People Specialist 

Posted:  7 June, 2024

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Alphen a/d Rijn
People team
Job type

About the role

AQUABATTERY is seeking a proactive and experienced People Specialist to join our team. We are scaling up and this is your opportunity to build and professionalize our People operations. You will be in the driver’s seat to ensure our People domain runs smoothly at all times by managing employee relations, talent acquisition and retention, performance management, compliance with labor laws and training and development. The role also involves developing and implementing HR People strategy and policies together with senior management.

What you’ll be doing

  • Independently manage our People operations, including:

    • Updating employee records with new hire information and/or changes in employment status.
    • Assist team where appropriate in visa applications, or other required work-related documentation.
    • Maintaining organizational charts, creating detailed job descriptions along with employee records (e.g. salary, visa, vacation entitlement, benefits).
    • Manage contacts with external People partners, including pension provider, UWV, labor inspection.
    • Identifying opportunities to streamline People processes, including leveraging digital tools.
  • Stay up-to-date and comply with changes in labor legislation, and ensure compliance at all times.
  • Lead our talent acquisition processes.
  • Provide input to, and work with the commercial team to position AQUABATTERY and its brand as an attractive employer.
  • Forecast hiring needs, including skill gap analysis, in close collaboration with the management team.
  • Prepare and review compensation and benefits packages, leveraging market data, where relevant with external knowledge partners.
  • Support management team in:

    • Implementing training and development plans.
    • Developing and implementing initiatives to foster a culture of accountability and ownership among the team.
    • Setting-up performance expectations and review structure, and implementation and execution of annual performance review sessions.
    • Shape People strategy and initiatives aligned with overall business strategy together with senior management.
    • Provide People advice to the management team.
    • Conflict resolution as needed.

Function requirements:

We expect from you:

  • BSc/MSc in Human Resources or relevant field.
  • Proven work experience as a People Specialist or Generalist in a start-up / scale-up environment.
  • Hands-on experience with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
  • Solid understanding of Dutch labor legislation and payroll process
  • Familiarity with full cycle talent acquisition and management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability and enjoyment to take full ownership of, and lead improvements and new initiatives in operational People domain.
  • Ability to excel in operational matters, and adopt a helicopter view on more strategic topics.
  • Proficient in English and Dutch, spoken and written.

The following is considered a plus:

  • Experience in hiring professionals from abroad and relocation processes is a plus.

Excited to join? Get in touch with us today!

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About our company

AQUABATTERY is a climate-tech start-up, based in the Netherlands. Our vision is to empower the transition to net-zero by providing the world’s most scalable, sustainable and safe long duration energy storage solution. We do so through our revolutionary technology, which enables the storage of electricity in just saltwater. The world will need high volumes of energy storage to enable reliance on renewable energy sources like solar PV and wind energy, even if the sun does not shine or the wind does not blow. Our technology has been successfully demonstrated through several pilot installations in the Netherlands and in Italy. Our international team reinforces our impact-focused culture every day; taking on challenges and celebrating successes together. If you are excited to know more, check out our open positions to join the ride!

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