HR Director

Salary undisclosed

The position

For one of our clients, a provider of financial services, we are searching for a seasoned HR Director. The HR Director will be MT Member and reports directly to a Member of the Board.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Management of HR team (10+ FTE) by focusing on quality, efficiency and effectiveness
  • HR scope covers population of 2.200+ employees
  • As member of the management team, bear joint responsibility for achieving the organization's objectives, co-determine the overall strategy and (the execution of) the policy of the business unit
  • Setting up of multi-annual plan and budget for HR
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of HR processes
  • Report to the Board, MT and/or other stakeholders with regard to the realization of SLAs, KPIs and risks
  • Advise on the optimization of the structure of the organization, change management and control of the organization from the HR perspective
  • Identification and translation of relevant trends and developments into opportunities, threats and to the strategic policy of the unit
  • Develop, implement and realize recruitment, retention, development and exit policies
  • Initiate, supervise and implement reorganization, change and cultural processes and monitor the progress
  • Development of the department HR as business partner for management
  • (Co) design and realization of change, in accordance with the objectives and vision
  • Coaching and guiding of managers and employees, communicate the organizational culture and display exemplary behaviour
  • Participate in internal and external consultation; communicate the vision, goals and ideas of the staff department and positioning of the organization
  • Maintain, establish and develop relationships with relevant external stakeholders, suppliers etc.
  • Provide professional presentations at conferences or seminars and write articles suitable for publication in a journal

Candidate profile

  • Academic degree in preferably Human Resources, Psychology or Business, or proven equivalent ability
  • At least 10 years of working experience in Human Resource positions with a strong business orientation
  • Solid knowledge of Human Resources and related Dutch laws and regulations
  • Practised in dealing with Dutch work councils and trade unions
  • Track record in managing reorganizations and cultural change
  • Experience with servicing populations of at least 800 professionals
  • Helicopter view and view of overall links between financial, legal, communications and technical implementation aspects
  • Experience in managing team of higher educated professionals
  • Fluency in Dutch and English, both oral and written
  • Strong binding capacities. Brings people together within a team, but also from different departments and different levels
  • Ability to influence without power and strong countervailing power
  • Capable of building, maintaining and influencing large network of relations. Builds long term relations on different levels within and outside the company
  • Results and solution oriented, proactive, strong execution power
  • Acts as coach and mediator
  • Hands-on, hardworking and resilient delivery focus
  • Ability to build trust within the company
  • Integer and ethical
  • Persistent and go-getter; continues to look for solutions in situations of setback, able to break deadlocks and to overcome resistance
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and engaging
  • Visionary combined with pragmatic attitude
  • Determined and analytical, with good judgment, business sense and strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication, presenting and counselling skills


You are requested to respond using the form below, including a resume. For more information, please contact Anisha Wai or Hans Jonkers at +31 (0)20 69 71 410.

Reference and diploma checks are standard part of the procedure; background checks and pre-employment screening may also be part of the procedure.


We cannot share more information until a NDA has been signed by the candidate. Only candidates redeemed suitable will be asked to sign such NDA.

Deze procedure is gesloten (25-11-2013).

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