Employee Relations Manager NL

  • Location
    Amsterdam, North Holland
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Expiry Date

We have a current opportunity for a Employee Relations Manager NL on a contract basis. The position will be based in Amsterdam. For further information about this position please apply.

The Employee Relations Manager in Netherlands is part of the European Employee Relations (‘ER’) Centre of Expertise team, supporting the delivery of ER strategy and specialist services. You will provide a comprehensive commercial employee relations service to multiple business partners in the Netherlands, as well as those based in other countries who have associates in the Netherlands. You will ensure compliance and consist advice with the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement (‘CBA’), employment legislation, Company policies, business objectives and company culture. In close collaboration with the HR Business Partners for the Netherlands, you will coach and advise line managers and Country Manager on all people management related issues. This role will require a moderate level of travel within the Netherlands and to other geographies covered within the company.

* Provide commercial ER advice to managers of all levels compliant with the CBA, employment legislation and HR policies/procedures, ensuring alignment with business objectives, values and culture

* Provide advice in high risk case management; such as dismissal/ settlements, disciplinary, grievance, investigations, harassment, discrimination and long term and complicated sickness

* Coach and advise HR Service Centre through more complex case queries ensuring a robust and consistent approach. Referring to the Manager of ER (Europe)/ HRBP as appropriate

* Escalate appropriately any issues that have potential financial or reputational risk

* Maintain and update own knowledge of HR best practice, employment legislation and CBA provisions as well as developments impacting our business areas. Keeping abreast of upcoming development and advise on any required changes to policy and practice

* Provide SME advice role to other Centre of Expertise teams if local knowledge and/ or language capability is required

Work Council Management

* Employer representative board member; work council negations, draft requests of consent and advice

* Provide support in preparing for work council meetings, including meeting arrangements, coordination and circulation of information

* Provide support and advice to business and work council to ensure compliancy

* Provide support and advice on work council elections

Policy and Contract of Employment Development

* Monitor market trends and compliance with policy and legal requirements, advising on areas in need of improvement and providing ad hoc reports and presentation material as required.

* Review and update all Netherlands ER policies & procedures and contracts of employment in line with the ER strategy:

o Write, review and update policies, supporting toolkits, contract and letter templates as required, ensuring CBA and legal compliance

o Support implementation and communication plans as required, including Work Council agreement

o Create and maintain version control for all policies and contract templates


* Lead on projects as required (e.g. legislation changes, CBA requirements etc.)

o Coordinate collaboration with other stakeholders (typically HRSC, HRIS, ECSO/Kronos Reward, Payroll and third parties)

o Ensure Project plan is launched and maintained to PMO requirements

o Update project members as required

o Ensure stakeholders understand requirements and deadlines and deliver accordingly

o Support stakeholders to identify solutions as required

* Represent ER on projects as required

* Provide SME role to and advise other Centre of Expertise teams if local knowledge and/ or language capability is required

* ER country lead Netherlands for pan-European or Global projects

The SR Group (Netherlands) B.V. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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