Learning & Development specialist


Can you create a vision on Learning and Development within an everyday changing organization? Are you ready to implement this into the vibrant world of Vlisco? The position of learning and development specialist is a new role in the HR department. In this role it is important to design, develop and implement a vision on learning and development. In addition, to prepare a plan in accordance with our HR strategy. You facilitate for the whole organization (office and factory) the constant development of new and existing employees from start level to (line) management. We want to stimulate a life-long learning and energy for performance.


Key responsibilities

  • Advise and support line management in the development (of soft skills) of employees;
  • Develop and roll out learning programs with focus to management development, talent management and succession;
  • Translate the learning needs of the business into training, learning solutions and development tools;
  • Describe and develop our didactic vision on learning questions of the business;
  • Contribute to the quality of our learning solutions;
  • Innovate the existing training and learning opportunities and provide trainings yourself;
  • Contribute to broad HR projects based on your development expertise.


  • Master (WO) or HBO diploma in HRM, psychology or business administration.
  • 3 - 5 years of work experience as an Learning & Development specialist.
  • You enjoy working in an changing environment.
  • Creative solutions and know how to translate the solutions into actions.
  • Experience with leading different projects simultaneously.
  • A hands-on mentality, you are pragmatic and result-oriented.
  • Good Dutch and English language skills.

About Vlisco

Vlisco is a Dutch design and textile printing company with 173 years of history. Its origins are in batik printing for Indonesia but most of its history is in wax printing for West and Central Africa. From its beginning in Africa over 100 years ago Vlisco’s story is the story of African women. A group of exceptional, entrepreneurial women in Togo, called the ‘Nana Benz’ because of their liking for Mercedes cars, traded Vlisco cloth and influenced the choices of design and colour.  African women took Vlisco prints into their hearts and into their culture; creating names for the designs, stories around their meaning and beautiful garments to express their individuality.


Vlisco is about African women and its love for Africa. It is also about its unique and complex wax-printing process and its magical designs, created in the Netherlands for African consumers. To work for Vlisco is to work in a company with the world’s biggest textile archive and with a factory that is steeped in expertise, still in Helmond, the place where it started. It is to work in a design-led company which honours and respects African women and which acknowledges the vibrancy and strength of Africa.

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, a 38-hour working week, holiday allowance and an extra 13th month salary, you will be part of the logistics team within Vlisco where you will have the opportunity to grow your talent development skills and contribute to the overall success Vlisco Netherlands B.V.

Do you want to join our HR team too?

If you are the candidate we are looking for, please apply by sending us your resume and motivation. If you would like more information about this vacancy, you can reach out to Heleen Poirters, Corporate Recruiter, +31629217076.