Human Resources / Office Manager

Zola Electric Kleine Gartmanplantsoen, 21, 3 Netherlands Human Capital

Company Description

ZOLA Electric (formerly Off Grid Electric) is a global leader in renewable energy solutions now delivery power to over one million people across Africa.  We are on a mission to solve the energy problems of people who don’t have access to a reliable power grid. We believe energy should be clean, accessible and affordable. The products we develop represent a new generation of modular, smart, autonomous connected devices. 

ZOLA electric helps customers light their homes, power small businesses, stay connected and expand opportunities for work and study. By providing solar technology that is affordable, accessible and reliable, ZOLA Electric’s offerings allow the average home or business to leapfrog the grid.

The company was founded in 2012.  Investors include Tesla, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, Helios Investment Partners, EDF, Total, and GE Ventures. ZOLA Electric is a recipient of the UN Momentum for Change Award, the Zayed Future Energy Prize and is a member of the Global Cleantech 100.


ZOLA Electric is seeking a Human Resources / Office Manager for our Amsterdam location.  If you are selected for this role, you will be the heartbeat of our global headquarters; an integral part of the global HR function, reporting into the VP of Human Capital, and in charge of providing a pleasant, safe and productive working space for the 40 professionals based primarily in the Netherlands.  

We are looking for someone with deep, local knowledge of the Dutch labor market and practices. 

The HR & Office Manager is expected to provide human resources administration, operational support and advisory services, in accordance with HC policies, procedures and statutory requirements.   The HR & Office manager is also responsible for facility management, office supplies, and event organization when leadership meetings are hosted.  The company is in a high state of growth, and there is a real opportunity to make a significant and positive impact.   The tasks and duties of the role may vary depending on the business requirements and the HR & Office projects underway. 

This role is a real generalist position, covering the full spectrum of services to make sure ZOLA Electric has an engaging environment and all the basics are covered.  The HR & Office manager tasks include recruitment and selection support, payroll administration, employee engagement & wellness, HR administration and reporting, maintaining appropriate office supplies, process & cost improvements, office equipment maintenance, international travel assistance for employees, and venue management for key leadership conferences. The HR & Office manager supports the full employee lifecycle within the company and the country of operation and deploys company strategies and policies while making sure these match the local needs and are compliant with local labor law.


Your profile:

  • Preferably Bsc in Human Resource Management or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of Human Resource Generalist experience
  • Minimum 3 years of Office or Facilities Management or Executive Assistant experience
  • Good knowledge of local labor legislation and employment practices
  • Good communication, presentation and reporting skills
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Pro-active, take-charge, hands-on mentality
  • Ethical team player, demonstrating strict adherence to confidentiality requirements

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Do you like ZOLA’s mission and would you like to contribute as our new colleague? Then we would love to meet you and tell you more about our mission and the position.

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Zola Electric believes strongly in protecting the privacy of the personal data you provide to us. We also believe it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal data. This document explains how we may process your personal data and the rights you have in this respect. Therefore, we encourage you to read this Privacy Notice carefully.

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About Zola Electric’s recruitment process
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Gert Jan van Sluis

Director Human Capital
Zola Electric

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