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Brussels / homework
Freelance contract, 6 to 9 months

HR Project Lead (ref: 2104)


  • Public sector
  • A group of schools in higher education


  • Our client wants to evolve within the HR department towards smooth and lean workflows and personnel administration for intake (recruitment & selection, onboarding, ...), progress (learning & development, performance management, ...) and outflow (retirement, dismissal, secondment, ...) with a fast, accurate and transparent reporting.
  • Via - among other initiatives - improved HR workflows, they aim to create a positive impact on the time, energy and motivation of managers and staff.


This assignment requires a focused and neutral approach from someone with a broad knowledge of HR processes and a solid experience in process optimization. Approach:

  1. Map the current flow of all existing processes (AS IS) and design the desired 'lean HR' situation in terms of processes and software applications (TO BE).
  2. Develop a proposal in collaboration with the general manager, the HR team and everyone involved, that can be submitted to the Executive Committee for decision.
  3. Implement the proposal in collaboration with the HR team and other teams involved.

Your role

  • You map the needs of the various stakeholders, formulate concrete proposals and define the scope.
  • You map processes and facilitate a thorough analysis, identify possible obstacles and take action to avoid them.
  • You translate the scope into a plan of action and plan the resources, in consultation with the general manager and the HR team.
  • You continuously follow-up the scope, planning and budget.
  • You draw up a communication plan for the various stakeholders and roll it out, in close cooperation with the general manager.
  • You stimulate a good cooperation within the project team and provide the necessary communication flows.

Your profile

  • You have multiple years of experience in an HRM context.
  • You have proven expertise within project management and change management roles.
  • You have a solid knowledge of process management and optimization, and of digitizing processes.
  • You have a good knowledge of social legislation and payroll.
  • You are a fluent communicator, with excellent relational skills.
  • You are able to work in systematic, structured way.
  • Knowledge of/experience with SAP is an advantage.
  • Affinity with the higher education sector is a plus.
  • You speak and write perfectly Dutch.


  • Contract type: freelance
  • Work regime: 2 to 3 days a week
  • Duration: 6 to 9 months
  • Location: Brussels and home office, with occasional relocations to different locations in Flanders.
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