Wevers - HR Director - Scheldebuurt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Muriel Wevers

Scheldebuurt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


HR Director


Seasoned HR professional with creative outlook.

Work History

Regional Director Human Resources


March 2013 - November 2013

o As a strategic HR Business Partner responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in Europe. By formulating partnerships across the HR function to deliver value added service. Advised on development of HR staff
o Developed, implemented and aligned the Human Resources strategy with the business strategy across all 6 sites throughout EMEA.
o Developed and directed all aspects of HR in the region and at HQ such as recruitment, motivation, retention, organization development, compensation and benefits, succession planning, employee services and industrial relations
o Lead as a Change Agent to head the HR initiatives and programs in order to transform the regional business, maximizing human capital and ensuring the capacity for change in the region and at headoffice
o Lead as an Employee Champion that listens, responds and provides the necessary resources to employees.

HR consultant, member of transition team

Adformatie Media Groep - Publishing company

o Managed carve out from Kluwer, dealing with all legal aspects regarding staff
o Lead talent screening and potential of existing staff.

HR manager

Nyenrode Business University

November 2010 - May 2011

(end responsible) department of 4. International staff.
o Revitalised department, initiated and lead an efficiency operation in work processes
o Project leader of HRIS re-implementation and redesign. Initiated work process redesign.

HR consultant & coach

Canter & Hergo

o Coaching & training of staff and senior management
o Introduced and optimised HR instruments e.g. designed and developed a standard job factory,
o Shaped up performance management cycle including training of team leaders.

Trainer, sales



HR Consultant


for pilots
o Monitored international grievance procedures, performed mediation and redundancy, reduced sick leave

management in English

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

rated 8,2
o Project member 'Crossing Borders for Innovation' generated extra turnover through cross company projects using internal talents, over 100 participants. Set up road shows, internal communication plan.
o Drew up educational plans for (reluctant) corporate Finance department, 60 heads got a 2 yr. plan
o Wrote business cases for organisational changes, negotiated with Work's Council.

HR manager

Kobalt Media Services

(end responsible) department of 5
o Redundancy, mostly of Management Team members
o Executed new strategy and cultural change -building towards more transparency in costs, decision-making, performance management, procurement management. Re-boosted recruitment strategy to attract other talents.

A network builder

Business Partner in Human Resources

with hands-on approach. Has worked and lived in international environment. Most effective in a dynamic, innovative environment. Likes to work on new strategies and implementation. Not a number cruncher yet cost conscious. A network builder and a creator of enthusiasm with change management experience. Independent, open and focused on possibilities rather than limitations. Good writer and presenter. MBTI: ENFJ.
Self employed since 2004.

Project 9: Teleplan International NV- Telecom industry- 5.500 heads

HR manager ((end responsible, department of 4 and indirectly of 8)

RTL -Broadcasting

in sales organisation: 130 heads
o Prepared and executed merger with RTV company of 850 heads
o Set up internal communication structure to help drive the change
Interpay -Financial services- 4 years, 1500 heads, until 2004
Consultant HR, BU management team member, 120 heads
o Contributed to new strategy ideas and restructure to integrate two BU's into one
o Transformed a project organisation into a line organisation, steered on alignment
o Management of 1 junior HR officer and 1 assistant.
SNT -Call centres -2 years, 400 heads
Consultant HR
o Rejuvenated labour policies f.e: introduction program, training and career planning programs, compensation and benefits, selection of health (ARBO) service, all in a very fast growing company (33% per annum),
o Re designed and managed HR administration staff in absence of HR director.

Oracle -ICT Industry-2 years, 850 heads
Associate HR Consultant for Nordics Region
o Help design recruitment strategy for Dutch ICT market
o Executed international surveys

ASB en Arbeidsvoorziening -Recruitment Consultant -4 years

Qualifications & Certifications


Sioo University

HR management

Hogeschool van Amsterdam

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