HR Generalist



Location: Belgium [Home / Bruges Office 2 days]

About this job

At Pareteum, we believe that technology should bring people closer together. That’s why we’re a global leader in Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) solutions, connecting individuals and devices across Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions.

Our innovative platform is designed to deliver a secure, ubiquitous, and highly scalable solution that enables seamless communication through data, voice, video, SMS/text messaging, media, and content. At Pareteum, we’re dedicated to fostering a collaborative, dynamic and inclusive work environment where creativity and innovation thrive. Join us in our mission to empower connections around the world!

We are currently in a period of organic growth and are looking for an HR Generalist to join our small but friendly HR team. This will be a perfect position for a HR Assistant / Advisor who is looking for their next step up or an already experienced HR Generalist who is ready for an exciting challenge. The successful applicant would be required to attend site for 2 days a week in the Bruges office.

What you’ll do

As an HR Generalist, you will play a vital role in supporting the HR Operations Lead in ensuring the smooth functioning of our HR department and office in Bruges. Your responsibilities will encompass various HR tasks, including payroll management, recruitment, employee relations, and office administration. A strong grasp of Belgium labor laws and prior payroll experience will be essential to excel in this role. Ability to communicate fluently in both Dutch and English. The role includes but is not limited to:

  • Manage payroll processing, with our external payroll provider, ensuring accurate and timely disbursement of salaries and benefits.
  • Oversee the recruitment process, from job posting and sourcing candidates to conducting interviews and making hiring recommendations.
  • Ensuring accuracy and compliance with local regulations for the full HR lifecycle
  • Provide guidance to employees and managers on HR policies, procedures, and benefits.
  • Stay updated on changes in Belgium labor laws and regulations, ensuring the company’s HR practices and payroll remain compliant.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of HR initiatives to foster new processes and embed a more collaborative, global workforce and standardized processes.
  • Manage office administration tasks, including but not limited to ordering office supplies, coordinating maintenance services, and ensuring a well-organized workplace.
  • Manage HR Operations projects, programs, and initiatives, including the concept, planning, analysis, design/development, execution, monitoring and control of defined initiatives, in line with the HR Operations Lead.
  • Occasionally support with additional tasks across other geographical locations, as required by line manager.

About you

The ideal candidate would have a passion for improving an employee’s lifecycle and always strive for better ways of working. You will have previous experience of Belgian labour laws and will not be afraid to suggest new initiatives and practices that will benefit all our global employees. It would be ideal if the successful candidate has skills and experience of:

  • Approximately 3 years of progressive experience in HR roles, including exposure to payroll processing, recruitment, and employee relations.
  • Proficient understanding of Belgium labor laws and regulations.
  • Prior experience in managing payroll and benefits administration for Belgium employees.
  • Familiarity with best practices in recruitment and talent acquisition, awareness of Belgium market would be advantageous.
  • Previous start-up experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in data management and reporting.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, able to take initiative and work independently.
  • A hands-on approach and willingness to undertake general office administration tasks, such as ordering office supplies and coordinating maintenance services.
  • Proficient language skills in English and Dutch.

Do you want this job, and do you have the required skills and experience?

If you have experience in a similar fast-paced, growing international company like Pareteum and enjoy a challenging role within a fun company with a good team spirit, please click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV.