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Senior HR Position in Amsterdam/The Netherlands

CRG Ltd. is looking for its customer, the right candidate for HR Manager position (m/f) reporting to the CEO, based in Amsterdam/The Netherlands.


The company is a global ship management company with headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, providing comprehensive management services to leading ship owners and operators around the globe.


The company is ISO14001 and ISO9001 certified and well on their way to become a leader in the chemical, product tanker and dry vessels segments. The company offers a wide range of services such as technical management, recruitment and crew management. Working with top manning agents, the company ensures the highest quality of crew members, whom they consider as their most valuable and essential resource.


The company offers a dynamic work environment, in challenging international markets and with opportunities for personal development and growth.


Job Description

General description

The Human Resource Manager has the skill-set necessary to transform an organization’s commercial objectives into HR policies. The HR Manager will play an instrumental role in professionalizing the company and implementing HR “best practices”, setting the HR strategy agenda for the company, including a strategy for recruiting and retaining talent in conjunction with senior management of the company. This agenda will be closely tied to the commercial objectives and requirements of the company. The position is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Responsibilities & Duties

The HR Manager is responsible for managing the recruitment process, as per company recruitment policy, including identifying new candidates, and co-ordinating succession planning. Where necessary the HR manager will liaise with the relevant department managers. The HR manager will also be required to manage the termination and retirement process. This include:

  • Preparing and sending job offers for potential candidates
  • Preparing and approving employees contracts, ensuring that contract is complying with local laws and regulation.
  • Assisting and guiding new employees with relocation process (when applicable), supporting with all the logistics involved.
  • Responsible to fill and apply working permits to none Dutch employees, communication with IND regarding 30% ruling if and when applicable.
  • Filing and monitoring all employees’ documents, alerting before expiry / renewal required.
  • Assisting and guiding head of departments with all HR related issues.
  • Collecting feedbacks from employees and sharing with management team.

The HR Manager will serve as a “point of first contact” for all of the company’s shore- based employees (Head office in Amsterdam, the Netherland and liaison office in Mumbai, India) and will manage employee relations. The HR manager will handle any personnel issues that may arise with employees. It is the HR manager’s responsibility to maintain a “pulse” on the company.


Review and manage the appraisal process, including developing performance databases and researching compensation packages and benchmarks. Together with the individual department managers, the HR manager will assist in the career development, team building, training (and succession planning) of employees.


The HR manager will be responsible together with the department managers for ensuring that employees have the skills/ (legal) qualifications necessary for carrying out their jobs. The HR manager will help filter and select relevant training courses in conjunction with the various departments and administer the training program.


The HR Manager will also keep current with all relevant employee legislation. The HR function may also potentially extend to the Romanian liaison office.


Monitoring employees’ attendance in Amsterdam and Mumbai offices, alerting employees and HODs for any late arrival/absence from office include sick leave in accordance with company policy and as per local law, communicating with company doctor when required.


Monitoring employees leave in accordance with leave balance and leave policy, verifying that proper handover done prior any leave


Other Responsibilities

  • Following websites, newsletters and company events (events, employee outings, Xmas dinner etc.)
  • Responsible for preparing yearly HR events plan accordance with yearly budget.
  • Responsible for the office administration, office supplies and office appearance.
  • Responsible for the payroll and HR system.
  • Preparing and checking the monthly payroll files, checking that all items are as per employee’s contracts.
  • Responsible to update account department regarding payroll transactions and monthly payroll files.
  • Responsible to review and approve employees travel expenses in accordance with company policy.
  • Preparing and presenting HR data during yearly management review.
  • Book transportation, accommodations, visa for company guests, etc.
  • Reviewing and 1st approval of office invoices.
  • Assist senior management with any relevant matter and other ad hoc duties and tasks when assigned


  • To have an excellent understanding of HR “best practice” policies including employment law
  • University degree (Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources Administration or a related field).
  • Computer literate in the use of Microsoft Office applications, data bases, and in-house software applications.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Good Control of Dutch is aa big advantage. Other European languages are also a benefit.
  • Service-oriented
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • The ability to negotiate and mediate, as well as to discipline
  • Analytical skills
  • Awareness of how HR ties into the company’s commercial objectives
  • Strong management and administrative skills
  • Highly dedicated and committed to company targets and strategy
  • HR experience
  • EU citizneship

Help in relocation to Amsterdam from the EU Region will be given by the company.


Equal opportunity position m/f


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