People Manager- ANE & UK


Amsterdam - Netherlands

Company:  Adama Northern Europe B.V.
Job ID:  28055

Title:             People manager  - (ANE & UK)  ANE countries: (Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Belgium, netherlands, denmark)

location:    Leusden, Netherlands


Role Summary

The People Manager will own the entire employee lifecycle from point of hire. This role will act as partner to the various business units to help drive employee engagement, satisfaction and productivity.

This role own Employment & Employee Relations by proactively following changes in relevant country/local employment laws and involving/ raising them to the appropriate people leaders for consideration and implementation.

This role will focus as partner/advisor to the General Manager, functional leaders, and employees by executing/aligning people strategies with functional needs in the areas of: talent management, organizational design, change management, leadership/functional development, succession planning, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits administration, learning & development and career opportunities.

 The People Manager will work closely with multiple countries General Managers, his/her leadership team and directly support all employees in the field and offices to execute the company’s people strategy and continuously improve the work environment, increase engagement and improve retention.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to (Solid line):                                        EAME People Partner                      

Matrix reporting :                                             Number Supervised:                                           none



  • Acts as an active and influential player enabling the effective diagnosis of business issues / strategy and goals, turning these into People plans.
  • Responsible for managing compliance cases & investigations locally if they arise.
  • Acts as change agent to drive transformation strategies and plan execution
  • Manage talent optimization and retention by establishing salary, compensation, benefits, rewards and recognition, career paths, learning, development, and performance plans.
  • Advise hiring managers on key decisions throughout the staffing process, including candidate profiles, assessment process, offers and process efficiencies and improvements.
  • Provides advice and coaching to the General Managers, Functional Leaders, and Employees on people matters and acts as a sounding board and coach.
  • Create and implement People policies, processes and practices focusing on continuous improvement and business needs.
  • Acts as the performance improvement driver and provokes positive changes in the people management.
  • Educate and advice management on personnel issues including separation, job transfers and promotions.
  • Manages and tracks C&B budget, Headcount, contractors and other People data in partnership with Finance.
  • Be an ambassador for the function and represent Adama People internally and externally (as appropriate)



To be successful in this role you will have/be:

  • Ability to collaborate and develop strong relationships with all levels of personnel within the organization.
  • Knowledge of local employment laws and regulations
  • Critical to the success of this role will be to develop highly efficient and scalable processes to manage onboarding, and employee services end to end.
  • Implement regional and global initiatives that will result in strong employee engagement
  • Proactive and result oriented, with the ability to take decisions and deliver high quality results quickly when necessary and the resilience to challenge/be challenged
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and competing priorities.  High energy, with a willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and get the job done
  • Ability to work at a strategic level, but also function at a tactical level
  • Ability to be hands on operational issues
  • Ability to clearly articulate technical challenges, goals and solutions
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to deal with ambiguous or loosely defined problems
  • Evaluating and deploying people accurately: reads people accurately; can diagnose strengths, weaknesses, and potential; knows what skills are required to fill a job or role; hires the best
  • Dealing with ambiguity by fearlessly takes on all issues, challenges, and people; comfortably works through conflict deals promptly and fairly with problem performers
  • Ability to commit to ADAMA values


  • A Bachelor’s degree (Human Resources, Industrial Engineer, Business, Law, Psychology, or another applicable field)
  • MBA/master’s degree a plus
  • Must have fluency in English Written and Verbal and as a plus one of the following languages:  Dutch

The following experiences are preferred:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the capacity of People Partner supporting multiple countries
  • Prior experience in multiple People disciplines such as organizational design and development, change management, performance management, talent management, employee engagement, compensation and benefits design, employee relations and people tools.
  • Experience in the chemical (agrochemical, pharmaceutical, other) with manufacturing operations is a plus but not required.
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 35%


  • Ability to work effectively and achieve results in a matrix organization
  • Process focused with an understanding of end-to-end business processes and their financial impacts
  • Ability to identify root cause issues and develop plans to resolve
  • Skilled at organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and resource constraints to optimize results