Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

What you'll do

As HR Business Partner you will partner with our business leaders, building successful, engaged and talented teams that are able to deliver on the ambitious functional business goals. You will provide full support on HR initiatives and consistent advice and coaching regarding HR practices. You are proactive, able to perform a wide variety of tasks and are passionate about adding value to both the business and the employee experience. You thrive on collaborative working and partnering, both at team level and within your supporting functions. 

You will report to the HR Manager and will be part of a team of the HR Business Partnering team based in both our Amsterdam and Assen offices.  We’re a hardworking close knit team who support and enable each other. 

You will:

  • Liaise with and guide business leaders to build high performing teams that deliver on their business goals;
  • Drive a wide variety of People processes and initiatives for your supporting; function(s), such as Talent development, Goal setting & Performance management, Employee relations, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Health & Wellbeing;
  • Improve existing and develop new relevant and effective HR initiatives, policies and procedures;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the business, HR trends and employment legislation and pro-actively use knowledge to provide excellent customer-focused, value added HR service;
  • Partner with the other People functions (Recruitment and People Operations), to contribute towards our people strategy and projects, and to ensure a best in class experience through the different stages of the employee lifecycle;
  • Provide ideas and suggestions for further development and growth of the HR function.

What you'll bring

You have multiple years (min. 6-8) of experience in HR in a dynamic high-paced environment. You are a great listener and communicator, have excellent stakeholder management skills and are sensitive to the dynamics of our organisation. Next to this, you:

  • Are a strategic and data driven thinker and worker;
  • Are an experienced advisor or business partner in a dynamic, commercial; international and fast-moving and changing company;
  • You have partnered with senior business leaders;
  • Have in-depth knowledge of people processes across the full employee lifecycle; (employee engagement, performance/talent management, coaching etc); 
  • Have extensive experience in Dutch labor law and regulations;
  • Have knowledge of and experience with working with a Works Council;
  • Are able to manage/drive overarching people projects;
  • Are able to build credible and respectful relationships with employees of all levels;
  • Are a self-starter, self-motivated and enthusiastic;
  • Are able to act with autonomy;
  • Are flexible, accommodating and with a positive approach;
  • Are able to take full accountability for own performance and development;
  • Are fluent in English, fluency in Dutch is beneficial. 

The following would be a plus

  • You have partnered with Marketing and/or Finance, Legal and People teams;
  • Experienced in international labor law (we operate in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain);
  • Experience in a start-up or scale-up environment;
  • Creative thinker.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
  • Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
  • Stock Options: All Catawikians are granted 100 Stock Options after 12 months of service.
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

We’ve embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.

Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.


Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.

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