Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

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Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

Purpose of the job
A multi-facing role for an experienced and expert 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.
Within this context, your mission in this role is to provide end-to-end recruitment activities with regard to roles for 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 skill and 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
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

  • 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 initial screening and the first interview of short-listed candidates.
  • 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 collating 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 collating 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 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, preferably with experience of implementing HR projects.
  • Good communication skills including fluent written and spoken Dutch and English

Become part of an outstanding company
AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • A competitive salary with 46 days off annually.
  • A fixed bonus in the form of a 13th month.
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan.
  • Travel expenses to and from work.
  • Opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role.
  • Hybrid way of working from home.

Application details
We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume and a cover letter will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Marcel Thor, Talent Acquisition Partner,

The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview rounds and further steps. An online assessment might be part of the selection process and an employment screening may be part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated.