HR Generalist Northern Europe - Amersfoort area

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Our client, an industrial company specialized in temperature control systems, is looking for an HR Generalist / Manager for Northern Europe. In this role you work autonomously and have diverse responsibilities. Taking care of all local HR issues and implementing strategies for the European region are part of your tasks. Although you will work in the Amersfoort area, you will report directly to the HR Director located in France.


The HR Generalist / Manager for Northern Europe works autonomously in the Netherlands, without a local HR-team. The role therefore requires someone to have broad knowledge of HR related topics, a real HR generalist role.

  • Responsible for HR issues, such as Compensation & Benefits, Training & Development, Staffing, and HR administration including head count reporting, vacation and absenteeism;
  • Coordinate and organize HR solutions and programs according to HR strategies;
  • Planning of HR initiatives;
  • Contact with recruitment agencies, pre-selection of candidates and making interviews arrangements;
  • Take care of compensation and benefits programs (Company cars, pension, medical coverage etc.) and provide information to employees;
  • Propose/build local training offers depending business and employee needs;
  • Support payroll administration tasks and liaise with payroll companies or lawyers when necessary. Payrolls in all countries are outsourced, but information is under control of the HR Manager;
  • Legal aspects are also outsourced, the HR Manager being the coordinator of actions with lawyers and legal consultants;
  • The local HR Manager is a member of the Local Management Team;
  • HR Manager is responsible for all local HR issues and implementation of strategies decided at a European level and at local level;
  • Number of employees to be managed by the HR Manager:
    • The Netherlands: 50
    • Germany: 30
    • Belgium: 7
    • UK: 7


  • 5-7 years of experience in a similar role and within an international environment,
  • Degree in Human Resources,
  • Fluency in English and Dutch are a must. German would be a plus,
  • Knowledge of HR techniques, international legislation of labor law (UK, Germany, Belgium).
  • Good capacity to work autonomously and remotely
  • Capacity to impose oneself, especially with senior management
  • Ability to convince/influence
  • Good coordination
  • Strategy management
  • Capacity to anticipate and to propose initiatives
  • Technical HR skills

This is a full-time position (40 hours / 5 days per week).

HR Generalist Northern Europe - Amersfoort area
  • 1
  • Negotiable
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  • Jo-636438
  • Permanent
  • 6

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