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    • Date Posted
      August 04,2022
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    HR Generalist - EMEA

    A Career at HARMAN

    As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

    Have you heard of JBL or Harman/Kardon, some of the world’s leading audio brands? The market we are leading in, is fast paced, fun and dynamic. Our headphones, portable speakers and home entertainment systems will become your area of expertise.

    At HARMAN, you have more than a career. Our agile culture gives you the chance to rapidly develop your skills, learn quickly and find ways to create excellent results. We invite you to constantly challenge yourself, cultivate new ideas, work on something new and enhance your abilities. There are many great opportunities across all of our HARMAN divisions and locations. Like this one.

    You will join our HR department based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in the position of:

    HR Generalist - EMEA

    About the Role:

    HARMAN is currently looking for an EMEA HR Generalist with an interest in Compensation and Benefits. In this role, you will be responsible for all tasks that support and contribute to the Human Resources Department and be the first level contact for all employee queries in your assigned employee population. You report to the HR Business Partner and will team up with the other two HR Generalists.

    What You Will Do:

    • Serve as a first level contact for all EMEA Lifestyle employees and all other employees that are supported by the HR EMEA team.
    • Coordinate and complete all new hire onboarding, contractual change and termination processes and documentation.
    • Manage all employee benefits (such as: pension and insurances) for the assigned region and third party contact.
    • Be(come) the specialist for compensation and benefits for our colleagues working within EMEA.
    • Provide administrative support for all HR EMEA processes.
    • Build structure in our ways of working and identify and drive the ways to optimize.
    • Monitor HR and systems processes to ensure data accuracy and integrity.
    • Maintain personnel data accuracy in cooperation with our Shared Service Centre.
    • Support and participate in EMEA HR projects.

    What You Need:

    • Bachelor's degree (Business Studies, Human Resources Management) or related field.
    • 3 years of experience in a HR or business supportive role.
    • Fluency in English is a must.
    • Affinity with working, standardizing, and optimizing processes by using facts and figures.
    • Affinity with compensation and benefits policies and practices within Europe.
    • Interest in becoming an expert in compensation and benefits.
    • Experience of working in projects.
    • Independent and proactive attitude.
    • Well organized with excellent planning and presentation skills.
    • HARMAN competencies that are most critical: Collaboration and Results Driven.
    • Service oriented.
    • Accurate and accountable.

    What is Nice to Have:

    • Experience with Workday.
    • A track record of initiatives leading to improvements in Compensation and Benefits policies and practices.
    • Administrative or HR experience in having dealt with a multitude of European countries.
    • Project Management capability.

    What We Offer:

    • A flexible work schedule where you will be able to work from home up to 40% and the remaining days in a fantastic new office at Houthavens, Amsterdam.
    • You are going to work in an international team within a friendly global working atmosphere.
    • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation plus a 13th month salary, 28 holidays per year.
    • You will also receive a highly valued commuter travel package, a EUR 100,- environment allowance when commuting via public transport or bike. Additionally, we provide an interesting collective health insurance scheme, pension and top-notch employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG etc.)
    • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies.
    • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs.
    • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program.
    • A unique opportunity to contribute to drive revenue growth and nurture strategic trust-based relationships.
    • The chance to work with on complex problems and continues improvement.

    And a few reasons you might love it:

    At HARMAN we create useful, playful, beautiful things. Our many iconic brands including; JBL, Harman/Kardon and AKG are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard, look for brilliance from all our 30,000 employees and in return you can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. If you want to be part of a business offering industry-first features, innovation, superior sound technology and the guarantee that you'll never have a dull day - HARMAN could be the place for you! (

    Is this the challenge you’ve been looking for? Click to apply now! Don’t forget to add your resume.

    We look forward to receiving your application! Send your application with your resume and letter of motivation. We will process the applications as we receive them. For more information about the position you can contact the Recruitment department by phone +31 (0)6 - 25374321).



    HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (

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