Temporary HR Generalist/Recruiter

Medline International has an immediate temporary opening for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist at our European head office in Arnhem, Netherlands. We are, therefore, seeking an independent, open and enthusiastic professional with a desire to work for a dynamic international organisation. 

This position is open as a maternity leave cover for our current HR Generalist. In this part-time role (24 to 32 hours per week), you will support our HR manager on our day-to-day business, for the course of 5 months (mid November till mid April at minimum). In this position, you will be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks within the HR field. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Be an initial point of contact for employees on HR matters
  • Work closely with the HR manager for the Benelux region on a variety of administrative HR tasks, including but not limited to:
    • Recruitment process; first screening of candidates, communication with candidates, first interviews
    • Contract management; draft contracts and contract updates
    • Onboarding and offboarding procedures; make all necessary administrative requests regarding onboarding and offboarding; initiate and organise planning for onboarding
    • Monthly payroll closure; support the HR manager on payroll closure
    • All administrative actions regarding NS business cards
    • Updating the HRIS system
    • Filing (digital and paper)
    • Fleet management
    • Administration of attendance software and absence database
  • Work on European HR tasks, such as European organisation chart, announcements etc.


  • Educational background in HR
  • Able to work independently, prioritise workload and carry out multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexible and structured
  • Able to deal with stress
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Able to achieve results in a fast-paced, ever-changing, global/matrix environment
  • Critical thinking skills, excellent reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of employee relations principles, best practices, methods, and programmes
  • Able to make administrative and procedural decisions on sensitive, confidential issues
  • Appreciates and is experienced in team-oriented collaboration


Please send your résumé and cover letter to the attention of Hanneke van der Putte at [email protected]. Please note, applications that do not include an English résumé will not be considered.


For this position, we will handle recruitment internally. Résumés sent by recruitment agencies will not be considered.