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Labor Law Expert - Domestic Appliances

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Develop labor policies, oversee the management of industrial labor relations, negotiate collective bargaining agreements with the union, advise the human resources staff to ensure compliance with the contract, consult with executive management to get input into aspects of personnel policies, develop new or revised union contracts, compile information on statistics, and maintain records of wage and salary surveys or correspondence.

You are responsible for

In this role, you have the opportunity to lead the labor relations function in one of the most critical regions for Domestic Appliances through:

  • advising for employment conditions and responsible for the CAO texts, as well as reporting on Negotiation Delegation (OD) and trade union consultation, as well as communication from OD;

  • advising HRM in the field of employment law, taking into account Domestic Appliances policy, with specific points for attention: collective labor agreement, employee participation, transfer of undertaking, reorganizations, social plan, (collective) dismissal law, application and amendment of employment conditions, Personal Data Protection Act, Foreign Nationals Employment Act;

  • advising HRM on policy issues;

  • liaising with Legal and HR functions to coordinate employment conditions and dismissal policy Senior Director and Executives;

  • at the request of the Pension Affairs Advisor, supporting in the field of pension law;

  • identifying and communicating about new legislation and developments in employment law;

  • guiding legal procedures;

  • keeping the HR Toolkit up to date, including documents such as termination agreements;

  • being the contact person with external law firm regarding labor relations/labor lawHolla Advocaten, De Brauw and AKD.

You are a part of

You report to the North-Europe HR Lead. Your primary stakeholders are local / regional managers and employees; global, regional and local leadership teams. Your scope of work covers market BNL (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg), market DACH (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), market Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), market UKI: United-Kingdom & Ireland.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Minimal university education in employment law

  • About 10 years of relevant work experience as a lawyer

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with employment law in NL and preferably in Germany/Austria as well

  • Team player who can also operate independently

  • Communicative, practical and solution-oriented

In return, we offer you

A meaningful career, with new challenges in our dynamic organization, working in an encouraging multinational and multicultural environment. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to work with new technologies. You will be surrounded by passionate and committed, colleagues who share your ambition to create outstanding consumer experiences. Your work will be ambitious and full of opportunities for growth. Variety and challenge will be part of your daily routines.

Why should you join Philips?

Philips’ Domestic Appliances business is a global leader with EUR 2.3 billion in sales in 2019 in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances, with successful products such as the Airfryer, Perfect Care Steam Generators, Automatic Coffee Machines with LatteGo and SpeedPro Max Aqua vacuum cleaner, and many more that are used by millions of people every day across the world. 

In January 2020, Philips announced that it would be considering new ownership options for Domestic Appliances, as it is not a strategic fit for the company’s future as a health technology leader, and committed to finding the right home for the business to ensure that it is set up for continued success serving customers, leveraging the Philips brand and driving growth across the markets that it serves. 

In its 128-year history as a leading innovator, Philips has had to reinvent itself several times to remain competitive. This has involved several high-profile divestments, resulting in the company’s successful track record in managing complex change of this scale.  Such transformations offer unique opportunities for employees to ‘make their mark’ and gain expertise in a specific and dynamic environment - those who can deliver results while navigating and contributing to changes will gain unique skills and perspective that will prove valuable for the rest of their careers. 


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