HR Business Partner

Today, companies are constantly urged to drastically reduce their carbon footprint. By trading in a wide variety of renewable energy products, STX enables businesses to achieve this goal. In doing so, we contribute to a more transparent environmental commodities market and, therefore, a greener world. We’re looking for an HR Business Partner to join our business and the extremely dynamic market we operate in, and to embark on a journey with us towards a better tomorrow. 


The operations function forms the backbone of any company. At STX, the Operations team, which comprises IT, Finance, Human Resources and Middle Office, works closely with all other teams and desks to ensure that STX continues to perform and deliver at an exceptionally high level. As a critical partner in the business, Operations also guarantees compliance with all the relevant rules and regulations. Moreover, the Operations team works collaboratively to make sure that STX has the necessary structures and processes in place to grow and develop further in new products, industries and markets. 


“For any company to succeed, it must have the best people on board. As HR professionals, we ensure STX attracts and retains the most competent employees. Throughout the hiring process, we rely heavily on data to ensure we recruit talented individuals who are a great fit for the company and will deliver a superior performance. The HR team is collaborative, proactive and action-oriented. We focus on growth and development. I love that reporting lines are short, and as a result, we get work done quickly.” – Maaike Altenburg, HR Lead

At STX we are growing rapidly and therefore we are going to expand our HR team. Currently the team has an HR Lead, 1 HR Business Partner, 2 HR Generalists and 1 Compensation and Benefits colleague and we want to add an HR Business Partner to our team.
This is a great opportunity for an inventive people player who wants to roll up their sleeves to execute a full range of people topics from strategy to program design to real hands-on problem-solving/execution in an international environment. 


Aside from coaching and guiding our management/leadership on all people related topics in the employee life cycle, you will be closely involved in defining and implementing our People Roadmap and will own and execute projects related to culture, org design, engagement, learning and development etc.

This role is the perfect opportunity for someone who loves challenges and a scale up environment that requires change management skills and flexibility.


  • Help leaders provide productive performance and development feedback and help STX Group build capability around regular goal setting, feedback, coaching, development, and performance expectations.
  • Council with team leaders on all employee matters and come up with practical solutions for any issues.
  • Identify and deploy impactful strategies and policies that enable STX Group to perform effectively and scale efficiently as we grow.
  • Partner effectively with other cross-functional teams such as Talent Acquisition, compensation and Benefits etc.
  • Use data to help influence change and recommend improvements to the employee experience and guide our team leaders. 
  • Together with the HR Team, determine, implement, and execute (part of) the people strategy and roadmap, and ensure it is aligned with STX Group business objectives.
  • Drive cross-functional people projects and initiatives as needed.


  • Minimum of 5 years of HR Business Partnering experience within a global and dynamic environment, have experienced in different sorts of employee cases.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written. Any other language
  •  is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Dutch labor and social laws (preferably also other European countries).
  • Experience in all facets of HR – both designing programs as executing them, including facilitating team sessions, working on projects like performance management, succession planning, and culture.
  • Innovative HR vision with the ability to make connections between business outcomes and people initiatives.
  • Experience in mixing strong business insight with HR know-how and creative problem-solving.
  • You are a natural people person, great communicator, and have experience in how to get the best out of people. 
  • A proven track record of rapid self-learning. You love to challenge the status quo in order to build the best experience for employees.


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Pension scheme contributions
  • Strong focus on personal and professional development
  • Sport and training opportunities


Are you ready to embark on a journey with us? Please submit your application for this job by clicking on the “apply” button. For further questions, please contact the Recruitment department at

STX Group offers equal employment opportunity. Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.



About STX

A lot has changed since 2005, when STX Group was founded as a small-scale intermediary company in the heart of Amsterdam. Starting out modestly, but ambitiously as one of the first European players in the Carbon Emission (EUA) market, the firm has grown over the years into a reputable international intermediary and trading company that employs over 150 staff members and covers a wide range of products on the global market. Working from offices in Amsterdam, New York and Gothenburg, our various teams draw on their entrepreneurial mindset to serve our clients optimally in their own languages. Our goal? To consolidate growth in dynamic existing markets while further exploring new products and emerging markets. Ultimately, our mission is to become a leading trader and market access provider in illiquid environmental commodities and debt capital markets.

Growth through new products and markets

These days, STX Group serves as a intermediary, principle and proprietary trader in the international renewables market and financial markets. On the environmental commodities side, we intermediate and trade a wide variety of different renewable energy certificates and physical renewables, such as biofuels and biodiesel. Over the years, we have expanded to trade in a diverse range of new products and have moved into numerous new markets. Such developments account for the rapid growth the company has enjoyed since its inception.

Entrepreneurialism and diversity as key success factors

The only thing that hasn’t changed since 2005 is the location of our headquarters: we’re still based alongside Amsterdam’s canals in the vibrant heart of the city. To date, we remain one of the few intermediaries in the Dutch capital and one of the only trading firms to have such an international employee base serving the global market. A key driver behind the company’s growth and success is the great diversity within our teams: not only does our in-house staff base comprise an impressive 20 different nationalities, but the (academic) backgrounds of our team members vary widely too. This diversity guarantees that, as a group, we can tap into the creativity and versatility required to continuously develop only the best and most innovative ideas and solutions to problems we encounter. Great performance is rewarded with great growth within the company. We don’t believe in silos; we operate as teams. Cross-country, cross-disciplinary and cross-position collaboration is key. We don’t place much emphasis on hierarchical structures. What we do value? Entrepreneurial spirits who have great ideas and are keen to join the STX family to work on building the future together.

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