Gyöngyvér Martin

I’m a human capital advisor with a professional qualification in psychology and economics and I have a pronounced interest in building the most effective and successful workforces possible.

My aim is to inspire and engage business leaders and HR professionals in a meaningful way so that they can build and nurture a prosperous and thriving organization and can transform work into a compelling and fulfilling experience.

For over 20 years, I have been supporting international and local businesses in the Central and Eastern Europe region to grow; improve operational efficiency, performance and profit; successfully deliver transformation projects; shape the company culture; attract, engage and develop the best fit talents; develop leaders and upgrade organizational skills.

As a mentor I help HR professionals to become business executives who can add value to any part of their company.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with family and friends, reading, travelling, ballet dancing and fitness.

Let’s connect! I would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in my work and need an experienced and reliable sparring partner in human capital. I am open to dialogue, brainstorming, co-creation, cooperation and business opportunities.

Write to me if you have any questions or requests

Gyöngyvér Martin
Professional Highlights
My Take aways
2015 - 2018
Head of Human Resources

at Marsh Central – and Southeastern Europe

My "Take Away" from Marsh:
  • Way of working: American multinational, matrix organization, centralized business model, regional responsibility, diversity, high workload
  • Leadership: executive team member, supervisory board member, regional HR team leader
  • Challenges: strong organic growth (HC 900), business turnaround, global standardization, HR transformation, leadership transition, talent agenda
  • Skills: data and analyticsbased decision making, understanding the application and impact of digital, change management, conflict management, virtual team lead, ‘talent scout’
  • Responsibilities: strategic and operative HR management, transformation management, organizational restructuring and development, CEO top executive recruitments, AC & DC for top executives, HR digitalization (Workday), EDW, Job Catalogue, talent strategy, coaching & mentoring programme, HR regulations, compliance
2006 - 2014
Human Resources Director

for Central and Southern Europe at Pernod Ricard

My "Take Away" from Pernod Ricard:
  • Way of working: French multinational, decentralized business model, autonomy, empowerment, accountability, mutual trust, diversity, high workload, celebration of achievements
  • Leadership: executive team member, regional HR responsibility
  • Challenges: strong organic growth (HC 200-420), M&A and cultural adaption, digital supremacy, innovation, commercial transformation, employer experience, CSR, regional synergies (cost/resources)
  • Skills: market knowledge, entrepreneurial mindset, strategic thinking, knowledge of the organizational culture, cooperation, communication, team management, people development, mapping of future capability needs
  • Achievements: strategic and operative HR management, HR supervision, standardization of HR processes, creative solutions in employer branding and assessment, high performing teams, functional and leadership excellence at middle and top management levels, significant outperformance of competitors, impactful CSR action in the region, talent management and mobility, employee engagement, reduction of employee turnover , PEOPLESOFT, TALEO (HRIS), Salesforce and Global Grading System (Towers Watson)
2004 - 2006
Accountant & Administrator

at Lanztech

My "Take Away" from Lanztech:
  • Reason for job change: relocation from Hungary to Austria
  • Challenges: starting from scratch in a new country, learning German and a new culture
  • Skills: adaptation, resilience, technical affinity and networking
2000 - 2004
Human Resources Director
My "Take Away" from Wincanton:
  • Way of working: British international firm, expansion, white- and blue-collar employees
  • Leadership: top management member, first-time team leader
  • Challenges: strong organic growth (HC 500), acquisition, strategic projects, employee engagement, trade union
  • Skills: project management, compliance and legal knowledge, negotiation skills
  • Achievements: strategic and operative HR management, acquisition and post-integration process, adaptation of ‘cross-dock’ solution with British American Tobacco, geographic expansion, leadership and development of HR team, employee engagement survey
1997 - 2000
Human Resources Manager

at Euromedic Holding (now Affidea)

My "Take Away" from Euromedic Holding:
  • Way of working: local firm made up of 3 divisions as the result of a merger
  • Leadership: top management member
  • Challenges: organic growth (HC 450 in 3 divisions), strong leadership, HR strategy, value creation, diversity, cultural change, cooperation with different business units, first-time leader, acquisition
  • Skills: financial planning and forecasting, dealing with complexity, risk management
  • Achievements: integration process after merger, outsourcing of payroll activity, new retail concept
1993 - 1997

at HILL International Personal and Management Consulting

My "Take Away" from HILL International:
  • Way of working: proximity with different businesses, clients and candidates, regional responsibility in East Hungary
  • Challenges: exploration and execution of new business opportunities, establishment of a regional representative office
  • Skills: executive search, analysis of skill & potential, business consulting
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