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HR Business Partner

  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
€60,000 - €78,000 per yearHuman resources

Job description

HR Business Partner

We are serving the Swiss market as Switzerland’s leading IT & Telecom company. We are actively driving digitalization and networking, and tapping new paths for our customers and our employees. To do so we are and act trustworthy, committed and curious.

Since 2019, we have been building up the coolest DevOps Center with 400+ employees at the top of the World Trade Center in the heart of Rotterdam. The Local Service Team is responsible to support our employees with our different departments: Office management, Community, Marketing and Employer Branding, Talent Acquisition, Finance, IT Service management, Compliancy and HR.

Within the Local Service Team, we are looking for a passionate HR professional, who has a lean way of working mindset and appreciate the team collaboration.

The role 

As HR Business Partner for the DevOps Center you are responsible for tactical HR and (hands-on) operational HR duties. Key objective is managing performance and retaining the best employees within the People first organization mindset.

Meanwhile driving HR topics to enrich existing policies, for example: diversity, learning & development, health & safetly, compensation & benefits, and many more.

You will shape local and overreaching HR processes with other DevOps Center and Swisscom Switzerland, matching: budget, growth, local law and compliance.

Job requirements

What you will do  

  • Translate business goals and strategy into optimal people processes that are scalable, pragmatic, and adaptable to unique and changing business needs;
  • Be the single point of contact. Influence change initiatives, develop management plans, manage stakeholders and most of all our employees;
  • Recommend new approaches and methods to drive continuous improvements in business objectives, productivity, and HR development within the company;
  • Effectively coach at all levels of the organisation and demonstrate success in driving career retention, absence, and rewards programs;
  • Providing service oriented HR operational activities with the objective to make this lean as possible;
  • Drive HR digitalization projects together within local service team;
  • Draft policies to ensure harmonious treatment of all employees and address Legal & labour law challenges including internal and external audits;
  • Overseeing budgeting and payroll activities, compliance to local labour laws, implementing changes to employment conditions or staff manual;
  • Steering and coaching HR team members and external HR service provider.
  • Experience in Works Council.

  Who will be a great fit

  • Excellent level of proficiency in English, Dutch nice to have;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as HR Business partner;
  • Living in the Netherlands; we do not provide relocation for this role;
  • Experience managing stakeholders in a matrix organistion;
  • Have good written and verbal communication, including high-quality document preparation and presentation skills;
  • Experience in HR / Data analytics and making decision based on data points
  • Excellent tactical planning and operational execution skills, the ability to integrate and align strategy, people, and activities across functions, processes, teams and company locations.
  • Knowledge of Dutch labour law including employment regulations.


  • Team player;
  • Take ownership and leading change;
  • Flexibility and lean way of work;
  • Having a sense of humor.


  • Agile working environment;
  • Attractive salary compensation based on your proven experience;
  • Flexible working time model, hybrid and work from home alowance;
  • Monthly allowance of EUR 200 for telephone/internet;
  • Paid training days and access to Swisscom learning platforms;
  • Commuting allowance;
  • Contribution towards your future savings;
  • Monthly contribution to the health insurance of EUR 230 gross;
  • Gym subscription, Tax advice, and language course paid by the company.


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Swisscom DevOps Center Rotterdam is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

How we hire

Our hiring process is thorough, to ensure we make the right decision and to help you to decide if we're the right fit for you.

Getting to know you

In the first call, let our recruiter learn about you and your story to check a potential fit. This is also a chance for you to ask questions about the role and Swisscom.

Meet the team

In this meeting, your future team takes a deeper dive into your experience and what you could bring to the team. You can expect questions on how knowledgeable you are in your area.

Technical Round

In this round, you get the chance to show off your skills to your future team.

HR/Culture fit chat

You made it to the very last stage! Here we get to know you on a personal level as well as answer any questions you might have.

Have Questions?

Get in touch with the talent acquisition team.

Pilar Moreno Alonso

Talent Acquisition Manager

Lilla Egyed

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Mahrukh Arif

Talent Acquisition Specialist