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Are you a driven HR professional ready for a challenging environment requiring you to frequently switch topics at hand? An environment where you can be proud to be part of something bigger, making a difference with your team every day?

The Essity Operations plant in Hoogezand is looking for a HR Business Partner to join the HR Team! Our Hoogezand site has more than 500 employees, producing well-known brands such as TENA Lady, TENA Pants and Libero Up & Go for world wide distribution. Joining this dynamic site you will be sure no day is the same!


About the Role

The HR Business Partner supports the delivery of the HR business strategy for one of our Business Units in Hoogezand (150FTE). You will work in partnership with the business to provide specialist coaching and support, enabling the Business Unit to effectively deliver their people plans. In this role you provide best practice HR Services and focused HR solutions that support the business area in conjunction with other specialist HR functions including compensation & benefits, learning & development and employer attractiveness.

You are part of the local HR team of Hoogezand (which consists of two other HR Business Partners and a HR Manager) and will also work closely together with the Global Shared Services functions.


We’re looking for a colleague who embodies our values, isn’t afraid to challenge, innovate, experiment, and move at a fast pace. We’re always looking for ways to improve our products and ourselves. If this is you, we’d love to talk.


What You Will Do

  • You work with the local business teams to ensure professional HR support in all operational HR issues related recruitment, performance management, organizational and people development with a lot of focus on change management.

  • You support the development and delivery of business unit related topics e.g. development activities, small organization or structure changes, people data usage, interpretation, and evaluation of appropriate remuneration issues.

  • You equip local business teams with appropriate data and tools, knowledge to effectively manage their people in line with their people plans, e.g. performance management, organization and talent review, career management, development of teams etc.

  • You’re responsible for providing assistance and guidance to line management on a broad and local range of human resource policies programs and practices.

  • Furthermore, you’ll advise on labor law, collective agreement and policy related issues concerning employees to make sure that Essity is compliant.

  • You are a member of the Unit Leadership team and are working in close cooperation with the business leader and the department managers of the unit.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor/Master degree;

  • At least 4-6 years of HR experience (generalist or specific) in a Dutch environment. For example, currently working as HR Advisor/Generalist/specialist);

  • Broad experience with change and cultural programs;

  • Preferably expertise within FMCG in a production environment

  • Specific knowledge of labor law and collective agreements

  • Experience with Talent Acquisition / Employer attractiveness, Employability and or Learning & Development is a valuable asset;

  • Ability to work in complex organization (matrix structure)

  • Flexible with high level of initiative and ambition to achieve results;

  • Well organized, able to focus on several issues and prioritize effectively;

  • Fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written;

  • Knowledge of and experience with Workday (global HR system) is a plus.

What We Can Offer You

At Essity, we believe everyone’s learning and professional development is unique and want to empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.
Collaborative and Inclusive Culture | Empowering & Engaged Leaders | Working with Powerful Purpose & Sustainable Impact | Learning and Growing in your Career | Supporting Well-being & Sustainable Working Life | Life-changing Innovations | Competitive Total rewards

More About Hoogezand location

There are various sites in the Netherlands of whom Hoogezand is the largest one. Hoogezand is also one of the key plants within the business group Personal Care with regard to the contribution of our CBN (Compelling Business Needs).


The products find their way to the customer from a fully automated distribution center. Not only in the Netherlands, but all over the world. The Site of Essity in Hoogezand is very dynamic, every day is different. Due to the investments made in recent years and planned investments in the coming years, there is a modern machine park with constant investments in the latest production techniques. Careful attention is also paid to the development of people within Essity.

Together, we are improving lives, every day.

Working at Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place. With impactful innovations coupled with sustainable solutions, we strive to reach more people every year with the necessary and essential solutions for well-being.

Application End Date:

25 aug. 2022