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HR Operations/Payroll Specialist

Our client, a pharmaceutical company, is looking for a HR Operations/Payroll Specialist for a 12-month contract (maternity cover, with possibility for extension) based in Basel area, Switzerland.

Being at least 3x/week on-site is required.

The People & Culture Payroll and Operations Specialist is responsible for administration and operational support for the entire employee life cycle. These activities include: hiring, onboard-ing, compensation and benefits, changes in employment conditions, payroll, performance man-agement and offboarding while ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and accurate payroll (CH and Europe) in coordination with external vendor with the ability to qualify payroll relevant transactions (including equity instruments)
  • Ensure reconciliation of payroll accounts to financial statements and liaise with external auditors, including provisions for vacation and overtime
  • Review and approve of payroll-related invoices and reconciliation with payroll accounts
  • Processing of employee inquiries and requests related to payroll, compensation and benefits, time and attendance (Global)
  • Ensure a smooth interaction with authorities, external partners or providers related to compensation and benefits, social security, and taxes (CH and Europe)
  • Process and coordinate work permit applications and changes (CH and Europe)
  • Support the onboarding process for new hires, ensuring internal and legal compliance (employment contracts, work permits, benefit enrollment) (Global)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Swiss working/residency permit and/or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration
  • 5 years of experience in a general Human Resources role or in a specialized Human Resources function
  • Solid knowledge of Swiss social security and labour law, knowledge of other European law is a plus
  • Fluent English and German (written and verbal), French is a plus
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience with HRIS systems

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