Art Director Emakina

People Operations Specialist

Amsterdam, Den Bosch | 32 - 40 hours APPLY DIRECTLY

You are a people person at heart but also keen on improving processes & policies to ensure the business runs smoothly.

Read on if you:

  • Like and want to provide our employees with a good employee experience
  • Like to work with different processes and improve them
  • Want to add value in creating an employee-oriented work environment
  • Want to be part of a diverse, multi-cultural team, which likes to have an occasional drink or two

What you’ll do as a People Operations Specialist

As a People Operations Specialist, you are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the People Team. All People processes are in safe hands with you; whether it’s onboarding, performance reviews, absence, contract extensions and exit procedures. Personnel files are an error-free zone; with your sharpness and eye for detail, you double check everything. You own the administrative processes, provide advice and support to our employees. You will closely collaborate with the Talent Acquisition and the rest of the People Team by being the expert in what you do! And if one of our processes are outdated, you are the person in charge of thinking strategically on how to improve it and of course, how to make it happen! You are also an ambassador of our values. You make sure we live up to them in our policies, collaboration and through our way of working.

Some of your favourite things to do are

  • Be on the lookout for ways to improve our processes in a more scalable and efficient way while keeping the personal Emakina touch
  • Work on different administrative tasks such as drafting contracts, offboarding procedures, making sure personnel files are up-to-date, etc.
  • Support with organizing logistics and facilitating onboarding of new employees in an interactive manner
  • Provide a listening ear to both new and existing employees

This is you in a nutshell

  • You have at least 3 years of relevant experience in preferably a scale up
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in HRM, Business Administration or similar
  • You are curious, detail oriented, sharp
  • You are a friendly, empathetic, and easy-going person
  • You have experience with administrative processes on the operational side but also on a tactical level
  • You have experience with the Dutch labour market (e.g. knowledge Dutch labour law)
  • Knowledge of the Dutch language is a pre, but not mandatory

Your future team

The People Team consists of Marina (People Lead & Business Partner), Esther (People Officer) & Mylena (People Administrative Assistant). We work closely with the Talent Acquisition Team, which consists of Lara (Lead Talent Acquisition), Elisabeth (Talent Acquisition Specialist), Laura (Tech Talent Acquisition Specialist), Thao (Talent Acquisition Specialist), Alice (Talent Acquisition Specialist), Damla (Talent Sourcing Specialist), Mert (Talent Sourcing Specialist) & Imaad (Talent Sourcing Specialist). We have regular catch ups to keep each other up-to-date, share knowledge and celebrate wins! Next to that, you’ll have weekly one-on-one meetings to work on your personal development.

Our Culture

More reasons to choose a job at Emakina

We offer a friendly, informal workplace to work with some of the biggest brands and digital retailers in Europe, a competitive salary and 25 vacation days a year (if you promise to come back). We have also adopted a hybrid way of working, meaning that teams are meeting in the office at least once a week to make sure they stay connected. Because flexibility is very important to us Emakinians, we also offer you the possibility for a few weeks to work remotely for example from the beach, your parents’ house or on a secluded mountain (as long as you have a good internet connection).

And equally important: at Emakina, we focus on more than just the day-to-day job. For example our dedicated Commits team organises days to donate time to great causes (such as Staatsbosbeheer!). Our People team organises many training sessions to help us develop a growth mindset and learn how to give constructive feedback, because people at Emakina truly care about each other. We also like to have fun and spend time together, whether it’s on our ski trip, company boat and parties, or by organising nerd-summits to share knowledge.

If you are curious about your future workplace, we recommend you read our company page and check out our blog articles. And while you’re at it, take a look at our socials too: Linkedin Instagram

New: Emakina Den Bosch welcomes new talents

There is a lot of talent in the south of the Netherlands, so we opened an extra office in the Burgundian capital of Brabant just for you. Same company, other city. Feel welcome to have a talk with a cup of coffee and a Bossche bol!

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And a special note to recruitment agencies: we love the work our in-house recruiters are doing, so no need to offer your services. Thanks!

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