HR People Partner - Dutch speaking

Gebouw B, Papendorpseweg 97, 3528 BJ Utrecht, Netherlands, Utrecht 3528 BJ, NL


Company description

About us

We are PA Consulting, and we are not a traditional consulting firm. We are different in what we do and how we do it. PA Consulting is an innovative and transformation consultancy, who believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

We are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers, and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the Netherlands, Nordics, UK, and US.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

We are seeking an experienced HR People Partner to join our PA office in The Netherlands. Reporting into the Head of People of Nordics & The Netherlands, this HR People Partner will work alongside other regional HR People Partners and global HR Centres of Excellence to enable our people and act as an advisor to the Leadership team of The Netherlands. We are looking for someone to help us on our mission to set a new benchmark for a consulting place to work and accelerate the growth journey of the region. The ideal candidate can work both on a strategic level as an advisor for our leadership team and enjoys executing day-to-day operational HR activities for the local office. 


  • Strategic advisor on People and Organisation related matters for the NL leadership team.
  • Responsible for the Strategic Workforce Plan creation and execution
  • Partner with the Leads of PA’s Sector and Capability teams to develop and implement their people agendas, ensuring alignment to the global people strategy.
  • Enable effective delivery of operational HR activities in The Netherlands across PAs people pillars (1. recruit & onboard, 2. mentor & develop, 3. reward & recognise, 4. support & engage).
  • Coach and confidant for people in the region, including Employee Relationship topics around (mental) health and wellbeing.
  • Enable a high-performance culture through strong performance management and talent development, drawing on expertise from PA’s Talent Team.
  • Utilize the support from the global HR Centres of Excellence (e.g. People Operations, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development) to provide necessary input for the regional processes.
  • Work with team Leads and Line Managers to develop and optimise people management capability.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our People Partnering processes and policies.
  • Opportunity to deepen HR expertise through leadership and / or collaboration in global HR project teams to develop and implement new ways of working in HR.


  • Bachelor degree in relevant field; master degree preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in an HR Partner role; HR role in Consulting or Professional Service Firm preferred.
  • Deep understanding of HR best practice in The Netherlands, including knowledge of Dutch employment law
  • Demonstrated experience of People Strategy and People Transformation management, preferably in a professional services firm with a matrix structure
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills which enable you to engage and influence senior stakeholders, fluency in both English and Dutch would be required
  • Strong organisational skills, able and excited to manage a high volume but rewarding workload

We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today by completing our online application

Additional information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • In addition to a competitive salary, we offer, among other things:
  • 35 vacation days (including public holidays)
  • Possibility to buy additional vacation days (maximum 7)
  • Performance Bonus
  • Pension scheme (with fixed percentage of personal contribution)
  • Possibility to acquire PA shares
  • Travel allowance 
  • Opportunity to work part-time (depending on level of experience)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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