DEPT®/People & Culture

Senior People Business Partner

Roles open in: Amsterdam, Rotterdam

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Department People & Culture

Employment type Employee

Senior People Business Partner

People Business Partner


This role is at the center of our Holding team in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. We’ve got a mix of skills here, from Finance and Hospitality to Recruitment, People & Culture, and Marketing. Think of us as the backbone of the company, keeping things running smoothly and helping out everywhere we can. We’re the ones who answer questions, toss around ideas, offer support, and plan those fun outings and initiatives everyone loves. We’re the reliable crew that everyone counts on to keep things rolling.


For our People Team in The Netherlands, we are looking for a new colleague who is ready for the next step within a fast-growing, international organisation.

As DEPT®’s People team, we work together to create the best workplace in the industry. Open communication and clear expectations are the standard and we always make room for professional development and fun. We deliver what we promise and aim for happy employees (who we call Depsters) in an organisational structure that serves DEPT®’s business goals. As our new People Business Partner, you will be part of this great team of ambitious and ‘gezellige’ colleagues. Within DEPT®, there is plenty of room for new ideas, creativity, and innovation!



  • Partnering up with the leadership of your business team to bring DEPT®’s vision on people-related topics (e.g. culture, succession planning, learning & development, health & wellbeing, etc.) to life;
  • Leading projects like Great Place to Work and the yearly employee satisfaction analysis, and proactively facilitating initiatives that come out of these projects;
  • Supporting the leadership team of your business unit with complex organisational and personnel challenges;
  • Following trends within the market and translating them to new benefits/opportunities for our Depsters;
  • Discovering the learning needs of the Depsters in your business unit and taking ownership in developing training programs (in collaboration with our Learning & Development Coordinator) that suit those needs;
  • Making sure that everything you do contributes to our people KPIs: happy Depsters, voluntary attrition, and health & well-being;
  • Leading and further developing the skills of your direct report (a People Generalist), with whom you will support your business team.


  • You are an experienced HR Business partner, preferably within a digital agency / the tech industry;
  • You have knowledge of Dutch labour law;
  • You are punctual, proactive, have a positive attitude and can work independently;
  • You can bring your fresh thinking and energy to the team with a can-do mentality;
  • You can communicate clearly and take ownership over your actions;
  • You have a working proficiency of both Dutch and English.


  • The choice to work where you are most productive: whether that is in one of our offices, or abroad for 13 weeks a year. Rather work from home? No problem! We’ll provide you with the best of class materials, such as a high-quality laptop, monitor, work phone and the necessary furniture.
  • Everything to focus on your health: from free bootcamp to yoga lessons, mindfulness sessions, mental health services, serious discounts on sport memberships, healthy lunches at the office, and above all: a safe work environment.
  • Great fringe benefits; use of OV-bikes, an NS Business Card and many other goodies.
  • You can discover even more employee benefits here.
  • A reputation for doing good. DEPT® has been named a Great Place To Work in 2023 and has been a Certified B Corp® since 2021 and named ‘Agency of the Year’ at both The Lovies and The Webby Awards.
  • Awesome clients. Whether big or small, local or global — at DEPT® you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes and across all industries. And we celebrate all of our successes together!
  • The opportunity for possibility. We want to enable you to do what you do best and help you develop your skills further with training, development and certifications.
  • Global annual DEPT® Cares Month in which employees come together and donate their skills to support local charities.



We are pioneers at heart. What does that mean? We are always looking forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating.

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 30+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients problems, no matter where you are in the world.


At DEPT®, we take pride in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We actively seek to recruit, develop, nurture, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varying skills and perspectives.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Apply, and let us decide! Research shows that women and members of underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they think they may not meet every requirement, when in fact they do. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance to shine.

We also encourage you to reach out to us and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you throughout the recruitment process and your time with us.

Want to know more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Check out our efforts here.


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