P&C Local Business Partner, Mechelen - Part time

About the role

Location: Belgium - Mechelen

Hours: Part-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


A broad HR Business Partner role - in an international organization - based out of Mechelen. Sound interesting ? 

We are looking for a People & Culture (HR) Business Partner (50% part-time) to join Borealis and help us develop our people and organization.


The role will include a mix of working on operational tasks in combination with more strategic activities. You will be part of the Mechelen Management Team in the organization and together with the other MMT members to drive proactively all people management matters – including engaging in union dialogues - and steering change initiatives.


In our ambition to make progress, this will be your contribution in this role:


  • Drive all People & Culture processes throughout the locations and steer people related topics in your area of responsibility, like employee engagement, organizational changes, wellbeing, leadership development, succession planning and end-of-career management,....
  • Coach and support managers on all people and organizational matters to meet the defined people KPI’s and manage change projects in line with the company’s transformational journey.
  • Actively engage in an open and constructive dialogue with union representatives in your area, including CLA- and other negotiations.
  • Ensure that Borealis Values and Transformational Leadership are taken into account at all times when people related decisions are taken. 
  • Challenge business decisions that may result in high-risk people or cost implications and provide alternative options.
  • Ensure that business reality is taken into consideration in P&C projects that result in process changes.

About you


You are a match for this position when you hold a relevant Master’s degree (e.g. Social Science, Economics, Law) and have relevant work experience as HR Business Partner or in an equivalent role. You will be part of a smaller, local People & Culture team and a bigger global P&C group. 

Knowledge of the Belgian Labour Law and experience in managing union relations is an absolute must. Experience in an international organization as well as experience with reorganizations is also required. As we are working in multicultural environment, you should be a fluent communicator in both Dutch and in English at business level.

As a person you are self-reflective, resilient and believe in collaboration. People see you as a trusted colleague, who builds bridges, and is both solution- and people oriented. With your strong communication skills, pragmatic approach and supportive mindset, you are able to challenge and have impact in steering people processes in the right direction.

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Maite Rosez (Randstad), maite.rosez@borealisgroup.com. Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com


Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

The hiring process

  • Get in touch
  • We get to know each other
  • Proposal & agreement
  • Make It Real

The selection process may vary based on position & profile. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide detailed insights into the specific procedure once we connect with you regarding your application.

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