Team Lead Payroll and HR Services (all genders)

15 Sep 2021
10 Mar 2022
Human Resources
As our Lead for HR Services (Payroll and HR Administration) at the logistics centre in Lahr, you and your team of six experts are competent contact persons for the smooth running of all topics relating to the support of (future) employees at Zalando. Your heart beats for holistic HR work. At Zalando, you drive forward topics that really matter and can redesign processes and approaches to create moments that matter for our colleagues. Are you ready to bring not only your career but also Zalando to the next level? We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Our bilingual logistics centre in Lahr is Zalando's newest and most modern processing centre in Germany. Opened in 2015 and covering an area of 130,000 sqm, the centre sets new standards for the industry as well as the network and combines latest generation infrastructure with smart thinking and great team cohesion. As part of the largest logistics network in the European fashion industry, we process and ship thousands of orders every day - to customers all over Europe.
At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you're great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy:

Our employee resource groups:

  • Process expertise: You are responsible for administrative HR work along the employee lifecycle as well as payroll accounting, year-end procedures and are the contact person for auditors and accountants as well as for health insurance companies and tax offices.
  • Talent management: You establish a healthy, vibrant and diverse team culture and create a working environment where our talents can flourish.
  • Inspirational leadership skills: You foster a high-performing and service-oriented team atmosphere and inspire others along the way to embody our customer-first approach.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in payroll accounting and personnel administration.
  • You have initial leadership experience of an expert team.
  • You gained SAP knowledge and experience in working with works councils desirable.
  • You are fluent in German and you have very good English language skills.
Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance for internationals
  • If you work from an office in your role, a choice of office equipment to be delivered to you, to support you working from home due to COVID-19 safety

  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners

  • Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the F├╝rstenberg Institute
It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 48 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

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Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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