Human resources

DE Payroll Specialist

Imagine a future where you provide payroll services essential to our German employees for our organisation's future growth

Join us in this role where you’ll handle administrative tasks related to payroll, incl.  time, absences, allowances, annual processes, and key Payroll-related projects. Your key role will be to support our employees, work alongside our People & Competence team, and provide people services to enable great employee experience and business impact.

Welcome to Global People Services
You’ll be part of Payroll team where you, together with your colleagues, will form the backbone of the HR function in the organisation and for our workforce in Germany. Collectively, you'll be responsible for supporting all Payroll activity within your dedicated area, as well as supporting global initiatives where required. The German Payroll team sits within Global People Services, an exciting area which has developed to support the growth of our business. As a team, we cooperate and highly value team relationships and a positive working atmosphere.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • preparing and maintaining documentation according to DE regulations, ensuring proper payroll processes in cooperation with external payroll providers
  • serving as the single point of contact in Germany for payroll and tax-related matters
  • ensuring that all HR systems are used efficiently, improving the data input, and working with payroll to link HR SAP and payroll software
  • working with review processes to increase efficiency and improve the level of service GPS offered to the organisation.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • can communicate in German, both in writing and orally
  • have strong knowledge of local German labour law, basic payroll rules, employer's obligations, rights, and GDPR rules
  • have experience working with German employees, but have a global mindset, understanding cultural sensitivity
  • possess experience working with and setting up shared service centres
  • have a demonstrable track record of being able to create simple and practical solutions for complex processes.
  • can plan, prioritise, and work independently, as well as being open to business needs.

Maybe you’ve read the above and can see you have some transferable skills, even though they don’t quite match all the points. If you think you can bring something to the team, we still encourage you to apply.

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Shape the future with us
Send your application to us as soon as possible. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we’ve found the right candidate.

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Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.