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Director, Employee Relations and Compliance

Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
A few days at home
Experience: > 5 years
Education: BAC+3


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Job Description

Dynatrace seeks an experienced Director, Employee Relations and Compliance, leading and managing all Employee Relations (ER) and Human Resource/Employment-related regulatory, compliance and governance demands across EMEA as a subject matter expert.

You will provide guidance to both the organization on practices, policies, processes, and programs, to ensure we are operating within local regulatory or legislative requirements - and help drive and deliver strategic initiatives and projects.

Aligning with the global Employee Relations function, you will partner closely with HRBPs, leaders and employment counsel.

Travel will be expected to other EMEA locations in this role. 

Specific Responsibilities:


  • Build strong partnerships throughout the business to foster trust and accountability with all stakeholders and clients.
  • Provide consultative expertise on employee relations matters ranging from basic to complex or high risk. Advise business leaders and internal experts to ensure compliance with applicable local laws and regulations, working closely with our global compliance and legal functions.
  • Oversee ER cases including disciplinary issues, grievances, performance management concerns, involuntary exits (including redundancies), sensitive and/or high-risk leaves of absence, investigations, employee complaints, and advise on settlements, accommodation, separations, and other matters to successful resolution.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in specialized regulatory areas (e.g., conciliation, works council, trade unions, occupational health, equality, and other EU/MEA market specific directives)
  • Advise HR teams on practices and approaches by country, build and maintain strong relationships across the territories, and support global managers on regional and local differences.
  • Work as a subject matter expert with our internal functions, relevant committees, and teams on regulatory, risk and compliance matters. Participation with internal and external audits.
  • Partner with HR team members to create and sustain positive employee relations programs and best practices.
  • Design, communicate, interpret, and maintain ER policies, processes and educational programs for HR partners, employees, and managers as appropriate.
  • Collect and analyze ER metrics to gather insights, determine trends and develop proactive strategies to remediate risk within the business. Regular reporting to stakeholders including cost analysis.
  • In partnership with HRBP team, provide expertise, consultation, and coaching to all levels of the organization on ways to address employee behavior and performance concerns, including assisting on the development and delivery of appropriate feedback or corrective action that aligns with company processes and policies.
  • Interpret and apply understanding of global company policies and practices, employment law, and other regulations to provide guidance, or clarification for employee relations and HR compliance matters.
  • Keep abreast of, and effectively communicate employment law and legislative changes to ensure continued up to date compliance within the markets in which Dynatrace operates.
  • Design, develop, and draft various employee-facing and HR Compliance-related policies and processes globally.

Preferred experience


  • Fluent German highly desirable)
  • Experienced including at least 5 years in related management positions.
  • Sound knowledge of specific country employment laws and regulations and its pragmatic application with an understanding of leaves of absence, short and long-term disability.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in delivering ER & compliance solutions across EMEA, with a particular focus on the UK, DACH, France, BeNe & Poland
  • Demonstrated ability to drive large-scale cultural change efforts while partnering with key stakeholders.
  • Positive role model and strong work ethic. Commitment to the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
  • Excellent consultative, coaching, counseling, and conflict resolution skills; ability to influence and articulate a variety of issues to different audiences, tailoring messages accordingly.
  • Able to independently juggle multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; relevant degree or qualifications preferred.
  • Global experience and keen awareness of cultural distinctions and the implications on the public perception of Dynatrace’s brand.
  • Goal-oriented and comfortable with ambiguity, and able to prioritize in a dynamic environment.

Additional Information

What's in it for you? 

  • Company Stock will be offered on appointment as well as access to our Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • A one-product software company creating real value for the largest enterprises and millions of end customers globally, striving for a world where software works perfectly.  
  • Working with the latest technologies and at the forefront of innovation in tech on scale; but also, in other areas like marketing, design, or research. 
  • Working models that offer you the flexibility you need, ranging from full remote options to hybrid ones combining home and in-office work.  
  • A team that thinks outside the box, welcomes unconventional ideas, and pushes boundaries.   
  • An environment that fosters innovation, enables creative collaboration, and allows you to grow.  
  • A globally unique and tailor-made career development program recognizing your potential, promoting your strengths, and supporting you in achieving your career goals.   
  • A truly international mindset with Dynatracers from different countries & cultures all over the world, and English as the corporate language that connects us all  
  • A culture that is being shaped by the diverse personalities, expertise, and backgrounds of our global team.  

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Company Description

Dynatrace exists to make the world’s software work perfectly. Our unified software intelligence platform combines broad and deep observability and continuous runtime application security with the most advanced AIOps to provide answers and intelligent automation from data at an enormous scale. This enables innovators to modernize and automate cloud operations, deliver software faster and more securely, and ensure flawless digital experiences. That is why the world’s largest organizations trust Dynatrace® to accelerate digital transformation. 

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