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Location: Amsterdam region
Salary indication: Confidential, competitive package
Company: International Multimedia Conglomerate
Position: Human Resources Director


Role Objective:

To work closely with Business Partners, i.e. Managing Directors, Senior Managers in the provision of a first class HR service to employees in Amsterdam, Hungary, France & Spain. The HR Director will work with Business Partners and Centres of Excellence on all aspects of HR covering; recruitment, employee relations, compensation & benefit and training & development and will tailor his/ her service based on Global HR strategy and local needs based on business requirements and legislative guidelines.

Summary of Role Responsibilities:


  • Help managers to work through job and skill requirements so that a full job description can be prepared and will adequately attract candidates with the correct skill set.
  • Work with Talent Acquisition to ensure short list is obtained with candidates from a range of backgrounds and criteria in line with the Company guidelines on Diversity.
  • Coaching recruiting managers on how to conduct effective interviews and how to remove bias from their interviewing technique and approach, and to take part in the interview process when required.
  • Oversee the candidate onboarding process locally to ensure new starters experience a good introduction to the Company. 


  • Coaching Managers on how to manage performance and make best use of our Performance Management tool.
  • Work with external counsel to ensure the resolution of employment issues is adequately handled in line with local employment legislation.
  • Advise managers on employee relations matters to ensure that management approaches are commercially astute with minimal risk to the company and in accordance with up to date legal advice.
  • Ensure managers are educated appropriately and are aware of their roles when dealing with sensitive issues.  Specifically, ensure managers are proficient when looking after performance issues and absence management.
  • Maintain an up to date awareness of International employment law.  


  • Partnering with central Compensation on all annual merit and bonus planning.
  • Working with business partners on budget planning for the following year ensuring that decisions are strategic and in line with upcoming business priorities.
  • Effective planning for salary, equity adjustments and promotion with business partners to ensure fairness, equity before submission for approval.
  • Oversee the administration of the Company’s private healthcare, pension scheme and insurance policies and working with central Benefits to ensure we are harmonising employee benefits where possible across the different divisions. 


  • Act as a coach to management teams, providing advice and skills to enable them to effectively identify skill gaps and effective solutions in order to drive their businesses forward.
  • Sourcing and delivery of high calibre and effective training programmes
  • Coach Managers to develop their confidence in managing employee performance reviews to build high performing teams.
  • Using the content from employee surveys and focus groups to help business partners identify areas to improve team inclusivity.
  • Working with the Office of Global Inclusion to increase awareness of individual needs ensuring that everyone feels that they can ‘bring themselves’ to work.
  • Helping business partners to prepare and work with hybrid working patterns and working through the challenges that come with this structure.


  • Readily become involved in Global & International initiatives to ensure that local considerations are included in global project strategy
  • Adapt International/ Global HR initiatives into local practices and to sell the benefits to local Business Partners





  • 10 years broad generalist HR work experience across different territories.
  • Knowledge of local employment legislation
  • Proven project management skills
  • Ability to be strategic and to get into the detail / hands-on.


  • People management experience
  • Previous experience in an International Company with a US parent
  • Bachelor/Master degree in HR or Business Administration
  • HR change management / transformation experience



  • Excellent Relationship building skills
  • Good Commercial Acumen to enhance credibility with Business Partners
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Self-starter, works effectively with remote line management
  • Articulate communicator, with good command of local languages & English
  • Results orientated
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills


  • Ability to deal effectively with unionised environments & employee relations
  • To have language ability in French, German or Spanish

More information:

Do you have more questions? Please contact Servaas Weijers, 06-17330763 or s.weijers@avanser.nl. Are you interested, please apply via our website. Thank you.

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