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Senior People Culture Advisor

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Senior People Culture Advisor

  • WE00608
  • Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

About Fontem and Imperial Brands

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 programs, 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 Next Generation Product 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

Fontem Ventures, a subsidiary of Imperial Brands plc has a clear mission to deliver harm reduced nicotine products to consumers and is a leader in next generation technology. We are looking for a People & Culture Advisor for our Fontem Ventures team in Amsterdam. As a member of the People & Culture team (P&C), you will participate in realising the People agenda for designated areas of the business, supporting the P&C Senior Business Partner in the provision of a range of professional people advisory services to managers and employees.

In this position, the P&C Advisor provides support to the team across the full range of other P&C activities for relevant global function. This is a front line, broad based role that will see you get involved in a wide range of activities including: ER and performance management (inc, grievance, disciplinary, investigations, PIP, absence management, settlement agreements etc.), resourcing, engagement, learning and development, talent management and annual performance processes. There will also be opportunities to take on organisational projects such as organisational change and restructuring (including individual and collective consultation processes). You will report into the Senior P&C BP but will work closely with the local P&C Operations team and with the wider Global functions P&C Operations, Advisors & BPs, supporting employees and managers.

Key accountabilities

  • Works closely with and supports Senior P&C Business Partner with wide range of P&C activities, contributing to the implementation and achievement of the People Agenda;
  • Participate in and support annual P&C Processes (Performance Management, Talent Review, Succession Planning, Salary Review & Bonus);
  • Resourcing: Liaises and support with resourcing team and managers, lead on certain resourcing campaigns;
  • HR Policies: Review all global policies, processes and governance, drive adjustments, ensure implementation and compliance and use P&C insights across business processes to ensure effective decision making in the organisation;
  • Organizational Change - activities associated with organizational change & Culture;
  • Employee Relations: Prepares and manages employee relations casework and provides guidance to managers and employees on employee relations processes;
  • Coach, guide and support people managers;
  • Data analyses: Preparation of data and arrangements for surveys, participate in analysis and action planning;
  • HR Projects: Lead and manage specialist projects such as employee engagement, wellness, continuous improvement, policy review, and Leadership Programmes;
  • Collaboratively work with the wider P&C Team to develop innovative, timely and cost effective best practice P&C initiatives;
  • Information, Data & Insights: Manages data access request, analyses people data and information and participates in data audit for the P&C Teams.
  • P&C Operations: Develop knowledge and understanding of the companies HRIS system and processes (Workday) and support in HR Operations matters when required;
  • Play a critical role in mentoring and developing the P&C Operations team members.

Skills & experience

  • 3 years’ broad P&C experience gained from a front line advisory role within a professional People Function (must have had ER experience, Workscouncil, and exposure to some other areas of P&C activity);
  • A relevant University/Bachelor Degree;
  • Strong operational and working knowledge of Dutch employment legislation and best practice employee relations;
  • Excellent Stakeholder management skills with experience in dealing with professional qualified workforce;
  • Ability to analyse and present HR data;
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), desirable: knowledge of Workday;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) as well as strong negotiation, influencing skills, Ability to establish rapport with people at all levels;
  • Effective at driving and implementing projects;
  • Proven under pressure delivery;
  • Positive, can-do attitude;
  • Fluency in English (both written and verbal).

What we offer

For this role we offer a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday + 9 days ADV.

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their current CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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