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HR Business Partner (NL, BE, IT, SP)

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamPeople & Culture

Job description

Hi, we are Swapfiets! 👋 The bicycle subscription, where you are always assured of a working bicycle. Our mission? Making cities more liveable and sustainable under the motto 'buy less, use more'.

Are you ready for an acceleration in your career? Then you are ready for the Swapfiets adventure!

Do you recognize yourself in this?

As the People & Culture (P&C) Business Partner for our operational teams in Central Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Spain) you will be responsible for making sure that Swapfiets is and remains an amazing employer. You will be working mainly with our operational managers to make sure that they are aware of ongoing HR related matters, outside and inside Swapfiets. Besides that, it’s your responsibility that our HR strategies and processes are being implemented. To keep connected to the business, you make sure to visit the warehouses regularly and build excellent relations. You visit Amsterdam (bi-)weekly, Belgium once a month and Italy and Spain yearly. You take great joy out of building trusted relationships with your stakeholders and with your excellent communication skills you are able to build bridges when necessary.

Your Responsibilities

  • Re- and co-creates global HR strategy, processes, standards, guidelines, trainings etc. to local requirements that is compliant with the local labour laws and collective labour agreements / unions;

  • Advises the General Manager, District Managers and Country Managers on HR topics;

  • Orchestrates and focuses on talent management, employee engagement and change management;

  • Acts as first point of contact for managers in case of complex HR topics;

  • Participates in global HR projects and always owns a piece of the pie;

  • Develops managers by training them on HR topics;

  • Oversees the happy flow of the employee journey in the countries & flags the right things to other P&C centers of expertise.

Job requirements

Your Profile

  • Higher vocational or academic working and thinking level;

  • 3-5 years of working experience in HR in a fast-growing organization;

  • Affinity and working with CAO’s;

  • Knowledge of local employment law in the Netherlands (other labour law knowledge of Belgium, Italy and/or Spain is more than welcome);

  • Able to switch between strategic and operational tasks;

  • Show agility to change and willingness to make HR better at Swapfiets;

  • Excellent in English and Dutch.

  • Experience with/open to new cultures and ways of thinking since you will be working closely with our international HR team!


What Swapfiets offers you

  • Your own Swapfiets (lend-lease) 🚲!

  • 32 holiday days based on a full-time contract;

  • Lots of responsibility, challenging work, and friendly colleagues;

  • Travel allowance (if you live more than 11 km away from the office, otherwise you’ll just use your Swapfiets, right.. 😎?);

  • We offer you a young, dynamic environment;

  • Good working atmosphere and nice colleagues;

  • A solid pension plan and a discount on your health insurance;

  • Team buildings and fun events!


Will you join us now, and will you grow further at Swapfiets?

At Swapfiets, we not only find a sustainable footprint important, but also a sustainable career for our colleagues. We offer you the opportunity to develop yourself further within our organization in the direction that suits you!

Once you apply

Our recruitment team will contact you to go through your application.

  • This is followed by a first interview with two of our hiring managers from the People & Culture team.

  • Both have a positive feeling? Then a second interview follows.

  • Are you and Swapfiets still just as enthusiastic at the end of the process? Then you will receive an offer to join the Swapfiets team!

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