Enkhuizen, Nederland (Fulltime)

Global HR Business Partner

Man with water melon


Valued partner of the R&D department

We are looking for an energetic and experienced Global Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) for our worldwide Research & Development (R&D) department. Someone who really makes a difference in our fast growing company. Who knows how to deal with the opportunities and challenges of the VUCA world we are part of. And who will be a valued partner for our colleagues of the R&D department: the part of our company where our core business, the development of healthy vegetable varieties, begins. And where innovation blossoms.

What are you going to do as Global HR Business Partner?

  1. You will be a member of the R&D leadership team and (pro-) actively supports the Global head of R&D and his team as a real business partner.
  2. You also will be a member of the HR Leadership team. Currently, the HR department of Enza Zaden is transitioning to the “Ulrich”-model with HRBP’s, Service and Centres of expertise. Together with your colleagues of the HR team, you co-create the HR strategy and support the development of the HR function within Enza Zaden.

Key focus areas in the Global HR Business Partner role are:

  • Functional HR Strategy
  • Performance Management
  • Management Development
  • Organisational Efficiency & Organisational Development
  • Change Management
  • Team & Group Dynamics
  • Functional Training Program Development

Your power


  • have a minimum of 10 years professional experience and hold a University degree,
  • fit in the Enza Zaden family company culture,
  • have the characteristics needed to build the business and culture required for the next S-curve,
  • are a team player with high integrity with a personal and professional point of view,
  • are courageous, resilient and sensitive,
  • enjoy working across cultures and in an international environment,
  • have a strong affinity with the sector. Affinity with research and development will be an advantage.

More info about our global HR department

  • The Global HR Business Partner (HRBP) Research & Development (R&D) reports to the Vice President Human Resources of Enza Zaden.
  • In total, we have 3 Global HRBP roles. The other roles are HRBP Marketing & Sales and HRBP Seed Operations & Support functions.
  • Next to these functional HRBP’s in Enkhuizen, we have local HRBP’s in our subsidiairies all over the world.
  • The HRBP’s are supported by Centres of Expertise for Learning and Organisation Development, Compensation & Benefits and Recruitment.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.

Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! And of course, we look further than the present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.

To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. Our breeders focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy, tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.

Interested in the position of Global HR Business Partner?

Please point your application for the position of HR Business Partner R&D to the external recruitment agency Tracks, via the button below.

For more information please contact Hanneke Rinkes, phone +31 (0) 20 625 92 91 or email: