Isabelle Schuerbeke



1994 – 1998                Licentiate Translator English-Spanish, graduated with honours (Ghent)

                                    With a 5 months Erasmus stay in Valencia (Spain)



1988 – 1994                Secondary education : Latin/Latin-Mathematics/Latin-Sciences



Professional experience


October 1998  -

 June 2000

Secretary at the HSEQ department of Fina Antwerp Olefins (Antwerp - Temporary contracts)

July 2000 - December 2003

Coordinator Personnel Planning at Fina Antwerp Olefins (Antwerp)

§   Recruitment process

§   Interim personnel

§   Follow-up of career interruption files

January 2004 – October 2007

Human Resources Manager at Total Petrochemicals Elastomers (Antwerp)

§   Participation in the company’s consultative bodies (work council/safety committee)

§   In charge of

o   1 payroll employee

o   monthly payroll for blue- and white-collar workers

o   personnel administration

o   personnel planning  

o   overall HR subjects

Special projects :

§   End December 2004 : reorganisation with personnel reduction

§   Spring 2006 : participation in project for possible company take-over

§   July 2006 : announcement intention of closure, start of legal procedure, negotiations of social agreement, procedure of collective dismissal, coordinator of Total’s national HR steering committee to transfer 90 people to other Belgian Total affiliates, official paperwork to the authorities to meet legal procedure, …

November 2007 – October 2009

Training responsible at Total Petrochemicals’ headquarters (Brussels & Feluy)

§   Defining common training needs, organising training sessions, answering individual training needs, development of training paths, ...

§   International development of training offer :

o   Developing management and induction training paths + technical training paths for Total Petrochemicals.

o   Developing new trainings in Belgium as well as abroad.

§   Coordination of Belgian and international training network.

§   In charge of 1 training employee.

November 2009 – May 2013

Responsible for recruitment, career management & training at Total Petrochemicals Feluy


Early 2011, function was extended to Operational responsible of HR department :

§   Additional team of 5 people (8 in all)

§   Responsible for the operational activities in the HR department (reporting to the HR Director), payroll and personnel administration included


Special projects :

§   Restructuring project (law “Renault” – lay-off of about 60 people)

§   Implementation of CLA : all blue-collar workers becoming white-collar workers

§   Reorganisation of HR department : 2 persons leaving, 2 newcomers, headcount -1

June 2013 – June 2016

HR Manager Total Ertvelde & Total Schoten

Job content :

§   In charge of 3 HR employees, for 2 sites with a total of 250 employees

§   Assisting plant management in the various HR domains : recruitment, career management, payroll, training, personnel administration, … + organisational and human capital optimisation

§   Guaranteeing an optimal social climate through consultation with the trade unions and negotiating collective labour agreements

§   Yearly HR activities : personnel budget, pay review for non-exempted employees, yearly appraisal campaigns, …

§   HR projects : function classification project, implementation of new IT system for time registration & leave requests

July 2016 - …

Independent HR consultant (HR-topic)

§   Currently working on a standalone project for Total & Chevron