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HR Generalist

Department: Human Resources and Talent

Location: Hilversum

Req#: 5149

As Sonos continues its rapid market expansion and growth in Europe, we’re looking for a motivated HR Generalist to join our HR Operations team (Employee Experience) in our office in Hilversum. 

Joining the European Employee Experience team, you’ll be immersed in a culture of collaboration, transparency, respect and ownership. Our values define who we are and how we successfully do what we do to support managers and employees across Europe.

The Employee Experience Team provides the first point-of-contact for employees and managers across 8 countries in the region. Your days will be filled with a diverse range of work which touches upon all areas of the employee lifecycle which will provide substantial opportunities to learn and grow professionally. You will have both administrative and strategic responsibilities and work closely with managers, employees and colleagues from all over the world. 

We are looking for someone who gets excited about being able to make an impact. To really thrive in this role, you should enjoy an environment where flexibility is critical as priorities are revised continually and possess a flair for managing relationships across all levels with empathy and professional objectivity.

About You

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of talent. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
  • Be the main point of contact for operational HR matters for managers and employees across the European G&A function.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor for managers and employees for all HR related questions and queries (systems, policies and processes).
  • Oversee all aspects of the employee lifecycle: 
    • Responsible for the administrative requirements for on-boarding new joiners and supporting current employees, including the drafting of contracts (new hires / renewals / transfers), letters, preparation of employer statements.
    • Support leadership in performance management and ER related matters in collaboration with the functional HR Business Partner.
    • Oversee all matters related to the administration of employment records and related documents, ensuring the data integrity and quality of all HR data, and ensuring compliance to local labour requirement.
    • Manage voluntary and involuntary terminations as well as assisting with internal reorganizations in collaboration with the functional HR Business Partner.
  • Support the optimization of organizational processes and personnel administration.
  • Work closely with Global HR Business Partners, global EES and European Employment Counsel to further enhance global alignment and collaboration.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with local Payroll.
  • Perform HR Analytics and reporting tasks.
  • Assist with the implementation of local and global HR special projects and initiatives.
Skills You’ll Need
  • You have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a generalist HR role.
  • Solid experience with the different aspects of Dutch labor law is a must-have (amongst others: Experience with absence management, works council, terminations, employment contracts). 
  • Have the ability to deal with deadlines and multiple priorities.
  • Business fluency in English and Dutch is essential (speech and writing) - knowledge of other European languages is a plus.
  • Knowledge of HR tools (ADP is an advantage).
  • Proactive, with a ‘can-do mindset’.
  • Calm under pressure and able to multitask and prioritize.
  • A strong communicator.
  • Organized, detail oriented, and flexible.
  • A problem solver; you think in solutions and opportunities, offering innovative and constructive ideas.
  • A strong team-player.

More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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