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HR Manager - Belgium

PPD’s mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it’s you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people.  We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams.

PPD is a world-renowned and respected clinical research organisation, working with major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to provide expertise in discovery, development and post-approval services. 

Our colleagues in corporate strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of working or adapting to changing financial and industry environments.

We have a new role within our EMEA HR team as HR Manager. PPD’s Human Resources team provides a business partnering service to internal client groups across a number of European locations, helping them to grow and develop our business. This position is based in Brussels, Belgium and will support our growing team made up of clinical and laboratory professionals. This is a permanent and full-time opportunity.. 


This role assumes responsibility for providing HR Business Partner services  to our Belgian based employees, working closely with our committed team of managers and directors to ensure that a skilled and effective HR service is provided. Providing support and guidance to managers and employees located in Brussels, Zaventem, regionally across Belgium and internationally, your duties will include; coaching managers to develop their leadership capabilities, , analysing and reporting trends and working closely with leaders to identify proactive HR led strategies. You will be responsible for ensuring effective resolution of employee relations issues and the implementation of global  and local policies.  


You will be from a professional HR environment with experience of working as part of a wider HR team. You must be highly motivated with ability to work independently; handling multiple tasks effectively with excellent attention to detail. You should be solutions focused but keep this balanced with a company approach. The successful candidate must demonstrate a solid understanding and up to date working knowledge of employment law for Belgium.  Previous experience of partnering with employee committees would be desirable as would experience of working remotely to the wider HR team and an understanding of our industry sector.  The successful candidate must be able to communicate with fluent business English as well as Flemish. 

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential. 

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you. 


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