I currently work as a lab technician, junior level, in Belgium (French company)
I asked for a new job in the same company (same building, different team). The new job is to lead a small team (starting with 3, expected to grow to 5-6 people) In charge of building prototypes, so that includes dealing with designers, suppliers, plannings, etc.
This position had been open for 6 month before I applied, and they found nobody.
My application has been accepted, and according to oral (unofficial & non definitive) communication, I should be starting my new job 2 month from now (mid september).
During the interview process, I mentioned the fact that i expected a salary raise (since my level of responsibility will increase significantly), and the HR representative agreed, but said that she was not the right person to talk about that. I do not know if this is recorded somewhere in her report, and there has been no mention of a new contract.
This HR rep. left the company two weeks ago, and I have been left without any real news since then, and i do not know who is in charge of my case in HR.
We are in the middle of the summer vacations, which means that my current manager and my future manager are both away.
I fear that if I wait until the end of summer, i will start working my new job, and if I ask for a raise at that time, negociations will be rushed, or I will be told that I should have asked earlier.
How do I approach this? should i go to someone in HR or just wait and see?