HR Business Partner

Location: Netherlands (Rotterdam)

Ab Ovo is a leading and innovative solution provider in the area of Digital decision support with solutions in Supply Chain Planning, Optimization, Analytics and Rail Operations. We help companies solve complex planning puzzles and streamline their business processes. We work for some of the world’s leading rail, aviation, maritime, logistics and retail organizations. Our highly qualified 110 colleagues, mainly with very strong analytical background, work from offices in Amsterdam, Boston, Capelle aan den IJssel, Copenhagen & Düsseldorf.  Ab Ovo offers the best of both worlds: large and small. The professional aspect of working with large ambitious clients, combined with the security and familiarity of a close-knit team.

This is an opportunity to join Ab Ovo at an exciting time. Over the past few years, we have grown rapidly, but our HR practices and focus on culture have not always kept up. We are looking for a talented HR lead to firm up our HR practices and help shape a first class working culture and growth environment for our team. You will work closely with our Leadership Team on achieving this and will be stationed in Capelle aan den IJssel.

Your Role

  • Be the day-to-day HR partner. Our colleagues will seek you out on topics such as compensation & benefits, HR policies, procedures, employment law, performance management, immigration and contracts.
  • Help establish a global people policy in the Netherlands, Germany and the US and harmonize our approach to HR. Work with local MD’s to ensure local policies are aligned and colleagues have a similar experience.
  • Lead personal development. We employ incredibly talented people and their continuous development is a core part of our future success. You help develop a learning & development framework to allow a great growth path for our people, including clear job profiles, a performance methodology and run a training & development program that suits their needs.
  • Partner with our leadership. You coach and guide them to become better leaders and empower them to help our colleagues be at their best. Our aim is to be the coolest company in our domain to work for and you will play a central role in realizing this together with the leadership team.
  • Make sure new colleagues feel welcome(d) and are set up for success. Develop an excellent onboarding experience and manage the off boarding process.
  • Advise on recruitment best practices and support the leadership in recruitment process and decisions. You will also be asked to prepare offers and discuss with candidates.
  • Handle complex individual cases and act as case manager during absenteeism and reintegration.
  • Lead HR projects. You will contribute or lead a number of projects such as: implementing new tools, research and evaluate employee NPS, selecting new HR vendors, help us improve our internal communications, organize employee events, and more.

Your talent and requirements

  • 6+ years of experience as HR Business Partner or HR advisor in an international setting.
  • A comprehensive understanding of HR ‘best practices’ and an understanding Dutch labor law and ideally some experience with German/US working environments.
  • You can scope, lead and implement HR projects from start to finish. You are comfortable working autonomously.
  • Hands-on mentality. We are a relatively small organization and everyone helps to get things done. You will be supported by an HR administrator, but you should be comfortable to also work on operational matters.
  • You are confident and are comfortable dealing with complex cases and HR issues. You are also not afraid to speak your mind and challenge leadership.
  • We are an organization of engineers and data-crunchers. We love solving complex technical puzzles, but would like to get better at listening and caring. Help us become more empathic.
  • Excellent Dutch and English language skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Bachelor or Master degree, followed by further education within HR

For more information or applying for this interesting job, please contact Fred Trompert at