuming accountability for any decisions taken on your watch.

    A high degree of innovation, passion and vision is essential, and you will be able to hire, develop, coach, appraise and attain highly qualified personnel according to the organisational structure of the local events team.

    The demands of the job mean you must be highly resilient and organised, as well as able to manage conflict and communicate clearly.

    What we offer

    Working at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 is more than a job; it is a calling to create a better world through the power of football.

    As part of the FIFA family, you will be working with highly motivated colleagues within a dynamic and diverse team. Employment is offered until September 2023.

    How to apply

    If you think you would be a good fit and are keen to work for an exciting and truly international organisation, we would love to hear from you.

    To apply, you should submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters) through our online application portal.

    Please only submit your applications through the portal, we cannot review applications submitted by email or post. Applicants will be required to provide proof of right to work within the host countries.

    Closing Date : 29 September 2021.

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