HR Manager in Sint-Niklaas at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 5/8/2020

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Job Description


ITW is a fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing company with revenues totaling $14.8 billion in 2019. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW has approximately 48,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world who thrive in the company’s unique, decentralized and entrepreneurial culture.

Additives International, one of 80+ business units owned by of ITW, manufactures and supplies specialty and innovative chemicals for the automotive aftermarket. Additives International manufacture products in Spain and Belgium, and commercialize around the globe serving markets in Europe, Middle East, Russia, Asia and Africa.



HR Manager




Division HR Director


April 2020


The HR Manager will proactively support employees and partner with management across Europe to drive execution of the ITW business model and ITW Additives International Strategic Intent and provide superior employee experience.

The HR Manager will be directly in charge of the HR management of our entities in Belgium and in the UK, covering all phases of the employee lifecycle: talent acquisition, onboarding, personnel administration, performance management, talent management, rewards and recognition, employee development and engagement, employee relations and company culture.

The HR Manager will be engaged with the local plant operations management team, be able to initiate change, lead improvement efforts and be knowledgeable in all areas of human resources. 

The HR Manager will report to the Division HR Director and will be based in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.


-          Partner with operations leadership team in the day-to-day management of the site. Initiate, support and drive change, as needed by the business. Advise management on how to improve the communication of business-related subjects among employees and cascade down business and corporate messages.

-          Revise and/or create, implement and effectively communicate human resource or people related processes and policies, driving consistent employee experience within the Division

-          Ensure compliance with local legislation. Provide valuable input and expertise to the management team and Division HR Director in terms of local labor law and practices.

-          Take full accountability of the HR administration of the assigned local entities, including but not limited to contract administration, payroll, fleet management, etc.

-          Engage with local and division leadership regarding employee needs within plant and division. Attract, select and hire the best talent for our team and ensure an effective onboarding to accelerate their integration into the ITW culture and business model.  Educate and influence business leaders on creating a diverse workforce and building an inclusive culture.

-          Partner with Division HR Director for intentional execution of annual talent management cycle. Identify, design and deliver training and mentoring programs that promote employee development and engagement. Manage appraisal process for all employees, including performance issues of individuals and teams.

-          Facilitate, counsel and coach employees and managers to resolution regarding employee relations

-          Implement ITW compensation policy. Ensure compensation and benefits are aligned with market practice. Participate in the required compensation studies. Ensure accurate processing of the payroll for the assigned population.


-          Bachelor´s degree in Human Resources or related field

-          Minimum of 5 years’ experience operating in a generalist HR role

-          Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Dutch and English) are necessary, as well as the ability to build networks of contacts externally and internally

-          Excellent time and project management, must have a sense of urgency, able to prioritize including the ability to manage competing priorities

-          Ability to understand business strategy and its HR implication

-          Prior experience operating across Europe is a plus; sensitivity to cultural differences is a must have

-          Fluent in Dutch and English, French is a plus

-          Proficiency with Microsoft-Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

-          Open to travel in Europe to build strong working relationships within the business leaders and the HR team (up to 15% travel)