Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate HR






SimCorp is a leading provider of highly specialized software and financial know-how for the financial sector. Established in 1971, with approximately 1,100 employees. SimCorp is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen. The SimCorp system, SimCorp Dimension, is sold, implemented and supported by the head office in Copenhagen and the subsidiaries and branches in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kiev, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Sydney, Toronto, Vienna, and Zurich. SimCorp’s customers include international banks, insurance companies and investment managers throughout the world. In 2010 SimCorp reported a revenue of 185m (DKK 1.38bn) and posted EBIT of EUR 35.2m (DKK 262m). Investing 24% of the revenue in R&D further demonstrates the company’s extensive commitment to its product and its clients. SimCorp is a knowledge based company where more than 80% of the employees hold an academic degree, most of them within financing, economics, IT or engineering.

vision is continuously to build a Corporate HR function which contributes significantly to SimCorp’s ability to attract, retain and develop high performing people, to ensure “the best people in the industry”. Furthermore, an objective is to further boost SimCorp’s recognition as a professional and pro-active partner of the line organization. 

he position as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate HR reports directly to Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. As a member of SimCorp’s Senior Management Team (SMT) and with 8-10 direct reports, it is your mission to ensure that SimCorp has a professional HR function for its headquarters in Copenhagen and a well functioning global HR framework. Given this broad focus, the following job description differentiates between three areas of responsibility; General leadership, GlobalHR and Local (HQ)HR responsibilities.      


Approximately 500 of SimCorp’s 1.100 employees are employed in HQ. The 8-10 direct HR reports supporting HQ, are senior profiles with high level competencies, working as specialists within the following areas: Recruitment, Competence & Leadership Development, HR Legal and Global Mobility. There are local / regional HR functions in 7 of the 15 subsidiaries and the total number of indirect reports in de-central HR functions is 12.


Corporate HR has well-defined and well-functioning HR processes, tools, systems and practices within performance management, recruitment, competence management and a management / leadership academy. Challenges over the next years is expected to be supporting and influencing business managers to an even larger extent; anchoring, coordinating and aligning HR processes globally; establishing HR metrics and continuously facilitatating the further development of SimCorp’s already very strong corporate culture. With 2 open positions, the HR department currently faces a growth rather than a reduction scenario.


General leadership responsibilities        

Global HR responsibilities

Local (HQ) HR responsibilities

The position is located at SimCorp’s HQ, Weidekampsgade 16, 2300 Copenhagen S. Expect international travelling to comprise +10 days annually.


Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate holds an MBA or degree on Master level within business, economics, humanities or the like, preferably with specialization in HR. Alternatively the right candidate could have a Business Diploma (HD) in Organisation.


The SVP and Head of Corporate HR has minimum 10 years of HR experience with documented results, as well as a minimum of 5 years experience with management of an HR function. Furthermore, you possess the following qualifications:

Personal characteristics

Some of the most important personal characteristics and attributes are:

SimCorp offers
An interesting and challenging HR executive position in a knowledge intensive, internationally-oriented company, within a fascinating professional environment. SimCorp is characterized as a dynamic work place with an informal and direct way of co-operation. You will have excellent development possibilities, professionally as well as personally. The job includes large responsibility and many challenges - suited for the one who would like to join SimCorp in their further growth and success.

The compensation and benefits package will be on an attractive level matching the seniority and impact of the future SVP and Head of Corporate HR. Besides fixed salary it will include restricted stock units, bonus, health insurance etc.

Further information and Process

The process is handled by Focus Recruitment. In case of questions regarding the position, feel free to contact Partner, Steffen Marstrand at +45 5051 9215 / sma@focus-recruitment.dk

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