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HR Administration Officer

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Brunswick Marine is an affiliated company of Brunswick Corporation, one of America's longest established businesses. Brunswick Corporation endeavours to install "Genuine Ingenuity" in all of its leading consumer brands. With the EMEA headquarters in Petit-Rechain, Belgium, Brunswick Marine has regional sales offices or independent distributors in every main boating market throughout Europe, CIS, Africa and the Middle-East.

Mercury Marine is a $2.44 billion division of Brunswick Corporation. With a network of 6,000 dealers, it is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. It provides engines, boats, services and parts to recreational, commercial and government users. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; Mercury Diesel Engines, Mercury SeaPro and Racing, MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury inflatable boats; and SmartCraft electronics.

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Important - Please note this is a permanent position, German and English Language are a must and Dutch would be an added advantage. Please submit your CVs in English

The HR Administration Officer provides General HR and payroll support, including but not limited to: HR administration and record/file management, time management and payroll; compensation and benefits, training, recruitment, seniority awards, etc, all in compliance with statutory obligations and best practices.

  • Handle time management of employees of Mercury EMEA branches and administer payroll and maintain employees' payroll-related records for Germany and Switzerland based employee, according to policy and legal requirements.
  • Maintenance of electronic and paper employee files for EMEA employees
  • Support talent acquisition across EMEA by acting as a recruiter for assigned roles, ensuring a robust recruitment and selection process.
  • Produce accurate, timely and compliant HR documents for the employees. (Contracts, offer letters etc.).
  • Coordinate onboarding plans for new employees in EMEA.
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance with German and Dutch employment laws.
  • Ensure the link with local authorities, insurance companies, etc. in Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland.
  • Ensure day-to-day management of the company car fleet in the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland (order of new vehicles and fuel cards, coordination with the leasing company in case of an issue, renewal of existing contracts, control of leased cars and fuel invoices).
  • Act as a program coordinator for the EMEA service awards program by working closely with the HR generalists, managers and employees for a successful program rollout. Serves as the point of contact with the vendor for the program-related activities, including invoicing.
  • Administer the EMEA employees purchase program and boat rental program.
  • Coordinate training activities with external providers and ensure adequate registration of training activities in EMEA.
  • Provide active support for HR communication across EMEA for various HR programs and initiatives.)
  • Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems across EMEA
  • Operate in line with company policies and procedures, especially relating to quality management system, the company ethics program and the company's health, safety and environmental policies

The responsibilities above are not an exhaustive list of job requirements, and the role holder will be required to perform tasks that are commensurate with the role and maybe deemed reasonable by the Company



Degree in HR related field, or equivalent by experience


At least 3 years experience in a similar role, preferably in a multinational environment

Strong written and verbal communication skills


Comprehensive knowledge of payroll procedures and good knowledge of employment law in Germany and the Netherlands

Strong team spirit and customer orientation

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office & Workday, Knowledge of Kronos Time Management system would be advantageous.

Strong organizational skills and multitasking capability, with the ability to manage conflicting deadlines

Professional maturity with a high sense for ethics, and able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately

Ability in dealing with cultural diversity and comfortable dealing with people over the phone/remotely



Language Ability

Spoken and written Dutch and German, with an advanced level of English.

French is a plus.

  • Placed on:Fri 19 March 2021
  • Location: Petit Rechain, Belgium

Brunswick Marine in EMEA Inc.

Parc Industriel de Petit-Rechain, Avenue Mercury 8
4800 Verviers

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