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People & Culture Business Partner

Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

People & Culture Business Partner

  • WE00643
  • Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

About us

We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance. Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The role

As our People & Culture Business Partner in Mechelen, you are responsible for helping to shape and deliver the successful implementation of the Cluster People Plan in Belux, reporting into the Sr. People & Culture BP BNL. In this role you will be responsible for partnering with the office based teams as well as the sales teams who work across the Belux geography. You will need to establish strong working relationships with the people leaders and their teams and act as their main point of contact for day-to-day operational matters. You will also have responsibility for delivering elements in Belux of the wider Cluster People Plan for topics such as Talent, Performance, Engagement, Inclusion & Wellbeing.

Key accountabilities

  • Support the development of the Cluster People Plan by sharing view on local business priorities together with external trends and best practice;
  • Act as a Business Partner to the people leaders and their teams, ensuring strong working relationships by proactively identifying and delivering against local people needs;
  • Lead the day-to-day People & Culture operations (including annual global processes) covering areas including: employee relations, coaching, performance management, resourcing, talent & development, disciplinary & grievance and absence management;
  • Ensure implementation and compliance with global policies, processes and governance standards across all people processes. When local policies are required, ensure they are consistent with company guidelines and local regulatory requirements;
  • Leverage People & Culture insights across business processes to support effective decision making in the organisation;
  • Drive career and development planning in line with actual and future organisational needs;
  • Ensure management of local people related budget in line with business plan;
  • Oversee local payroll, working closely with People & Culture Operations team and Finance stakeholders to ensure compliance and effective delivery.

Skills & experience

  • Relevant experience in generalist People & Culture role;
  • Knowledge of Belgian law and regulations;
  • Fluency in Dutch & English and reasonable knowledge of the French language;
  • Good understanding of core People & Culture foundations as well as knowledge of local labour law;
  • Experience of using People & Culture systems, with experience of Workday being an advantage;
  • Experience in multinational company with office and salesforce populations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proven influencing, collaboration and interpersonal skills;
  • Naturally proactive – a self starter with ability to own ideas from concept through to implementation;
  • Can do, pragmatic style with flexibility to adapt to evolving business needs;
  • Some experience of involvement in talent, performance, engagement, inclusion and wellbeing initiatives.

What we offer

We offer you a permanent contract with a competitive salary with attractive benefits.

Next steps

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV and motivation letter by clicking the "apply" button on the page.

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