Senior HR and Payroll Specialist - German Speaker (M/F)

adidas GBS in Porto is an international hub with over 26 different Nationalities all working together to drive the transformation to ONE adidas. It is the company's operational backbone, focusing on enhancing customer user experience, and providing consistent skills and quality. 


It delivers high quality services in the areas of Order to Cash (O2C), Source To Pay (S2P), Record to Report (R2R), Controlling & Reporting and Hire to Retire for adidas companies and subsidiaries located in Europe, North America and Latin America. 


English is our official language, and we are always looking for new talent for the new teams and areas we continue to open.  


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Within the framework of HR Services, we are providing excellent services and business competence regarding all HR Services related processes. As HR Services strives to combine competent and professional business partnering with a constant enhancement of services in an efficient and value-adding way, the role is vitally supporting this target by following key responsibilities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform standard and complex audits of HR Data and processes
  • Provide consultancy services and service excellence to employees and the HR community regarding general and more complex Payroll topics
  • Handle standard and complex inquiries & support through ticket self-service, email and telephone
  • Timely execute HR Payroll related standard and complex tasks according to defined processes, timetables and service levels in compliance with regional and local policies, e.g.
  • Carry out payroll run for relevant group of employees
  • Support continuous improvement of payroll processes as well as usage of systems
  • Support the reconciliations of the finance accounts related to payroll results
  • Match monthly posting documents in collaboration with the local data management team, payroll specialists in the market, finance and controlling departments
  • Provide timely reporting and generation of statements and ensure corresponding communication to tax authorities, social insurance and all other governmental institutions
  • Monitor of incoming payments from dept claims
  • Ensure accurate account assignment of wage types in SAP-HR
  • Managing the modification of systems and processes related to Payroll Management in order to ensure correct execution of laws and compliance to company policies
  • Creating user manuals and process mappings
  • Provide Input for modifications to company policies and regulations
  • Support projects and modification of systems and processes in order to ensure correct execution of laws and compliance to company policies
  • Preparing training material and training the HR Services organization on Payroll related system-changes
  • Participate regularly in workshops and meetings held by subject matter experts
  • Act as a role model in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations as well as adidas Fair Play Code of Conduct and other internal policies and company agreement


Key Relationships:

  • HR Services teams
  • Employees
  • External authorities, consultants and suppliers
  • HR Rewards Partners
  • HR Experts: Rewards, Mobility and Talent
  • HR Partners
  • HR Talent Acquisition
  • Employees
  • Legal department

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Very good level of affinity to and experience with Payroll solutions, ideally with SAP HR
  • Excellent analytical skills and detail-oriented work style
  • Team player mentality
  • Strong customer focus and service minded
  • International mind-set; experience as part of a geographically & culturally diverse team
  • Ability to work under pressure as well as prioritizes and completes tasks in order of importance
  • Good understanding of legal and tariff regulations


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Degree or higher
  • Minimum 3 years of overall work experience within a Payroll Services or Finance department
  • Excellent command of English and German
  • Strong experience with Business computing solutions, ideally with SAP HR tools
  • Strong knowledge of MS-Office applications
  • Specialized skills in Germany HR or Payroll area

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior HR and Payroll Specialist - German Speaker (M/F)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  242051