[Vacancy] Ace is looking for a People Business Partner Lead
14-12-2021 08:18:00 | Door: Pie Kamau | hits: 1880 | Tags:

Ace is directly looking for a:

People Business Partner Lead

Ace is a growing family of leading agencies. Our agencies are home to more than 260 creative makers and thinkers within the domains: Digital branding, Social, PR & Storytelling, Advertising & Brand Culture, Audio, Corporate PR & Social Influencing, Data & Growth and Ventures. With Ace we assist organizations with larger brand and business issues. We then use the combined power of our agencies. Although we all have different talents and skills, we are united by a single belief: brands can positively impact the world and therefore we only want to work for brands that are able to create positive impact in people's lives. 

Ace consists of the agencies: Born05, Blauw Gras, Glasnost, HERC, Off The Record, Fitzgerald, Airborne, Newborn, Label A and IM Lounge. It has more than 300 employees in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht. The customer portfolio includes: Adyen, ASN Bank, Google, KLM, McDonald’s, Samsung, Unilever and YoungCapital.

Ace is very progressive in the field of People. We believe that our employees are our greatest asset, and we also view people policy from that perspective. After setting up the necessary basic HR procedures, the team will focus on people. Happiness at work, physical and mental health and personal development will be at the top of the agenda. 

The Job

At ACE we are bursting with ambition. Our family of leading agencies is therefore growing rapidly. From your role at Ace, we will try to facilitate and support all agencies in the people area. On the one hand, it is the enormous growth of the agencies that requires a thorough vision on growth and training. On the other hand, there is a major challenge in aligning procedures, ways of working and working conditions. The challenge of this role is getting projects started. We have a lot of plans and ambitions, they need to be turned into concrete plans and landed in all the agencies within Ace. So are you that go getter we are looking for?

Your week is never the same and the projects and activities alternate at a rapid pace. In the same week, you can think strategically about setting up an overarching traineeship, implementing a new ARBO- portal or the internal application process or setting goals related to absence and mental health. And on the other hand, think operationally about how we can equalize different benefits, pour this into a presentation and visit agencies to make it land. It really is a combination of hands-on working at projects, on the other hand, helping to build the long-term vision of People within Ace. And all this is based on trust. You will be given the opportunity to work independently based on your knowledge and to tackle projects or put points on the agenda.

In this role you are the first point of contact at group level for the various HR colleagues within the offices. Under the People umbrella falls: People/HR, Recruitment and Venue. As a People Business Partner Lead you are, next to our Recruiter, one of the first team members within the Ace People team, working directly under the Chief People Officer. The Ace team now consists of 13 colleagues with different specializations. You also have daily contact with the various HR colleagues at the various agencies (260 employees in total) and freelancers (recruiters).

Who are we looking for?

As our People Business Partner Lead you are the linchpin in the network between all agencies (incl there People Managers). You feel like a fish in water by keeping ten different projects running and, above all, land well within the team. From your HR experience you know exactly what it takes to build the HR side of a company. You have a strong basic knowledge of secondary employment conditions, the labor market, possible benefits and last but not least: your people's antenna is safely adjusted, you know how people are doing and how you can help them. You do not solve this with adhesive tape, but put this on the people's agenda and ensure that the team is working on a structural solution! Above all, our new colleague is a team player. We firmly believe that as a team you can go further than alone!

  • 4+ years of work experience in the HR/People field 
  •  You have demonstrably strong knowledge of the HR profession: administrative, contractual, benefits
  •  You have applicable knowledge of Dutch employment law (from experience or study)
  • You have experience in independently managing large projects
  •  Your peoples antennae are safely tuned, you know what's going on, always
  •  You can coach colleague Business Partners over multiple agencies and include them in our central plans
  •  You have a modern vision on HR/People, such as: Learning & Development, Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion
  •  You have great ideas in the field of Employer Branding for Ace and its agencies!
  •  You are great at Powerpoint/Notes and Excel
  •  You speak and write English and Dutch fluently


We offer:

  • Challenging position with opportunity to learn, develop, grow and build;
  • Position for 32-40 hours per week (no freelance);
  • Free business laptop and mobile phone;
  • Good working from home arrangements and resources;
  • 100% travel allowance;
  • Good pension scheme at Brand New Day;
  • 27 vacation days.


As a growing family of leading agencies we are on a mission to make impact. Connected brands are today’s most valuable businesses. They truly live their purpose, adding value through seamless customer and brand experiences, with services that positively impact people’s lives.


Would you like to join our team as a People Business Partner Lead? Then we'd love to hear from you! Apply for this job here.



Volg het Nederlands MediaNetwerk op Twitter

Volg het Nederlands MediaNetwerk op Facebook

Word lid van de Nederlands MediaNetwerk Groep op LinkedIn

Vacatures in media- en marketingcommunicatie