Human Resources Manager

Join Our Growing Team


About Us:

Since 1852, Hästens Beds has been committed to crafting the best sleep. The skilled craftspeople at our factory in Köping, Sweden, have been refining our work for generations. Every bed is bespoke and made by hand using only the best natural materials. The difference lies in the details and our quest to provide the most restful sleep for people who want to lead a higher quality of life. With operations in 35+ countries and over 200 partners in Europe, Asia and America, the small family-owned company has grown into a global producer and retailer of premium beds.

Position Overview:

Seeking a World Class HR Manager/BP to support Hästens Swedish operations, based in Köping and bring the Hästens Way of Working with high energy, and positive Mindset. The main focus will be support on driving excellence and profit to Sales, as well as support us to grow the business 100%. Hästens is in a high-growth phase as a company, so this position will be pivotal in supporting the global teams responsible for executing the organizational growth. This is the in house expert on all Swedish labour laws and policies 

This reports to the Global People and Talent Lead with a dotted line to top operations, and supply chain leaders (main internal clients).

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Support company’s growth

2. Represent Hästens brand

3. Lead local people practices in Sweden

4. Practice “Way of Working”

5. Represent Blue-check

6. Support company’s growth, represent Hästens brand and lead local people practices in Sweden 

Reviewing and maintaining best employee and labour relations practices and policies necessary to establish a positive “employer-employee” relationship and promote a high level of employee engagement.

Assisting in the development of labour plans that are competitive and cost-effective for the company and that address work rules and operational constraints.

Managing grievance, arbitration and labour negotiations for union and work agreement locations.

Maintaining legal requirements and governmental reporting regulations related to Operations employees.

Protecting interests of employees and the company in accordance with HR policies and governmental laws and regulations.

Supporting operations leaders to deliver on company goals and drive culture.

Reviewing and implementing policies that drive positive employee experience.

Ensuring legal compliance, collective bargaining agreements and bargaining processes. Being primary contact concerning employee relation matters and occupational health care processes.

Ensuring all safety protocols and regulations are adhered to. Review of safety and recommendations for improvement.

Reviewing employee attendance and absenteeism and analyzing causes and made recommendations for improvement.

Coaching managers in HR-related matters as well as to ensuring support to Executive Management Team regarding leadership development.

Ensuring HR compliance, safeguard employee relations, maintain frameworks and company policies aligned to the Work Environment legislation in Sweden.

Maintaining HR handbook and policies, ensuring these are up to date and aligned with local standards.

May be required for sourcing/ interviewing for all positions at this location.

Practice “Way of Working”

Follow guidelines, use tools and ensure a structured way of working when it comes to people respect and keep deadlines and follow up on results.

Stay up to date with HR best practices.

Keep a positive approach with employees and stakeholders.

Act as true professional by representing the Hästens blue-check values; awake, enlightened, empowered, committed, open, business minded, accountable, serving, respectful and loving.

Key Competencies

Positive Mind-Set and High-Energy/Vibrations

Service-Oriented and self-driven

Great leadership skills to drive great mindset changes (potentially can have a direct report)

Analytical Mindset to understand both our business and our people

Business oriented

High-Standard of Cultures and Values

Adaptable to rapid change and priorities

Ability to multi-task

Extremely organized and detail-oriented

Curiosity for learning

True team-player

Ability to keep up with fast-paced and cadence

Experience and Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ -5 years of experience hands-on experience in an operational HR role including experience as a HR Business Partner in a manufacturing facility and team management.

Expertise with Swedish Labor law, HR Administration processes, policies and procedures and Union relations and negotiations.

A deep understanding of working with HR related questions within preferably a manufacturing context.

Demonstrated strong communication skills and ability to work in a self-directed, results-oriented at a fast pace, prioritize tasks, organize large volume of work, perform independently; and undertake multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

Driven by getting the best results and focusing on finding solutions.

Outstanding communication, presentation, and relationship skills.

Ability to confidently, prioritize and manage several ongoing processes at any given time.

Capable of working with a wide range of people and cultural backgrounds. Enjoy working with people.

Excellent communications skills in English and Swedish, written and spoken.

You are computer literate (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, e.g.) and in Apple-based applications, particularly Keynote.


Position is based in the office in Köping

Global/International Experience is a plus

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

Flexibility to work across CET, US & Canada Eastern, Central, and Pacific Time Zones


Hästens Beds is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements.

Location: Köping

Compensation & Benefits:

Featured Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits program

Competitive Salary

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Birger Jarlsgatan 25
111 45 Stockholm Directions View page


721 19 Västerås Directions


Nya Hamnvägen
731 36 Köping Directions View page



Here at Hästen we invest in the people, whether it's about a communication course, leadership training or a Christmas gift - we want you to feel appreciated!

We have our own Executive Coach and also our Sales Trainer. They are here to help our team-members perform at the highest level both inside and outside of Hästens.

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