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The Company

This is one of Europe’s market leading companies in its specialist sector; with industrial products and supplies at its core. With close to 10,000 employees across 25 countries and a robust investment growth strategy, this is an exciting time to join the business. The BeNeLux region is one with huge opportunity and we are excited to be leading the search to identify a high calibre HR Director to be based in Eindhoven.

The Role

As part of a wider reorganisation and new direction across senior leadership, the HR Director will play a critical role in supporting the Group HR function and the business in the BeNeLux region, essentially the Netherlands and Belgium. Reporting to the CEO for the region and dotted line to the CHRO. The role will require a real focus around integration and harmonisation and there will be impacts around works councils and industrial relations, legal entity mergers/terms & conditions; so strengths in this area will be essential. Core HR strategy will be around the full talent agenda, from employer branding, talent acquisition and talent management.  

The Individual

To be successful, the HR Director will need to be able to navigate and be strong not only domestically and around local legislation; but also used to international multinationals and ideally matrixed, complex and transformative environments. You should also be innovative, commercial, process driven and tech focused; in addition to bringing a track record of success in cultural change and an organisational design/effectiveness mindset. High EQ, influencing and relationship building skills will be critical to success and finally experience dealing with commercial and sales populations. Ideally you will know what good looks like having worked for a well respected HR organisation whilst also having small company experience where ‘things need to happen’.

Posted on 08 Mar 2019

At a glance

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Job function
Generalist HR
IT & Telecommunications
International Coverage
Global HQ
Global revenue
US$1-10 Billion
Solid report to
CEO and dotted line to CHRO
Potential upsides
Fast paced business and HR and business colleagues with ambitious plans.
Potential downsides
It’s a build in many ways so you will need to be hands on and strategic.