Head of HR - Netherlands

Head of HR - Netherlands

  • HR
  • Technology
  • Hengelo
  • Gepubliceerd op: 15 februari 2024
  • Vanaf 8 jaar werkervaring


  • 8+ years’ experience within HR
  • Bachelor degree in HRM, Business Administration or similar
  • Strategic and operational leadership
  • Background in multinational company
  • Proficient in Dutch and English, German is an advantage

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TRUMPF is one of the world’s largest providers of machine tools for flexible sheet metal and tube processing, and laser technology systems for 3D component cutting, welding and surface treatment. The Head of HR for The Netherlands leads the HR department, aligns local teams and is responsible for all operational and strategic HR matters.


TRUMPF is a family-owned, industrial machine manufacturing company. It was founded over a century ago near Stuttgart, Germany. Today, they are an international business with more than eighty subsidiaries, 18,000 employees, and four billion euros in revenue. They credit their global success by being a decentralized business that’s open-minded, continuously innovates, and heavily invests in research and development.

They are one of the world’s largest providers of machine tools used for flexible sheet metal and tube processing, and laser technology systems for 3D component cutting, welding and surface treatment, which each represent a division in the company. In addition, TRUMPF drives digital connectivity in the manufacturing industry through its consulting, platform, and software services.

TRUMPF invests in brave ideas, which is reflected strongly in all its planning and actions. Decisions are made with a long-term view, and this provides employees with the confidence and stability to offer even bold ideas to full development. TRUMPF’s culture of openness and support encourages everyone to take the initiative and actively contribute. An example of this is their “Reverse Mentoring” program, where experienced team members learn from fresh insights of younger colleagues.

Their head office is located near Stuttgart, while more than eighty subsidiaries are located across most European countries, in North and South America, as well as in Asia. The global business is made of around 18,000 employees worldwide. TRUMPF’s level of success is thanks to its clear decentralisation that empowers local markets as a business that is very close to customers. Their customers in The Netherlands include ASML and a range of SMEs and large steel companies.

Vacancy: Head of HR –  The Netherlands

TRUMPF’s Head of HR for The Netherlands is affiliated with the Machinery Tools division, and also works with the Global HR team in Germany. All local HR matters, such as payroll, recruitment and employee loyalty and well-being, are under the direct scope of the national Head of HR. Global HR is focused on core processes, employer branding and HR IT systems.

This role leads the local HR department of four employees, implements its strategy, and stimulates growth and development. Versatile leadership and strategic insights into people and culture and employer branding are most important aspects for achieving success in this role. It also requires a strong ability to switch between an operational skillset and strategic thinking.

Some areas which the Head of HR takes charge are leadership of the local HR Business Partner and HR employees, and aligning the teams and policies from various locations in The Netherlands, as well as developing and implementing strategic plans for a sustainable and optimal workforce. In addition, the Head of HR participates in the Dutch Machinery Tools Management Team on all HR matters and contributes to the company’s vision to develop One HR worldwide as part of its continuous drive to innovate.

“Local markets operate independently and this allows us to have strong national teams and to be close to customers,” – Tanja Müller, Head of Global HR Machine Tools of TRUMPF

The Head of HR for The Netherlands is based in Hengelo, as well as leads the Veldhoven team. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR leader who can think and act both operationally and strategically. This position offers the exciting opportunity to take on a new challenge in an highly innovative environment and can lead to further professional growth opportunities.


TRUMPF is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Vivian Linker at vivianlinker@topofminds.com


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