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Many Spirits, One Brown Forman – We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

Cultivating a Caring Culture – We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

Enriching Life. Enriching Careers – At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

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This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced HR Manager to shape the office culture of Brown-Forman’s European Headquarters. You will lead with influence and have the opportunity to partner with passionate and engaged team members and managers; whilst having exposure to broader European HR Projects.

Meaningful Work From Day One

This position is the first point of contact and key business partner to employees and managers across our Netherlands locations. Reporting to the Senior HR Director – Europe, this is a leadership role responsible for embedding our people and culture initiatives, leading office management and payroll activities. Meaningful work includes supporting the business through performance management, leadership coaching, employee development, employee relations and various other activities in support of our inclusive culture.

This is an office/hybrid role with minimum 3 days in our fantastic office in central Amsterdam.

What You Can Expect

  • Supports Senior HR Director – Europe in European-wide HR initiatives, including workforce and succession planning, organizational design, talent development and employee engagement.
  • Leads the Office Coordinator in all office management and safety activities; and the Payroll Administrator, driving effectiveness and efficiency
  • Partners with the global recruiting team and leaders in the recruitment and selection process, from job description development through Day 1 onboarding.
  • Provides counsel to employees and managers regarding questions or concerns related to compensation, employee relations, performance management, coaching, etc.
  • Provide guidance to managers and employees on the performance management process including coordinating performance/development plans.
  • Fosters a culture of teamwork and inclusion, promoting the shared understanding of B-F values and operating principles that align HR policies and practices to support the achievement of business goals.
  • Actively supports the B-F diversity and inclusion strategy and leads by example to create an environment of inclusive leadership.

What You Bring To The Table

  • Essential to this role is a strong understanding of Dutch Labour Law and it’s application
  • Fluent in English and Dutch
  • Proven experience track record in HR Business Partner roles and ideally as a HR Manager but open to someone stepping up to
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others and provide effective oversight of payroll and office management
  • Experience in a multinational organization with a matrixed environment, leveraging communication and influencing skills to effectively collaborate
  • Ability to build strong relationships throughout all levels and across cultures
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated champion of diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to develop problem-solving solutions based on evaluation of needs and clear deliverables

What Makes You Unique

  • HR certification, or similar
  • People Management skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Have a passion for employee engagement

What We Offer:

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Europe Division

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