Job Properties
  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Administration & Operations
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 15,2022
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
    • IMG_6430
    • Career Consultation

    HR Advisor

    About ViCentra

    ViCentra is an innovative medical device company focusing on the research and development, manufacturing, and commercialisation of a ground-breaking device for the management of diabetes. Kaleido, the smallest and lightest insulin pump system currently available, is designed to help people with diabetes live life on their own terms:

    "For us, super accurate insulin delivery and improved control are non-negotiables, but discretion, simplicity and choice is our way of helping you live life in your own way"

    Driven by ViCentra's desire to be meaningfully different, Kaleido aims to reduce the impact that diabetes can have on daily life. Utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology, Kaleido infuses colour and choice into the market, networking its hybrid patch pumps and handsets into a broader family of easy-to-use products and data services to create a customer-focused, integrated diabetes support service.

    With CE mark, ViCentra is setting its sights on expanding insulin pump usage by appealing to both first time and experienced insulin pump users in the Netherlands. At the same time, we are preparing for additional territories in 2022 and FDA filing.

    Funded by the venture capitalists Partners in Equity, LSP, INKEF, Health Innovations and Invest-NL, ViCentra currently employs 80+ people from over 27 different nationalities.

    The opportunity

    Come and join us at a very exciting time! Having recently closed a €65m funding round, ViCentra is growing fast as we transition from start up to scale up. To join us on this journey, we’re seeking a passionate, experienced, hands-on HR professional who thrives in a fast paced environment, and can help us realise our vision of improving the lives of people with diabetes by supporting, developing and engaging our talented teams in the Netherlands, UK and Germany.

    You'll be working closely with our staff and managers across all HR areas to deliver initiatives and support performance management, training and development, recruitment and onboarding, compensation and our outsourced payroll, absence management and occupational health. Responsible for maintaining, developing and aligning our HR systems and processes to meet ViCentra's changing requirement's.

    A HR subject matter expert, you will use your knowledge and experience to develop our policies and processes, explain their application to staff (having the sensitivity of knowing when exceptions should be applicable), and resolve queries and issues in a timely, tailored, and pragmatic manner.

    Additionally, you will be involved a variety of HR projects and changes initiatives with near term projects including our office relocation (still within Utrecht) and implementing our online learning and development system.

    The ideal candidate to join our team should have:

    • 5+ years relevant experience as a HR Advisor, HR Generalist/ other relevant role in People Operations
    • Empathetic, people centric, pragmatic and solution orientated
    • Ability to build effective relationships with the credibility to be a trusted advisor
    • Flexible, resilient and able to work in thrive in a fast-paced, high growth environment
    • Knowledge of employment law and practices in the Netherlands and Germany (UK knowledge also preferred but not essential)
    • Multi-tasker with the ability to juggle competing priorities
    • Takes ownership and accountability
    • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch

    It’s a bonus if you also have:

    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related degree
    • Works Council/ Unions experience
    • Fluency in German

    What we offer

    In addition to working on a ground-breaking new product, you’ll be working in a small, friendly and highly motivated team; all ideas are welcomed, and great work is rewarded. We’re also offering:

    • A very competitive salary
    • Hybrid working (when we're back at the office, you can work 2-3 days a week from home)
    • Flexible working hours
    • Laptop & Phone Allowance
    • Commuting and Remote Working Allowances
    • Kaleido goodies
    • Subsidized gym membership
    • Relocation allowance
    • 32 days’ holiday per year + 5 optional purchase days
    • Free, on-site parking
    • Informal dress code
    • International working environment (27+ nationalities)
    • Social events and team lunches (when Corona allows), including holiday parties and monthly after work drinks (until then online events)

    Recruitment Process

    • We will start interviewing successful candidates without delay, therefore please submit your CV as soon as possible.
    • Initially we'll have a call so you can get to know the role and we can learn more about you to see if its a possible match for both of us. Next you will have an interview with the hiring Manager and a second interview with the CEO and some of our team.
    • We will keep you informed throughout the process and if you've got any queries feel free to call +31 (0) 6 272 433 67.

    ViCentra is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Due to the international nature of the Company applications are only accepted in English and candidates must also have the right to work in the Netherlands.

    Agencies: Please note ViCentra is committed to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. We do however work with an approved list of preferred suppliers but in line with our Preferred Supplier List we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and a position has formally been placed with the agency by a member of the HR team. We do not pay fees where speculative and unsolicited CV’s are submitted to ViCentra or ViCentra employees. Where this is not observed ViCentra reserves the right to contact these candidates directly and initiate discussions without payment of any agency fee.

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