HR Manager Benelux for leading international provider of bikes, parts and accessories

Develop best in class HR function to support business growth

Accell Group designs simple and smart solutions in order to create a fantastic cycling experience for everyone who uses our bikes. Accell Group makes bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories. We are the European market leader in e-bikes and second largest in bicycle parts and accessories, with numerous leading European bicycle brands under one roof. These brands were built by pioneers for whom the best was not good enough. We still embody the entrepreneurial spirit of those family businesses to this day. We keep pushing ourselves to create high-quality, high performance, cutting-edge products driven by the continuous exchange of knowhow and craftsmanship.

Accell Group employs approximately 3000 people across 15 countries. Accell Group’s bikes and related products are sold to dealers and consumers in more than 80 countries. In 2022, the company sold around 845 thousand bicycles and recorded a turnover of € 1.4 billion.

Develop efficient Benelux HR function that excels in supporting the business

Accell Group in Benelux covers sales, service, production, warehouse and global HQ – a total of app. 600 employees on five locations across The Netherlands and a multimillion Euros revenue. You lead a team of 3 HRBP’s, and a HR Service team with 6-7 employees covering the entire spectrum of HR services. Accell Group has grown by a number of acquisitions and thus HR processes, systems and services differs greatly from location to location. The company is on a journey to completely redesign HR to develop a best in class highly efficient HR function capable of providing extraordinary service and support for the entire organization. Your and the teams daily tasks and responsibilities counts to:

  • · Cooperate with works councils and unions
  • · Streamline, harmonize and centralize the entire Benelux HR function in close cooperation with the rest of the HR organization to establish highly efficient HR processes and support
  • · Develop the culture in HR into a truly supportive and service oriented mindset
  • · Lead and develop the Benelux HR team to enhance the skills and capabilities for the team members and to define clear roles and responsibilities
  • · Participate in the implementation of Workday
  • · Participate in several HR development projects like establishing job leveling framework, establishment of HR standards and templates, talent management etc.
  • · Are comfortable to speak your mind, challenge beliefs of stakeholders on all levels and implement the necessary initiatives to embrace true change
  • · Have a strong track record of effective change management with the capability to bring all stakeholders – internal and external – along on the change journey required at Accell Group
  • · Are fluent in Dutch and English
  • · Have proven successful experience in working in an international setting

Your team is based at the office in Heerenveen – there will be a need for you to be at that office 2-3 days pr. week. Besides this there will be occasional travel to the other BeNeLux locations (in NL) incl. the Amsterdam office. There will be occasional travel to other Accell sites in Europe (1-2 times per year). You report to the HR Operations Director based in Amsterdam.

Experienced HR leadership profile

You have worked in an HR leadership role for a number of years and leading and developing a team with a wide variety of HR responsibilities like organizational and leadership development, talent management, comp & ben, development and implementation of HR policies and processes, cooperation with works councils and unions and related. You have obtained this experience in an international company with high standards of HR.

Further we are looking you who:

  • Are comfortable to speak your mind, challenge beliefs of stakeholders on all levels and implement the necessary initiatives to embrace true change
  • Have a strong track record of effective change management with the capability to bring all stakeholders – internal and external – along on the change journey required at Accell Group
  • Are fluent in Dutch and English
  • Have proven successful experience in working in an international setting

Do you recognize yourself in this role?

For this position we are working with the executive search company, Brinch & Partners, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Partner Arne Kyed at ak(at)brinchpartners.dk or +45 2970 2031.

If you are interested in the position, please upload your CV via the link at your earliest convenience.

ABOUT ACCELL GROUP AND WHAT WE DO

We believe that cycling moves the world forward. We design simple and smart solutions in order to create a fantastic cycling experience for everyone who uses our bikes. Accell Group makes bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories. We are the European market leader in e-bikes and second largest in bicycle parts and accessories. With numerous leading European bicycle brands under one roof. These brands were built by pioneers for whom the best was not good enough. We still embody the entrepreneurial spirit of those family businesses to this day. We keep pushing ourselves to create high-quality, high performance, cutting-edge products driven by the continuous exchange of know-how and craftsmanship.

Well-known bicycle brands in our portfolio include Haibike, Winora, Ghost, Batavus, Koga, Lapierre, Raleigh, Sparta, Babboe and Carqon. XLC is our brand for bicycle parts and accessories. Accell Group employs approximately 3,000 people across 15 countries.