HR Operations Specialist in Itzehoe, Germany at Esko

Date Posted: 10/31/2019

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Job ID: ESK003620

About Us

Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers and hardware products for the packaging, label, sign and display industries. With Headquarters in Gent - Belgium, Esko employs around 1,500 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Japan. In our factory we produce high-quality cutting tables, which offer an all-round cutting solution for any application: from sign making, display production, sample making and short to medium corrugated production.


As HR Operations Specialist you are responsible for the HR administration and payroll for all associates in Germany. You ensure compliance with local legislation and payroll tax requirements in the respective countries and prepare and file required reports.

Main responsibilities and key activities:

In this role, you will cover a broad variety of tasks, including payroll and related administrative tasks and supporting the local management team, HR colleagues and business partners with administrative workflows.

Specific tasks will be:
- You will be based in Germany, reporting centrally into the HR Headquarter in Ghent, Belgium but will be backup for the local management team on-site for certain administrative tasks (this includes taking care of visitors to the factory, trainees, and other ad hoc related on-site supporting tasks).
- Be the first line support for our 100+ associates in Germany for HR related questions, which you will answer yourself, or forward to the relevant HR experts in Europe.
- You run and coordinate monthly payroll for German associates located in the factory and/or part of the EMEA sales region (this includes salary, time & attendance administration, commissions, incentives, equity, health and income protection, and retirement)
- You support the HR team on employee mutations (new hires, leavers, transfers, promotions, organizational changes) by preparing legal documents, updating HR systems and personnel files; and follow-up on administrative tasks like gathering signatures, sending registered letters, legalizing documents.
- You will follow-up and administer local insurance packages and providers.
-You administer associate mobility cases, calculate salary packages and act as first point of contact with external partners like Deloitte or PWC.
-Contribute to various ad hoc HR projects and tasks; such as car policy updates, associate handbooks, HR improvement projects (Kaizens and Problem-Solving Processes initiatives)

This position reports to the Global HR Operations Director (solid line) who is based in Ghent, Belgium

Job Requirements


- Bachelor’s degree preferred (Human Resources management is an asset) or equivalent experience relevant to the job
- Related HR experience of at least 5 years in a multinational company with relevant payroll, employee Benefits & General Administration experience
- Strong affinity with tools and systems. Experience with HR Management Systems (Workday) is considered a plus
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Proficiency in Germany and English is required being part of a global team and US multinational. 

Personal qualifications:
- You have a good payroll, employee Benefits & General Administration experience
- You have a basic accounting knowledge
- Strong organizational skills
- Hands-on attention to detail
- Service oriented mindset
- Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines with quality and accuracy
- High degree of professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality; demonstrated discretion in the handling of highly sensitive material and information 
- Team player
- Communications skills – written and verbal skills are critical

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
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