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Senior HR Business Partner

Job Level:  Professional

London, GB, EC3V 0HR

Due Date:  As soon as possible
Area of Expertise:  Human Resources
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  3080

Job Purpose/Role

At AGCS our Human Resources department has an in-depth understanding of the business, to deliver a best-in-class support and counsel service to our managers.


Reporting directly to the Regional Head of HR, as one of the two Senior HR Business Partners for the London office, you will be responsible for the delivery of HR issues to the business, acting as both counsel and coach for managers with regards to HR initiatives, policies and procedures. You will provide advice and support, to motivate and retain employees in a challenging and fast changing business environment.


Key Responsibilities


In this role you will:

  • Act as the face of HR to the business
  • Assess the HR implications of the business strategy, identify opportunities to further meet business needs and design solutions
  • Establish and maintain trusted relationships with managers, listening to them to understand their context and challenges
  • Support managers in identifying and managing high performing/high potential individuals and ensure succession plans are in place for key positions. Work with managers to identify future people requirements
  • Consult managers on employee relations topics
  • Provide support for the business regarding HR processes, eg. rewards, performance, grading, talent, development, annual compensation/performance reviews
  • Work with the recruitment team to manage new positions
  • Play an active role in implementing regional and global HR projects and initiatives
  • Champion change and continuous improvement by proactively engaging with business managers
  • Effectively maintain and administer all documentation and data for the relevant business area
  • Collaborate with the wider HR team both locally and globally


Key Requirements


  • You have a degree or Masters in a related field
  • Proven experience as an HR business partner, preferably in a global organisation
  • You have worked in a matrix environment supporting multiple locations
  • You are familiar with UK employment law
  • Have technical expertise in at least 1 HR topic (eg, compensation, talent management)
  • You are able to build and maintain strong relationships with customers
  • You express your ideas and messages clearly and with confidence
  • You are able to handle negotiations and delicate situations with tact and diplomacy, able to steer
  • discussions to a solution
  • You are comfortable working both in a team and independently, in an international and dynamic environment


Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.


We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of the Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks.


Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industries, but also wineries, satellite operators and Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.


Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings.


At AGCS UK we are not only impressive for our clients, but also for our employees as we offer the following generous benefits:

  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Bupa private medical insurance
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity, shared parental leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Flexible working options
  • Subsidized on-site massages
  • Employee stock purchase plan for Allianz shares
  • Education / study sponsorship
  • Global mobility within AGCS and the wider Allianz Group

…and many more individual flexible benefits to choose from. We pride ourselves on our approach to wellbeing and provide regular seminars, activities, and events devoted towards the overall health of our employees.

For more information, visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.