HR Advisor

HR Advisor

Field of Work:  Human Resources

Wageningen, GE, NL Several (NL), Several (NL), NL

Legal Entity:  KWS Vegetables BV (0043)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote: 
Job ID:  13773

Are you the adventurer who reaches out to every employee daring to embark on the journey across our "employee journey"? Do you possess the natural talent to connect, enthuse, and engage people? Do you have a clear vision of HR and know how to communicate it? Then take a look and see if this shirt fits you!


What you can expect in this role:


As an HR Advisor at KWS Vegetables, you will collaborate with the Global HR Business Partner on a global scale.

In this extraordinary role, you will foster a positive and supportive work environment, guide employees in setting career goals, and offer support in achieving them. Additionally, you will manage legal aspects of HR processes, knowing when to engage external assistance if necessary. You must excel in negotiation and effective communication, be ready to assist with operational HR tasks, and lead and coach a team comprising an HR assistant and a payroll administrator.


Furthermore, you will be expected to think strategically about the company's HR direction and contribute to the further development of HR strategy in the following areas:

  • Change management
  • Performance management
  • Training development
  • Recruitment selection
  • Retention
  • Succession planning
  • Compensation benefits
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout HRM


During your onboarding phase, we expect you to be present a few days a week at our location in Wageningen. Following onboarding, your role will be based in Andijk, the Netherlands.


Your profile:

You hold a minimum of a completed college education in Human Resource Management or Business Administration and possess at least 4 years of experience in an HR consulting role. International experience is imperative, and familiarity with the agro/food sector is advantageous. Given our international context, proficiency in both spoken and written English, as well as fluency in Dutch, is mandatory.


Your skills:


Your reputation precedes you with a passion for HR and a professional demeanor. You are adept at forging connections, asking critical questions, and articulating a clear vision. Possessing a growth mindset, you continuously seek improvement and are adaptable in finding solutions. You demonstrate effective communication, ensuring others feel heard and understood. Flexibility is inherent in your approach, always considering alternative paths when needed. Lastly, you exhibit intercultural skills and sensitivity.


Your personality:


You are a resilient team player committed to the success of the HR function alongside your colleagues. While collaborative, you also demonstrate independence in driving plans and projects forward. Anticipation and initiative-taking are second nature to you, and you remain approachable and empathetic in your interactions.


What do you get in return?


  • A fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a unique organization.
  • The chance to broaden your experience in an ever-evolving organization.
  • Autonomy and responsibility in your role and its interpretation.
  • An inspiring work environment supported by KWS HR business partners.
  • An attractive salary with excellent fringe benefits.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fantastic colleagues.


Are you insterested? Apply now via our online portal and submit your documents (cover letter, resume, certificates). We eagerly anticipate getting to know you!


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 €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. 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, sugar beet, 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 €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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