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HR Business Partner R&D and Global Head Office

HR Business Partner R&D and Global Head Office

Amsterdam/Wageningen, The Netherlands

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic. We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.

About the Role!

Job Purpose

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced HR Business Partner to join our R&D leadership team and support our Global functions based in the Netherlands. This role requires both ability and passion to fluctuate between hands on work and strategic thinking. The total R&D team globally consists of 150 employees of which 100+ are based in the Netherlands. The R&D team will relocate to Wageningen once our state-of-the-art Food Science facility is ready (planned end of 2021).

Our Global headquarters will also move to a brand new location in Amsterdam, which fully aligns to our brand mission. A significant part of our Global Marketing, Legal, IT and Finance teams will be based there, bringing a very international set of colleagues together.

Main Responsibilities

  • Co-creation of the annual plans and people strategy for the functions
  • Drive the HR strategy supporting the achievement of the functional and company goals  
  • Be a role model for the company values
  • Drive talent development to deliver the company growth plans
  • Drive the high performance culture and engagement strategy
  • Support in organizational design, including recruitment and efficient onboarding of new joiners in a growing organization
  • Supervision and advice to line-managers on all HR related topics
  • Management of Social partners and local agreements
  • Collaboration in location-based and cross-location HR projects
  • Support and facilitate to the leadership team in the area of change management


About you!

  • University Degree in Human Resources or related area
  • 8+  years of  professional experience, of which at least 3 in a similar position (preferably in an international environment)
  • Fluent Dutch and English (spoken and written)
  • Hands-on, problem solver who enjoys juggling a wide range of topics at the same time
  • Flexibility and fast adaptation in changing environment
  • Result-orientation, proactive approach
  • Track record of successful Change and Project management
  • Strong stakeholder and communication skills

 You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact.

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career.

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!