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HR Student Assistant

Do you want to help improve food and health around the world?

At Oterra, food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it. We believe that nature got it right the first time and as a leading manufacturer of colors from natural sources, we are here to make a difference for healthy living and sustainable agriculture. We need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?


The team – Global People & Culture

You will be joining the Global People & Culture team with colleagues globally from different nationalities and working in multiple different locations across the world. We are a newly established team and have an important task ahead of us, as we design, develop and deploy our new ways of working @oterra. We display that start up mentality and entrepreneurship in our operating model, as we build and establish ourselves as a high performing team and a value adding global function. We all chip in when and where it is needed, have a flat structure, high standards and a pragmatic and operational approach to supporting our people and culture agenda. We love to learn and genuinely find our purpose and passion in our business agenda and the development of people and organizations.


The role –

As a Student Assistant you will be a great addition to the team and supporting your colleagues internally and externally by applying your academic competences and skills in practice. We expect you to work 15-20 hours per week. We know, you will not know everything to start out with but you will learn fast and among other things you will build your capabilities by:


  • Supporting in recruitments globally by planning interviews, administering assessment, preparing employment contract and initial administrative onboarding
  • Administering our online Travel booking system and make sure that our employee profiles are fully updated
  • Driving and ensuring that our data quality is top of the notch globally in our HR systems (Successfactors)
  • Assisting on various ad hoc projects
  • Creating access cards
  • Ad hoc office admin tasks


It is you we are looking for?

We are looking for a colleague with intellectual horsepower and relevant academic skills, who is a naturally data savvy profile and has a collaborative approach to problem-solving. You are international in your mindset and who enjoy working independently at both local, regional and global HR operational tasks.


We need an additional team player on our team, who has a can do attitude and who thrive with ambiguity and not everything being in perfect order yet. We are looking for a person that is motivated by getting it right, not necessarily being right.


Specifically we are hoping to find a person with:

  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree in HRM, Business Administration, Law or other relevant university or business school degree
  • Preferable has some relevant work experience, e.g. from a previous student position
  • A high attention to detail, is service minded and has good interpersonal skills
  • An international mindset and full professional English. Danish is not a requirement but a student work permit is required, if you are not an EU citizen.


We offer

A unique opportunity to be part of the exciting build-up of our global People & Culture team and to join us on our mission to be the best enablers of Oterra’s success. We offer incredible possibilities for functional growth and learning in an international environment with competent and ambitious colleagues. We have a flexible and modern way of working in a culture where we value differences, authenticity and each other. We offer a market aligned compensation package and a truly international work environment.


If you need more information?

Read more about Oterra here: www.oterra.com. Deadline for applications is 15 December 2021.

For more information about the role please contact karina.tewes@oterra.com.


About Oterra

Oterra, an EQT portfolio company, is the largest provider of naturally sourced colors worldwide. Since our first color launch in 1876, we’ve utilized the power of nature’s true colors and championed that natural is best.


We have an unrivalled expertise in colors for food, beverage, dietary supplements and pet food, and help manufacturers bring appealing products to consumers around the world. We empower our partners to meet the demand for safe, sustainable and natural food on our journey together towards natural. Every day over 400 million people eat or drink a product with our colors in it. At Oterra we are on an exciting growth journey where no two days are alike. We are a dedicated team of professionals around the world united in our belief that nature got it right the first time and that no one knows natural colors like us.

Our headquarter is in Hoersholm, Denmark, and we have production sites in Europe, Latin America and the US and more than
800 team members in 30 countries worldwide, serving 120 markets globally. Join us on our journey together towards natural.



Application Deadline:  15 December 2021
Job ID:  745

Hoersholm (Color Agern Alle), DK

Job Posting Function:  Human Resources