HR Development Program

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Position: HR Development Program

Primary location Terneuzen (NLD), Netherlands

Schedule: Full time

Date Posted: Tue, 16 Nov 2021

Job Number: R2018672

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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 an enthusiastic future colleague to be based out of Terneuzen, The Netherlands.

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 take over an HR role 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 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 by November 30:

  • 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 January 2022. The exact starting dates and assignment areas will be defined with each selected candidate.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on


As a HR Development Program, you will live and work around Terneuzen (NLD), Netherlands:

Employs: 3,550 individuals
Our footprint: 16 factories and Dow’s second largest manufacturing location in the world
Our city: Largest employer in Zeelandic Flanders, contributing to the region’s economic and societal success
Nearby: A port city on the waterways to Belgium