HR Adviseur

Job ID: 2018-3685

Brand: Kao Business Services NL

Location: NL - - Amersfoort

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Kao Benelux HCD/HR team as HCD Advisor. The HCD Advisor is the Business Partner to the Shared Services. This role will provide a professional, efficient and strategic/added value HR service to internal customers in accordance with the Kao Way and local legislation.

This role is also responsible for the maintenance and legal compliance for all HR related administration, processes and procedures, working closely with a HR / Payroll Assistant. This role plays an important part in answering Line Manager and Employee queries often being the first port of call.

This role is a 12 month fixed term contract.


As a HCD Advisor your responsibilities will be covering a broad spectrum of HR hire to retire cycle, including:

Talent Acquisition

Responsible in the local market to attract, hire and on-board top talent into the organization whilst working in partnership with the EMEA Recruiter (based in the UK) and Line Managers. This includes advertising roles, screening CVs and candidates, conducting final stage interviews with Line Managers as well as work with line managers on onboarding plans. Responsible for tracking recruitment metrics and spend levels.

Compensation and Benefits

Ensure employment contracts are issued in line with local legislation to reduce risk, coordinate and administer the annual Salary Planning and Bonus process, manage the Rewards & Recognition process and drive usage, assist in the design and implementation of new benefit schemes and ongoing administration (if applicable), coordinate Service Awards, advise managers and employees of benefits as needed.

Employee Relations

To advise, guide and support managers in employee relations, implementation of new HR Policies ensuring adherence, effective case management of people related issues such as: disciplinaries, performance management, employment tribunals, grievance and absence management.

Develop effective relationships with the business to promote good employee relations, monitoring trends in employment practices and advising on appropriate proactive action.

Training & Development

Drive usage of the performance management system, educate as needed and respond to queries, facilitate career and succession planning and coordinate administration process, coordinate and manage training events, deliver in-house training where needed and in accordance with initiatives. Support line managers with creating strategic, value added training plans, drive usage of internal corporate talent management programmes.

Metrics / HR Admin

Maintain various employee databases, reporting, headcount, turnover and sickness and organisation charts, general filing and administration, ensure 100% data accuracy in Global View.


Manage the payroll processes throughout the region by country, collate, check and input payroll data in an accurate and timely manner on a day-to-day basis managing the relationship with external providers for a third party managed Payroll system, with the assistance from HCD/Payroll Assistant.

Liaise with line managers across the business to ensure data received from the business is accurate and authorised, liaise with the Finance team on aligned processes related to pay and taxation.

Work with third parties where necessary.


Be engaged an proactive in other HCD or non-HCD related project streams.

This position has one indirect report.


  • Bachelor or Master in Human Resource Management.
  • 4 - 5 years' experience in a HR generalist role.
  • Experience in a fast paced environment is essential, experience in shared service environment and beauty care sector desirable.
  • Experience of HR best practice - able to recommend improvements to existing policies and procedures.
  • Solid understanding of core HR areas of Compensation & Benefits, Training & Development, Employee Relations, Employment Law, Health & Safety and Talent Acquisition.
  • Basic knowledge of Payroll processes.

Other requierements

A self starter who is motivated to use their initiative and be accountable for their area of responsibility. Pro-activity in their approach and a flexible attitude is essential. Good written and spoken Dutch/English skills is essential, French is a plus. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).

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