Team Lead HR Operations

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Team Lead HR Operations 

We’re looking for an experienced and impactful Team Lead HR Operations 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 want to be part of the biggest sportretailer in the world! 

Interested? Read on!

Full-time · Amsterdam

Team Lead HR Operations

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.

In 2023 Decathlon will pursue its evolution to get more people to be moved by the wonders of sport, in respect with societies and the planet.” To make that happen in the Netherlands the organization needs to continue to evolve". The People Team is crucial in realizing that ambition.

For the coming years the People project will be built around three main pillars. The first pillar is about People Operations. The second pillar focuses on People Strategy and the role as business partners. The third pillar concentrates on People Solutions driven by the centers of expertise, for example recruitment, compensation & benefits and learning & development.

This three-pillar strategy is needed to continually strengthen the Decathlon DNA. The People team will optimize their operations and deliver a state-of-the-art employee experience, from onsite to remote interactions.This role is essential to continue to strengthen the DNA of Decathlon and to create added value to all of our teammate's experience within their Decathlon journey. 

The  role

The Team Lead HR Operations reports to the HR Director NL and leads the People Operations & services team including the central HR system & data area. 

This role will develop and implement the future HR operations strategy to ensure one way of working. You lead the playfield of core People operations processes and systems to make sure we create a comfortable and happy environment for our teammates development. The end goal is to design and roll out seamless service delivery. This model will ensure one-time right administration, user-friendly systems, flawless data and a perfect employee experience.

This role is about transformation. That’s why solid stakeholder management capabilities are key. In addition, you work closely with Business, Data, Payroll and Business Control teams to ensure buy-in, alignment and smooth implementation. This is an essential role to continue to strengthen the DN A of Decathlon and to create Human alue to all of our teammate's experience within their Decathlon journey.

What do we ask from you?

Talents & Competencies

This role needs to be a social team player who naturally adjusts to changing situations and looks for opportunities to collaborate. 

  • Business savvy
  • Coordination and communication skills
  • Analytical & solution driven
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Strong process- thinking capabilities
  • Strong planning and organization skills and bring high level of accuracy
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, French is a big plus!


We need someone who will take ownership, a quick thinker who knows when to push and get things done, but also when to slow down and engage with people.

  • You love sports!

  • You have + 5 years of experience with HR digital systems and process improvement
  • Agile working environment
  • Transformation management
  • Delivering inspiring leadership and performance orientation
  • Establishing HR Service delivery models, a KPI dashboard and reporting system.
  • You have a bachelor or masters' degree in HR Management


  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 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 favor 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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