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At Genmab, we’re committed to building extra[not]ordinary futures together, by developing antibody products and pioneering, knock-your-socks-off therapies that change the lives of patients and the future of cancer treatment and serious diseases. From our people who are caring, candid, and impact-driven to our business, which is innovative and rooted in science, we believe that being proudly unique, determined to be our best, and authentic is essential to fulfilling our purpose.

Looking for the next assignment? We have a very exciting opportunity available in our HR Operations Team, please read below to see if this is your next dream assignment!

Currently, we are hiring an HR Verzuim Specialist (temporary), in Utrecht

We are on an exciting journey, and you can join the ride! We are currently in a heavily growing phase with a lot of new employees and changing processes. That is where you come in as our new HR Verzuim Specialist and where you will realize our growth ambitions. You support developing the HR Operations processes along with an international team of HR Operations & Technology specialists.

The Role
Responsible for Human Resource administration activities, mainly focussing on absence management. Besides that, you will be working on; on- and offboarding, payroll data entry & mutations, and performance management administration for the Dutch sites. That is what it means to work as an HR Verzuim Specialist at Genmab in Utrecht.

Providing accurate, consistent, and timely responses and advice to employees and managers regarding local HR policies, HR life cycle processes, and Workday system questions or issues.

Supporting workforce administration processes, data input in Workday, Cobra, and other HR systems, and verification of required documentation on the designated HR employee life cycle activities. Amongst others, enrolling new hires (HR systems, payroll, agreements), terminations, transfers, promotions, alterations in salary, and personal data.

It is a temporary position until 01-03-2024.

You will ensure the absence management for the entire Genmab Netherlands is up-to-date. You will be supporting managers with employee absenteeism, and processing the employees correctly. Besides that, you have good knowledge about "De Wet van Poortwachter", maturity leave, and other absence reasons. While updating personnel files, you will be producing employment contracts, letters, and salary notifications.

At Genmab we believe in perfect pre- and off-boarding, so you have your daily focus on these activities, collaborating with HR specialists, the managers, and the employees. Other daily responsibilities are providing payroll input, reporting, handling HR-related issues, or redirecting them to other appropriate HR or payroll resources. Maintaining the employment manual and HR Portal with up-to-date information is also important, as well as your contribution to key HR initiatives and projects.

Your new workplace is our modern attractive office and a wonderful place to be, with everything you need at your disposal. The Senior HR Operations Specialist can work from home as well as working from the Head Quarters in Utrecht 3 days a week.

An exciting international position lies in store for you. That is, of course, if you have the knowledge and experience to fill the role of HR Verzuim Specialist. You are someone who works with pleasure and efficiency. This means you can say you have strong administrative skills, an eye for detail, can easily prioritize, and can handle many tasks simultaneously. You are a true team player and can easily work with others. More specifically, we ask the following of you:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resources Management, or equivalent relevant experience.

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in HR administration.

  • Good knowledge of generic HR topics, Dutch labor law, health & safety legislation, knowledge migrant regulations, and the 30% ruling.

  • Experience with Workday, Excel & Cobra is preferred.

  • Fluent language skills both written and verbal, in Dutch and English are required. Additional language skills would be beneficial but not a must.

Strong integrity, flexibility, agile, proactive, and ability to self-manage. Good planning, organizational, and communication skills.

If this sounds like you, don't hesitate. Just apply!

About You

  • You are passionate about our purpose and genuinely care about our mission to transform the lives of patients through innovative cancer treatment
  • You bring rigor and excellence to all that you do. You are a fierce believer in our rooted-in-science approach to problem-solving
  • You are a generous collaborator who can work in teams with diverse backgrounds
  • You are determined to do and be your best and take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team
  • You are not afraid to grapple with the unknown and be innovative
  • You have experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic company (or a strong desire to)
  • You work hard and are not afraid to have a little fun while you do so


Genmab leverages the effectiveness of an agile working environment, when possible, for the betterment of employee work-life balance. Our offices are designed as open, community-based spaces that work to connect employees while being immersed in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Whether you’re in one of our collaboratively designed office spaces or working remotely, we thrive on connecting with each other to innovate.

About Genmab

Founded in 1999 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Genmab is an innovative biotech company that has become a leader in antibody biology and innovation. Our product pipeline and next-generation antibody technologies are the result of our strong company culture, a deep passion for innovation, and desire to transform cancer treatment and serious diseases.

When you work with us, you’ll be part of a warm, fun, dynamic community, and team up with some of the best, most authentic individuals in locations around the world, who care deeply and share in a relentless drive to innovate and create transformational medicines. People who are candid, impact-driven, and a little unconventional; who seek out and embrace the opportunity to build new and bold futures within a rapidly growing and innovative biotech company; who bring their full selves to work and show up for each other – rolling up their sleeves to get the job done. This translates into a place where you can be authentically you; are empowered to innovate, build solutions, and execute; feel cared for and supported in growth; and are a critical part of changing the lives of patients around the world through transformative cancer treatment.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are committed to fostering workplace diversity at all levels of the company and we believe it is essential for our continued success. No applicant shall be discriminated against or treated unfairly because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Learn more about our commitments on our website

Genmab is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy. Please see our privacy policy for handling your data in connection with your application on our website https://www.genmab.com/privacy.

Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands, Genmab’s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in NL is initially to offer a fixed-term employment contract for a year, if the employee performs well and if the business conditions do not change, renewal for an indefinite term may be considered after the fixed-term employment contract.