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We're searching for a passionate and hands-on HR Advisor to strengthen our team based in our international headquarters in Hilversum. Join our journey of being a much loved, social & inclusive brand and contribute to our success. Hunkemöller is a place where people love to work, are proud of the brand, and where we create true brand ambassadors. Working in a passionate, energetic, design-led and performance-driven environment where our key customer persona "Shero" sits at the heart of everything we do. Hunkemöller is certified TOP EMPLOYER of the Netherlands 2021, which underlines our people initiatives and achievements.

At Hunkemöller, an HR business partner is responsible for the tactical Human Resources activities in our Retail organization, focused on our employees in stores. For us, HR is about serving the needs of the business whilst remaining customer focused. Underpinning all of this is the desire to create a great place to work for our employees.

As our new HR Advisor you will be part of a passionate & international team. You'll be driven to continuously grow the capability and HR knowledge of our managers and employees (at the moment this relates to our Sales Managers including Store Employees but this could grow in time) as well as working on initiatives to create a great place to work. The role requires a results driven individual with a senior HR attitude, who can improve ways of working and increase actual results.

Our perfect candidate is a successful HR professional in a high paced, multi-site environment in the retail industry and/or service industry, preferably within an international setting, managing lots of different stakeholders, tasks and priorities.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Creating an even better HR focus at ground level and be a 100% respected HR business partner

  • Improving ways of working within HR; with the focus on improving customer service, employer branding, building brand ambassadors and creating a great place to work instead of 'traditional HR practices''

  • Working closely with your business partners in order to bring their teams to a higher level instead of simply fulfilling an operational role

  • Managing projects and reviewing, developing and implementing initiatives in your accounts based on ambitious KPI's and Hunkemöller's strategic plan

  • Working closely with your key contacts to create a great place to work, give world class service to our customers and deliver results

  • Being the HR expert on the labour market, legal & remuneration issues, development and support in talent & performance management

The Perfect candidate needs to be a Hunkemöller brand ambassador & fan with…

  • Minimum of 3 years+ experience as an HR Advisor/ HR Business Partner in a multi site business

  • HBO/Bachelors/Masters work level

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch

  • Experience in retail, hospitality or other service industry. Customer focused.

  • The ability to deal with deadlines, targets and multiple priorities

  • Ideally gained experience already within international HR systems, such as HR People Soft, Workday or similar programs


  • You are a hands-on, inspirational HR partner who is energetic and pro-active

  • Your energy and your ‘can do' personality is contagious and makes you somebody you want to be around with.

  • You're able to work with real independence and understand complex assignments

  • The work environment is high paced and therefore you need to be structured, determined, persuasive and a good communicator. You'll need to be able to deliver without detailed instructions

If you want to join our growing Hunkemöller headquarters team, click on 'apply' to hand in your CV or LinkedIn profile details (in English). If you have any questions, please contact our HR department, Tel-Nr. (0031)35-646 5118.

For this role, we're not looking to work with external agencies.