HR Manager

Vlerick Business School is a vibrant, international, pragmatic & open environment to work in. Our rankings confirm our position as the no° 1 business school in the Benelux and top-level in Europe. Vlerick Business School prides itself in its excellent mix of academic knowledge & business expertise through its strong connections with the academic and corporate world.

To build on the new School’s strategy and the talent pool needed to achieve our challenging objectives, we are looking for a HR Manager.

What can you expect?

  • You develop the HR strategy for all businesses, staff and researchers, and realise the School’s KPI’s together with a young and dynamic HR team.
  • You are a true business partner and advise and support the executive committee and line management in the implementation of all aspects of HRM.
  • You organise and plan the daily HR operations and implement coherent and transparent HR policies.
  • You drive and fine tune recent change projects and HR processes (e.g. reward, well-being, KPI’s, HR Online, Great Place to Work,…), and together with your team you create internal support for further implementation and anchoring the projects in the organisation.
  • You model the employee centred approach.
  • You report directly to the General Director of the School.
  • With your team, you design clear guidelines, define and deliver projects, organise and plan work, support where needed and aim for constructive group dynamics.
  • You coach and develop your team to enable each member to use his or her competencies, skills and expertise in the best possible way.
  • You guarantee an optimal HR communication through different channels including monthly newsletters and Yammer feeds.
  • You foster relations with the Vlerick Employee Forum representatives, the international focus group, government bodies and HR partners.

What do we expect from you?

  • You have a master diploma with at least 8 years’ experience as an HR generalist in an international academic or business service environment.
  • You are an experienced HR professional with a sharp mind and a drive for “hard” and “soft” HR and you have a proven background in both.
  • You combine a critical and analytical way of working with an innovative and problem-solving attitude.
  • As strategic business partner, you show excellent coordination and organisational competences.
  • By combing your pragmatic and conceptual way of working and thinking, you can support your team and your partners in different departments.
  • You are fluent in Dutch, English and French.
  • You bring sufficient power and vision to represent an HR strategy and create a support base.
  • You are a people manager who communicates clearly and in a transparent way, who can present to the management team in a convincing way and who can motivate and develop his/her team.
  • You show a participative and coaching leadership style with a result- and solution focussed attitude.
  • An integer and trustworthy personality who builds respect in a self-evident way.

Working at Vlerick is

  • Having a challenging job in a dynamic, entrepreneurial and international environment
  • A to Z responsibility for HR projects, backed up by the leadership of the school
  • Working in a growing and innovative organisation with highly educated employees and with an eye for quality.
  • The opportunity to become part of the strong Vlerick Business School network of HR academics and leaders

Are you interested?

Please send your CV and motivation letter to


HR Manager

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