About the role…

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and pro-active HR Business Partner to join our fast-growing team at Inari Ghent, who is committed and passionate about developing 21st century solutions to address global food challenges. You will be part of a global People Team and be responsible for local HR administration support including interacting with an external payroll partner, onboarding and employee support. In addition, you will also be a key driver for people and culture development for the site and across the company.

As a HR Business Partner, you will…

  • Plan, lead, direct, develop and coordinate the policies and activities of Inari's Ghent R&D facility, ensuring implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy.
  • Support the provision of constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Collaborate with leadership and the global People Team to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting and retention.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, onboard and train staff, aligned with our Global People team strategy.
  • Administer or oversee the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale and general employee well-being; and training and development.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with federal, regional, and local employment laws and regulations (supported by local legal counsel and external HR Specialists), and recommended best practices.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; apply this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice and resources to management.

You bring...

  • 5 plus years of work experience in HR
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations in Belgium.
  • Ability to engage employees, motivate them and raise performance levels.
  • Excellent people skills and are emotionally intelligent.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and you have a proven ability to work within deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as fantastic interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees as we live in a highly dynamic world and operate in an ever changing industry.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, and have the ability to quickly learn the organization’s resource management systems.
  • Multilingual professional language skills– Dutch and English are essential (both writing and speaking), French and other languages are a plus. 

Bonus Qualifications...

  • Prior experience working in HR as an HR Business Partner to a Science/Research department is a big plus.

About Inari

Inari is the SEEDesign™ company. We embrace the diversity and complexity of nature in every aspect of our business to drive innovation – to push the boundaries of what is possible. Through our unrivaled technology platform, Inari uses predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to develop step-change products. We are taking a nature positive approach to unlock the full potential of seed that will transform the food system. The results will lead to more productive acres delivering value creation for farmers and a more sustainable future for our planet.

Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and deliver exceptional outcomes.

We have over 170 employees, with research sites in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Ghent (Belgium), as well as a product development site in West Lafayette, IN (USA). We’ve deliberately built a team that brings diversity of thought to all aspects of our business, to generate new ideas, approaches, and ways of operating. And we've intentionally combined experience with potential, bringing agriculture industry experts with the desire to innovate together with bright minds from academia, human therapeutics, software, and consulting. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world while protecting our planet’s natural resources, we’d love to hear from you!



Employee Experience

  • Employee organized groups, regular social events, and volunteer opportunities provide ways for us to forge personal connections and have fun
  • A strong focus on professional development, with both internal and external learning opportunities
  • Collaboration opportunities with external stakeholders through interactions with our Scientific Advisory Community
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance; competitive parental leave

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Inari is proud of our diverse and talented workforce, and committed to maintaining an environment and business practices that reinforce our commitment to equal opportunity. All employment decisions are based solely upon individual competence, track record of performance, and qualifications related to the scope of responsibility of the job, without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.