Senior HR Business Partner

Datum:  17-sep-2022
Categorie:  HR & Communications

At Terumo, we enhance lifesaving medical technologies for the benefit of society. Are you eager to contribute to people's health and patients' wellbeing? We'll challenge you to become a master in your field of expertise. You can invest your talents in balance with your personal aspirations - live and work in harmony. Built on our Japanese origins; we are driven by respect, ownership and continuous improvement. It is at the heart of everything we do. This is how we make a difference in the lives of patients, customers and associates.

Department Info


This role is part of the HR Partnering team within the EMEA HR Team, who focusses on direct support of managers within our organisation. Other teams within the HR EMEA team are the People Experience team, who support all Terumo associates and provides HR Tech & People Analytics expertise, and the People Solutions team, who have an expertise in L&D, Talent Acquisition and Total rewards. Together, it's our ambition to to bring more expertise to People Managers, wants to relentlessly improve the experience of all associates and also wants to provide growth opportunities to HR professionals.

Job Summary


In the role you act as a strategic partner to the management team of our Production Plant and together with the HR Manager Operations, you will have a business-focused mindset to help translate business objectives to HR strategies. Overall, we have over 160 blue collars, 40 white collars and 35 engineers in our plant.  You support the 9 senior managers of both production plants in Leuven (Haasrode).  You support the HR Leadership team to build the strategic and operational workforce planning.  Furthermore, you partner with the Operations management team to be able to create tailored people experience ​that empower personal & team growth​. Key in this role is providing support to the development of our organizations using best practice of change management.

Job Responsibilities

1. Strategy and Vision. 

  • You implement he HR EMEA vision and strategy to increase associates’ engagement & improve associates’ experience.
  • You support the HR managers and the business Leaders in building a strategic workforce planning.


2. Organizational development and change management.

  • You Support the change processes within the organization, through active participation in key projects.
  • You ensure the adequate use of change management practices with support of the People Solutions Team.


3. Talent Management & Coaching

  • You detect coaching needs on level below iceberg (on mission, identity, values and believes) and do performance coaching / outcome coaching (after a program).
  • In additon, you empower managers to attract, develop and retain associates by bringing your own expertise as HR professional and by collaborating within the your peers within the HR team. 
  • You partner with the Talent Aquisition team to fill in open roles. Important is that you stimulate internal mobility and sponsor a talent marketplace.
  • Furthermore, you facilitate Talent Reviews with your business partners (including succession planning).


4. FTE / Budget / HR analytics

  • You build together with the business an FTE budget with rationales link to Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) and Organizational development.  
  • You collaborate with the Controlling team during the budget process.
  • You identify KPI / metrics / trends using HR data analytics (potentially with Business data) to build and share insights with business partners in collaboration with the People Analytics Partner.


5. HR Services, Policies, Processes, Projects, Compliance

  • You identify the needs / solutions for the Operations team to support in their development / improvement and you lead the implementation and maintenance of all HR Services, Policies, Processes provided by the People Solutions team (L&D, TA, Total Rewards).  
  • You collaborate with the People Experience team to make sure the daily HR needs of the Operations team are met. 
  • Ensure the business is compliant on HR matters.
  • Important is that you manage social and industrial relations with support of the HR Manager. 


6. Developing HR teams (if applicable) and Self-development.

  • You collaborate and coach the HR Partner (junior colleague) who supports the Operators and team team leaders.
  • You build / optimize / participate to formal and informal networks with internal & external stakeholders to best position Terumo and co-build our employer brand. 
  •  You are able to stand-up in absence of the HR Manager.


Profile Description


  • You have a bachelor/Master degree with several years as a HRBP in Operational environment, working with blue & white collar profiles. In that context, you have worked with unions.  
  • You feel comfortable working in the context of a Multinational. 
  • In addition, as you might join or lead certain EMEA projects, you have strong interpersonal skills, able to influence others and work effectively in a cross-functional team.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Dutch is a must. (spoken and written)
  • Of course, you are a role model in self-development. and demonstrate our 5 Core Values in all aspects of position responsibilities.




We offer an exciting role, supporting a production plant that, thanks to continuous investments, will become a leading High Tech Plant within the Global Terumo Group and keeps on delivering medical equipment that saves patients lives.  You will be coached by Vanessa, who has over 16 years experience within Terumo, both in the plant as within HR, as previous incumbent of the role. Continuous development by having access to an extended learning offering, HR academies and by working within projects in and outside of your comfort zone. You can count in a market based salary, company car, strong pension and insurance plan, meal vouchers and a bonus. 

Contact Person


Jan Swinnen, Talent Acquisition Lead EMEA

Terumo Europe is a core player in the EMEA healthcare market. We are a strong actor of the Terumo Corporation (Japan), producing, distributing, marketing and selling a vast range of medical devices. Terumo Europe EMEA headquarters and production facilities are located in Leuven (Belgium) with sales and marketing offices across the EMEA region.

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