HR Development Program

Would you like to be part of a global leading materials science company that can help you develop a career in Human Resources?

If you are passionate about designing and implementing people management processes that bring out the best in people, you should consider joining the Dow HR Development Program (HRDP). Dow is looking for enthusiastic future colleagues to be based out of Stade, Germany, and Terneuzen, The Netherlands.

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What can you expect to experience?

Through our two-year development program, you will have the opportunity to experience all the facets of the Dow Human Resources department, get exposure to Dow’s culture, collaborate with the HR Leadership Team in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India, and enhance your competencies via three unique assignments.

Upon successful completion, you will become an HR Partner in the country you started your program in.

Your assignments will be in three of the following disciplines, in line with your personal preferences and organizational needs:

  • Talent Acquisition: Provide targeted recruiting expertise, programs, and procedures to attract, select, and deploy best talent.
  • Workforce Planning: Ensure that the right talent is in the right place at the right time.
  • HR Advisory: Be the ‘front line’ of consultation and solutions for employees and leaders via phone and e-request.
  • Talent Management & Learning: Provide consultation on employee development and leadership effectiveness and develop and implement learning resources across the company.
  • Mobility: Provide relocation counsel and support to employees who accept development assignments outside their home location.
  • Compensation & Benefits: Provide expertise to develop competitive compensation and benefits practices to support talent attraction, retention and recognition.
  • Payroll: Collect time and attendance information, apply local regulations and Dow pay practices, ensure on-time and accurate processing of earnings.
  • HR Operational Excellence: Drive continuous improvement though partnerships, application of unique expertise, and strategic approaches to address the needs of HR and employees.
  • HR Technology: Design, develop and implement technology solutions to enhance HR organizational effectiveness.
  • Country HR Partner Organization: Work together with the country/site leaders to provide support that enables leaders to effectively manage and deliver through their people at the local level. Provide advice and consultation with regard to labor relations activities and collaborate with the works council at respective sites.
  • COE: Develop strategies, design programs, provide internal consulting services, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and policies.
Why join Dow’s HR Development Program?
  • Be part of a rotational development program with on-the-job training and learning programs
  • Have two dedicated coaches who guide you along your development journey
  • Gain exposure to senior HR leaders and broad networking opportunities
  • Enjoy extended assignments in different Dow locations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India
Required skills & qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Labor & Industrial Relations, Organizational Behavior/Development, Business Administration, or in a related field
  • Less than one year working experience
  • Ability to work legally in the primary location on a permanent basis
  • Willingness to travel and ability to work on the assignments in different locations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India
  • Fluency in English and German/Dutch, with an additional language being a strong asset
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

In addition, we will be looking for individuals who:

  • Have shown interest in HR through previous related internships
  • Are motivated by curiosity every day and are interested in exploring new areas
  • Enjoy turning challenges into opportunities
  • Are innovative, customer-oriented and business savvy
  • Have a highly developed emotional intelligence
Want to be part of the team?

Please complete the following steps:

  • Please submit your profile by completing this application.
  • Create your profile and upload your CV and motivation letter.
  • If there is a potential match based on your profile, you will be contacted for a phone interview.
  • If the chemistry between us sparks, you will receive an invitation for a virtual interview with our colleagues.
  • We will see if we are a match, and you will be informed accordingly.
  • If you’re selected, you’ll join the program in October 2022 in Compensation and Benefits. The following assignment areas will be defined with the selected candidate.