HR Business Partner Caspian (Maternity cover) – 7 months
JOB TITLE: HR Business Partner Caspian (Maternity cover) – 7 months
EMPLOYER: NOV Tuboscope DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-23 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2018-08-22

HR BP Caspian (Maternity cover) – 7 months
Location: Baku
As HR Business Partner of NOV’s Corporate team, based in Baku, you will work in partnership with the business to provide specialist support for key internal clients across multiple sites. Your knowledge of HR together with your ability to develop effective working relationships, influence and coach the senior management team will act as a strong foundation in this role to be able to deliver best practice and share responsibility for the goals and targets delivery. With the support of NOV’s Centres of Excellence you will identify and prepare plans for key employees and high potential employees, rotating best talents across different functions in the business. As HR Business Partner you will equip key stakeholders with appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively manage their people in line with their people plans e.g. performance management, absence management, career management and provide project management support and HR expertise to the business with specific related projects. By providing both transformational advice and transactional support you will improve cost and efficiency, clarify accountabilities and empower delivery of great customer service.

• Use professional insight to identify people related opportunities, priorities and potential risks with managers; provide meaningful people related KPI’s (or metrics) to managers;
• Proactively work in partnership with managers to ensure that the business is professionally resourced with the correct numbers, quality, competencies and types of workers needed to achieve current and future business objectives;
• Train, coach and guide managers in the development of working practices, working environment and culture which enables and encourages workers to use their discretionary effort and passion to benefit the business; 
• Manage the roll out and follow up of regular employee engagement initiatives for own area of the business;
• Assist managers in effectively identifying and developing talent, motivating and encouraging high performers, medium performers and where appropriate, removing poor performers;
• Plan, develop and facilitate required training activities (internally as well as externally), and perform evaluation (cost/benefit)
• Where appropriate, work in conjunction with OD to engage with managers to conduct a detailed training and learning needs analysis with their area in the short, medium and long term; 
• Give accurate and appropriate advice (seeking appropriate specialist advice where necessary), training and support to managers to resolve ER issues such as grievances and disciplines (where appropriate take the lead in investigating and resolving ER issues in accordance with company policy); 
• Monitor absenteeism and in conjunction with managers take pro-active action to ensure absence levels remain within company standards. Take required actions to prevent absenteeism; 
• Where appropriate, work with OD to support a change ready culture by anticipating barriers and obstacles to change and working to remove them; take the lead in planning and implementing simple OD interventions and change programmes to assist managers in achieving their business goals;  
• Train, support and coach managers in adopting effective exit processes (e.g. redundancy) emphasising legal parameters and the requirement to work within them and the stated values of the organisation;
• With support from the Reward team, train and coach leaders and managers in the company performance management process and in overall reward. Build manager capability in the areas of establishing measurable objectives, taking appropriate reward decisions and communicating the elements of the reward package clearly and simply;
• Promote feedback mechanisms for employees and managers to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes; Actively support a culture of continuous improvement within the HR department; 
• Network with colleagues internally and communities of practice externally to understand current trends an innovations in HR good practice.
• You will  be expected to travel to other Russia/CIS NOV locations  which will involve overnight stays.




• Able to understand, evaluate and apply technical information
• Able to understand the business needs and drivers and align with the strategic initiative
• Anticipates the impact of change and rises to the challenge, with the ability to accept risk and uncertainty


• Adept at exercising good judgement (sometimes with incomplete information) whilst being constrained by tight deadlines
• Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks
• Be quick to identify critical information and respond appropriately
• Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks
• Able to define, work within and improve business processes based on immediate and future business needs


• Will be energised by challenges and drawn towards opportunities 


• Confident and professional when representing the company in person and in writing
• Aspiring and keen to advance within the organisation
• Is cognizant of organisational culture and politics, and appropriately adjusts personal style to be effective 

Personal and Interpersonal

• A strong sense of customer focus (internal/external)
• Ability to work and relate effectively with both executives and operators on the floor to drive a teamwork mentality and communicate goals and progress towards them
• A candid team player who collaborates with peers to solve problems
• Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals
• Firm and diplomatic when negotiating 
                         Essential                                                               Desirable
Qualifications:    • HR MBA                                                              • Business Master Degree 

Experience:       • Working knowledge in an oil and gas industry         • Training and Development
                                                                                                     • Operational Management
                                                                                                     • Team Management
                                                                                                     • Management Development
                                                                                                     • Prince2 / Project Management
                                                                                                     • Continuous improvement / Lean / Six Sigma

Skills, training or special knowledge

• Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook)
• Working knowledge of HCM 

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