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HR Business Partner - DACH

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsHR

Job description

We are Marktlink. A committed international M&A specialist with an independent, discrete, and no-nonsense attitude. Since our start in 1996, entrepreneurs have been our driving force. Using in-depth market knowledge and a personal approach we have impacted the lives of many. We believe that the world of acquisitions and investments needs disruption. That’s why we need you.

Are you inspired to help entrepreneurs in the most crucial part of their career and working life? And do you want to help us maintain and expand our market leading position in Europe to shape the future of M&A? Then get ready for your next challenge!

For our growing HR department, we are looking for an HR Business Partner DACH. We're open to colleagues that can work from one of our Dutch, German or Swiss offices.

Your goal

In our expanding HR team, we are seeking an experienced HR Business Partner for the DACH region. This role will provide support to our offices in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, and Zurich and more to come. Do you have the ability to empower both employees and the organization? If so, we're looking for you!

Our HR Business Partner will actively execute the HR yearly plan and related initiatives to achieve strategic objectives in our German and Swiss offices. Serving as a sparring partner for employees and partners this role is an integral part of the HR team. While each HR Business Partner has specific projects and focus areas, collaboration and complementing each other's efforts are essential within our team.

In the initial phase, the focus will primarily be on recruiting, establishing four new locations, and supporting employees in all HR matters. You will receive support from our HR team in the Netherlands. If you're ready to make a significant impact, then don't wait too long to apply!

Your responsibilities

In this role, you will report to the CHRO in the Netherlands and take on the following tasks:

  • Responsibility for the entire recruiting strategy in Germany and Switzerland to ensure sustainable growth of the company;
  • Responsibility for further growth of the German and Swiss locations (approximately 25 employees per location within 4-5 years); 
  • Responsibility for all HR work in Germany and Switzerland, including personnel and labor law matters;
  • Collaborating on HR projects with the Dutch team;
  • Proactively anticipating internal and external developments, providing both solicited and unsolicited advice;
  • Promoting the HR policy actively and maintaining visibility within the organization;
  • Building and nurturing internal and external networks.
  • Regular travel to your lovely German and Swiss colleagues in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Zurich.

Job requirements

Your profile

You have a proactive approach and find fulfillment in supporting colleagues. You are detail-oriented and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Next to that we would like you to have:

  • HBO-level education and thinking
  • Fluency in German & English;
  • A minimum of four years of relevant experience as HR BP;
  • A proactive attitude, adeptness at task-switching and a commitment to supporting colleagues;
  • Strong analytical skills, a keen eye for figures, and effective communication abilities;
  • Enthusiasm for all things related to HR;
  • Naturally align with competencies such as integrity, organizational sensitivity, results orientation, quality focus, initiative-taking, coaching, and judgment;
  • Availability for 32 to 40 hours per week;
  • Easy accessibility to our offices in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, and Zurich.

What you will receive

  • You will receive a competitive salary and an annual Marktlink bonus;
  • Unlimited holidays. Work hard. Play hard. We offer a unique combination of freedom and responsibility!
  • Lease car;
  • Tablet/laptop and iPhone;
  • Lots of responsibility from day one, flexible working hours and amazing colleagues;
  • Focus on career growth and inspiring learning programmes;
  • Lunch at the office for a small contribution (when working from NL);
  • Yearly company ski-trip, Zandvoort Grand Prix and Marktlink Gala diner;

If you're looking for an exciting new challenge and you're passionate about helping entrepreneurs, then we want to hear from you! Join us in our market endeavors and help us succeed in providing the best possible services to entrepreneurs. Send in your application today by submitting your CV, a short cover letter or video (optional) by using the application button.

About Marktlink

Marktlink has led the Dutch M&A market for years. We are growing rapidly and recently opened branches in Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom. By 2025, Marktlink M&A will impact the M&A market from offices in ten European countries.

With a team of around 230 employees, we advised on over 150 transactions in 2022 with a total value of €1 billion. Marktlink distinguishes itself in the M&A market by its energetic, no-nonsense, and above all entrepreneurial approach; the Marktlink DNA is ‘getting deals done’!

Together with our labels Marktlink Exit Ready and Marktlink Capital we help successful entrepreneurs in the preparation and sales process and give them access to the strongest private equity funds in Europe and North America.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the procedure.



Let's connect

You have applied for the position that suits you. We will contact you within five working days.

Let's meet

How can you and Marktlink work together? Let's find out by starting the conversation. By phone or over a cup of coffee.

Let's dive deep

We want the best people, based on a care presentation and the Talent Motivation Analysis (TMA), we look at wheter you competences and talents fit into Marktlink.

Let's start

Have you ticked all the boxes and also succesfully passed the final interview? The official offer is headed your way. Together we will do great deals. Time for champagne!