HR Advisor - Europe,

United Kingdom, England, Felling

Business unit: Protective Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


If you want to develop your career in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them, that business is AkzoNobel. A world leader in the coatings industry we are now recruiting an HR Advisor to join the team at Felling and provide generalist HR support to the employees of our Protective and Marine Coatings businesses across Europe.

As HR Advisor you will help achieve business goals and objectives by proactively supporting HR activities in the region including; performance management, employee engagement, recruitment, talent management and learning and development. You will be responsible for producing HR analytics and reports, ensuring compliance to company HR policies and procedures as well as coaching and supporting managers in front line employee issues. You will need to work in collaboration with the wider HR team including; HR Shared Services, Centres of Expertise and other HR Advisors to deliver a first class customer experience.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

October 21, 2016

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United Kingdom





Business unit

Protective Coatings

Sub business unit

Protective Coatings_North Europe

Job family

Human Resources

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

We are looking for a customer focused and proactive generalist HR professional able to quickly build relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including those that are not based in the same location. You must possess excellent communication and influencing skills and be able to work through others to achieve your goals. You will be comfortable using HR systems and have excellent attention to detail. Good problem solving skills and an ability to work well in a fast moving environment are essential. Importantly you will be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.

You will need to be CIPD qualified or working towards qualification. Experience of working in a European environment is not necessary, but the successful applicant must have a keen interest in working in an international environment.

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be an HR Advisor in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.

AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.