Unilever Director, Human Resources, Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Director, Human Resources, Europe

International - EuropeAmsterdam,Netherlands


We're on a mission to help guys take care of their minds and bodies so they can be the best version of themselves. In 2011, we launched a disruptive razor subscription business. Millions of members later, we’ve expanded our male grooming portfolio into shave products, skin care, hair care, body wash, with more products being launched soon. In 2016 Unilever acquired Dollar Shave with the clear intent to further accelerate its footprint and growth journey. Which is what we are doing and we rely on killer talent to help us achieve our goal of owning the men’s bathroom. If you’re a kick-ass and collaborative innovator, who is excited about bringing Dollar Shave Club to Europe, you’ll fit right in. A sense of humor helps, too.


The Director, People (Director, Human Resources) will shape and run a progressive, professional, and fun people function for DSC in Europe. Serving as a strategic business partner, the Director, People ensures that DSC EU employees and people managers have guidance, development and experiences that maintain DSC’s reputation as an amazing place to work. Also ensures we have a flawless recruiting process in place and is guardian for competitive compensation and benefit frameworks.


Capability & Workforce Planning:

  • Partner with EU leaders to understand and anticipate hiring & development needs against the capabilities they need to deliver business objectives

  • Work with the Sr. Director, People to recommend structural changes based on anticipated EU business needs and reporting lines. Adds leadership POV; prepare updated EU workforce plans and forecasts to inform key people choices and initiatives

Recruiting & Onboarding:

  • Drives a disciplined recruiting process for the EU office. Post, actively source and evaluate applications for job fit, working with HQ/external recruitment support when needed

  • Serve as the primary UL contact for EU open positions / secondments

  • Administer hiring & onboarding process, including coaching EU managers on how to shape job descriptions (in combo with HQ leadership), how to interview for fit and how to onboard to ensure fast acclimation to our culture.

  • Facilitate onboarding follow-up, maintaining up to date knowledge of FAQs

Pay and Benefits:

  • Act as the primary contact for third party consultants (Radius) for new payroll set-up

  • Partner with UL for secondees and related employment agreements

  • Partner with the VP of Total Rewards to ensure EU employees receive competitive pay and benefits; be a resource for questions and feedback on the payroll process, compensation & benefits administration, employee accommodations and status changes (including leaves, transfers, and exits)

  • Work with Sr Director, People to adapt performance evaluation tools for the EU team; Work with EU People Managers to develop business justifications and a POV on recommended increases/promotions/etc to help drive fair, consistent and competitive pay and benefits


  • Monitors EU employees with alien status to ensure working rights compliance and timely business attention for renewals, sponsorship, etc

  • Maintain knowledge of most common visa paths and options to help troubleshoot for current employees or potential sponsored hires

Partnerships & Collaboration

  • Serve as the primary People Team liaison to EU department heads, with specific responsibility for coaching and guiding leaders on the best people strategy, plans and offerings to meet their needs

  • Serve as a UL liaison for required EU training, compliance, reporting, etc.

  • Partner with HQ People Team COE’s (recruiting, facilities, etc.) to ensure that our EU processes and programs meet the needs of our business systemically

  • Support EU people managers with the proactive development of career paths / competency maps, individual development plans and identifying skills gaps to help form high performing teams

  • Partner with Chief of Staff / EA EU to create engaging people experiences and perks for the EU office

Employee Relations

  • Proactively address ER issues within teams. Capture notes efficiently, synthesize themes with actionable recommendations

  • Report and elevate ER issues/outcomes to Sr Director, People

Guidelines & Expectations

  • Reinforce & interpret the DSC Guidebook and company policies

  • Identify specific EU policy requirements to adapt and create for the EU

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of EU Labor Laws (monitor required postings and paperwork to maintain compliance)

  • Work closely with COEs to ensure compliance or alignment in areas of shared accountability. Educate first time managers and employees

Feedback & Reporting:

  • Adapt HQ mechanisms for EU team members to give feedback and ideas that will make the DSC experience even better

  • Reporting: Pull data and insights, provide recommendations and solutions

  • Administer, track and monitor the effectiveness of our EU people practices and programs (Exit Interviews, Performance Improvement Plans, 360 reviews, etc); Ensure that our systems work, our org is operating effectively, and that we are delivering great service to the business


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, HR, Psychology or Equivalent HR experience / certifications

  • Essential: 8+ years progressive Human Resources experience. Preferred: Experience managing employees (credibility when advising others)

  • Essential: HRIS experience. Proficient with Excel, Word, Google shared docs/drive. Preferred: Jobvite, Reflektive.

  • Proven ability to influence others.

  • Strong leadership style and can-do mindset.

  • Intuitive and adaptable to various managers, employees and peer working styles/personalities.

  • Ability to articulate POV.

  • Shows moral integrity.

  • Maintains confidential information.

  • Equal parts empathetic and solutions oriented

Thank you for considering a career at Dollar Shave Club. Please take a minute to fill out the application. When you submit the application your information will be sent to our recruitment team at Dollar Shave Club, Inc. (Marina del Rey, California, USA, [careers@dollarshaveclub.com ) for the purposes of reviewing your application. After you have completed your application an email will be sent to you with information about how to check the status of your application.