Sunday , January 29 2023

HR Services and Payroll Specialist Hiring Now

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About the job



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Human Resources

For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life – and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Purpose of the Role


  • The HR Services and Payroll Specialist will provide key support to the business in all aspects of the employee lifecycle – from HR operations to payroll – thereby contributing to GfK’s Global HR Management strategy
  • The incumbent will consult and support Local HRBP in all personnel related queries including HR administration, payroll, benefits management.
  • He/she ensures local HR presence on site for all employee related issues aligned with the Local HRBP.
  • The HR Services and Payroll Specialist will be responsible for Payroll Management and includes all task related to payroll process, validations and report generations.
  • The incumbent ensures data accuracy and integrity in regards of personnel data including HR analytics support including Workday system management.

Key Activities


Key Responsibility

  • Be the first point of contact for local management and employees with operational HR processes and topics
  • Updates on salary data and payroll calculation service; contact with external payroll company in cooperation with payroll and benefits consultant in areas connected with personal administration and payroll; data validation of provided payroll files.
  • Variety of HR/ payroll reports preparation including data input for Finance department – accruals, Cost center wise data, etc.
  • Support when required on Employees benefits processing: private medical care, life insurance
  • Close cooperation with HR Business Partners and HR Services Specialist in all relevant HR areas and conducting projects in alignment with global guidelines local requirements and legislation
  • Support Local HR Business Partner with local employment law and HR knowledge and where needed
  • Proactively streamline and find efficiencies in the HR processes by utilizing the HRIS (Workday) and other mechanisms
  • Support on individual HR projects as required
  • Ensure the delivery of HR Services is executed efficiently and in compliance with local rules and regulations.
  • First tier support to HRBP for all local administrative tasks and execution of HR related matters
  • Owns the employees data along the life cycle in Workday from the hiring to the termination process (e.g. on-boarding, payroll changes)
  • Deliver support to line managers and employees, related to employee administration issues e.g. employee job changes, transfers
  • Support employees and managers on questions related to Leave of Absences: e.g. Maternity, Parental, Sick Leave
  • Supports projects to implement digital solutions as well as to centralize, streamline and expand HR Services scope
  • Coordinate HR administration in order to provide support to all staff regarding people related matters, amongst others the following topics:
    • manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are validated and processed accurately and timely
    • supervision and coordination of administration activities
  • Ensure compliance of HR processes according to GfK policies and local labor law

Key Interfaces


  • Regional HR Services Lead
  • Local HRBPs
  • HR Services Community
  • HR Help Desk
  • Local management and employees
  • Potential future employees of GfK
  • External payroll service providers

Technical Skills Required


  • Strong HR and employment law knowledge
  • Willingness to innovate and challenge not just to react
  • Ability to work within a matrix organisation, supporting wider HR initiatives and collaborating with HR colleagues globally
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to use Excel, Powerpoint etc. effectively
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Experience supporting with Pakistan HR topics is desirable
  • Previous payroll experience is mandatory
  • Previous Workday knowledge is desirable
  • Knowledge of local employment laws and regulations in order to maintain compliance at all levels

Typical Education And Work Experience Required


  • 3-5 years relevant HR experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related
  • Experience in working in a matrix / international organization (preferred)

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

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