Unusual blend of commercial sales & HRBP expertise for this multilingual leader

Primary specialism: HR Business Partner

Markets with deep expertise: EMEA (Middle East, Africa, Nordics, UKI, DACH, Iberia, Southeast Europe, Benelux and more. Has worked as both a HR leader and Sales leader across these geographies.

Languages : English, German, Dutch

Salary expectations: Minimum 140,000 EUR base + bonus + benefits/ car etc.

Workforce types directly supported: A variety of employees at all levels (Sales, Finance, HR, Legal, Marketing, Procurement, Services/Consulting, Development) both in Regional and Global roles

Current home country: Netherlands and able to relocate within Asia, Europe, North America

Mobility Considerations: EU citizen

Team management: Preference for team leadership rather than sole contributor and has a history of managing up to 10 staff in various reporting line configurations

Current/recent employment: has worked for companies of 1,500 to 90,000 employees, with annual revenues ranging from $100 million to 20 billion.

Remits of particular interest: Regional HR Director / VP HR remits, with international focus in fast paced environments needing high levels of change and improvement. A role where he can influence as part of a management team, rather than simply execute. Enjoys working for companies that are market leaders and “market makers”. Keen interest in “future of work” and innovation for talent acquisition, talent management and development.

Unique expertise: Direct experience as a Sales Director (SaaS, Projects and Services) and managing relationships for major HR system deployments (Workday). Proven track record of overachieving targets.

Commerciality: Has honed skills from selling both software and revenue driven projects; which adds further depth to his HRBP expertise.

Strengths: Experienced HR Leader with a track record of optimizing team performance, challenging the status quo, driving innovation and adoption of new initiatives. Collaborative attitude, able to work with and through others. Intuitive understanding of team cohesion, dynamics and interpersonal relations. Teaches and shares; promotes teamwork by sharing authority.

Need to know: Has had the courage to broaden his career by taking a temporary absence from HR to learn how to sell and build a sales career. Has overachieved on targets in a challenging international market with varying products. This direct business experience gives a unique perspective now he’s resuming his HR career, and should make him an invaluable commercial contributor to a progressively minded employer.


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CMTS reference: PTML-431866