Stryker Divisional HR Director Medsurg Europe (Amsterdam based) in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Requisition ID 22596BR

Job Title Divisional HR Director Medsurg Europe (Amsterdam based)

Group Global Quality and Ops

Division European Business Operations

Business Unit Europe Headquarters

Business Function Human Resources


City Amsterdam

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required Up to 30%

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Job Description / Information

The Job's Mission

The divisional HR Director provides independent and high-level strategic HR partnership to 3 divisions with approximately 500 employees in 16 countries with a turnover of approximately 370 million USD. This role reports directly into the VP HR Medsurg Group and is part of the global HR Leadership team.

Primary focus will be on partnering with the EU VPGM to create and develop a highly engaged, high performance team that consistently deliver results.Translate divisional strategy into EU HR Strategy and by doing so assisting the division to achieve is ambition for growth in Europe. Deliver HR partnership to the business through: talent management, succession planning and individual development planning activities, change management, performance management, employee relations, and orchestration of other HR services. Partner with EU HR shared services & local HR to provide seamless, effective full-service HR support to clients.

Key Activities & Accountabilities:

Setting a clear HR strategy

  • Formulate HR strategy and objectives based on Division Strategy and mission for Stryker ensure executing through partnering with local HR, shared services and COEs.

  • Define in partnership with the VP/GMs the right organizational structure to drive the growth expectations of the division.

  • Provide HR Partnership to business leaders (VP/GMs).

  • Share responsibility with business leaders to build great leadership capabilities and achieve business results.

Build a strong talent bench

  • Partner with the leader & talent acquisition team on all recruitment activity; always ensuring a high talent mind-set is maintained and effective talent bench is in place for all BULs/EU focused commercial roles.

  • Ensure that new employees are effectively on-boarded and terminated employees are appropriately exited.

  • Manage talent review, support and guide the creation of Individual development plans, succession planning, all the time developing the team’s talent bench.

Drive a high performance culture

  • Drive performance management as part of the organisational culture. Ensure strong JDs, performance objectives, bonus objectives and sales incentive plans are in place.

  • Provide guidance on effective reward and recognition initiatives; with a focus on rewarding top performers.

  • Ensure an effective performance management process is in place. Support the leader in addressing any performance concerns promptly, assisting in the development of PIPs and appropriate management of consistent under performers.

  • Oversee and lead employee litigation/dispute resolution for assigned business group

  • Assist the leader in building a highly engaged team.

Oversee, manage and advise on Core HR processes

  • Participate on HR leadership teams.

  • Provide HR direction; advising clients on employment practices, corporate and divisional policies/procedures.

  • Align C&B with division priorities and provide input on guidelines.

  • Manage CAR budget for respected Business Units and execute CAR process for BUL’s/EU focused commercial talent.

  • Ensure employment documentation is appropriately administered.

  • Recommend and implement changes to HR processes that increase customer satisfaction and HR efficiency/effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in HR, Business or a related field of study, or equivalent work experience; Prefer Master's Degree in HR specialty or Business.

  • Fluency in English

  • Other European languages are desirable

Experience As above, indicate the length and type of experience required to perform this job satisfactorily.

  • Minimum of 8+ years experience as a successful HR generalist supporting multiple business groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and partner with high level business leaders in multiple functional areas, including sales

  • Proven track record in the provision of excellent strategic and tactical HR support

  • Ability to operate in a complex environment, leveraging internal and external partners to meet the HR needs of the client base

  • Proven ability to manage complex HR matters, including employee relations, performance management, compensation administration (including sales incentive plans) and benefits administration

  • Demonstrated experience in organization design/restructuring and change management

  • Ability to build relationships that help achieve results and influence employees, managers and leaders at every level of the organization

  • Possess excellent communication, training and facilitation skills


  • Strong interpersonal skills – the individual requires excellent communication skills (written & verbal) plus the ability to relate well to colleagues from varied divisions, markets & cultures.

  • High achiever – Is creative & seeks at all times to deliver the best in an agreed time frame.

  • Strong leadership and business capabilities

  • Strategic – A strong strategy based thinker who looks at the short and long term impact of decisions.

  • Activator – A self-starter who can multi task & initiate new ideas and motivate others.

  • Positive thinker – Through their communication & actions is able to convince and enthuse others.

  • Focused / Disciplined – Can be relied upon to get the job done.

  • Is a team player – NOT a ‘committee’ member, but someone who is willing /able to share ideas, plans, responsibilities etc. with others.

  • Hold yourself and others to highest standards of ethics and integrity. Always maintains high standards, including company values and policies.

  • Change agent - ability to challenge the status quo and the ability to manage and deliver change.

  • Result oriented – strong result orientation with a track record for delivering exceptional results.

  • Managing Diverse Relationships - Relates well to a wide variety of diverse styles, types, and classes; open to differences; effective up, down, sideways, inside, and outside; builds diverse networks; quick to find common ground; treats differences fairly and equitably; treats everyone as a preferred customer

  • Enjoy juggling multiple issues at one time, and have the ability to organize and direct diverse activities in a changing environment, often under time pressure.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability