Senior Change Manager

The (e-)bike business is currently one of the biggest growth industries and part of the solution for mobility and sustainability. Accell and her brands play a leading role throughout the cycling history and aims to keep on doing that. Would you like to have a lasting impact on Accell’s transition and the future of bikes? You can!

Accell is engaged in a major transition. Are you going to help accelerating the transition agenda ? Do you have the capabilities to support management teams across Europe with organizational changes and the development of programs that lead to a renewal of our work culture? We are looking for an expert in change know-how to connect people through her or his optimism, energy, practical insights and humor. This is your chance to take on perhaps one of the greatest change challenges in the European bike industry.

Accell is the largest bicycle manufacturer in Europe with renowned brands such as Batavus, KOGA, Haibike and Lapierre. The company strategy was recalibrated three years ago and today the foundation for a new chapter in the history of Accell is laid down. In this next stage we take the leap towards high performance, becoming market leader and fulfillment of our purpose "Cycling moves the world forward". The (e-)bike is one of the fastest growing consumer industries at the moment and part of the sustainable solution. In this role you’ll get the chance to make an impact on the development of the company as well as on a better world. Do you have proven experience with complex change operations, do you get teams moving, do you know how to connect people, are you an optimist who motivates people when things go wrong, do you like to roll up your sleeves and do you feel at home in the no-nonsense culture of cycling enthusiasts? Then you have what it takes to become the figurehead of change. It will be a lot of work, but together we are on track to become world champions.

The role

You will be part of a small team of HR experts at Accell Group, which provides direction and support to the local and functional organizations. You report to the Global Director HR and are responsible for the overarching change strategy support , as well as supporting the Executive Board, Management Teams and functional and project teams in the implementation of the strategically important changes and improvement processes. You set the course, initiate changes, facilitate project teams, meetings and implementation. As a person you play an important role in realizing breakthroughs in the development of teams and organization.

  • Develop and implement the Accell change strategy and approach.
  • Manage change- and improvement projects in terms of change management (mobilizing commitment), content and project management.
  • Professionalization of the change approach and project management based on objectives, results and KPIs
  • Working with leadership teams on change strategy and projects
  • Leadership and team development
  • Change communication
  • Organizational culture change

We look for

We are looking for a team player, connector and inspirator. You are a professional in the field of change management with knowledge of the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ sides of organizing. You switch with ease between strategic, tactical and operational levels, you are an excellent communicator and you work well with all people. You preferably have experience in the manufacturing industry and / or consumer products. You are used to operating in international organizations at both holding and local level and with change challenges in multiple disciplines. You take the lead in a natural way and are a doer who likes to deliver projects from start to end. You understand human interaction, you have a strongly developed sense of empathy, yet you know how to bring difficult discussions to the table and do not shy away from conflicts.

  • Change management expertise
  • At least 5 - 10 years of experience in management or similar role
  • Vision on leadership, team development and learning
  • Optimist and problem solver
  • Can lead cross functional and international teams
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.


Academically trained in, for example, Business Administration, Social Sciences or HR. Demonstrable change management training and / or experience.


People from all corners of the world and with many backgrounds work at Accell. We are proud of this combination of cycling enthusiasts who want to contribute to the company and the planet. We work with passion, with understanding for personal circumstances and wishes. As a result, we like to think along with you about all forms of flexible working and development.

 How to apply

Interested? Please send your resume and a cover letter by sending on the below “Apply” button.



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