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Director, Human Resources Benelux

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Full time
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Lineage is the world’s largest and most innovative provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions with more than 22,000 employees across over 400 locations and spanning 20 countries across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America.

Working at Lineage is an opportunity to innovate and put your mark on how food moves from the farm to dinner tables around the world. As a member of the Lineage Logistics team, you are a critical link in the food supply chain.

Having drastically increased our European footprint in a short period with now +70 locations across 10 European countries. Benelux is one of our biggest regions with 18 locations in the Netherlands and 3 in Belgium and with approximately 1300 employees. In the Benelux our business is diverse and includes cold storage, stewadoring, freight forwarding, blending and transport.

The role:

We are building One Lineage. Due to recent acquisitions in the Benelux we are in the midst of integration activities, both in terms of systems and compensation as well as in terms of culture and leadership. In this role you will be expected to lead these initiatives together with your HR team. As the HR Director in Benelux you will be a strategic business partner and trusted advisor to 3 Regional Vice Presidents and other senior regional leaders and will lead a HR team of 12 HR professionals in the Benelux including payroll. Moreover, Germany will also be in your scope where we have 1 HR BP.

You will be part of the European HR team that builds the European HR strategy based on our global Lineage HR practices. Important HR topics for Lineage are employee engagement, talent management, leadership development and HR metrics. And Lineage continues to grow, so you will also be involved in new acquisitions in your region.

This is a role requires site visits in the region and allows hybrid working; sometimes from one of our locations and sometimes form home. .For the Benelux region, Rotterdam is often used as the head quarter.


Collaborate with regional leadership team to drive business performance by offering the best HR business partnering

Lead and build the HR and payroll team in a lean and engaged way

Collect relevant HR-data that bring insights and data-driven improvements

Collaborate with the European HR leadership team as a valued team member and bring vision and solutions for the region on topics such as talent management, compensation structure and employee engagement initiatives and know your global stakeholders.

Lead HR projects that result from integration or improvement initiatives

Drive implementation of HR practices that strengthen our culture and values across the region

Communicate and involve all relevant stakeholders on important developments and initiatives in the region

Contribute to the company’s efficiency through the optimal management of HR budget and costs.

Who we’re looking for:

You will be a service oriented and collaborative HR leader, who will enjoy working as part of a global team; to help build our HR services for a fast-growing European region.

Essential requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or equivalent experience, Master’s degree is a plus

Relevant working experience of 8-10 years from operational to strategic HR and experience in leading and influencing a team;

Previous experience bringing companies together after acquisitions would be a big plus

Knowledge of general HR policies, procedures, and HR leading practices and applicable laws

Experience and ability to work in a (global) matrix organization and international environment

Ability to think strategically and analytically, bring learning agility and a result-oriented approach

Proven project management skills to be able to oversee and lead HR projects

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that will enable you to interact effectively at all levels both internally and externally

Excellent verbal & written communications skills in English and Dutch

Experience working in Workday or similar HR systems

What's in it for me?

Aside from a competitive starting salary, you're set to gain so much from being part of high quality and collaborative team.

You will get lots of autonomy to own your work; you will work with a highly supportive manager who will help you to develop a global view of our business; and will help you to develop your professional skills, but you will spend every day using your subject matter expertise to solve business problems in Europe working with senior business leaders.

We will support you to lead in accordance with our values which are: Safe, Trust, Respect, Innovation, Bold and Servant Leadership. Servant leadership means that we like to look at a leadership pyramid as ‘inverted’, leaders are there to clear the path to success for colleagues; this is a great way to lead and be led. You will enjoy leading in this manner and in return this is how we will lead you.

We are a global company which is expanding quickly across Europe; and you will grow with us; you will feel the impact of your work as the ‘tip of the spear’, playing a critical role in realising our purpose of transforming the supply-chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world.

To support our growth, our leadership culture focuses us on developing talent internally and this is a great opportunity to nurture your career in a leading global company.

Lineage Logistics is an equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage applications without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Job Reference: INDNL



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