HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Would you like to have impact by translating business strategy into people strategies to effectively grow high performing teams with passionate and empowered talent? Be part of dynamic business environment, working with senior leaders every day? Be part of a highly motivated team of HR professionals who are transforming HR to the next level?

If the answer is “yes”, then look no further than Vanderlande!

We’ll give you the opportunity to:

  • Make real impact on a fast-growing organization that puts it people first.

  • Develop professionally in a changing environment.

  • Challenge yourself personally within a diverse and highly international context.

  • Have fun along the way!

The HR Business Partner Organization

Human Resource Business Partners are at the heart of our HR organization, close to the business, working with People Services and expert colleagues for the different Centers of Expertise, to ensure we create an unforgettable employee experience for our employees and people leaders. HR Business Partners are passionate about their collaboration with our Business Leaders in executing our company vision and strategy while providing leadership to develop business specific plans. 

Coaching and developing potential people scenario’s as input for decision making, representing business needs within our HR strategic conversations and delivering plans that align with the continual growth and development of our people are some of the rewarding opportunities encompassed in this role. 

Continuously improving our HR offerings through providing consistent and timely feedback on how we can further drive policies, programs and framework aligned with enabling our competitive position in our marketplace makes this role a unique and interesting business partnering experience. 

If you are passionate about creating a great employee experience and strategically partnering to drive vision and leadership, this is the role for you! As we grow, you can build and grow your career with us. 

Currently we have the role of HR Business Partner BU WS Global Functions vacant.

Your role

In this position, you are part of the Global Functions business scope within the BU. This scope comprises the following entities: Global Operations organization (around 550 employees, based in NL and Germany) and the Strategy and Solutions organization (around 50 employees mainly based in NL).

You will act as a Trusted Partner, collaborating with key stakeholders to develop and implement organizational development and related talent plans. You will be part of the two Management Teams and of the functional HR teams. You will set and drive people strategies to support key strategic objectives, and work with colleagues within the global HR function to drive people related solutions.   

Your tasks and responsibilities

In this role, you will be reporting to both functional MDs and the Global HRBP BU WS. Your tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Development of the People Plan to support the requirements of the respective Business Plans and providing input into the BU People plan.

  • Providing insight and support to the management teams developing organizational design, culture, leadership, talent, capability development and change.

  • Partnering with the management team to understand the business challenges as key input for the people plan and, in collaborating with People Services, enable the people plan delivery.

  • Coaching management team on people related options as input for business and people decision making.

  • Acting as a trusted advisor to the leadership team on people topics and providing direction on HR solutions in collaboration with Expert colleagues and People services.

  • Collaborating with global BU HRBP and peer HRBP’s, contributing to both the creation and delivery of the global BU people strategy and related initiatives.

  • Acting as the voice of respective business scope in the BU HR team and partnering with Global HRBP, HR experts in CoE and People Services to ensure business needs are represented and to support the successful deployment of HR solutions.

  • Acting as the HR lead and single point of contact within the management teams.

  • Coaching management team to further grow their leadership skills and potential.

Your profile

To be successful in this position, we ask that you bring:

  • 10+ years of experience in HR including in a multinational company.

  • 5+ years of experience as HRBP working successfully in a global matrix environment.

  • Experience translating business needs into tangible people plans (tactical and strategic levels).

  • Experience delivering people plans in collaboration with COEs and HR shared services.

  • Credibility as a business partner, the ability to operate as part of a management team with the gravitas to influence and coach at this level.

  • Organization design and change management experience.

  • Ability to act as a talent champion, you have experience in driving and deploying successful talent development initiatives.

  • Strong influencing skills and proactive self-starting attitude, you are able to build strong partnerships within the function to ensure required resources are allocated for strategic topics.

  • Excellent business English with strong cultural awareness and the ability to communicate effectively with business and HR stakeholders across the globe at various levels in the organization.

  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to engage others for the broader good by balancing business and HR priorities. 

  • Resilience and tenacious with a ‘can do’ mindset.

This position will be located in Veghel, Netherlands. Please note that some regional travel will be required.

Key Competencies

The combination of key competencies you should bring:

  • Customer Focus                                         

  • Ensures Accountability                             

  • Collaborates                                               

  • Drives Engagement                                   

  • Instills Trust                                                                                          

  • Nimble Learning

  • Business Insight

  • Balances Stakeholders

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Plan and Align

What we offer

In this challenging and responsible position, you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of opportunities for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future.

  • On top of your fixed salary, you will receive the following secondary benefits:

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days).

  • Flexible working hours.

  • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office).

  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport.

  • Working from home allowance.

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on health insurance.

  • On-site company health centers with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills.

  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives.

  • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista.

Our company

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, such as Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects.

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins…

If this challenging profile appeals to you, apply now by filling in the application form and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak, Senior Recruiter – +31 413 49 30 24


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