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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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    The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of people who are inspired and committed to working together to achieve our mission of conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. Through creative, pragmatic collaboration, we aim to rebalance the planet by building strong forests and healthy communities around the world.
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    Senior People Business Partner

    The Senior People Business Partner is the intermediary between the business and the people services department and maintains a close relationship with the other HR functions to deliver value-added services to management and employees. The Senior People Business Partner will advise and partner with stakeholders across various HR topics, as well as implement HR Policy to contribute to achieving the functions’ objectives.

    The core objective in the Business Partner role is to advise and partner with C-level management of an allocated business unit across various (HR) topics, as well as implement HR policy and instruments to contribute optimally to achieving organizational objectives through sufficient staffing levels and efficient organization. Business Partner roles should focus on reinforcing the quality of line manager’s leadership responsibilities and capabilities.


    The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviours we demonstrate;

    • Partner, coach and challenge business leaders on People related topics, actively engaging on tactical and strategic topics, problem statements, business goals and priorities, balancing the HR, manager, employee, and company perspectives;
    • Make use of dashboards and reports to identify trends, successes, opportunities and risks to inform discussions with Leadership;
    • Responsible for end-to-end delivery and adoption of critical People topics within the specific business unit (e.g. promote and enable engagement conversations, performance optimization, implement programs that attract and retain talent);
    • Responsible for ensuring the capabilities needed in the respective organizations are there to deliver the business targets;
    • Create tailored solutions for people's challenges in partnership with (relevant) CoE’s and People Services;
    • Partner closely with People Project Manager throughout iterative project development;
    • Lead on the implementation, in partnership with People Services, of new/revised solutions coming from CoEs; ensuring successful adoption and change management processes;
    • To be the voice of the business within the HR Department. Accountable for identifying, predicting, and articulating key people related business challenges and feeding information into appropriate CoEs for analysis and/or further action;
    • Represent the HR Department in front of business partners. Ensure the business receives consistent quality of service and guidance so the business feels the HR Department is acting as one voice; and
    • Change management: Partner with assigned business unit(s) on change initiatives.


    • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineer, Human Resources Management, Industrial Psychology, or related field.
    • 10 years minimum proven work experience in Human Resources, preferably generalist experience.
    • Able to develop strong relationships and influence a wide range of stakeholders within the organization.
    • Proactive and thought-through approach to problem solving.
    • Curious and data literate; able to make sense of People reports and dashboards to inform discussions;
    • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment and able to guide stakeholders through this environment.
    • Proactive, data-driven, takes initiative, able to prioritize without close supervision.
    • Experience of advising on complex employee relations topics.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing in English.

    Deadline: November 30, 2022

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