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HR Business Partner – Hoofddorp


Bluewater is a leading provider of innovative Single Point Mooring systems (SPM) and operator of Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSO). Since its foundation in 1978, Bluewater has built a technological lead specialising in design, development, lease and operation of tanker-based production and storage systems, and has become a leading provider of innovative Single Point Mooring systems.

Bluewater currently owns and operates a number of Floating Production Storage and Offloading Systems (FPSOs): the Glas Dowr, the Aoka Mizu, the Bleo Holm, the Hæwene Brim and Munin.


The HR Department is responsible for the development and execution of the HR policy and the establishment of an optimal work environment in order to contribute to the realization of the company’s goals and strategy.


As a HR Business Partner, you will be responsible for:
Support of the organisation in all HR policy and employee relations matters.
Support and drive the development and implementation of the HR strategy in assigned division, departments and projects.
Driving the annual HR cycle, including areas such as performance management and compensation and benefits, and identifies and delivers improvements.
Advice on and ensures strategic personnel planning, performance management and talent management, in collaboration with management.
Contributing effectively to the recruitment & selection process in order to fill vacancies on time.
Ensuring the implementation and consistent application of social legislation and employment conditions within the framework, applicable (collective) labour agreement and company & industry guidelines.
Support with advice on the HR management of the team/the department, analyses and advises on HR implications and developments, and implement organisational and cultural change processes.
Taking care of all administrative actions related to the application and implementation of HR processes and applicable laws and regulations, in line with internal guidelines and local laws and regulations.
Representing Bluewater within the industry at career events and other HR related events.
Providing HR response to the emergency response organization as required.


We are looking for:
A great communicator with strong planning and organisational skills. You initiate improvements and are able to handle personnel information with sensitivity and integrity.
You are able solve a complex set of practical issues for which expert knowledge, analysis and overview are necessary. You take ownership and are reliable in delivering results, you think and act across boundaries of responsibilities and you influence cooperation and ambiance in a positive way.

You also have:
• a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources
• extended knowledge of Dutch Labour Law
• over 5 years of experience in a HR advisory position, preferably in an international / technical environment, including recruitment activities
• an excellent understanding of the Dutch and English language, written and spoken
• MS Office skills and knowledge of HR tools and systems (f.e. ADP, Carerix)


What we offer:
– a fulltime/40 hours per week position within an international environment
– besides a competitive salary, you will receive a 13th month, holiday allowance and travel allowance
– 29 days of paid holiday annually and the opportunity to purchase 10 additional holidays annually
– the opportunity to take part in our collective health insurance scheme
– a good pension scheme of which we pay the complete pension contribution
– onboarding program; we warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel home as soon as possible
– different activities which are very divers and always voluntary, for example playing sports, CPC run, friday drinks, quiz night, Sail day and our annual Christmas party


Marina Weerdenburg
+31 (23) 7115500


If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the ‘apply’ button below. This will lead you further through the application process. We kindly ask you to upload your motivation and cv and within 2 weeks, we will inform you on the status of your application.

Please note that this is a permanent staff position. Interim candidates should not apply. We can only accept applications from candidates who are currently eligible to live and work in the Netherlands.

An (online) assessment could be part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated and will not be responded to.

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