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Human Resources Business Partner, World Agency
Paris headquarters, France
Master’s degree in Marketing and Strategy - I.A.E (Poitiers, France)
Bachelor of Arts, Business & Finance - Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield, UK)
Sep 2016 - current - HR Business Partner - Euler Hermes World Agency
Mar 2015 - Aug 2016 - 6 month assignment with Allianz Global Investors in New York City as HR Business Partner in charge of Marketing, Sales and Risk teams
Nov 2013 – Feb 2016 – HR Business Partner - Euler Hermes Group (IT and Risk Population)
Apr 2010 – Oct 2013 – Talent Management Officer - Euler Hermes Group
Aug 2007 – Mar 2010 – Marketing Project Manager Euler Hermes France
What attracted you to Euler Hermes?
There were several things:
The industry, which was very interesting given my background in finance.
The roles and responsibilities of my first position when I started back in 2007.
The international aspect of the Euler Hermes Group and the connection with parent company Allianz, which together represent lots of potential career opportunities
What skills and experiences do you draw on in your role?
In my current role as HR Business Partner, I draw heavily on my interpersonal skills and my capacity for building networks across the organization.
My leadership and adaptability skills allow me to implement HR policies and projects around the world, as well as to work successfully with local HR teams and to navigate the needs of different functions and cultures.
My communication skills permit me to manage relationships at all seniority levels and to implement change management.
What do you enjoy most about working at Euler Hermes?
The people: My colleagues are great people, very knowledgeable, and they share a common culture of cooperation and performance. Also, Euler Hermes values are very much aligned with my own, including cooperation, performance, and trust.
The opportunities: During my nine years at Euler Hermes I’ve already had three jobs, and I just started my fourth. Also, I recently had the fantastic experience of working abroad.
My work: I have a variety of tasks to accomplish, it’s never boring! I am empowered to propose new ideas and my Manager trusts me.
Describe Euler Hermes in 3 words
Expertise. Opportunities. Future.
What are your development and career perspectives within Euler Hermes?
I just took a new role, so I will probably stay for a while.
Looking forward, I can see different paths:
I would like to become the Manager of a bigger HR team, for example managing a team of several business partners
I would like to become HR Director of a Business Unit
Achieving this plan may require lateral moves towards other HR specialties like Compensation & Benefits for instance, at a Regional or a Group level.
If you have worked in different countries, tell us about that experience.
Recently I had the amazing opportunity to take a six-month assignment in the US. The experience was a great professional and personal challenge.
The opportunity helped me develop my knowledge, share best practices, and most of all develop my self confidence. You are stepping out of your comfort zone which is quite difficult to handle at the beginning, but it is so rewarding.
I met incredible people, made new friends, boosted my skills and knowledge. If asked to do it again, I would say yes right away!