Senior Manager Employee Experience

Netherlands, Utrecht
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As the Employee Experience Senior Manager, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing people-focused programs and initiatives that promote employee engagement, well-being, and growth throughout the whole employee experience. You will work closely with our leadership team to align our people strategies with our business objectives, and you will partner with various departments to ensure that our employees are supported in their daily work.

As a knowledgeable expert in strategic Talent Management with deep experience delivering the talent management strategy across a multi-country remit, you will have the ability to influence business leaders and work effectively in a fast-evolving business.

In collaboration with our senior leadership, the role would involve developing and implementing the organisation’s talent strategy in alignment with the business objectives. You will be responsible for managing the talent function to deliver best in class processes that enhance the organisation’s performance, build capability, and aid the organisation in identifying top talent internally for future growth plans.


Your role

  • Develop and implement people-focused programs and initiatives that align with the company's goals and values.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with employees and leaders to support a positive work environment and keep the Zanders culture alive.
  • Conduct employee surveys and analyze results to identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations to leadership – such as training programmes and mid-/year-end reviews.
  • Oversee the onboarding process for new employees, ensuring a smooth and welcoming transition into the organization. Create and manage an onboarding plan to engage employees from day 1 and support our growth globally.
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive employee well-being program, including mental health resources, fitness programs, and work-life balance initiatives.
  • Partner with all departments to ensure that our employees have the learning & development resources they need to be successful in their jobs.
  • Create and manage employee engagement programs that help our team members feel valued and connected to the company.
  • Lead the performance management process, including coaching and developing managers to effectively manage their teams.
  • Supervise and manage global office facilities to ensure optimal employees collaboration.


Skills to be successful

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in human resources, business administration, learning & development or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in human resources, talent development, employee engagement, or related field.
  • Strong understanding of employee engagement, well-being, and performance management.
  • Solid experience in coaching and management of learning & development programs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with leaders and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, stakeholder management and leadership skills.
  • Experience in managing a team and change management.
  • Fluent in HR analytics and comfortable using data to drive improved talent outcomes.
  • Track record driving complex projects and leveraging internal relationships to deliver effective solutions within a highly people focused business.


What we offer

At Zanders you will of course enjoy attractive conditions of employment: a good salary, a nice number of holidays, travel- and home working allowance and a Zanders bonus scheme. But there is more to look forward to.

Will you be working at Zanders? Then we will offer you:

  • A brand new office which is located next to the Central Station Utrecht and is easily accessible by public transport.
  • A good balance between work and free time in combination with a healthy work from home ethics and wellness policy.
  • A role with a lot of responsibility, autonomy and the possibility to develop yourself further with the level of supervision that you need from us.
  • Enthusiastic and helpful colleagues, good coffee and fresh fruit.
  • And on top of it, an annual Zanders trip to a (surprise) location in Europe and many other social activities.


Who we are

We are a leading international consultancy firm focused on Treasury Management, Risk Management and Corporate Finance. From our locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, South Africa, Germany and Japan our 220+ consultants service Corporates, Financial Institutions, Public Sector entities and NGO’s. We have a strong ambition to further expand our business.

With the recent investment of our strategic partner, MML Capital, Zanders aims to expand its capabilities and teams in existing international markets and enter new markets/segments. We are therefore looking for candidates like you to join that growth.

We believe that developing our people by investing in them and by sharing knowledge and experiences sets us apart from the crowd and is the key to our success. That is why we create an inspiring work environment and foster our open, family atmosphere in which freedom, fun and flexibility play an important role. It is also why we aim to make our next project even more exciting and challenging.

By applying for a role at Zanders, you give us approval to use and retain your personal details. Taking into account the nature of Zanders enterprise, you are expected to behave to a high moral standard. A Pre-Employment Screening (PES) by a third party is part of the application process.

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