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HR Operations Specialist (German Speaking)

Poland | Remote

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Location Kraków, PL Job ID JR-030539

PerkinElmer is looking for you as HR Operations Specialist to become our central HR contact for our employees and managers for our four German legal entities (400+ employees).

Come and join our dynamic European HR Operations team to support the continuous development of our German HR service offering while also being offered opportunities to learn about HR practices in our other European markets.

Your responsibilities

As HR Operations Specialist you will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Provision of operational HR support to employees and managers in Germany across the full employee lifecycle, ensuring a consistent interpretation and application of existing employment policies and practices

  • Creation of employment contracts, contract amendments and respective employment documentation

  • Administrative handling of all operational A-Z HR events (incl. hiring, internal transfers, promotions, contract changes and compensation adjustments as well as employee exit)

  • Active maintenance of employee master data and movement data in MyWorkday as central HRIS

  • Set-up and maintenance of physical and digital employee files in line with GDPR requirements; response to ad-hoc employee record requests

  • First point of contact for operational employee and manager inquiries, answering and resolving such requests by phone and via the central HR Service email box

  • Preparation of interim and final reference letters (via our reference letter tool Haufe Zeugnis Manager) as well as various other certifications

  • Continuous update of employee SharePoint portal for Germany

  • Active follow-up on the delivery against existing HR processes (e.g. Onboarding, training plans etc.) and set-up as well as regular update of our HR Process descriptions and SOPs

  • Act as back-up for other HR Operations colleagues and their respective client groups

  • Support continuous HR process improvements to increase effectiveness, efficiency and digitization; active identification of improvement areas and proactive suggestion of potential adaptions

  • Performance of regular HR data audits & provision of standard HR reporting to assigned manager client group as well as internal HR colleagues

Who we are looking for

As HR Operations Specialist you would strive for the delivery of an outstanding service to our employees and managers; action administrative matters in a timely manner and with a high focus on quality; brining along some elementary practical experience in supporting HR Operations for the German market.

You should also possess:

  • A strong client orientation and active enjoyment of communication with employees, suppliers and authorities

  • Good working knowledge of German employment and social security law

  • Fluent German language skills and advanced English language skills (verbal and written)

  • Well-versed in the use of MS Office products and a demonstrated high aptitude for leraning new HR systems, processes and policies with a self-driven passion for continuous learning and development

  • Solid understanding of common global HR information systems (experience in Workday beneficial)

  • Understanding of GDPR legislation and its impact on HR Operations

  • Ability to effectively communicate both in written and verbal form.

  • Ability to effectively work both independently and as part of a collaborative team with a diverse set of expertise and interests

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, handle situations with appropriate care and compassion, and provide accurate and valuable solutions with an eye for details

Your Work Location

As part of our remote European HR Enablement team, you can be based anywhere in Poland – a close proximity to Krakow would allow you to meet colleagues from time to time.

What We Offer

  • Attractive compensation and performance bonus

  • Home-office

  • Recognition & referral awards

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Business, technical and soft skills trainings

  • Private medical care (incl. dental care)

  • Life & accident insurance

  • Sport programs (individual and team)

  • CSR activities

  • Social Fund benefits (Christmas vouchers, vacation and childcare subsidies, cinema tickets, etc.)

  • Modern office facility including parking lot

  • Relaxation, gaming and nursery room

  • Casual dress policy

  • Fresh fruits served every morning

  • Bike ride subsidy

  • …and 30 days of vacation


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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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