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Senior Manager Digital HR

Location:  Amsterdam
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Feb 24, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1463332


Our team

You will be part of the Digital HR team within our People Advisory Services (PAS) practice in the Netherlands. A group of experienced and diverse professionals who with great passion and innovation help clients with complex Digital HR projects. This practice focuses on projects related to HR transformations supported by HR technology.


You will be working both from the EY Amsterdam office where the team is based as well as client locations. Naturally, working flexible from your home office or other locations is common practice.


The Opportunity

As Senior Manager within Digital HR, you will have a leading role in both realizing the team strategy and growing our client impact. This will involve leading on client development initiatives, project delivery and drawing on the support of the wider team to put forward and oversee our service offerings related to HR Technology (solutions).


You thrive in talking to and connecting with HR professionals and senior leaders, offering them the solutions to the most prominent HR Technology related challenges. Challenges that are driven by business transformation and where HR Digitization play a crucial role.

With your experience and network you know exactly which button to press, you’re a true business partner in identifying challenges and co-developing HRIT solutions that help our clients realise their people strategies in the context of transformative times.
We are uniquely and strategically positioned to advise industry leaders in the face of increasing disruptions, an ever-changing workforce and evolving business landscape.  Whether your passion is driving large scale HR transformations strategies supported by HR technology or have a drive for solving problems around the functionalities of HR Technology, we cultivate innovation and purpose. You'll find an environment that is both entrepreneurial and collaborative.


Key Responsibilities

Some key capabilities you should be prepared to bring to client facing and teams include:

  • Demonstrate strong understanding and skills in the field of HR Technology. Approach complex HR challenges with a technology mindset, offering HR solutions that align with business objectives
  • Contribute to generate profitable revenue by identifying additional engagement opportunities and building lasting relationships with client
  • Contribute to business development and client pursuit activities by preparing proposals and delivering presentations for potential clients
  • Lead project workstreams, from planning through implementation - including managing project resources and budgets effectively, identify and effectively manage and mitigate any risks and issues
  • Experience with HR functional set up, including compensation, benefits, HR operations, HR strategy, talent & culture and HR functional build-up
  • Leading and contributing to the Digital HR (internal) team development initiatives, such as developing new service offerings and materials and encourage and facilitate collaboration amongst team members and promote an inclusive working environment
  • Trough coaching develop teams and colleagues, and act as a visible role model for our people


To qualify for this role, you must have:


  • Relevant professional experience, including for example previous work with a Big 4, global management consultancy firm, niche consultancy or performed an in-house role in which you gained exposure to large-scale project(s)
  • Demonstrable experience in working with HR technology or implementing HR technology
  • A Master’s degree and at least 9 years of experience in the Digital HR field within a consulting/project environment
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language, both spoken and written


Besides the minimum requirements as listed above, you are a well-rounded professional who recognizes themselves in the following behaviors and experiences:


  • Is passionate about HR technology and solving employee-related challenges
  • Has a proactive attitude towards client and the internal EY network
  • Supports and challenges clients with insights and advice on HR technology and HR process improvement
  • Brings ideas, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to clients and helps them solve their challenges
  • Loves working in a dynamic environment and is willing to work internationally;
  • Is an approachable person who is social and able to build a professional network and spot opportunities, both internally and externally
  • Is able to work both independently and in a team, a real people person




Our offer: Is everything that counts being counted?

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes assistance for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings, and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


The Office

Our office in Amsterdam is located in the Zuidas, a bustling area where many businesses are situated. In our Cross Towers, Anouchka and Lucia welcome up to 1.000 people every day upon arrival. Haven't had breakfast yet? Taib will make his special smoothie for you or simply a delicious cappuccino. During the lunch break, the team of Hans and Mehdi will be ready with a fresh lunch for you. For a breathtaking view of Amsterdam, head to the 22nd floor. Collaborating takes on a new meaning with the Wavespace. This high-tech environment brings clients and colleagues together virtually from all over the world!


Recruitment procedure – How can you prepare for a long life together?

An (online) assessment and a pre-employment screening are part of the application procedure.


Due to laws and regulations, and because EY (and in some cases its clients) has high demands on the reliability and integrity of its employees, every new employee will be screened. Depending on your rank the pre employment screening could contain the following: Certificate of Conduct (in Dutch: VOG) or - if requesting a Dutch VOG is not possible - Criminal Background Check of the country you are currently living or have lived during the last five years, integrity questionnaire, verification of ID, diploma’s and/or work experience and consultation of the Dutch insolvency registry.

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