Talent & Industrial Relations Expert (lawyer)

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Employment & Social Security, Employee benefits & pensions
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: KE/19/25-LexGO

For our client, Deme (Zwijndrecht), we are looking for a Talent & Industrial Relations Expert (lawyer) to join the Talent & Development team.

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DEME is a global solutions provider in a challenging and rapidly changing world. Their expertise and vast experience has been deployed over the centuries for dredging, environmental and marine engineering business solutions such as: port construction and improving maritime access worldwide. They have been creating land for 150 years and will continue to do so in the future. Therefore they are looking for motivated candidates to reinforce their team.

You will be a part of the Talent & Development team and report to the Engagement & Development Manager. In your role two mains roles are present : 

As an Industrial relations professional you :

  • Work in close collaboration with the Industrial Relations Manager and HR colleagues to shape the industrial relations policies prepare meetings with labour unions, Works Council (Ondernemingsraad) and meetings of the Committee for Prevention and Protection in the Workplace (CPBW), facilitate the meetings and manage the agenda;

  • Ensure that internal company agreements are respected, focusing on the processes relating to labour union consultation;

  • Draft company labour agreements (CAO's);

  • Provide knowledge and knowhow during labour condition related negotiations; 

  • Analyse information in preparation of social consultations;

  • Develop reports, texts work regulation policies, information leaflets,... ;

  • Provide expert support to the HR team.

As a Talent specialist, you : 

  • Develop and follow up on career paths in close collaboration with our HR Business partners;

  • Develop and follow up on Performance Management cycles;

  • Advise employees and colleagues regarding talent development;

  • Develop new initiatives regarding employee development, retention and engagement.

  • You have a master degree in Law and aspecialization in Belgian labour law. Knowledge of international labour law is a plus;

  • You have at least 5 years demonstrated experience in labour law ;

  • You have a perfect knowledge of English/Dutch and knowledge of any other language is plus;

  • You are a pragmatic, critical and creative thinker and a problem solver;

  • You are diplomatic and value team player;

  • You have facilitation and presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex HR matters to employees;

  • You have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion good interest in compliance.

Our client offers you a great challenge in an international environment with Belgian Headquarters. There will be plenty of opportunities to develop your career in a competitive multinational environment. You will be working in a team of motivated and passionate colleagues and there is room for innovation and ownership.You may expect a competitive salary with extra-legal benefits and plenty of top quality education and training opportunities.


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