HR Operations specialist

Location: IJsselstein

Are you an HR Operations professional with expertise in payroll and HR optimisation? Do you have experience with digitalization and improvement projects? And do you have a methodical, organised way of working and do you keep the employee journey at the top of your mind? We might be looking for you! Read more below or apply directly! 

About Royal Terberg Group: 
Royal Terberg Group is a family-owned global company employing >3300 employees working in more than 15 countries. Terberg is active in the development, production and service of special vehicles and systems for ports, logistics and waste collection.  We focus on sustainable growth and innovation and are guided by our core values - which has made us successful for 155 years.   

About the HR team: 
Our HR team consists of an HR Business Partner, HR Support and an (interim) Recruiter and Group HR Director and we are on a trajectory for growth. The HR team is responsible for developing and executing the strategy that enables Royal Terberg Group to attract, develop and retain the best people and to create an optimal working environment. One of the strategic objectives of the team is digitalizing & automating our processes and procedures. In this team, you'll have the opportunity to expand your skills and grow within a diverse set of responsibilities. 

Your Role as HR Operations specialist: 

As an HR Operations specialist, you'll play a vital role in maintaining and securing our HR and payroll processes as well as ensuring (employee) data accuracy & entry. You will focus on the day-to-day operations of our HR department, overseeing payroll, maintaining records, and authorise changes & mutations. You will be the go-to person for colleagues' (approx. 90 emp.) queries, providing personalised advice within local regulations and Collective Labour Agreement (Metaal&Techniek). You will collaborate closely with external & internal partners such as the tax authorities, finance department, pension partner (PMT), insurance companies, and our payroll partner, you'll be a key liaison. 

Regular Activities: 

  • Execute, implement & design HR and payroll processes (in collaboration with our payroll partner Youforce). 
  • Actively participate in initiatives, such as digitalization and automation projects.  
  • Maintain employee records, manage contracts, handle absences, and oversee onboarding/offboarding procedures. 
  • Engage with employees and external parties, resolving inquiries with an employee-centric approach. 
  • Contribute to HR improvement projects, identifying and correcting challenges in existing systems. 


We’re looking for: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, or related fields.   
  • Prior HR and Payroll experience in the Netherlands and with payroll and HR systems (preferably with Youforce and Workday) 
  • Business-level fluency in Dutch and English. 
  • Outstanding Microsoft Office skills. 
  • Drive and ability to see the bigger picture to deliver against company objectives such as digitalization and improvements. 
  • Ability to work independently, be a trusted partner for your colleagues
  • Availability of 32 hours per week or more. 

What we offer?

A responsible, pivotal role in an evolving HR team with driven colleagues. Terberg is a market leader in its segment, demonstrating robust expansion goals and a constant focus on innovation, improvement, and development. 

  • A competitive remuneration package (base pay, annual bonus, pension, commute allowance, working-from-home allowance, phone, laptop and home office set-up). 
  • Hybrid way of working. 
  • 25 holidays (on a full-time basis), with the possibility to buy extra holidays.
  • Opportunities to further develop your professional and personal skills with growth and training possibilities. 
  • Access to our own sports facility plus yoga classes and personal training possibilities. 


Are you interested? Please don't hesitate to reach out and apply for the role! We would like to plan interviews as soon as possible. Get in touch with Alexander Buis at , or fill in the form below. For more information about working at Royal Terberg Group, visit We look forward to hearing from you!