Feb 212018


An exciting opportunity to play a key role in an ambitious recruitment program

AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals (SC) business area provides a wide range of high quality and sustainable ingredients that are integral to numerous key industrial processes worldwide. 

SC is currently moving towards its exciting new status as an independent company. Recruitment will be a business critical component in terms of achieving our ambitious growth agenda and there are numerous vacancies to be filled. Within this context, your mission in this role is to help us ensure a streamlined and compliant recruitment process. 

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as an enthusiastic and highly accurate professional? Do you combine administrative talent with strong communication skills?  Could you act as the linking pin for various processes, interacting daily with candidates, hiring managers, suppliers and HR colleagues? Above all, can you 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


The role and its responsibilities
This role is based at our regional hub in Arnhem, the Netherlands, from where you perform a wide variety of key activities.

In particular you manage all communications, logistics (booking venues) and administration for assessment initiatives (e.g. assessment centres, master classes, other attraction events). This also includes setting up interviews and online SHL testing, and the pre-screening of externally recruited roles where required.

Also, you will be spending a large amount of your time on sourcing. This means searching for relevant profiles on canals such as LinkedIn. In times of high work load, you will have a few vacancies to handle to support the recruiters. 

Further, you prepare all material required for interviews and assessments in a timely manner, and you process and track all invoices for the recruitment function, as well as processing travel costs for candidates. Further, you prepare all material required for interviews and assessments in a timely manner, and you process and track all invoices for the recruitment function, as well as processing travel costs for candidates. 
Finally, you organize and attend job fairs as required.

To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:

  • MBO+ / HBO education;
  • HR administrative experience;
  • Powerful analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Able to embody the highest level of discretion with sensitive employee data;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including fluent written and spoken Dutch and English

Application details
For further information, please contact Samantha Veer, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 3. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy section on, reference 1800006X or use the ‘Apply’ button.

A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated.

About AkzoNobel Speciality Chemicals
Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

Keywords: Vacancy, Fulltime, Arnhem, HRM, HR.

Match criteria: Construction, HRM, HR Training & Development, 40 hours, Prov. Gelderland, Non

Company name: Stepstone NL

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