Who we are

PlasticsEurope is the Pan-European association of plastics manufacturers with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. Our member companies represent more than 90% in volume of all plastics materials across the EU27 plus Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.

The plastics industry is going through some fundamental changes, focusing on the importance of circularity and sustainability. There has never been such an exciting time as now to be part of this transformation.


We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic, pragmatic and well organised part time (60%) HR Coordinator. The position is based in Brussels / Belgium and will include Pan-European HR projects as well as operational HR activities for Belgium.

This person reports to the Director of the Administrative Business Unit.



Since you are the only person responsible for HR, your responsibilities range from administrative tasks to strategic projects.

As an HR Coordinator, you are the voice and tone of HR and:

  • take the role of an embedded “sparring partner” for the Leadership Team to deliver the strategy and expected results within PlasticsEurope
  • respond to questions & needs regarding all HR matters (from payroll, holidays, learning & development to performance cycle, etc.)
  • contribute every day to create a great place to work and to enhance employees’ engagement
  • create awareness and understanding of policies & procedures by employees and ensure mastery and respect of HR processes and procedures by line managers
  • develop and implement various HR Projects
  • act as a mediator in case of conflict.


General tasks

Assist with Recruitment Process

  • write job descriptions (in cooperation with hiring manager); develop job levels, salary banding, etc.
  • screen applications and run first interviews by phone (also for internships).

Handle People Review Process

  • understand and identify future talents needs in the association
  • advise on learning and development tracks for employees
  • develop HR projects within employees’ field of expertise, depending on profiles
  • deliver structured change activities and concretely act in specific change programmes/projects
  • take up the role of confidential counselor and conduct the exit interview in a structured way.

Manage HR Admin and Communication

  • coordinate contracts, collect performance cycle documents, prepare onboarding packages, etc.
  • help with communication on HR related processes such as reminders for the Performance & Development Management (PDM) process
  • organise trainings and keep training records to ensure social balance
  • help with the implementation and monitoring of new processes, should new HR procedures be put in place
  • liaise between the social secretariat and employee for practical issues, i.e. change of address, bank details, etc.



You have

  • at least a bachelor's degree, supplemented with at least 7 years of relevant experience in HR
  • several years of experience in independently drawing HR projects
  • in-depth knowledge of some HR processes and procedures (such as employment, training & learning, payroll, compensation & benefits policies, as well as change management)
  • at least a basic knowledge of Organisational Development & Change
  • good project management skills and hand on mentality
  • at least a basic knowledge of payroll and Belgian social law
  • good knowledge of cultural change management
  • fluent in written and spoken English with good knowledge of Dutch and/or French
  • an EU passport, or other means of residing in Belgium.

You are

  • a team player, able to work autonomously
  • a quick learner, well-organised and able to deliver on time
  • a self-confident, balanced and constructively critical person with a positive attitude.


Our offer

  • a high degree of autonomy in expanding HR in an association
  • an excellent opportunity to work broadly in HR, thereby gaining personal development
  • a good work-life balance through remote working, flexitime, etc.
  • a competitive salary package with additional benefits (we are open to consultant status).


Application process

If you wish to apply please send your CV and cover letter to HR@plasticseurope.org by Monday 31st August 2020.

Please do not forget to mention when you would be available to start.
Due to the high number of expected responses, we will only contact those who are invited for interview as from September 2020.