Contingent Workforce Manager Netherlands,

Netherlands, Gelderland, Arnhem

Business unit: Global Business Services

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.


Develop and implement outstanding hiring and workforce policies and processes for a leading organization

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. We are a leading global producer of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals, supplying essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide.

Our organization in the Netherlands regularly draws on the skills and resources supplied by a Contingent Workforce. This includes temporary workers (‘uitzendkrachten’) and professional staff, including Independent Contractors (‘zzp-ers’).
Within this context, your mission in this role is to implement standard contingent worker policies and procedures, as well as efficient supplier management. In doing so you ensure that all requests are fulfilled in the most cost efficient way, working closely with key stakeholders and hiring managers.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as an experienced professional with a proven project management and process improvement background? Do you have exceptional analytical, organizational and problem solving skills? Can you deploy those skills to devise creative solutions to tough problems while thinking ahead? Above all, do you have what it takes to make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the position of

Contingent Workforce Manager Netherlands

The role and its responsibilities
Working from Amsterdam or Arnhem, the Netherlands, your core objective is to develop and implement an effective hiring policy, liaising with relevant stakeholders including HR, Tax and Legal. In doing so you ensure access to a complete contingent labor pool while optimizing the supply base and ensuring all risks are managed and monitored.

This requires you to develop a contingent job posting site and to optimize a current process of 700 invoices per month. You also assume responsibility for system efficiencies and Fieldglass integration, manage recruiters and back office, and ensure proper on/off boarding, compliance, monitoring and reporting.

In addition you troubleshoot, handling and solving escalated issues from workers, suppliers and managers. This demands a creative approach, particularly when ensuring that hiring managers are compliant, and when the supply base is not delivering the required candidates.

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Closing date

June 30, 2017

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Business unit

Global Business Services

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Candidate profile

- To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:
- 4+ years of contingent workforce experience;
- An understanding of Dutch employment regulations;
- Powerful ability to use data to drive recommendations;
- Cross-group collaboration and relationship management skills;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills including fluent written and spoken English.
Application details
For further information, please contact Denise de Bock or Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88 010 6789. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to, reference 170001Y0 or use the ‘apply’ link.

A pre-employment screening may form part of the application process.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated