Strategic HR Business Partner
Kramp – Europe’s leading agricultural wholesaler – is taking their HR organization to the next level, in line with the company-wide transformation focusing on data-driven innovation and digital transformation. The new Strategic HR Business Partner enables this transformation, working closely with the Executive Board and introducing a strategic approach to HR.
Kramp Group is Europe’s largest agricultural wholesaler. They offer more than 500,000 different spare parts and accessories for the sectors Agriculture, Forest & Grass Care, and Construction. Kramp is well-known for their exceptional service, next-day delivery on thousands of items, and excellent value for money. This is what makes them the ultimate one-stop shop for every agricultural dealer.
But Kramp is much more than a parts supplier. They consistently improve their services to be as efficient and straightforward as possible. By focusing on digitization, e-commerce, and innovation, they continue to maintain their leading role in the market and stay ahead of competitors.
“Kramp still feels like the start-up we were over seventy years ago. We have the spirit of a family business and the international success of a large multinational.” -Eddie Perdok, CEO of KRAMP
Each year, Kramp continues to achieve strong growth. With headquarters in The Netherlands, they also have eleven distribution centers, twenty-four sales offices, more than 3,500 employees and over one billion euros in revenue. As a leading player in their market Kramp is perfectly positioned to achieve their digitization-focused growth plan of breaking the €1.5 billion turnover mark within this strategic planning horizon.
Job description: Strategic HR Business Partner
In line with the company-wide transformation, Kramp is also undergoing an HR transformation, shifting from an operational way of working towards a strategic and proactive approach. As a strategic and business-minded individual, the Strategic HR Business Partner embodies these changes, with a specific focus on supporting the tech and finance organizations. They partner with Kramp’s Executive Board and Leadership Team members and are involved in strategic discussions. The Strategic HRBP translates the overall strategy into the People and Organization agenda for the relevant departments, for which they lead the implementation in close collaboration with the other HR teams.
The Strategic HRBP has a pan-European outlook and is ready to travel ~20% of the time. They focus on strategic and long-term HR topics such as organizational design, governance, strategic workforce planning, leadership, succession planning, and talent and performance management. As part of an e-commerce focused company, the Strategic HRBP is also concerned with themes around e.g. near-shoring / off-shoring, data strategy and skills, continuous improvement culture, and shared services set-ups. Additionally, they are involved in M&A and post-merger integrations to assess and manage the staﬀ. They also provide thought leadership on resource- and capacity planning for large-scale projects, and drive the transformation towards a digital maturity level in terms of leadership development and skill building.
As an experienced HR Business Partner, they understand business needs. They know which KPIs drive value and how people and the way things are organized can be the key to success. They also partner with HR expertise centers to continuously improve HR practices, such as frameworks, policies, culture, and values. Reporting to the CHRO, the Strategic HRBP is part of the HR Leadership Team and co-owns Kramp’s people strategy.
Kramp is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Dox Wijers at email@example.com.