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HR Advisor (Interim - 12 months, maternity cover) Amsterdam Netherlands

HR Advisor (Interim - 12 months, maternity cover)

Radarweg | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands | 1043 NT

About us

At Fontem Ventures our purpose is to deliver a better alternative to smokers around the world. 

Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company and, as the owner of the e-vapour brand blu, a leader in vaping technology. Our business is headquartered in Amsterdam with more than 200 employees working across head office and , Fontem US in Charlotte  with research labs in Liverpool, Hamburg and Beijing. 

We know your time is valuable, that’s why we ask that you read the paragraph below first.

Join a team looking to change the world of smokers! We want passionate leaders who believe in the same values we do, that smokers deserve better alternatives. We’re proud that we offer smokers a better alternative to cigarettes and you should be, too. If not, this just won’t be a good fit for your talents.   

Still interested? Then let’s find out what your new job will look like. 

The role

Build a coaching culture for the Fontem organization. Help managers to become leaders when dealing with performance (individual and by team), difficult conversations, PIPs, etc.

Update policies in line with changes in the law (PIP, Sick leave, legal rules) and how to guides for both: employees and managers.

Key accountabilities

  • Drafting, implementing and updating when necessary several Fontem HR policy’s; sickness absence, Performance Improvement Plan, How to guides for managers and employees
  • Legally reviewing contracts from employment agencies and consultancy agreements
  • Coaching managers (PIP, difficult conversations, performance convesrsations, etc.)
  • Develop and give training or coaching to employees & managers on several HR topics
  • Contact person GDPR for Fontem Amsterdam
  • Advising managers in various legal employment issues
  • Long-term and short-term sickness absence
  • Knowledge of the NL labor law
  • Manage graduates and MBA programme
  • Support IME moves 

Projects: Support and lead specific Fontem HR programmes

Key Deliverable: 

  • Assist in the provision of proactive, professional customer focused HR service for Fontem Ventures
  • Provide a professional HR service to the organisation to ensure we continue building with the best people.
  • Work collaboratively with the HR team.
  • Take a lead in formal disciplinary/grievance matter
  • Take a lead in drafting, implementing and updating HR policies and procedures
  • Ensure HR advice provided is in line with Fontem Ventures HR policies and procedures, employment legislation etc.
  • Provide professional HR advice/coaching or training to line managers and staff on a range of HR matters and issues
  • Works pro-actively on continuous improvement and development of the HR department.
  • Create and conduct trainings for employees and people managers.

 

Skills & experience

  • Bachelor degree Human Resource Management
  • 5 years of HR experience
  • Solid knowledge of Dutch labour law
  • Good English skills, verbally and in writing
  • Good communication skills in general
  • Has a pro-active attitude
  • Enjoy working in a fast changing environment
  • Takes ownership
  • Is visible in the organization
  • Great sense of humour

Desirable

  • International working experience
  • Used to working in multinational companies

About us

Fontem Ventures is a leading vaping technology company based in Amsterdam with offices in Charlotte, USA, Liverpool, UK and Beijing, China. Our vision is to create something better for the world’s smokers. We do this through development of products that meet consumers’ needs now and into the future. Fontem Ventures is a subsidiary of Imperial Brands PLC. 

Our culture

*A fun office environment with a family vibe. 

From monthly events such as our ugly Christmas jumper competition, office massages, and surprise pizza parties you’ll be working in an environment that values hard work, self-satisfaction, and happiness! 

Best of all you have the opportunity to help shape our culture for the future. We have a multicultural environment where openness and diversity is encouraged – from new starters all the way to the CEO. 

Why work for us?

*This industry is fast paced with huge opportunity for growth. 

While career growth is great (read more below!). What can be more satisfying than knowing you helped change someone’s life for the better? At Fontem you’ll know you directly impacted a smoker’s life and helped them in their journey to switch away from cigarettes.

If it’s opportunity to expand your career look no further! Our industry knowledge, planned expansion and our consumer focus mean we’re an ideal place to develop a career where confidence and ambition will take you far as you want to go. 

There’s also the opportunity to learn as you progress, and to make things happen – because you can control how your ideas are put into action. Shape the future, be disruptive, challenge and be challenged.

Next steps

Interested? We want to know more about you!  

Apply directly or for more question, reach out to me at berta.malik@blu.com 

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