Human Resources Director – France/Belgium/Luxembourg in Paris, France


Quote from Hiring Manager

“Together, we share a common dedication to demonstrate and ensure there is ‘Nothing Better in the Market.’ If you are looking for a great opportunity to join a company with a unique culture and you share our passion for our amazing spirits brands in a dynamic industry and our passion for People and Culture, check out this opportunity as Human Resources Director for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.”

Meaningful Work From Day One

Serves as an influential and strategic HR business partner to the France/BeLux organization and manages the day to day HR processes across assigned functions. Facilitates the execution of business strategies through people and organizational development. Ensures the business goals, objectives and initiatives are supported through the execution of HR strategies, policies and procedures.

What You Can Expect

  • Serves as the regional HR leader and strategic business partner for the Managing Director and France/BeLux Leadership team by cultivating and leveraging strong partnerships across the region, evidenced by HR having a “seat at the table”

  • Provides data, insights, ideas, coaching and tools to enable leaders to motivate performance and maximize the talents, contributions and the results of their teams

  • Serves as a trusted advisor to senior leaders on a wide range of HR-related topics that include performance management, talent attraction and retention, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design (to include SG&A cost management), employee engagement, total rewards and succession planning

  • Builds and maintains strong partnerships across the full People, Places and Communications community in order to support the achievement of the Brown-Forman People & Culture vision and strategic priorities. Leads change and facilitates initiatives that impact people and culture:

  • Leads the annual Talent and Succession process for France/BeLux

  • Partners with division Workforce Planning & Recruiting team to effectively forecast, prepare for and meet the talent needs of the business

  • Sets the strategy for regional learning and development needs and partners with division L&D team to execute against strategic priorities, including individual, team and organizaitonal development

  • Drives high levels of employee engagement and supports France/BeLux in continuing to be a Great Place to Work

  • Drives awareness and initiatives that support the Many Spirits, One Brown-Forman global diversity & inclusion strategy

  • Leads employee relations investigations when appropriate, coordinating efforts with Legal, Compliance and Audit when necessary; provides recommendations for remediation if required

  • Manages, coaches and develops the local HR Business Partnership team

What You Bring to the Table

  • 7+ years of in-depth HR management experience with demonstrated knowledge of the HR function and processes with a strong understanding of legal ramifications of non-compliance

  • Consistent evidence of ability to exercise good judgement, discretion and maturity in responding to requests for data, resolving problems and to effectively handle confidential information and materials

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of Corporate and Region management, as well as employees across functions

  • Proven ability to influence via great facilitation and coaching

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

  • Experience working across a global matrixed organization, with strong French or other similar European labor markets

  • Business fluent French and English

What Makes You Unique

  • Formal education or certifications in HR

  • Experience working with commercial organizations or field sales teams

Who We Are

Imagine working for a company that welcomes you in, inspires you to bring your best self to every opportunity, and encourages you to grow and develop your career in a resilient and fun industry. Brown-Forman offers our employees this kind of career and environment and has for more than 150 years. Together, we proudly live and work by our values, striving each day to be better and do better as people, as a company, and as members of the communities we call home. Come have a seat at our table!

  • Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

  • Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

  • Enriching Life. Enriching Careers- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer:

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.


Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Europe Division



Country: FRA

Req ID: JR-00006191

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