Strategic HR Business Partner


In line with the company-wide transformation, Kramp is also undergoing an HR transformation, shifting from an operational way of working towards a strategic and proactive approach. As a strategic and business-minded individual, the Strategic HR Business Partner embodies these changes, with a specific focus on supporting the tech and finance organizations. They partner with Kramp’s Executive Board and Leadership Team members and are involved in strategic discussions. The Strategic HRBP translates the overall strategy into the People and Organization agenda for the relevant departments, for which they lead the implementation in close collaboration with the other HR teams.

What is your role?

The Strategic HRBP has a pan-European outlook and is ready to travel ~20% of the time. They focus on strategic and long-term HR topics such as organizational design, governance, strategic workforce planning, leadership, succession planning, and talent and performance management. As part of an e-commerce focused company, the Strategic HRBP is also concerned with themes around e.g. near-shoring / off-shoring, data strategy and skills, continuous improvement culture, and shared services set-ups. Additionally, they are involved in M&A and post-merger integrations to assess and manage the staff. They also provide thought leadership on resource- and capacity planning for large-scale projects, and drive the transformation towards a digital maturity level in terms of leadership development and skill building.

As an experienced HR Business Partner, they understand business needs. They know which KPIs drive value and how people and the way things are organized can be the key to success. They also partner with HR expertise centers to continuously improve HR practices, such as frameworks, policies, culture, and values. Reporting to the CHRO, the Strategic HRBP is part of the HR Leadership Team and co-owns Kramp’s people strategy.

 Who are you?

  • Over 7 years of experience

  • In HR

  • Within European matrix organizations

  • Partnering with tech and finance teams

  • Digital transformation

  • Workforce management

  • Talent acquisition

Who are we?
Johan Kramp started in 1951 from his garage in Varsseveld. When cycling he crossed borders to Germany: the beginning of the international millions company we are nowadays. We still follow the principles of Johan Kramp, but in time of today. Thanks to our ambitions we are active throughout Europe: a leading position in the agricultural market for parts. We heavily invest in Ecommerce and innovations. Our aim is to make it easy for our customers to run their business.
Working at Kramp means working with over 3000 international colleagues and despite our size we have retained our strong family culture. The people at Kramp are enthusiastic, professional, and involved. We speak our customers’ language, understand their challenges, and earn their trust to exceed their expectations. We think and actively work alongside them to provide a service second to none. Our promise “It’s that easy” is embedded in our culture and DNA.

Procedure and contact
We work exclusively with an agency: Top of Minds for this vacancy. If you're interested in this role please contact Dox Wijers at

Varsseveld (NL)