People & Organisation Director at Kingspan Insulation Continental Europe (KICE)

People & Organisation Director at Kingspan Insulation Continental Europe (KICE)

Join KICE as a key leader in shaping its European people strategy. You will drive the development and implementation of an effective team structure, align people strategies with business goals, and optimize HR services. Improve efficiency, foster a positive business environment, and boost employee engagement. As business partner for the management team, you will ensure the right talent in the right roles, promote active leadership, and facilitate cooperation across divisions. Be a catalyst for change, develop the People & Organization team, and contribute to strategic decision-making. Help build a thriving, forward-thinking organisation committed to excellence and growth. 

Het aanbod:

  • Gross annual salary including 8% holiday allowance between €100.000,- and €132.000,- based on 40 hours (Hay 19)
  • Indefinite contract at the start of your employment
  • Bonus scheme up to 20% (dependent on individual results)
  • Lease car
  • 25 holidays + 6,5 ADV days
  • Pension scheme with 5% own contribution

Jouw profiel:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management or a HR or business related field
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience in HR, with at least 5 years in a leadership role, preferably in an international manufacturing environment, technical, or related industry
  • Proven track record in leadership and organizational development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Flexibility to travel to locations in the Netherlands and occasionally abroad
  • Experienced in transformation projects, M&A, or equivalent
  • You must be resident in the Netherlands

De functie

You will develop and implement a European people strategy for KICE, playing an active role in setting up and further developing the European organization. This involves implementing an effective team structure and aligning the people strategy with the business strategy. Enhancing efficiency in processes (Lean) and improving HR services for all teams in Europe will be key focuses. Additionally, you will create a positive and transparent business environment, increase employee engagement, and improve internal communication. 

Taking a leading role in shaping the new organization, you will ensure the right people are in the right roles while promoting talent acquisition. Serving as the business partner for the Management Team on people and organization matters, you will align the organization's culture and support an active and facilitative leadership style. This approach will encourage individuals to take responsibility for the HOW, take ownership, show entrepreneurship, and be accountable for results and performance. 

You can create an impact by: 

  • developing and optimizing the people & organization strategy and policies for the new organization, ensuring foundational alignment and readiness for future growth. 
  • facilitating cooperation and alignment across divisions, actively supporting integration efforts. 
  • developing and monitoring overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization 
  • serving as the key business partner for people & organization matters within the Management Team. 
  • cultivating strong business partnerships between the People & Organization team members and other business functions. 
  • structuring and establishing a new People & Organization team, including the setup of a Shared Services department. 
  • defining and delivering clear departmental and individual goals and KPI’s for the People & Organization team. 
  • reporting to management and provide decision support through HR metrics 
  • engaging in the Group's People Passionate program to foster talent development actively. 
  • taking a leadership role in driving organizational change across structure, leadership, and culture. 
  • actively participating in the Management Team to contribute to strategic decision-making and alignment. 


Kingspan Group, founded in 1965 in Kingscourt, Ireland, has grown to be the global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelopes while keeping its heritage and culture as a family business. The company is committed to helping its customers and employees are effective in tackling climate change. Kingspan's mission is to accelerate a net zero emissions future, prioritizing the well-being of people and the planet. 

Kingspan Insulation, headquartered in the UK, is a market-leading manufacturer of optimum, premium, and high-performance rigid insulation products for building fabric and building services applications. These products are intended for residential buildings, commercial buildings, new builds, and restorations.  

Kingspan Insulation Continental Europe (KICE), headquartered in Tiel, The Netherlands, is responsible for producing and selling products to customers across Europe. The company employs over 600 employees. KICE operates six modern manufacturing facilities located in Winterswijk (NL), Tiel (NL), Burkhardtsdorf (DE), Kankaanpää (FI), and Jönköping (SE). Sales offices are in Tiel (NL), Turnhout (BE), Ibbenbüren (DE), Prague (CZ), Roskilde (DK), Gothenburg (SE), Tampere (FI), Oslo (NO), and Tallinn (EE). The company is also active in sales in Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, France, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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