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HR Team Lead


JobReq ID:  48346
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Zaventem, BE


Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

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In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.



The HR Team Lead Benelux ensures the provision of high quality HR services for the BSEMIA HQ, Benelux sales organization and the distribution center in Zeebrugge, Born (NL) and Liège, supporting the organization to deliver its business objectives through the roll-out and on-going execution of HR services and local, regional and global HR initiatives and projects.   

As HR Team Lead you have a team of HR generalists and a facility management team. Together with your team you work closely together with the HRBP’s and are responsible for the ‘more soft HR programs and processes’, you also follow up and apply local social legislation. Below you will find an non exhaustive overview of the primary responsibilities to give you a feel of what the function is about.


Primary responsibilities and activities


Talent Attraction, Employer Branding, Recruitment and Onboarding

    • Ensure attraction of the right employees to meet the workforce needs of BSEMIA HQ and other entities in Benelux
    • Reinforce Bridgestone EMIA employer branding at local level
    • Provide monthly metrics on the staffing activities to track progress and identify opportunities for improvement to the HRBP team and business leadership. 
    • Lead recruitment activity for BSEMIA HQ and other Benelux entities to ensure effective and efficient staffing of positions below Director level;
    • Ensure and support proper induction of new employees in BSEMIA HQ, including regular follow up along the first year.
    • Ensure all new employees are provided with appropriate access to policies  authority schedules to ensure compliance.


Employee Engagement

    • Facilities Management
      • Responsibility for the management of the facilities services of the BSEMIA HQ building and the Bandag training center. 
      • Ensure a safe and compliant work environment for all BSEMIA HQ based employees.
      • Ensure compliance with the BSEMIA car policy and manage local fleet program.
      • Management of the facilities budget and capital expenses.
      • Monthly tracking of expenses and compliance to policies.


    • Employee Engagement (BSEMIA HQ):
      • Ensure compliance with all Belgian legislation with regard to employee health and well-being.
      • Implement communication process and tools to support business performance and employee engagement; organize information sessions, provide input to town halls, social activities (open day, specific celebrations, etc.)
      • Ensure the implementation of the Performance Management process for all eligible employees in BSEMIA HQ (in coordination with European HRBPs).   As needed, support the HRBPs in the facilitation of performance calibration sessions.
      • Support the employee engagement survey process.  Ensure employees receive timely information regarding the survey and follow up on local action planning process.
      • Coach and counsel leaders below Director level on effective performance management tools including feedback, coaching, and mentoring
      • Implement an employee wellness approach that incorporates the nature of work performed and best practices in occupational health and safety


    • Work Environment:
      • Ensure all policies, procedures, and employee documentation are in compliance with national and European regulations
      • Ensure compliance with internal and external safety regulations, promote safety awareness, deal with Health and Safety Committee
      • Ensure all employees receive the appropriate compliance training and information
      • Manage facility to ensure a safe, compliant and engaging work environment for the employees


    • Labor / employee relations:
      • Coordinate all labor relations activities at the site in order to maintain a positive employee relations climate
      • Manage local works councils
      • Manage disputes and issues; prevent and solve labor conflicts
      • When legally required negotiate with employee representatives changes in working conditions and implement them accordingly
      • Provide on-going coaching and support to line managers on labor regulations and proper way for implementing decisions impacting employees
      • Manage the employee/union grievance process


Reward & Recognition:

    • For roles below director, work with the HRBP to develop compensation proposals for promotions and external hires within Company guidelines (BSEMIA HQ and Benelux).
    • Coach and counsel leaders below director level on Bridgestone’s total rewards approach and tools to differentiate performance, recognize and reward accomplishment, and retain high potential/high performing talent (BSEMIA HQ and Benelux sales)


Organizational Effectiveness & Talent Development:

    • Partner with leaders supporting the culture change to a high performing organization with engaged employees and positive employee relations through robust and effective communication processes
    • Advice and support managers in termination processes; ensure terminations are managed according to internal and external regulations and company values
    • Implement the training programs required to support development and retention of staff, utilizing the 70-20-10 developmental approach
    • Continuous improvement and streamlining of the various HR Ops processes in Belgium across all sites
    • Develop proposals to harmonize working regulations across all Belgian sites, in line with CoE guidelines and the various global/regional projects that are ongoing.
    • Meet and/or improve HR budget commitments



    • Lead and / or contribute to different HR related projects such as
      • Top Employer certification
      • Local CSR projects
      • “no rating” project within performance management cycle
      • Internal voice of the Customer
      • Etc


Experience & Required capabilities


  • 5 years minimum experience in similar roles preferably within in a matrix organization
  • University Degree (or equivalent in years of experience) in HR/Organization or General management or Law or Psychology
  • Experience in an international environment is a plus
  • Exposure to and experience in leading HR practices in the responsibility areas mentioned above
  • Reliable and integer person with very good communication skills – both written and spoken
  • Customer oriented approach; efficient service level
  • Able to perform under pressure and with demanding deadlines
  • Work ethics according to Bridgestone Essence and demonstrating Company Behaviors
  • Curiosity
  • Languages: Flemish / French, English fluent
  • Able to work in a matrix organization
  • Collaboration, EI, effective relationships skills


If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, just click on the Apply Now button and add your CV!

All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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