Dow Chemical Human Resources Specialist in GBR, United Kingdom

The Dow Chemical Company's Human Resource Department for the UK, Ireland and Nordic has an exciting opportunity for aHR Specialistto join the team inAlderley Park, Cheshire. With multi-site responsibility, this role adds value by understanding business needs and supporting with HR practices and programmes to meet those needs. Applicants must be a credible partner and skilled communicator. The role will be responsible for Talent Acquisition across the UK, Ireland and Nordic and will coordinate with specialist HR colleagues (such as Compensation and Benefits, Mobility and Talent Management and Talent Acquisition) to support the people strategy.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide robust HR support to a multi-site and varied group.

  • Represent the UK, Ireland and Nordic on the Talent Acquisition specialist team across Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Attend regular meetings and share or leverage local practice and knowledge regarding the attraction and recruitment of top talent for the company.

  • Build relationships to understand challenges and partner businesses and functions to meet those challenges.

  • Be willing to educate, challenge and ensure process integrity and flexibility, in line with legislative requirements.

  • Contribute to a HR team, to provide a seamless HR service.

  • Collaborate and network with international HR colleagues as required.

  • Be a change agent by supporting change management processes to influence and reach desired outcomes.

  • Some travel will be required.

  • At least 3 years HR experience with demonstrated knowledge of HR practices.

  • Ability to work as a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to build credibility.

  • Excellent interpersonal effectiveness skills.

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and work independently.

  • Facilitation and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated background in project management.

Knowledge Required:

  • Proven knowledge of HR practices and employment legislation.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience supporting Nordic countries would be an advantage.

  • Experience driving change.

  • Experience of working in a large multi-national organisation.


  • Masters Degree, ideally including a HR or business related discipline.

  • CIPD qualified or part qualified.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

Dow Offers

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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