Payroll Manager

Macmillan Davies
Hamburg, Germany
£65000 - £75000 per annum
Closing date
12 Apr 2023

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Payroll Manager
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Salary: Up to €65,000 - €75,000

Macmillan Davies are delighted to once again be working with this Fortune 500 global business in their search for a Payroll Manager to join the wider HR team onsite in central Hamburg, Germany.

Well established and continually growing even in this challenging economy, the business who are headquartered in the US have consistently dominated their market and can boast to be partnering with some of the world's leading brands in food production.

Although the business has a global headcount of 12,000 this Payroll Specialist supports 350 employees located at the flagship site in Hamburg, where you will be determining payroll and time recording data is supplied to central payroll provider accurately and on time.

This may be the only Payroll position onsite but you will be very much part of a supportive and friendly HR team within a business that promotes succession planning and considers the future development of all of its employees

To be successful in this role you will possess sound knowledge of German tax laws and processes and have proven and extensive experience of working in a lead Payroll position ideally within a manufacturing environment although manufacturing experience is not essential. You will also be genuinely customer focused and be happy to manage payroll queries directly from employees.

Main Responsibilities:

* Independent determination, calculation and compilation of payroll and time recording data
* Coordinating and ensuring the timely data transfer of all payroll-relevant data to the payroll provider
* Administration of the time management system
* Administration of all payroll-related matters
* Reporting and interface to the finance department
* Compliance with all requirements from collective and company agreements as well as tax and social security law

*There are no people management responsibilities in this role.

Experience Preferred:

* Completed vocational training in a commercial or tax-consulting profession
* Payroll experience in a production/shift environment with complex time recording would be an advantage
* Experience with systems ADP and Loco would be beneficial but not essential
* Good knowledge of German tax and social security law
* Good MS-Office skills, especially in Excel
* Fluent in both German and English

On offer here is the opportunity to work for a global business which is genuinely a great place to work and has a great feeling to it, a culture where you're encouraged to think differently and innovate by collaborating with colleagues from around the world in addition to a generous salary and pension, an performance related annual bonus and private healthcare.

Requirements is to be onsite only 2-3 days per week and hours are Monday to Friday 9-5.30.

If you'd like to find out more about this opportunity, get in touch or apply at your earliest convenience.



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Engage. Consult. Recruit.
For many HR professionals, we’ll need no introduction. We are one of the longest-established specialist HR recruitment consultancies in the UK, with expertise in every sector, including financial services, technology and communications, retail, and professional and business services. However, it’s our consultative way of working that really sets us apart. Engage Macmillan Davies and you’ll find the focus is firmly on you and your needs. 

Professional. Proven. Personable. 
Whether you’re an established HR Manager or just beginning your career as an HR Administrator, you’ll find our focus is on long-term candidate relationships, not short-term fixes. We’ll take as much time to understand your needs as we do client ones. Rather than simply pointing you towards a permanent or interim job in HR, we’ll ensure you make the right career move. 

Our history
To say we’ve a wealth of experience in HR recruitment is an understatement. Macmillan Davies has been a dedicated HR recruitment consultancy since 1979. Since then, we have developed into the business we are today: a market-leading HR recruitment firm with offices in London and Manchester and part of a global network that spans Asia, Australia and Europe. 

Our approach
Our approach has been developed over three decades at the forefront of HR recruitment consultancy. In that time, we’ve developed an excellent track record of adding value to leading clients in every major sector, a well-established global network and a collaborative working style.

Together, these qualities add up to a unique proposition in HR recruitment. Not only do we have the expertise to deliver what you need, but our consultative and professional approach also means that search will be a rewarding experience.

At Macmillan Davies we take our responsibilities seriously, as we’re guardians of both our clients’ brands and our candidates’ careers. But we also make sure this professionalism is balanced with a personal approach. How we deliver is just as important to us as what we provide – and the reason so many of our clients and candidates return for our advice again and again. 

Supporting your HR career every step of the way
We’re a long-term career partner to many of our candidates, supporting them as they progress from HR Assistant jobs to HR Director levels. All of which is made possible by our specialist practices. If you’re looking for a senior HR role, our Executive Resourcing practice is a specialist in the field. Our Interim team will handle your day rate and fixed-term HR assignments, while our Futurexec team will provide the support and opportunities you need earlier in your human resources career.

Darren Hayman – Director, Executive Resourcing
0203 587 7066

Nick Allwood - Director, Manchester
0161 416 6295

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152 - 160 City Road

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