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HR Business Partner - Robeco

Location: Rotterdam
Employment: Full-time


As a Dutch asset manager operating globally, Robeco has always combined the best of both worlds. We have global reach and ambitions, while retaining the head office in our hometown of Rotterdam. Employees at Robeco share that combination: we hire and nurture people who can think internationally and put the client first, while keeping their feet firmly on the ground. We have strong links with academia, which underpin the research in our robust quantitative and sustainability investing strategies. Our people have backgrounds in finance but also in economics and geography. Likewise, as pioneers in emerging markets investing, our diverse backgrounds also add local knowledge. We offer an informal and flexible office atmosphere that gives people the room to be themselves, to grow and to perform to the best of their ability.


Robeco entities and employees in our 15 offices around the world. The majority of the Human Resources employees are located in Rotterdam while some HR colleagues work in HK and Switzerland. This position of HR Business Partner is located in Rotterdam.

The Global Human Resources department of Robeco is headed by the CHRO and consist of 5 centers of excellence: Operations (HR ServiceDesk and Payroll), Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development, Analytics & Reporting and HR Advisory. The HR Advisory team consists of 9 HR Business Partners who are responsible for ensuring effective and high quality HR processes and programs which are well embedded in the company.

HR Advisory is the face of HR for Robeco's management and the point of contact on broader human-resources issues. HR Advisory coaches, challenges and advises management up to the most senior level on all personnel management issues and fulfils a ‘coaching the coach’ role. HR Advisory also offers advice and guidance on organizational changes and collaboration issues within the company, adopting the role of change expert.

Position & Requirements


As HR Business Partner you act as a sparring partner and coach for managers on strategic and tactical issues relating to our professionals and the organization. You are able to challenge our managers on how to promote the core values of the organization and consistently implement the HR policies and guidelines.

Furthermore you act as catalyst for performance management related matters, structural questions relating to dynamics in the workforce and talent management.

The HR Business Partner enables a strong connect of the business with the HR organization. You act as a driving force – signaling new developments and needs that are relevant to the business and advising on how to integrate or implement these developments into practices, policies and processes. You also use your extensive and up-to-date knowledge on HR and market developments to help further develop the HR disciplines.

You can think in structures, processes and systems, but primarily in terms of the effectiveness of strong guidance. You are inspiring, influential and pro-active. You are able to look at issues from new angles and apply your experience.

Strengthening execution and building inclusive leadership within the organization is an important focus point. You offer managers professional advice and support, but also – where necessary – tempt them out of their comfort zone. You can think and act from both a development and a conceptual angle.

Cooperation is vital. You can operate at various levels within an organization to achieve organizational objectives while ensuring that the focus remains on the people involved.

What we're looking for

  • You are flexible and can adapt your style to the type of person you are dealing with
  • You can operate at all levels within the organization
  • You have impact wherever you are and whatever you do
  • You are ‘critical’ within the parameters of your job
  • You are entrepreneurial and have strong relationship-management skills
  • You are approachable, sociable and enterprising
  • You have an intuitive understanding of organizations, relationships within organizations and cultural differences
  • You are regarded as an authority in your area of expertise
  • You take initiative and you are decisive, pro-active and result-oriented
  • Intermediate-level university education or equivalent ability
  • 5-7 years’ experience in a similar HR position, preferably in an international environment and/or within the financial sector (affinity with and knowledge of the sector and environment in which Robeco operates)
  • Knowledge of and experience in organizational development and change processes
  • Good consultancy skills, demonstrable flexibility and an inspirational personality

Job application

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.

Robeco Recruiting Team


Information and application:


Please send your application for HR Business Partner at Robeco in Rotterdam including your CV via our website.

Job posted
15 februari 2023
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