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Danaher Corporation Human Resources Advisor in Utrecht, Netherlands

If you thrive in making a positive impact on the world in a high-expectations environment where challenging the status quo and driving continuous improvement is the way of life - then we are the company for you. We are seeking a Human Resources Generalist/Advisor who is passionate about supporting people, improving processes and enjoys working in a global HR Team. Make a difference - join us and contribute to our important work helping protect lives and the environment.

OTT HydroMet is a global leader in hydrology and meteorology sensors, stations, and intelligent networks. Our solutions provide valuable insights that help Water and Weather Experts protect lives, the environment and infrastructure. We serve customers worldwide with Sales and Service coverage in more than 90 countries and production facilities in the United States, Germany and The Netherlands. To achieve our ambitious goals, we hire diverse talent that shares our Core Value of “The Best Team Wins”. We invest in the development of our associates and provide them with opportunities for career advancement to help realize their full potential. Learn more about OTT HydroMet at www.otthydromet.com.

OTT HydroMet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology innovator and #160 on the list of Fortune 500 companies.

This position will be working out of Delft, South Holland, Netherlands!

The Human Resources Advisor provides support to the global HR team in multiple areas, with an initial focus on our Delft site as well as other European Organizations. The ideal candidate possesses strong multi-tasking and project management skills, with a passion for supporting people and being a vital resource to the team. We are seeking a person who is able to foster connections internally and externally.


  • Coaching and supporting managers in managing performance, talent and development processes including training and developments, managing employee relations and conflict resolution.

  • Creating robust onboarding plans and ensuring that all new hires receive best in class onboarding experience.

  • Coordinating all aspects of employee relations and health and welfare policies, including contributing to the development of HR policy and processes which enable the sites to comply with all legal requirements.

  • Acting as first point of contact for employees as it relates to administrative support and Workday (HRIS)

  • Serving as a Workday Expert (HRIS) and maintains employee information within HRIS databases, including personnel data, compensation and benefits.

  • Maintaining personnel files and ensures accuracy and that all required documentation is collected and managed.

  • Drafting employment documentation, which may include offer letters, change in circumstances letters and any other general communication to employees as required, incl separation notices and related documentation.

  • Owning the monthly payroll cycle in the Netherlands including gathering all required information that needs to be processed and make sure it is accurate and correct.

  • Checking and filling the salary/insurance-related papers and documents while making sure we are in compliance with SOX and other (tax) regulations.

  • Actively participating in Global Human Resources projects.

Most Important Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor in Business, HR and/or equivalent

  • Minimum 5+ years HR and/or general business experience

  • Fluent in Dutch and English, German an asset

  • Highly proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Workday (HRIS) experience a plus

  • Extremely well organized and detail oriented

  • High energy and ability to work in fast moving and changing environment

  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Strong problem solving ability

  • Ambitious and open to grow higher level positions in HR

What makes this opportunity great? Let us tell you...

  • You help us provide valuable insights for experts in water and weather applications!

  • You work in a collaborative culture that values a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a good sense of partnership

  • Our team of associates is passionate about achieving great results for our customers

  • Ability to fully use your breadth and depth of experience; no pigeonhole here!

  • And there is a lot of great work happening; it is always busy

Diversity & Inclusion

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .