Senior HR Business Partner (Tech)

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Senior HR Business Partner (Tech)

We’re looking for an experienced and impactful HR Business Partner to join Decathlon in the Netherlands. At Decathlon we look for entrepreneurial mindsets and teammates who love to innovate, think big and deliver. This is a great opportunity for a sport minded professional with a business heart, and wants to be part of a start-up within our organisation. 

Interested? Read on!

Full-time · Amsterdam

Senior HR Business Partner (Tech)

Decathlon unveiled at the end of 2022 its new long-term ambition aimed at allowing people, throughout the world, to benefit from the physical, emotional and societal benefits of sport. Building on Decathlon’s values of Vitality, Generosity, Responsibility and Authenticity, it symbolizes the mission of the Group’s 105,000 teammates worldwide. Because the practice of sport is universal, Decathlon aims at allowing people to practice sport on their own terms, whatever their level of practice, their physical condition or their objectives, and enjoy its benefits.

This ambition will be sustained in the coming years by 5 strategic pillars aimed at:

  • Increasing the value proposition, by offering customers a whole new end-to-end experience;
  • Becoming a leading force for a sustainable future with the emergence of new circular models and decarbonization of the Group’s activities, with a goal to contribute to carbon neutrality by 2050;
  • Building a state-of-the-art omni value chain;
  • Growing products excellence and accelerating Decathlon’s development in certain geographies;
  • Fostering and accompanying teammates' development.

To become even more relevant to our customer, Decathlon is building a new international team in Amsterdam that will support our Digital Acceleration Plan by focusing on technological online development and the digitization of our global commercial business model. In order to build this team we aim to recruit the best tech minded talents to strengthen our expertise in the digital international market. 

As we truly believe that if we do good for our people, our people will do good for our business, we are looking for a very experienced, hands-on Senior HR- Business Partner for the role out- & building of this new international digital team in Amsterdam. This team will be part of an ambitious growth plan and will consist of tech & sports minded people with different specialisms in the coming 3 years.

This HR professional has a proven track-record of building new teams from scratch within a global context, who is able to create and implement a solid framework of C&B that supports rapid growth and is in line with local policies and international demand.

The position is based in Amsterdam and will report to the Country People leader and will work closely with the Global Center of Expertise based in France.

Phase 1: Building the team

  • You play a key role in the hiring and pre- and onboarding journey of the new teammates. You will be the first point of contact for new hires if it comes to visa / tax and relocation topics
  • Set up a framework for a set of HR topics requiring local adaptation, all in line with the local team needs
  • Create and follow our local competitive and up to date compensation & benefits package
  • Adapt HR tools to the local requirements and needs

Phase 2: Make it a winning team / Expanding the team

  • Focus on team dynamics / personal development / leadership development
  • Standardize policies / improve framework
  • Bring People topics on the leader agenda
  • Continue phase 1 with improved framework / C&B conditions 

What do we ask from you?

Talents & Competencies

  • Self starter mindset 
  • Coordination and communication skills
  • Coaching Skills (listening / empathy empowerment)
  • Initiative / entrepreneurship
  • Stakeholder management
  • Sixth-sense for team dynamics in order to create high performing teams.


  • Experience with setting up job frameworks and C&B packages
  • Good knowledge of legal requirements in the Netherlands and of the local CLA’s
  • Highly adaptable and flexible in the phase of changing priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • HR Experience in multinational consumer oriented (B2C) companies (local vs global dynamics).
  • Implementation of growth scenarios in start-up /scale-up of Tech companies
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with all levels within the organization. Fluency in English and Dutch 


  1. A great sports culture and a lot of sportive colleagues who want to sport with you
  2. A good salary
  3. Holiday allowance
  4. 24 vacation days
  5. 20% discount on our own brands
  6. Decathlon academy training sessions
  7. Shareholder plan
  8. Travel Allowance
  9. Pension plan

Joining Decathlon Digital means;

  • Being part of a global community, united by a love of sport, shared values and a passion for technologies.
  • Joining an international French tech company that has succeeded in keeping the values of a family business while expanding in over 60 countries to provide sports products and services to 400+ million sport passionates worldwide.
  • Being able to share your passion thanks to our Decathlon discount programs, an annual voucher for your sports activities, a gym access, and our sport communities and events. Whether you are a beginner or a high-level athlete, decathlonians will love to introduce you to new activities.
  • Joining a group that has a sustainable and respectful vision of sport. Without a healthy playground, there is no sport. Access to equipment must be done with relevance in context, by renting or buying second-hand when possible.
  • Whatever your favorite sport, your gender, or your religion, Decathlonians all share the same purpose.

Decathlon is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination, and thus acts daily in favour of disabilities, seniors, social mixing and equality between men and women. Above all, we recruit personalities and diversity within our teams is a major challenge because it is a source of innovation and performance.

What does the application process look like?

  • Application by means of your CV and motivation letter

  • Introduction by telephone (Room for your questions!)
  • First interview
  • Second interview
  • Contract proposal
  • Welcome to Decathlon!

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