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HR Communications Business Partner Benelux a.i.

Marketing & Communication HBO Interim/Self-employed
Joep Westerwoudt
Joep Westerwoudt

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HR Communications Business Partner, close contact with HR, complex stakeholder management

For Philips, YER is looking for an Interim HR Communications Business Partner Benelux. It's a assignment for 32 to 40 hours per week, starting 02-10-23 and lasting until 29-02-24 initially. Extensions are possible but not guaranteed.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Build and strengthen the reputation of Philips as a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health through meaningful innovation. The Marketing & eCommerce department of Philips Benelux develops and implements the brand, communications and digital marketing strategy in the Benelux to support the strategic business objectives of Philips.

As part of the team, you will be primarily focused on the creation & implementation of the internal communications strategy aimed at strengthening the employee engagement of the 11,000 Philips employees in the Netherlands, based at a variety of sites. And for spear heading the internal activation of specific projects and campaigns of your colleagues within the Integrated Communications team.

An important aspect of this role is aimed at collaborating with, and supporting of, HR in the implementation of the people change agenda. This function is therefore mainly focused on maintaining the contacts between HR and the communications team and streamlining and executing HR-related projects that require strategic communication to employees.

You are responsible for

  • Develop and execute the strategic internal communications plan, in line with the area Brand & Communications plan.
  • Driving proactive internal communications to help employees understand the strategy of Philips in health technology.
  • Setting up communication to help employees understand our brand positioning and values, and how to apply them in their daily work. In addition, ensure that the brand guidelines of Philips are communicated within the organization.
  • Lead the communications strategy development and execution of important HR Benelux programs such as the Future of Work. 
  • Drawing up and implementing communications plans on various topics important for the Dutch workforce, such as culture programs and operational excellence, using existing media, and developing new media & platforms.
  • To further increase employee engagement and encourage participation in the various personal development programs that Philips has to offer.
  • Providing advice and support on internal communications to senior management.
  • Critical communications sparring partner for HR and senior management during transformation programs.
  • Ensuring a Lean Way of Working as part of the communications team. The focus is on continuous improvement and making results measurable and transparent via Daily Management Practice.
  • Ensuring stakeholder management internally.

You are part of

Philips Benelux Marketing & eCommerce department. A high performing, dynamic and strong team of professionals, all with a great drive for results and an energetic, positive team spirit. The reputation of Philips is exceptionally strong as exemplified by the 14th consecutive Award for company with the best reputation in the Netherlands, awarded by the Reputation Institute. This position is driven by strong, class-leading communications activities by the Marketing & eCommerce Benelux team.

You will also work closely with the Head of HR Benelux and various other senior leaders within the Benelux-organization.

With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women's health, Philips operates in the areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Philips combines its clinical expertise and human insights to create innovative solutions across the continuum of care, in partnership with clinicians and our customers, to provide better value and expand access to care for millions. Our teams are working hard every day to improve patient outcomes all the way from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring, and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor's office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Healthcare's unique medical solutions are designed to optimize the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision making.

You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits;
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office;
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture;
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals;
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies;
  • There is also the possibility of being hired as a freelancer.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • A completed Bachelor's or Master's degree in business administration, communications, journalism or similar.
  • Preferably more than 5 years; relevant experience in (internal and external) communications or a communications-related role in a complex organization, including experience of working with, or for, media outlets.
  • Great creative communications skills, you speak and write native in Dutch, fluent in English.
  • Experience in converting complex communications issues in the field of internal and/or HR communication into concrete strategic communications plans and their effective implementation, preferably in a commercial environment.
  • Experience in making results measurable and transparent.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deliver to deadlines.
  • Decisive, proactive attitude.
  • Excellent project- and event management skills and ability to deal with a range of projects simultaneously.

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Depending on the process, the consultant will invite you to the next round(s) of interviews and possibly an assessment center.

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If you are selected for the position, you will receive an attractive job offer. We will be happy to advise you on realistic terms of employment.

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