HR Director Area Belgium

Schelstraete Delacourt Associates is looking for an HR Director Area Belgium for our client Lotus Bakeries.

Lotus Bakeries began in the village of Lembeke in 1932 and is now active worldwide in the indulgent and natural snacking segment with the Lotus, Lotus Biscoff, Dinosaurus, Peijnenburg, Annas, Nākd, TREK, BEAR and Kiddylicious brands, among others. Lotus Bakeries, with headquarters in Belgium, is a dynamic, internationally oriented company with production facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, South Africa and the US, and twenty-one own sales organisations in Europe, America and Asia. Lotus Bakeries has approximately 2,000 employees. In 2019 the Group achieved a turnover of EUR 613 million. The shares of Lotus Bakeries are listed on Euronext Brussels.

By maintaining a healthy balance between tradition and innovation, the Lotus brand indulges consumers with a unique range of high-quality, tasty products. A wide range of cake specialties and waffles are furthermore offered under the Lotus brand name. Under the Nākd, TREK and BEAR brands, Lotus Bakeries offers tasty snacks, manufactured from all-natural, unprocessed ingredients, with no added sugar. Kiddylicious focusses on healthy snacking for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

As a fast growing and profitable international family business, Lotus Bakeries wants to give challenges to their employees in a TOP environment. The Lotus TOP values stand for: Team Spirit, Open Dialogue and Passion.

For the Area Belgium we are looking for an HR Director.

Your role

As HR Director Area Belgium, it is your responsibility to define and implement a clear HR strategy and a long-term HR action plan with a focus on: Attraction, Development, Retention of employees, Compensation & Benefits and Social Relations.

The HR Director Area Belgium is responsible for organizing and delivering broad HR services, together with his/her team of HR professionals, to the 1000 employees that are based in the 4 production plants and the distribution center in Belgium.

Furthermore, the HR Director Area Belgium ensures that the plants remain a stable and pleasant environment for its employees, making sure the industrial relations are being managed and the payroll administration is flawless.

Additionally, the HR Director Area Belgium is in charge of initiating different HR projects and acts as a sparring partner for the Management Team on employee related topics.

The position reports directly to the General Manager Area Belgium and is part of the Belgian Management Team, together with Operations, Sales, Marketing, Category Development and Finance. The HR Director works closely together with the Corporate HR Director.

Your profile

We are looking for someone who is native Dutch with a strong academic background (Master) and a proven generalistic HR Management experience on a strategic and innovative level gained within a multi-plant environment. You have proven that you can think strategically with the ability to bring it to life towards key stakeholders. Your project management skills in leading key innovation projects have also proven their worth in a previous role. You recognize yourself in the Lotus TOP values.

Our offer

You will join an ambitious, Belgian, yet internationally oriented work environment where you occupy an important strategic role to create and implement an HR vision and HR action plan.

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