HR Advisor & Payroll Specialist

HR Advisor & Payroll Specialist




The HR Advisor & Payroll Specialist provides support to the European office and general HR coordination services most specifically relating to Payroll Administration, Compensation & Benefits Management, HR Reports, Recruitment and Selection, Employee Relations and HR Policies.

He/she also provides a strong support to the HR Manager by being involved in HR projects and providing guidance and recommendations following changes in Labor Legislation, Trends and Best Practices in Belgium.


As the first point-of-contact for employees and leaders, the HR Advisor & Payroll Specialist:

  • Manages all the European payroll activities (Belgium, UK and Dubai): processes and runs the monthly employee payroll including the administration of all fixed and variable pay elements/benefits; Answers and resolves payroll queries from employees, managers and external bodies; Manages annual talent, salary planning and bonus processes in an accurate and timely manner; Ensures all necessary payments are made within deadlines;
  • Deals with expatriates ‘administration and coordinates specific payroll with external providers;
  • Administers the benefits program for Europe. Is responsible for renewal of all employee benefits including health insurance, life assurance, pensions etc.;
  • Manages the personnel administration (contracts, fleet, insurances…), maintains employee data in the HR system (Workday) and records up to date. Prepares staff handbooks as well as all employee correspondence including offer letters, contracts and other employment documentation;
  • Develops and implements HR policies and procedures; guarantees conformity with internal regulations and labor law;
  • Interprets and advises on employment law; keeps up-to-date with current legislation, practices and trends and provides of timely guidance and recommendations to the organization;
  • Participates in the performance review cycle, ensuring all employees and managers complete the process within deadlines;
  • Provides a quality recruitment framework and conducts selection and recruitment assignments at all levels within the organization below VP level, including the preparation of job descriptions, job postings, sourcing candidates, conducting interviews, preparing and guiding the interview team with questions and evaluation methods, conducting reference checks, and preparing offer letters;
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to Methanex Europe organization and acts as HR representative on cross-functional teams where required;
  • Supports the HR Manager in the development and implementation of HR projects (training, performance, processes optimization, partnership with universities, working rules, legislation changes…).


Key requirements:

Candidates for this position must demonstrate a customer focus to providing Human Resource services. The successful candidate will be approachable and a good listener, able to form trusted relationships with people of various levels internally and externally to the organization, and able to read and respond to the needs of others.

In dealing with others, the ideal candidate remains calm, demonstrates patience, provides timely information and is sought out for their opinions. Candidates are knowledgeable about how organizations work, are able to anticipate other’s reactions and can focus on key priorities.

Other requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Human Resources/Finance or equivalent by experience;
  • 3-5 years of working experience in a similar position. Dealing with “hard” HR related topics is a must;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Belgian social legislation and payroll administration;
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to deal with diverse types of data and information;
  • Strong attention to detail and strong with figures;
  • Fluent in French and English (both written and verbal);
  • Excellent organisation skills — able to manage multiple tasks and prioritise work effectively;
  • Excellent IT Skills, including the use of Excel and CSV reports;
  • Practical experience using a HR and Payroll system. Working experience with Workday and Payroll (SD Worx) is an asset;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work independently;
  • Can-do and positive attitude;
  • Dynamic and hard worker;
  • Accuracy of work with complete confidentiality;
  • Being a role model for our values and behaviours to create a respectful, trusting and collaborative workplace;
  • Teamplayer with excellent communication skills.

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