Senior HR Operations Specialist

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! Location? You decide!

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

Our Birds choose where they work from in the region we’re hiring in — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely so long as it’s within a complementary timezone.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get s**t done”. We expand our flock without geographical restrictions. This allows us to attract and assemble an industry leading team from a huge variety of backgrounds & cultures,  making us more nimble, creative, and efficient!

The role: Senior HR Operations Specialist | Remotely from EMEA

As our Senior HR Operations Specialist, you’ll be mainly responsible for the planning and performing of the day-to-day HR tasks within MessageBird.

With your administrative contribution in various HR systems, you’ll make it possible for the HR team to employ fellow colleagues (or ‘Birds’ as we like to call them) across the globe. Your love for working with people, data and your experience with (international) employment legislation, combined with your amazing social skills make you the perfect addition to MessageBird.

In return, you’ll be part of a HR Operations team where your opinion is valued and where we encourage you to help and support each other and you’ll gain access to one of the most fun, open and ambitious groups of people working in Amsterdam. We push each other to be our absolute best, and are the kind of company that will make you feel happy getting out of bed to come to work every morning.

What you’ll do

  • Coordinate and perform day-to-day HR tasks relating to the whole employee lifecycle
  • Responsible for supporting the business with administrative requirements for onboarding, contracting and talent management
  • Ensure we satisfy local and international employment standards and legislative HR requirements
  • Keeping yourself informed about local employment legislation changes and updating the team accordingly
  • Work with the People team to manage and improve HR Operations workflows that support the team and the wider business
  • Make recommendations to improve the HR tech stack to automate processes, implement web-based self-service features and minimize administrative overhead
  • Ensure integrity of HR data
  • Participate in HR projects as assigned

What you’ll bring

  • 5+ years working experience in HR Operations, preferably in a fast-growing company
  • Solid working knowledge of Dutch employment law
  • Proven experience of supporting or owning the administrative requirements for onboarding, contracting and talent management
  • A well organised, structured and analytical approach to HR Operations
  • Able to follow procedures, while also able to be flexible and think outside-the-box
  • A strong sense of accountability and desire to execute quickly and accurately; your prioritisation skills will be second-to-none
  • A natural ability to form working relationships with people at all levels
  • Professional communication skills in English are required for this role
  • Knowledge of and experience with employment law from other countries is a big plus


What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)


Life at MessageBird:

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we operate across 10 international hubs and we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 700 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. You can learn more about our story and life as a Bird via #messagebird.

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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