Head of HR

Deze procedure is gesloten (02-04-2014).
Salary undisclosed
Central Netherlands

The organisation

Our client is a European transportation company and leader in its niche, with 20,000+ employees.

The position

For the Dutch national company with 500+ employees we are currently searching for an HR Director, who will have full responsibility for all HR related topics including recruitment, personnel management, learning & development, remuneration, employer branding etc.

The position is based in central Netherlands.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Accountable for recruitment and selection of employees
  • Personnel administration and personnel controlling
  • Consistent application and further development of the existing HR systems
  • Management of all processes for the provision, deployment and development of HR
  • Implementation of HR concepts for employees and mid-level executive staff, including HR development and HR planning
  • Development of an employer branding strategy
  • Implementation of a motivational, cost effective remuneration strategy and systems
  • Contacts with work councils and unions in consideration of legal requirements including the collective labour negotiations
  • Active participation in international HR projects
  • Manage, coach and further develop the HR team

Candidate profile

Background & Experience

  • University degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related required
  • At least 20 years of progressive work experience in HR management roles, whereof a minimum of 8-10 years within international profit organizations with a comparable scope
  • Strong background in HR development and planning, with the implementation of HR concepts, recruitment, personnel administration and controlling
  • Experience with the implementation of remuneration strategies and systems
  • Knowledge of the key elements of labour legislation and in dealing with works councils and unions
  • Experience with developing an employer branding strategy
  • Experience managing and further developing HR teams
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Dutch and English is required.

Essential Personal Qualities

  • Well-developed communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Able to quickly establish credibility, respect and trust at all levels within the company
  • High-level of professionalism
  • Confident, stress-resistant and mature personality
  • Determined and analytical, with good judgment, business sense and strong problem solving skills
  • Organisational sensitivity and culturally aware
  • Able to cope with resistance
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop HR employees

The offer

The position offers next to a market-conform salary and secondary benefits, the chance to work in a challenging and international environment. Being part of the extended Management Board, you will have broad HR responsibilities for 500+ employees. The position furthermore offers the opportunity to further develop an HR department and HR systems.


You are requested to apply to this position by using the form below, including a motivation letter and resume in English. For more information please contact: Leonie Wiedom or Hans Jonkers at tel. +31 (0)20 69 71 410.

Reference and diploma checks are standard part of the procedure.

Deze procedure is gesloten (02-04-2014).

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