Looking for a new opportunity/challenge following the acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic. @ Immediately Available
Director Global Talent and Leadership Development @ Medtronic (former Covidien)
Director Human Resources, Vascular Therapies OUS @ Medtronic (former Covidien)
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Passionate multi-lingual (English, German, Spanish, French and Italian) Human Resources (HCM) Professional with over 20 years of experience gained in complex multinational and multi-cultural environments through local, regional and global assignments. Agile strategic partner and “hands-on” implementer at operational level. Entrepreneurial thinker with a high level of empathy, integrity, result orientation and customer centricity. Able to deal
Passionate multi-lingual (English, German, Spanish, French and Italian) Human Resources (HCM) Professional with over 20 years of experience gained in complex multinational and multi-cultural environments through local, regional and global assignments. Agile strategic partner and “hands-on” implementer at operational level. Entrepreneurial thinker with a high level of empathy, integrity, result orientation and customer centricity. Able to deal with complex situations in matrix organizations, and to effectively balance the needs of the employees with the mission and strategy of the organization. Strong interpersonal, communication, coaching and mentoring skills.
Looking for a new opportunity/challenge following the acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic. @ Looking for an international role in human resources (strategic and operational human resources business partner, human capital management subject matter expert or solutions delivery leadership) at senior management level in a leading, global, diverse and innovative medical devices, pharma, industrial, engineering, humanitarian or service organization, where employees are recognized for making the difference. From August 2015 to Present (5 months) Director Global Talent and Leadership Development @ Global subject matter expert: As human capital management (human resources) expert, influence culture change and thought leadership for building organizational capability world-wide by delivering processes, tools and solutions that enable leaders and employees to deliver strong results through the achievement of the organization’s business strategy. Provide guidance and lead initiatives in the area of talent and leadership development as well as organizational effectiveness. Subject Matter Expert for the global Covidien organization in the areas of sales and marketing capability building as well as career planning. Participation in diversity & inclusion initiatives and talent management processes corporate-wide. HR Project Management. From January 2014 to July 2015 (1 year 7 months) Zürich Area, SwitzerlandDirector Human Resources, Vascular Therapies OUS @ Strategic and operational human resources: HR Business partner to OUS leadership team (Vascular Therapies International / Vascular Therapies EMEA / Vascular Therapies Europe), supporting the organization in sustaining and improving business results by ensuring that the human resources strategies and plans were translated into concrete actions and tangible results.
Strategy implementation and organizational development: Assistance and guidance in the shaping of the organization’s structure by aligning activities with people and capabilities. Collaborate with local HR organizations, HR shared services and solution delivery teams to ensure successful implementation of strategy related HR activities.
Workforce planning: Maintain workforce plan and make resource projections. Match resource capabilities to changing business requirements and conditions.
Talent management and development, succession planning and capability building: Monitor and foster talent by facilitating talent reviews. Plan for succession and identify values, behaviors and skills for future leaders to develop against. Identify competencies required and strategies to implement these. Implement position and competency frameworks and design motivational career paths.
Change management: Close collaboration with corporate, leaders and workforce to enable implementation of strategy related change management actions.
HR project management: Lead major international HR integration projects in connection with the acquisition of ev3 and restructuring activities.
Leadership responsibility: Leading a team of 3 human resources generalist. From January 2010 to December 2013 (4 years) Director, Talent Management and Organizational Development, Engineered Products Group @ Strategic and operational human resources: As global subject matter expert, assist and support Engineered Products (15'000 employees in over 30 countries) in the design, implementation and sustainability of its people and talent management/development strategy and in organizational development issues. Lead implementation of Alcan People Advantage (4th pillar of Alcan's Integrated Management System) with Engineered Products.
Talent management and development: Support Engineered Products' functions in competency/capability building processes. Responsible for Engineered Products training and development activities, including needs analysis, design and delivery of programs (mainly leadership and general management).
Mergers, acquisitions, divestments, restructurings / HR project management / change management: Manage and monitor integration processes in the field of human resources following business acquisitions. Task force lead for people transfer execution in connection with planned sale of the organization by Rio Tinto (IPO leading to the creation of Constellium) as well as responsibility for design of future talent management organization.
Office management: Responsible for Zurich Engineered Products office.
Leadership responsibility: Supervisor of two. From 2005 to January 2010 (5 years) Director, Human Resources, Primary Metals Europe @ Strategic and operational human resources: HR Business Partner to European Primary Metals business. Advise and support leadership team and organization in all human resources related activities.
Strategy implementation and organizational development: Translate human resources strategy into processes and tools and ensure implementation. Building-up and managing of the human resources function in this newly created organizational entity.
Workforce planning: Strict workforce planning in collaboration with plants to ensure smooth operation.
Talent management and development, succession planning and capability building:
Implementation of newly developed human resources strategy, tools and processes across the organization.
Change management: Support organization in change management processes related to merger algroup/Alcan and restructuring activities.
Mergers, acquisitions, divestments, restructurings / HR project management / change management: Leadership and/or participation in a number of key human resources taskforces aiming at supporting the integration of algroup (merged with Alcan in 2000).
Leadership responsibility: Functional supervisor of all human resources managers in seven European countries. From 2000 to 2004 (4 years) Various HR Positions at Corporate Level with Alusuisse-Lonza Group @ 1998-1999: Human Resources Manager algroup alusuisse (the aluminum division of algroup)
1996-1998: Head Staff "Personnel and Human Resources Management" at corporate head-office From 1996 to 2000 (4 years) Human Resources Manager / Assistant Vice President Human Resources @ Responsible for the management of the human resources function at the group head-office and for all affiliated companies in Zurich. Ensure the delivery of customer-tailored human resources services. HR Project Management. Leadership responsibility: Managed a team of four. From 1992 to 1996 (4 years) Assistant Manager Human Resources @ Reported to and assisted the Manager Human Resources in all human resources related activities at the group head-office. HR Project Management. From 1990 to 1992 (2 years) Personnel Assistant - General Motors Europe @ Assist the Manager Human Resources at General Motor's European Headquarter in all human resources related activities. HR Project Management. From 1988 to 1990 (2 years)
Law Institute: cand.iur (1983) and 1st State Examn (1988) @ Universität Bern From 1982 to 1988 High School @ Wirtschaftsgymnasium Bern-Neufeld From 1977 to 1981 Pestalozzi Ramón Fretz is skilled in: Talent Management, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Coaching, Deferred Compensation, Succession Planning, Training, Change Management, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Organizational Design, Management, Strategy, Leadership, Mergers
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