People Business Partner
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re a passionate People Business Partner, we’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our Amsterdam HQ and make a real difference in our scaleup environment.  


🥜 In a nutshell 

Our People Team strives to revolutionize human resources in the same way that Picnic has revolutionized grocery delivery. We’re looking for someone to take responsibility for the development and organization of our teams in the Analyst domain, a scope with approximately 75-100 Picnic-ers. 

Your responsibilities will vary from conducting reviews, working on people-related projects, and having development conversations with our teams. You’ll demonstrate an understanding of the business and act as a thought leader regarding people topics. You'll partner with a cross-functional group of experts to design and execute the strategy for how your assigned team staffs, onboards, develops, rotates, motivates, retains, and organizes.


🎯 What you’ll do

  • Drive performance and talent by conducting check-ins and bi-annual reviews with employees
  • Conduct all admin-related tasks around development agreements, contracts, and compensation
  • Be a trusted advisor and a coach to the leadership team and play a critical role in enhancing leadership effectiveness
  • Drive people-related initiatives, provide insightful data to guide decision-making, and provide proactive solutions
  • Design and improve people programs (including staffing, onboarding, learning & development and rotation processes)
  • Build organizational health by ensuring that the organization is structured to achieve business objectives 
  • Manage talent to ensure the right people are in the right roles 
  • Enable business leaders to cultivate an effective leadership pipeline


⭐ About you

  • Master's degree in HR, Psychology or similar
  • 3 to 5 years of experience as an HR Advisor, HR Business Partner, or similar
  • Experience in partnering with analysts and/or consultants is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Project management and operations experience
  • Driven to challenge convention and reinvent how work is done
  • Ability to see the big picture and data-driven approach
  • Passionate about people and able to work with colleagues of all levels
  • Fluency in English (Dutch not required) 


📖 Picnic perks

Every expert was once a beginner! 

You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference

You’ll work in an awesome scale-up environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. 

Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place! 

Teamwork makes the dream work

With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat

You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy 

Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials. 

There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing! 

Attractive package

We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self.

Work-life balance

Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model. Our teams generally like to have at least one team day per week at the office (the tasty lunch and Barista-made coffee may be a factor), but besides that, it’s up to you and your team.

Benefits for expats 

It can be daunting starting a new job AND moving to a new country. That’s why we offer lots of support for our many expat colleagues, including: 

  • Relocation package: If you join Picnic from abroad, we’ll cover your trip to Amsterdam, sponsor your Visa, and offer you a month of accommodation while you settle in (as long as regulations allow).
  • In the Netherlands, we offer support with your first tax report as well as arranging the 30% ruling.
  • From health insurance to living arrangements to pet passports, there are always colleagues who’ve faced the same challenges and are more than happy to help! 

Commitment to equal opportunities 

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves. 

Our recruitment process

Phone screening


Closing interview


Apply now!