HR Services Specialist with German



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Human Resources

We show the world what people want.

Join GfK and help us shape tomorrow. As an NIQ company, we are the world's leading consumer intelligence firm, delivering the Full View™ on consumer behavior. We work to enable manufacturers and retailers better understand what consumers really want. Our name has inspired trust for over 89 years because we take pride in discovering new pathways to sustainable growth for our clients, our people, and our planet.

We are always looking for open-minded people who will grow with us, push boundaries, and pioneer disruptive methods in market research, data science, technology, and AI. If you share this passion to drive things forward and the integrity to insist on doing things the right way, we'll equip you to take your future into your own hands and play a leading role in our story.

Job Description

Purpose of the role:

Our HR Services area sees itself as a modern main support function.

In your role as HR Services Specialist , you will provide operational support as a competent contact person for payroll related questions including absences - and thus contribute to HR management at GfK.

As part of a motivated and dedicated team of HR professionals, you will shape HR work.

You will:

  • Support managers and employees in operational HR processes

  • Solve challenges in the field of HR support

  • Ensure the success of HR processes in HRIS Workday and provide support in projects

  • Maintain HR master data

  • Manage all payroll activities and answer questions regarding salary, social security, working hours, vacation, maternity leave, parental leave.

  • Check special cases regarding to tax and social security relevance

  • Be in close coordination and positive collaboration with our Business Partners to round off your responsibilities

  • Report to Team Leader HR Services Hub.

You are a committed personality and are characterized by an organized way of working. You organize your responsibilities independently and maintain an overview. Enjoying teamwork and dealing with people round off your profile.

You have:

  • Several years of professional experience in payroll and absence management

  • 1+ years of experience in HR Shared Services Hub

  • Knowledge of labor and social law for Switzerland/Austria

  • Very good German and English language skills, both written and spoken

  • Advanced level in MS excel (can perform complex functions)

  • Workday knowledge is an advantage


  • Exciting work environment that brings people together

  • Use one of the latest digital technologies in the HR

  • Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • Bonus scheme linked to company results

  • Flexible working hours and home office

  • 3 additional non-working days annually

  • Food vouchers

  • Health insurance

  • Discount program with external vendors

  • Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees

  • Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd

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 employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

Learn more about how we are driving diversity and inclusion in everything we do on:

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 and 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!

Posted: 19 days ago

City: Sofia

Work Area: Human Resources

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00023253