Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Birmingham


The purpose of the role is to proactively deliver HR administration and Payroll activity for Germany and provide first line HR Advisory support. The role is based in our European HR Shared Services Head Office in Birmingham.

The role will work closely with both field based Retail Managers and be the first point of contact for employees responding to HR & Payroll enquiries from Germany.

Setting up employees for the on-boarding process (contracts, registration, and administration of new hires)
Handling the administrative process (including contracts, contract addendums, employee files, certificates, (de-)registration of employees)
Preparation of payroll data and processing of payroll together with an external partner, including validation and review of data, providing necessary support to the employees
Provide the Field Management team with guidance and support in terms of employment / employment law / social insurance law and compensation
Key Contact for employee questions connected with HR and Payroll
Provide guidance to the management team around employment law and compensation and benefits
Support and oversee recruiting activities within the designated area, in close cooperation with recruitment team and Field Management team
Responsible to facilitate and support with social insurance, tax audits or other external / internal audits connected with HR & Payroll
Support and lead projects on an ongoing basis, including multi-country topics within Europe; participate in global projects as necessary
Support and participate in development activities of the company (such as MDP, appraisal process or CLIMB)
Requirement to be fluent in English and German
CIPD Qualification (or working towards)
HR / Payroll at least on a basic level; experience in working within an international retail environment is an advantage
Human Resources
MS Office – especially Word and Excel
Knowledge around employment and social security law in Germany
Attention to Detail
Analytical Skills
Results Driven
Communication over different hierarchical levels
Customer Focus
Pro-active approach

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