HR Subject Matter Expert

Human Resources

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Human Resources


Business Professionals


Warsaw GSC, Poland



The role


Provide expert-level knowledge in one of three HR areas: ELC or Recruitment or L&D. The role will focus on delivering change, process and service improvement through HR technology and operational effectiveness.  In addition, a person in this role will provide project management support. A person in this role is a key member of the project team, and he/she will participate in project development, disseminate project information and serve as active participant in project and process related work groups. 


  • Acts as an HR SME for one of the three HR areas 
  • Participates in automatization and process improvement: designing smart and elegant HR solutions 
  • Manages changes in the HR processes and services, HR projects and key documentation
  • works in conjunction with project staff, actively participates in project work groups and committees
  • assists with the implementation of HR projects and coordinates its activities; this includes planning, developing, implementing and evaluating projects as well as preparing agendas for meetings, documenting key decisions and creating /collaborating with team members to develop project collateral (e.g. procedures, proposal, progress reports, process maps or other docs as required) 
  • communicates effectively in both oral and written forms to a variety of stakeholders; delivers engaging, informative and well-organized presentations 


  • Experience in seeking opportunities and successful implementation of improvements in HR administration
  • Experience in creating and maintaining process documentation
  • A broad understanding of the HR employee lifecycle
  • Thorough knowledge of either ELC, Recruitment or L&D processes
  • Experience of successfully supporting cross-country projects through the project life-cycle advantageous but not essential
  • Working understanding of HR technology/ies 
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships within the project working groups as well as a wider HR community 
  • Advanced English. Fluency in other European Languages advantageous but not essential
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Must work calmly under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable; willing to roll sleeves up and get stuck in, not afraid of change
  • Collaborative


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.