People Partner

This search procedure has been closed (05-09-2022).
Salary undisclosed
HAYS for APM Terminal / Maersk

The organization

Our client in the port of Rotterdam (APM Terminal / Maersk) is looking for an experienced, driven and result driven People Partner on a fulltime basis (hybrid policy in place).

The position

The People Partner role is characterised by variety of responsibilities and you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the business in your designated geography. You will work in a dynamic environment, drawing on your broad HR toolbox to coach and support leaders through a time of great business transformation. Your daily job will be to engage with different stakeholders and use your wide breadth of HR knowledge to support leaders on a range of people matters and policies.

Tasks & responsibilities

Your key responsibilities

  • Partner with the HRBPs and you will by working closely with HR professionals and specialists within their People Advisory, Centres of Excellence functions and Global Mobility teams.
  • Build strong relationships with leaders and their teams and be their main point of contact and sparring partner on all people matters.
  • Drive the local delivery of the annual HR Cycle, including annual performance management, compensation, succession planning and development.
  • Resolve employee relations issues, support and advise leaders on HR-related matters & policies.
  • Stay up to date with local employment law landscape to ensure local compliance.
  • Act as talent broker encouraging the transfer of individuals from one part of the organisation to another to obtain specific developmental experience.
  • Work effectively with the entire regional PPO team on day-to-day delivery of people processes as well as to resolve complex cases.
  • Draw people insights from available real-time reports to identify and address opportunities for improvement with leaders and local management.
  • Deliver training and workshops for local leadership teams and various employee populations on different HR topics.
  • Participate in on-site recruitment where needed and coordinate and perform employee activities required on site, i.e. on-boarding, training sessions.

Candidate profile

To succeed in this role, you should genuinely be a people’s person and thrive in an environment where no two days are alike.

As for the skill set and experience, we are looking for:

  • Solid experience (8-10 years) as an HR generalist and deep understanding of HR fundamentals, including recruitment, people performance management, employee engagement, compensation, development, employee relations.
  • Demonstrated passion for business through partnering with and supporting leaders to deliver on business results.
  • Advanced knowledge of local labor law; experience from working in Rotterdam Port / warehouses / terminals and unionized environments is a big plus.
  • Solid experience from high-paced companies and preferably terminal industry in terms of developing, safeguarding and interpreting HR policies and processes and supporting leaders to drive high engagement.
  • Acting as a trusted advisor on a wide range of HR related matters.
  • Experience from large international organizations and the ability to build relationships and navigate a complex stakeholder matrix.
  • Good change management, facilitation and coaching skills.
  • Ability to take ownership and act autonomously, while also adopting a collaborative working style, fostering cooperation and teamwork to find solutions.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Resilience: the change process, is anything but straightforward; accepting uncertainty and demonstrating the ability to overcome challenges and deliver outcomes.
  • Be self-driven, energetic, and have a ‘can-do’ mindset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English


You can apply to this position by using the link below.

This search procedure has been closed (05-09-2022).

About this headhunter - HAYS

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