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Great opportunity for Senior HR Business Partner Global Sales (VERVULD)


This is a great opportunity for an experienced Human Resources leader to be part of an International Publishing Organisation. Throughout this role you will provide HR leadership in supporting the Sales group, a large global business unit (>600 FTE globally, 200 FTE locally), focusing on the transformation of skills, capabilities and culture.

You will ensure smooth and effective HR leadership to the global Sales business unit across all areas of people management including strategic workforce planning, talent acquisition, training and development, compensation & benefits, leadership development and succession planning. The position provides a leadership role in defining and developing a culture that enables employees to perform in achieving the business objectives.

As Senior HR Business Partner, you will be a key member of the Sales Management Team and co-develop and own the business unit strategy and the leadership of human resource-related initiatives that support these goals.

You will provide local NL support to the 1 or 2 other groups in the Netherlands in close collaboration with the HR Director.
Your responsibilities:
  • Organizational Development
  • Provide guidance and expertise in organization structure and design to ensure support of the short and long-term goals of the organization.
  • Support management on change management initiatives and lead HR work streams as required.
  • Identify and manage key metrics and analytics to support decisions driving the people agenda for the business
  • Accountable for ensuring country legal and legislative compliance at all times (applicable in some regions)
    Business Strategy
  • Partner with Business Leaders to execute on existing Operating Plans and develop plans to further improve profitability and revenue growth (support change initiatives, M&A activity and other key initiatives)
  • Work with overall Head of HR to provide strategic direction to the business in the development and execution of the HR strategy plan in line with the overall business strategy
  • Function as the HR lead for business management teams / client group(s).
  • Function as partner and confidante in all areas of Human Resources Management and work to address issues identified.
  • Lead workforce planning for assigned client group(s), ensuring short term and long-term talent requirements are identified and action plans developed in partnership with talent acquisition organization.
    Talent Management
  • Lead the deployment of all relevant Talent Management processes in assigned client group(s) to ensure identification, assessment and development of talent required to deliver business objectives.
  • Champion talent management in the organization to ensure improved attraction, retention and development of staff in a way which improves performance of the business and builds the bench strength of the management team.
  • Coach and develop the leadership team to work cohesively and effectively, building on their management capabilities and ensuring that they improve the performance and output of their own people resources.
  • Work with the business management team and the Talent development CoE to identify and develop appropriate business and customer focused development programs.
  • Drive effective implementation of the performance management processes to accomplish strategic initiatives and build a culture of effective coaching between managers and employees.
    Engagement & Culture
  • Communicate and reinforce the company's values, beliefs and philosophies about people to enable us to develop a high performing organization.
  • Enhance company culture change by diagnosing current and desired states, gaps between them and actions necessary to move from one to the other.
  • Support and/or lead business projects e.g. Employee Opinion Survey, as required.
  • Ensure equitable and consistent management of the company's compensation programs working with Compensation and senior management in reviewing business needs and attracting and retaining key talent to ensure competitiveness within market. Including supporting the compensation plan nominations and proposals.
    Employee Relations & Performance Management
  • Working with line managers, provide personal performance coaching and feedback to key individuals in business area and identify solutions for coaching and development needs.
    Manage employee relation matters as appropriate.
    Team & Site Leadership
  • Management of HR team members providing coaching, development and performance management and being accountable for their overall performance output.
    As a member of the site management team, take a leadership stance of matters which affect all employees in home location and support Business Continuity Planning and Incident Management Teams as required.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant area with focus on Organization and HR.
  • Experience with working across multiple industries sectors & supporting a fully global P&L business unit.
  • Experience in the high-tech industry and managing transformation of technology capability.
  • Experience with leading a large, global business unit through a sales transformation (>600 FTE).
  • Broad experience as Senior HR Business Partner to a global Business Unit.
  • Expertise in HR specializations including Comp & Ben, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Organization Design.
  • Business oriented HR professional who is interested in the customer and commercial aspects of the business.

    Excellent analytical skills including experience of workforce planning, business reporting and a fact-based decision-making style
    Passion for performance coaching and management at all levels, particularly executive levels
    Strong communications and influence skills
    Project management and coordination skills with the ability to deliver complex change projects
    Experience of leading a team and providing visible site leadership


Our Cliënt welcomes you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. The benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect when joining the HR team in the Netherlands.
  • Competitive salary and a 13th month.
  • 27 days of leave.
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates
    Solid Pension Plan, with a choice between a collective pension plan an individual pension plan.
  • Profit share or bonus plan subject to the company annual results.
  • You can participate in the convertible personnel bond scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Travel allowance for commuting.
  • Reductions to several personal insurance packages due to the collective agreements.
  • Free in-house sport facilities.
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development.
  • Several local and global networking communities to share best practices and knowledge.
  • Various social responsibility programs, channeling knowledge and strengths to help communities around the world improve education, science, health care and protect the environment.

    An assessment or business case could be part of the selection procedure.
    A pre-employment screening will be part of the recruitment procedure.

    Interested in this dynamic role? Please apply via the button below or contact Madelon Spaan, 06-14679217, Senior consultant



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