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HR Country Representative

Date: 30-Apr-2021

Location: Heerenveen, NL

Company: Tetra Pak

At Tetra Pak we touch millions of lives every day, ensuring better nutrition and healthier lifestyles through safe packaging and food processing solutions. Guided by our global brand promise, PROTECTS WHAT´S GOOD, we strive to make a difference by protecting food, people and our futures. To do this we need more than smart technology.  We need smart people too. People like you, who wants to work with people like us. 

We are currently looking for a


HR Country Representative


The future job incumbent will have the opportunity to drive excellence in the delivery of HR services in a highly professional and fast-paced environment. You will work closely with business leaders and different HR stakeholders, especially the HR Service Center delivering core HR services to the geography.

In this position, You will be responsible for local HR practices including labour and government relations, local policies and procedures, local reward services, reporting and compliance, supporting TP Cheese and Powder Systems in Heerenveen and Laude in Ter Apel, NL. 


The position reports to the Head of HR Country Services BeNeLux & France.


The position would ideally be based in Heerenveen, but alternatively can be seated in Utrecht area, too. You are expected to be in regular contact with the entities under responsibility, so some weekly travel might be included. 


We care about your well-being, therefore, the opportunity is open for candidates ready to work either full-time or part-time (80%), too. 


What you will do:

•    Leads the review of local rewards strategy, policies and guidelines in the country including compensation review guidelines and benefits programs, working closely with the global Reward team and HR Country Committee. Guaranteeing the quality and application of the benefits across the geography
•    Drives labour relations strategy in the countries and managing relations with appropriate bodies to secure regular agreements, effective grievances handling. 
•    Acts as a link between employees and managers in case of conflicts and recommending corrective actions
•    Advises local regulations and updates where appropriate for role. Ensures compliance with local regulations including regulatory requirements on HR core processes and country specific regulatory training. 
•    Manages internal /external audits and labour suits, including interacting with internal and external counsels and representing Tetra Pak in court when required.
•    Manages government relations and reporting: monitoring changes in country regulations and
ensuring compliance; being the main contact with local country government authorities, such as social security, Labour Office and others.
•    Implements and governs applicable local country policies. Propose and drives a modification of employee's handbooks.
•    Supports HR Business Partners in driving Employee Engagement actions for local country
specific issues.
•    Secures legal compliance of HR processes and drives alignment with global processes where possible. Guarantees the resourcing process legal compliance. Facilitates company-initiated termination process and secures legal compliance and governance.
•    Manages compliance and enforcement of local privacy laws and of Group Policies and 
•    Ensures compliance with the relevant legislation related to Occupational Health and Safety. Monitors or coordinates with the designated OHS officers the OHS performance for area of responsibility.
•    Eventually supervises the OHS Officers in the geography
•    Is expected to travel across locations as needed


Who you are:

We believe you have:

•    Approx. 5-7 years of experience in Human Resources, ideally in manufacturing environment 
•    Broad experience across major elements of HR management with special attention on stakeholder and project management skills.
•    3+ years of expertise in HR Services and Compensation & Benefits in a multinational
•    3+ years experience in negotiations and labour law
•    International mindset, experience in a matrix organization
•    International working experience is an advantage
•    Degree Level education: University Degree, preferably in the field of HR/Economics/Labour Law
•    Language skills: Native in Dutch, and full proficiency in English. 


As a person, you: 
•    Work comfortable in an international environment and can be an effective team player.
•    Have the ability to prioritize amongst multiple tasks
•    Support colleagues, treating information with utmost confidentiality 
•    Have outstanding communication skills – ability to create strong professional relationships with stakeholders on different levels
•    Drive people and influence them at all levels within the organization
•    Have the ability to handle conflicting situations with the right attitude.
•    Are flexible to travel.


We offer you:

•    Variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
•    Culture that pioneers spirit of innovation where our engineering genius drives visible result
•    Equal opportunity employment experience that values difference and diversity
•    Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements


Apply now!

If you are excited for a new adventure in Tetra Pak, please submit your resume in English through myLink.
This job posting expires on 27 May 2021. 

On questions about your application contact the Recruiter, Anita Jarecsni at anita.jarecsni@tetrapak.com.  


Tetra Pak is committed to protecting its employees, customers and you, our candidates. We are working towards completing all or most of the steps in the recruitment process for this position by virtual means and further information will be provided as part of the recruitment process.