HR Business Partner (m/f/d) UK and Benelux

HR Business Partner (m/f/d) UK and Benelux

Field of Work:  Human Resources

Berlin, BE, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS Berlin GmbH (0017)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  13508

As part of our ONEGLOBE initiative we are looking for a HR Business Partner (m/f/d) for our local entities in UK and Benelux. From our Berlin office, you will act as a strategic partner to the business and your main goal will be the implementation and development of the global HR strategy at local level in our UK and Benelux locations in Thriplow, Sinaai, Nagele and Roosendaal. You will be focused on relationship management aimed towards developing a strong and sustainable workforce at KWS, while keeping track on local requirements to make sure that strategies, programs, and policies are compliant with local regulations. In addition you play a key role growing our different business units by keeping track of Recruiting activities and you will ensure the transparent communication and support regarding (local) training needs. 

The position is based in Berlin and unlimited


  • You are the "first point of contact" and interface between function and Business for knowledge-based activities
  • You will support the implementation and monitoring of functional and compliant KWS-wide HR policies and standards while keeping track on local requirements
  • You will provide counselling to employees, and support and challenge managers regarding performance management system, personnel cost planning and forecasting, succession planning, career paths, trainings, conflict resolutions, etc.
  • You take a critical role in finding, attracting, and developing the best talents for KWS 
  • You will be the first point of contact and interface between Expert Hubs HR, GTC HR and the business – making sure that you support the business in all decision-making processes by providing the appropriate information, reports, and analysis 
  • You will be part and / or lead projects to improve processes and workflows  



  • Preferably you have an excellent academic degree in psychology, business administration, labor law or a comparable field of study
  • You have several years of HR professional experience in a globally operating company, focused on UK or on Benelux, and you can also draw on practical knowledge in project management 
  • You have professional experience in talent management, performance management, personnel cost planning, recruitment, and personal development
  • Furthermore, you can analyze HR key figures to develop goals from them and to advance decisive requirements with sound and economically efficient thinking
  • Your strong communication skills ensure the right level of diplomacy on the one hand and assertiveness on the other hand
  • You have user experience of all relevant IT systems such as Microsoft etc.; knowledge of SAP is desirable
  • You are fluent in English and travelling is your passion; Dutch is an advantage 



  • An extraordinarily interesting and varied job in an international environment with the opportunity to contribute innovative ideas
  • Working in an international, highly motivated and dynamic team with flat hierarchies
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile working
  • As a family-run company, we live with the values team spirit, proximity and trust, independence and vision - a culture that is also lived in practice, e.g. through an open and friendly working atmosphere
  • True to the motto: "Make yourself grow!", we promote individual professional and personal development
  • As a basis, we offer excellent work equipment (ergonomic workstations, several screens, air conditioning) and sufficient free parking spaces on site 
  • We create the appropriate framework conditions for you: capital-forming benefits, Christmas and holiday pay, childcare allowance, job bike


Did we spark your interest?
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About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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