People Operations Officer

Job description

In your role as People Operations Officer, you will act as the center of the backbone of the HR organization. You will be part of a small People Operations team to make sure that ERIKS Digital is a great place to work.

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Administration of all people-related processes
  • Deliverance of payroll input
  • Coordination of a smooth on- and offboarding
  • Supporting our Performance Management processes
  • Ensuring that we are a diverse and inclusive place to work
  • Coordinate HR projects (training, surveys, meet ups etc.)
  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the HR/facilities functions and duties
  • Compiling and updating audit proof employee records
  • Maintaining employee trust and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Being the go-to person for employee questions regarding human resources issues, rules, and regulations
  • Maintaining high quality service by following organization standards.


Knowledge, Skills and Education

  • HBO level of thinking
  • Affinity with HR and ambition to grow in this area of expertise
  • Fluent in Dutch & English 
  • Living in or around Amsterdam
  • Knowledge of Dutch Labor Law
  • Accurate and structured
  • Accessible
  • Hand on mentality, flexible, pro-active
  • You like to make things happen!

ERIKS Digital is a great place to work and this is what we offer

  • Colleagues as nice as they are bright
  • Challenging opportunities where you can develop yourself
  • Small teams, ownership of your role, chances to grow within the company
  • A fresh and healthy lunch, but also grilled cheese sandwiches
  • A place where feedback is important and where you can work data driven
  • A beautiful office near Amsterdam Amstel Station
  • A good salary and 25 paid holidays and 12 ATV days a year
  • Fun times, social outings and colleagues who turn in to friends
  • Access to online platform for skills and personal development


80 years ago, ERIKS started as a supplier to the dairy industry in the Netherlands, providing mechanical components and tools that helped dairy plants increase efficiency. Since then, the company kept innovating, evolving, and expanding. Through a consistent focus on technology and service, it became a key sparring partner and service provider for a range of industries. Among its clients are high-tech manufacturing and food companies (such as ASML and Heineken), energy industry players (from windmill operators to power plants), heavy vehicle manufacturers (making cars, ships, or airplanes), construction firms, medicine production businesses, and more.

For these clients, ERIKS provides a wide range of technical products (for instance hoses and valves), co-engineering, customization solutions, and related services. Technical teams are at customers’ beck and call for sophisticated support and advice – from design to smart maintenance. And on the local web shops, customers can easily order tools or component parts.

“We provide products and know–how in a way that has a direct impact on the economy. In each household you’ll find at least one item of which the production was improved with help from ERIKS.” – Floris Jan Cuypers, COO at ERIKS

Dutch DNA, global culture
With its expansion into 17 countries and many different industries, ERIKS became a global organization, with a truly international culture and vision and with talent, experts, and client relationships from everywhere. Meanwhile, its headquarters and roots are in The Netherlands. The company is owned by SHV, a family-owned Dutch group with a portfolio of seven companies that together employ nearly 60.000 people worldwide. The culture at both SHV and ERIKS is built on integrity, entrepreneurship, and a core value of investing in people.

With its 6.500 employees and nearly 2 billion Euros revenue, ERIKS is an established corporate – yet one with the entrepreneurial drive and willingness to invest that is often found at younger, smaller, PE-backed businesses.

Digital transformation
ERIKS now finds itself in a very exciting phase: that of a companywide digital transformation. The potential of digital technology for ERIKS extends to all business aspects, from easy business workflows to direct commercial purposes. Digital technology can advance ERIKS e-commerce channels as well as offer new innovations and service propositions that are partially or fully digital. Examples include the proposition of Smart Asset Management (IoT) or ‘ERIKS Wiki’, a knowledge mining database for employees and customers. ERIKS has a dedicated approach to digitization. The company is internally building a proactive, solution-oriented product organisation with top-notch developers and digital and industry experts. Recently, a Chief Digital Officer was hired, and the next three years people, operating model, architecture, governance, and strategy will take full focus.

ERIKS Digital is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equal treatment for all genders. ERIKS Digital adheres to ethical recruiting methods ensuring that we do not discriminate against any candidate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. This is a fundamental part of our values and beliefs, and we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can reach their potential.