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Talent Acquisition Partner

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

In short

A dynamic role for an enthusiastic recruitment professional

AkzoNobel’s global success is supported by an extensive and outstanding HR organization. Central to this is a sophisticated recruitment operation that identifies the talent that will help our company to achieve its business objectives.

You will join an enthusiastic and divers team of 6 colleagues including a Country Manager, 4 Talent Acquisition Partners and a Talent Acquisition Administrator.

Your mission in this role is to provide end-to-end recruitment activities for the positions of AkzoNobel in the Netherlands. You will be based at Amsterdam in the Netherlands as part of a Local Center of Expertise (LcoE) dedicated to recruitment for the Netherlands.

Is this a challenge that matches your ambitions? Can you demonstrate experience of delivering successful, best practice end-to-end recruitment campaigns within specified deadlines up to senior level? Do you have experience of working with e-recruitment (ATS) and social media platforms such as Linkedin? Are you able to apply a conceptual, analytical and result-oriented approach along with strong influencing skills? Above all, can you make a positive difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?

If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the position of
Talent Acquisition Partner

Key responsibilities

This is a high-level recruitment role in which you personally manage the end-to-end recruitment delivery of vacancies in the business, starting with the intake and and the initial screening and the first interview of short-listed candidates ending with the job offer.

You also act as the custodian of specific targeted areas and proactively build talent pipelines through the use of e-recruitment (ATS) and social media platforms such as Linkedin.
By collecting information from other Talent Acquisition Partners you form a coherent big picture of labour market trends in the local market.

You are also responsible for collecting and monitoring recruitment analytics including KPIs and SLAs to provide timely and accurate reports to the LCoE Talent acquisition Manager, along with recommendations for improvement.

At all times you promote AkzoNobel's Employer Branding Proposition.

A further key task is to provides appropriate training and support to hiring managers, ensuring their ability to recruit in line with AkzoNobel processes, best practices and local law.
On an ongoing basis you proactively drive the efficiency of processes, and you assist the LCoE in rolling out global programs in the Netherlands.

As such, this is a role for a customer focused professional who can partner with business leaders whilst retaining the ability to ask challenging yet constructive questions.

What do you bring?

To apply for this position, you must possess all the following attributes:
• Educated bachelor’s degree level or equivalent, preferably in Management, HR or Psychology;
• A least five years experience in HR, preferably in recruitment, with at least three years of in-house recruitment experience;
• Knowledge of current local Employment Law relating to recruitment and selection;
• Experience of building talent pipelines,
• Good communication and stakeholder management skills
• Fluent written and spoken in Dutch and English

Become part of an outstanding company

• a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holiday- and leave days
• participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan;
• travel expenses to and from work
• opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role
• laptop and phone
• the ability to work from different locations with base location Amsterdam

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via www.akzonobel.com/careers. Only online applications including resume, cover letter will be considered. It is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands. If you have any questions, please contact Denise de Bock, Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731, option 2. Or send an email to TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 16044