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People Business Partner

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
People & Culture

Job description

Are you an experienced People Business Partner eager to contribute to our mission? Discover how you can make a difference at Vandebron!

Who We Are

Vandebron is a challenger in the energy market, committed to full transparency with a clear mission: 100% sustainable energy ASAP. We love to innovate, developing smart energy applications like 100% green smart charging and balancing the grid with solar and wind curtailment. By leveraging technology, we make the energy market more sustainable, accelerating the energy transition.

Your Impact

Just like the energy market, Vandebron is constantly in transition. Within Vandebron, People & Culture plays a pivotal role, as our employees are our most valuable asset in achieving our mission. As People & Culture we strive to build engaged and high-performing teams aligned with our company strategy and values. In the role of People Business Partner, you will be the strategic and tactical advisor for managers of multiple teams in Tech, Data and Operations (around 150 employees). You will support and guide the managers in maintaining and building engaged, high-performing teams, helping Vandebron achieve its mission.

You will be responsible for managing various projects end-to-end, based on team and business needs. With a forward-thinking approach and a strong sense of responsibility, you will help drive Vandebron forward, aligning today's actions with future goals. Your role will involve both "running the business" (such as managing absenteeism and performance management) and "changing the business" by autonomously initiating and implementing projects that are essential for future success.

As a People Business Partner, you are the key link between the People & Culture team and the business, ensuring the right connection on both sides to build successful teams. Our People & Culture team consist of Recruitment, HR Operations, Learning & Development, Business Partners, and Office & Events.

What You Will Do

  • Act as a trusted advisor for managers, coaching and guiding them on all People & Culture-related topics, ensuring an optimal employee journey to achieve our mission ASAP while making a valuable contribution to our employees and teams.

  • Understand the business deeply and implement people solutions that meet both long-term and short-term needs.

  • Provide a constructive and critical view on quality, effectively guiding managers in building high-performing teams.

  • Translate internal and external HR developments and trends into People & Culture policies and processes, where you proactively identify and implement improvements.

  • Autonomously manage and execute various projects, such cultural values & behavior, performance management and engagement. Where you align with the other People Business Partner and divide, tackle and implement projects together.

  • Uphold Vandebron's cultural values and way of working by acting as a gatekeeper, challenging others, and leading by example.

Job requirements

How You Make a Difference

  • You are driven to contribute to our mission.

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in a scale-up

  • With your experience and organizational sensitivity, you can autonomously make decisions on issues involving teams and managers

  • You bring expertise in People & Culture related topics, from labor law to performance management and various policy themes

  • You know how to build creditable relations on all levels and are a strong communicator with skills in stakeholder management, coaching, and analytical thinking (including data). You have the ability to effectively engage others with both your vision and our shared people mission

  • You know how to keep it real, ensuring well-considered and constructive feedback to your peers and managers

  • You are proactive in identifying improvement opportunities within People & Culture and Vandebron as an organization, and you strive to resolve these issues

  • You are fluent in Dutch and English

  • Experience with Tech & Data and/or Customer Operations teams is a plus

What We Offer

  • Enjoy a well-deserved holiday with 30 vacation days

  • Continue learning with our development budget of €850 per year for personal and professional growth

  • Develop new skills with our Learning & Development workshops and programs

  • Secure your future with our pension plan

  • Stay connected with a monthly net allowance of €50 for phone and internet costs

  • Set up your home office with a one-time allowance of €200

  • Find the perfect balance by dividing your time between our CO2-neutral Amsterdam office in the heart of the city and your home office

  • Enjoy daily organic lunches prepared by our in-house chefs

  • If you live 10 km or further from the office, commute on us with an NS-business card for travel to and from work


Even if you don’t meet all these requirements but think you’re the right person for the job, apply anyway. At Vandebron, we believe in diversity, inclusivity, and equal career opportunities. Be your authentic self, and it’s perfectly fine if you don’t include your gender or date of birth on your resume. We also value your privacy and handle your data with care. Under the GDPR, you are not required to provide us with information about your health, race/nationality, and religion, and you may also omit your social security number (BSN) and photo from your application documents.

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