Human Resources Specialist – Germany

Human Resources |
Berlin | Germany

As a Human Resources Specialist in a fast-growing company, you will have responsibility for supporting professionals we engage on behalf of our clients throughout Europe, and assisting in the management of the back-end HR, accounting, and legal service providers that support the infrastructure of our international entities.

We are looking for someone with high energy and a laser-like attention to detail. We also seek someone with the ability and inclination to roll up his or her sleeves and do whatever it takes to get a job done. Finally, we need experienced strong human resources professionals with the creative thinking to roll with the punches in a fast-growing company while meeting the needs of our clients and continuing to make them love us.

This is a key role in our organization and an incredible opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an extremely fast-growing company with a mission to change the face of global business.

To apply for this role, please visit https://v3.rivs.com/84-64-49/ to complete an initial video interview.

Location: Berlin, Germany  

Job Duties include: 

  • Support the onboarding of new hires in Germany, Poland, and throughout Europe, including payroll setup and benefit enrollments as required
  • Provide senior level support to our clients by negotiating employment contracts and on-boarding employees in Europe
  • Handle terminations, both straightforward and more complex situations
  • Manage transfers of employees under TUPE regulations or local country equivalent
  • Manage local payroll providers, benefits brokers, HR advisors and other partners
  • Respond to client queries and advise on benefits, international payroll, expense reporting, and other HR matters that invariably arise for clients hiring internationally
  • Draft employment policies and procedures
  • Conduct HR investigations and make recommendations based on such investigations
  • Serve as our regional expert for all human resources functions throughout Europe
  • Manage client relationships in conjunction with members of the client services team
  • Handle ongoing matters with existing clients by pulling in appropriate members of the team to resolve client queries
  • Negotiating with potential new clients and existing clients expanding into Europe
  • Work with the client and operations teams to identify and manage service improvement activities
  • Maintain GoGlobal, the Globalization Partners’ database of Global Professionals, Clients and other information with meticulous detail

Skill Set Required:

  • BS/BA Degree or higher in Human Resources, International Business, Accounting, Law, or other depending on experience
  • 5-10 years Human Resources experience
  • German language skills required, fluency in additional languages highly preferred
  • Experience negotiating with Works Council preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of German labor laws and regulations
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Payroll experience a plus
  • Account management experience and Customer Service oriented, highly professional and a great attitude
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours across time zones, as required for international business
  • Technical fluency
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and SharePoint
  • Experience liaising with and coordinating with multiple team members to drive toward a goal
  • Ability to pay meticulous attention to detail, yet also see “the big picture”
  • Experience working with a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company
  • Highly reliable and organized
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Committed to great work
  • Great professional work references