HR Generalist / HR Operations

Date: May 24, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1076 CM

Company: Under Armour

Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.

Position Summary

The Human Resources (HR) Generalist / HR Operations is responsible for applying HR policies, procedures, and programs in EMEA. As part of a broader HR team based in Amsterdam, they are the first point of contact supporting our employees across 9 different countries in Europe and guiding the escalation, redirection or resolution of HR related questions and requests appropriately. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Remain well-versed in HR regulatory and UA HR Policy knowledge and stays informed of changes in both areas
•    Act as the first point of contact to employees for HR related questions and requests. Guide the escalation, redirection or resolution as appropriate, with empathy, while being pragmatic and consistent to standards and guidelines.
•    Develops, implements, reinforces, and modifies HR policies, Teammate Handbooks, programs, and procedures. 
•    Audits HR policies, programs, and procedures against relevant legislation and best practices and recommends improvements.
•    Responsible for managing, tracking and reporting on leave requests for the region
•    Researches and gathers information to support the HR team, including base-line job description/profiles, audits etc. 
•    Day-to-day administration of benefit enrollment such as pensions, lease cars, allowances etc. as well as country specific requirements across Europe (like company doctor administration, UWV registrations, German leave, etc.)  
•    Lead, or contribute to projects and initiatives to improve and automate processes and systems 

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

•    Responds promptly to teammate needs; solicits teammate feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance.
•    Experience in a high volume, fast paced work environment 
•    Highly comfortable with ambiguity and working with manual processes 
•    Ability to recognize opportunity to create process efficiency   
•    Exceptional collaboration skills with an ability to partner with multiple stakeholders across HR and the business, both locally and Globally; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
•    Maintains confidentiality; 
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
•    Communicates clearly and persuasively in positive or challenging situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions
•    Attentive to details and follows through on assigned tasks and commitments.
•    Flexible and driven to meet tight deadlines, handle multiple projects and prioritize them appropriately.
•    Demonstrates cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
•    Strong organizational skills, and ability to effectively disseminate information in a clear and concise manner.
•    Effective in a matrix environment, with the ability to prioritize work-load with multiple cross-functional partners
•    Ability to work well both independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
•    Fluent in English as well as Dutch and/or German 
•    Additional European Languages a plus, Spanish highly preferred 

Education And / Or Experience

•    Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in HR, Business, Organizational Development, or related field.
•    2-3 years of experience in HR within a European context
•    Exposure to multi-country HR support   


No relocation provided 



Under Armour is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage qualified diverse candidates to apply. Under Armour does not discriminate against any candidate on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, or any other protected category. 


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