HR Manager

About Metabolic

Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state.

We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions.

We are an international and dynamic team of around 100 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. Based in the Netherlands, we work at the cutting edge of sustainability initiatives for a broad range of global clients.

About the Position

People are at the heart of all that we do at Metabolic, and we value creating a nurturing and thriving working environment through our human-centered HR and Operations advisory and support functions. The People & Operations team is a critical part of our ecosystem at Metabolic, an essential element in helping us to maximize our overall impact and manage a variety of organizations that together serve a coherent sustainability mission.

We are currently recruiting for an HR Manager to join our team. In this unique and exciting opportunity, you will be a valued member of our People & Operations team (4 people in HR, including you!), with a focus on all aspects of HR, including strategy, business partnering, and also the administration side. Your role will contribute to our mission by supporting our teams, the Chief Operating Officer and your HR teammates on all HR-related programmes and initiatives across our ecosystem of companies.

You will focus on Learning & Development, training and the Metabolic Internship program as a key part of your role. You will also have the opportunity to focus on the aspects of HR that suits your interests and development, as well as contributing to the overall function of the team in a generalist role.

Your Profile

You love working with people with a supportive mindset and enjoy promoting a collaborative nurturing working environment, whilst also maintaining a strong understanding of HR processes, policy and employment law to ensure resilient effective business operations and a first class professional HR department for your colleagues. You enjoy working and collaborating closely across the business to achieve shared objectives and problem solve creatively.

You are an effective communicator with the ability to drive initiatives and projects autonomously, as well as collaborating with small teams. We are looking for a creative and solutions-oriented individual with a people focused mindset.

You are excited to engage with new developments in the field of human resources by adapting to legislative changes in labour law, implementing innovative new policies, technologies, and practices. You are able to apply these proactively and creatively in the unique context in which we work.

You will possess working experience in an HR environment with strong management and administrative skills, and ideally be educated in a relevant HR discipline, preferably with earlier experience in the Netherlands but in an international setting.

The position is a full-time role and will start asap, based in our office in Amsterdam.

Key Accountabilities

You will play an integral part in delivering a professional, efficient and meaningful HR and Operational service:

  • Lead, collaborate and deliver on strategic HR initiatives in collaboration with your HR colleagues and key stakeholders throughout the business. 
  • Promote the values, mission and policies of the company via best practice on performance management, talent development, and HR advice and guidance. 
  • Coordinate Recruitment (for example, shortlisting, conducting interviews, arranging contracts)
  • Manage and coordinate the Learning & Development, Internship and Training initiatives of the HR team 
  • Manage, administrate and advise on all people and employment law related matters with stakeholders and business partners within the Metabolic Ecosystem. 
  • Provide general support for employees throughout the employee lifecycle. 
  • Assist with administrative employee functions in collaboration with your HR colleagues in a generalist environment (e.g. documentation, contracts, maintaining HRIS, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain clear talent management and succession planning processes within the organization. 


  • Fluency in English (strong preference for Dutch fluency)
  • 3+ years in a relevant HR role within a Dutch context.
  • Qualified with an HBO bachelor’s degree in HR or equivalent professional prior experience in a HR/Operations department
  • You have knowledge of Dutch laws, regulations and processes related to employment.
  • Connection and affinity with our company mission
  • Desire to work with people in a mission focused, international environment

Our Offer

Be part of a dynamic and ambitious team that is passionate about sustainability and technology and making an impact. Collaborate and work alongside world-class experts in the fields of sustainability and circularity across our ecosystem of companies. We are growing fast and are very passionate about changing the world together.

This opportunity will place you in an environment that values people with their own ideas and initiatives. We believe in flat hierarchies, shared decision-making and impact over profit. You will be able to participate in an evolving decentralized governance system and be part of a close-knit community of people with shared interests and a strong company culture. 

We are based in Amsterdam, but operate a hybrid working model, giving you the freedom to work both at home and at our vibrant office in Amsterdam.  The people and relationship-oriented nature of this role requires you to work in Amsterdam at our offices several days per week.

The position is full time, with a start date asap.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and letter of motivation in English via the Apply button below.

Please note that we will be interviewing on a rolling basis. 

In case of questions, please feel free to contact [email protected]