HR Manager/Generalist (Full-time)

Corporate & Business - Maastricht - HBO

Fueled by a passion for color and entrepreneurial spirit, Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market. The strategic focus on pigments will strengthen as Colors & Effects plans to integrate into Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group in 2020. Colors & Effects fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects.

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Function profile
  • Implementation of employment policies and procedures relevant to the business needs
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with employees at all levels
  • Support and advise line managers in the management and development of their direct reports
  • Implement learning and talent development programs to strength the capabilities and shape the site culture.
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, leadership planning, personal development and retention strategies.
  • Consult with the Management Team and all other employees on Employment Law, HR Policies, HR Processes, Compensation
  • Provide performance management expertise and assistance to sustain the highest quality workforce
  • Review career structures for developmental purposes (e.g. Performance reviews, talent assessment, succession planning based on future potential)
  • Coach and counsel employees and managers in HR and business issues
  • Work closely with 3rd partner vendors for payroll, benefits, etc. to provide excellent service to the employees
  • Maintain data in HRIS and other HR technology to ensure measurable analytics and efficient processes
  • You will be the first point of contact for the works council.
  • Ensure the onboarding process is effectively managed for all new hires and onboarding plans are executed having an impact on performance and retention of new employees.

As an HR Business Partner, you will not only be part of the local leadership team but also of a global HR platform.

Function requirements
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in the direction of Human Resources, Psychology or similar.
  • You have obtained at least 7-10 years of progressive work experience within Human Resources.
  • You have strong communication skills and a good level of English, (German) and Dutch (both spoken and written).
  • Success managing Vendor Relationships with 3rd parties, specifically in payroll and/or benefits.
  • Ability to think logically and problem solve effectively to manage competing priorities.
  • Must be able work independently with minimal direction.
  • Experience working with HR technology (Success Factors, SAP, ADP or similar).
  • A challenging full-time job
  • A permanent contract
  • 8,3% holiday bonus + fixed 13th month + extensive bonus scheme of maximum 15% of the annual salary
  • 25 days of annual leave + 6 days adv days, based on a 40-hour working week
  • Flexible working hours
  • Excellent career opportunities in an international company

Type of contract: permanent

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  • Send in your application How nice that you want to join us
  • First acquaintance We select the best candidates and invite you to meet the manager and a colleague of HR.
  • Through to the 2nd round You are among the best candidates. We would like to invite you for a second interview (often) with colleagues from the department.
  • Offer Congratulations! You are the best candidate. We would like to make you a proposal.
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