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We're currently looking for you if you are a:

  • Would you be a perfect fit for a young, vibrant, fast growing pan-European team?
  • Working in the dynamic context of Global Employment Outsourcing?

About Parakar. 

The Parakar Group is an employment services organisation offering a wide spectrum of solutions in the domain of globally outsourced HR- and payroll management. We offer solutions to companies and individuals to compliantly engage in employment relationships that not only cross geographical borders and cultures, but also help bridge statutory and employment-legal context. Our services range from outsourced employment management, including International HR- and payroll accounting, work permit process management to relocation services, among others.

Our clients, based on all continents, want to employ staff in France or another EU country. For these clients we provide ‘Employer of Record’ (EOR)-services, making sure that their employees can care free and compliantly work for them, also in countries where they do not have their own establishment. For the employees, we make sure they are properly taken care of in their country of work, even though their formal employer is based abroad, often on another continent.

We have 20 years of experience in this domain, and in the past 4 years our business has 10-folded in every aspect. In 2019 we aim – due to customer demand – to start our business in 3 new countries, one of them being France.

To help kickstart and grow our operations in France, we are now searching for an experienced International Human Resource & Payroll Consultant, to be based in the Paris region.

 
About the job.

Ultimately, you will be responsible for managing all our French HR & payroll services for our mostly non-European client companies. You will advise and help them translate their foreign HR policies into employment agreements with their selected employees in France. Acting as our client’s HR-department in France, you will make sure the employees feel equally at home with us, as they would be with any local employer.

Also, you will advise and actively support our clients and their expats in all relevant aspects of labour related immigration, work- and residence permits and relocation.

You will be a solid sparring partner for our management and colleagues around Europe, in the field of international HR management and employment outsourcing. You will work closely with colleagues from our headquarters in Netherlands and subsidiaries in various other European countries, as well as with strategic business partners in all time zones around the globe. You will also be our interface to our French business partners in the domain of payroll, accounting and legal.

About you.

This is your job if you hold a relevant bachelor’s degree or have the equivalent experience and mind set.

You are a practical expert in France’s employment law, and have multiple years of experience as HR specialist, ideally in the domain of flexible, contracted or indirect employment (Portage, Interim, Professional Employment Outsourcing, Temp work) or in contractor/consulting services.

Our ideal candidate is an expert in the field of France’s laws and regulations regarding flexible/indirect employment, payroll and work permits. You have a full understanding of the entire employment lifecycle in all its aspects, and are able to implement and manage these.

Alternatively, you would be suitable if you can look back on multiple years of work experience in one or more of these domains, and have the ambition to become an expert in all of them the future.

You are attentive to process and detail regarding your work, tasks given to you and tying up loose ends. Dealing with multiple HR tasks simultaneously does not impose a problem on you. Your mindset is open and flexible enough to familiarize yourself with processes that may be very different than you were used to. Moreover, you act pro- actively on things that could be improved.

You have an excellent command of the French and English languages, both spoken and written (ESSENTIAL!).

Given our global work environment and the multicultural backgrounds that you would be dealing with daily, it is important that your flexibility and empathy know no limits.

Our offer. 

  • An above-average salary
  • A very motivated and pleasant working atmosphere
  • An initial training in our existing operations in Netherlands and/or Germany
  • A lot of international contacts and frequent exchanges with / travel to the other offices
  • The option to become the leader of the team in France that we hope you can help us grow.
  • All the means and facilities you need to properly do your job (office space, mobile phone, laptop).

Yes, give me the job!

Send us your CV in English and a motivation letter in French, explaining why you see yourself the best qualified and motivated candidate for the position. Don’t forget to mention your possible starting date, and feel free to mention your expectations.

Direct your e-mail directly to our Managing Director, Johan Opperman, via johan@parakar.eu.

(Multiple positions available: Senior,  Medior and Junior )

  • Would you like to start your career in a versatile Human Resource role?
  • Would you be a perfect fit for a young, vibrant pan-European team?

  • Do you want to work in a monumental office building in Breda (close to the train station)?

About Parakar.

The Parakar Group offers a wide spectrum of service solutions, all on the employment-management side of international business. Our focus is on outsourced HR- and payroll management, where we host our foreign client’s local employees on our payrolls. These can be local or EU Nationals, or non-EU nationals for whom we also manage a lot of their Expat-requirements, workpermits, etcetera.

We operate for many years already in Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany, and are starting in France and Spain at the moment. Our clients are located around the globe- from Sydney to Hong-Kong and Los Angeles. For them we provide employment services, making sure that their employees can start on assignments in the designated countries care- free. Same applies to foreign employees starting at local Dutch companies.

Due to our strong growth over the past year, we are searching for team members for our Breda office. Preferred start date: As soon as possible. We offer a very flexible working environment, including the option to occasionally work from home.

About our vacancy.

You analyse, advise and manage the different contextual views and expectations on labour law, employment terms and conditions, as well as benefit packages whilst connecting with our foreign clients and local employees. You pragmatically work to bring them together in the form of compliant, manageable and mutually satisfactory employment solutions.

A typical day might include:

  • Advising foreign clients on how we can translate their sometimes out-of-the-ordinary employment requirements into compliant local implementations, often in cooperation with our tax advisors or lawyers. Both in onboarding and offboarding contexts.
  • Implementing the outcome of that in employment contracts, and managing these employees’ administrative onboarding.
  • Processing monthly payroll input from 100+ different clients for their employees, coordinating correct payslip production.
  • Planning projects with your teammates, often communicating via Skype, as we work closely with our teams in Cologne (DE), Paris (FR), Barcelona (ES).
  • Learning all there is to know on Dutch employment relationships- after a year with us you will be a HR Pro, guaranteed (if you are not already one).
  • Supporting expats with their workpermit processing, opening of bank accounts, setting up health insurance and settling-down processes- you interact with all the stakeholders.


One of these jobs can be for you, if:

(Multiple positions available: Senior,  Medior and Junior )
Senior/medior:
  • You have a number of years of relevant HR- or Payroll-professional experience, matching the Senior-/Medior position you desire.
  • You can immediately be one of our subject-matter experts on Dutch HR- and payroll matters.
  • You are open minded to different approaches of work, and able to apply everything you know about HR and Payroll in a Dutch context, in a totally different context and process model.
Junior:
  • You have at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • For the Junior role, the relevant experience is less of a requirement: but we do expect you to be willing and ambitious to learn rapidly, and to grow into a medior- or senior- role.
For all roles:
  • you are a self-driven, service-oriented, interactive and multi-tasking team-player.
  • you can thrive in a dynamic, rapidly growing and constantly changing environment.
  • you are willing to learn more about the often-complex HR-, payroll and immigration regulations or the tax system.
  • you are attentive to details regarding work, tasks and loose ends, and act pro- actively on things that could be improved, rather than complain.
  • given the global time zones our clients work in and the multinational and -cultural background of our clients or employees, your flexibility and empathy have no borders.
  • you are fluent in English (the company’s language) and Dutch, both spoken and written.

You might ideally also:

  • be able to communicate in a 3rd language.
  • have a background in more than only the Dutch HR- and payroll context or jurisdiction.
  • have some sort of international business background, by education or from experience and are willing to strongly increase that- job experience is not necessarily required!

Yes, give me the job!

Send us your CV in English and a short explanation on why you see yourself qualified and motivated for the position as well as your possible start date and salary expectation in Dutch.

Please send your e-mail to Marisa Werle via marisa@parakar.eu.

We don’t always have job offers but you’re free to introduce yourself to us as an open application! 
Send us your message via the contact form below.

Contact us

Netherlands office

Ceresstraat 13
4811 CA Breda (NL)

+31 85 2010 004

German office

Christophstraße 15-17
50670 Cologne (DE)

+49 3222 109 47 14

Irish office

Block 4, Harcourt Centre
Harcourt Road, Dublin 2 (IE)

+353 76 888 70 39

French office

78 Boulevard de la Reine
78000 Versailles (FR)

+33 18 48 89 879

Spanish office

Carrer de Balmes 85-2
08008 Barcelona (ES)

+34 932 201 410