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HR Generalist EMEA (w/m/d)

The role is responsible for a broad range of HR functions including but not limited to employee relations, internal policies and processes, payroll, benefits,…...

As Acronis is dedicated not just to Cyber Protection but to the general protection of its potential and current employees, recruitment and on-boarding process are being held online during the current global COVID-19 situation.

Acronis leads the world in cyber protection – solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges with innovative backup, security, disaster recovery, and enterprise file sync and share solutions that run in hybrid cloud environments: on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge. Enhanced by AI technologies and blockchain-based data authentication, Acronis protects all data, applications and systems in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile.

With dual headquarters in Switzerland and Singapore, Acronis protects the data of more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 20 languages.

Acronis’ Global HR organization has team members in each of the major regions such as Americas, EMEA, and APJ. We are looking to hire an experienced and driven Human Resources Generalist that will be responsible for HR and Recruitment matters across the Western and Central European region. The HR Generalist is a hands-on role that will be working with management and around 160 employees across over 15 countries in Europe. The role is responsible for a broad range of HR functions including but not limited to employee relations, internal policies and processes, payroll, benefits, talent acquisition, employee issues, and various HR projects and initiatives. The HR Generalist role will be reporting to the regional HR Director for EMEA.

Every member of our “A-Team” has an instrumental role and impact on the success of Acronis’ business, so we are looking for a highly-motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced and high-volume, work environment. The ideal candidate for this position will not only possess the skills and experience required but will also possess a positive attitude and ability to solve complex problems and work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. And just like every position at Acronis, the ideal candidate will embody all of our company values: responsive, alert, detail-oriented, makes decisions, and never gives up.

Operational and Administrative:
Manage all HR Administration matters, including preliminary payroll & benefits management across all countries

Manage employee updates in HRIS System for all your locations to ensure records are up to date and compliant

Maintain employee files & other employee related documentation

Create contracts, amendments, update personal files, create employment confirmation letters

Be the point of contact for our employees on questions linked to HR Services

Lead Talent Acquisition and recruitment processes for open vacancies in EMEA

Onboarding: ensure smooth arrival of employees. This includes liaising with Recruitment team, being the main point of contact once candidates have accepted an offer, providing all necessary paperwork, liaising with payroll and benefit providers, updating HRIS, undertaking HR onboarding sessions and managing probation periods, where applicable

Compile reports on employee data as needed

Be responsible for submitting Payroll monthly inputs for all your locations, ensuring data is sent on time and accurate

Partner with HR Generalist EMEA and international HR teams on additional projects and employee issues as required

Support to be the first point of contact for employee queries: communicate HR policies and processes and ensure policies are up to date and compliant with current legislation

Immigration / Relocation: Ensure the company is compliant with immigration rules and processes and manage visa applications and renewals with our external immigration service provider

Build strong relationships and collaborate with other groups (such as Finance, Corporate Services and IT) as and when necessary to support the business and employees appropriately

Project Management:
In collaboration with the Global HR team, assist with annual activities such as the performance review process, promotion process and compensation review

Identify areas for improvement and recommend appropriate solutions to address the needs of a growing organization

You will potentially receive ad hoc responsibilities to be involved in projects such as M&A, well-being, remuneration, culture and engagement, and other HR related work streams

3+ years of proven experience in a similar HR Generalist role at a company that has seen rapid growth and continues to evolve

HR degree/qualification is a plus or the necessary skills and up to date knowledge obtained through experience

Experience owning all HR and recruitment matters, and supporting employees across multiple countries within the EMEA region

Strong knowledge and experience with European employment and labor laws

Experience in administering Payroll

Ability to stay focused, manage competing priorities, and multi-task a high volume of workload

Disciplined, detail oriented, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while still maintaining a high level of accuracy

Highly organised with ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and manage workload

Team-player, positive attitude, and eager to do more and help out

Passion and commitment to succeed by working hard and never giving up

Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work with minimal supervision

Communication and collaboration skills and able to build relationships across all levels of the business in a global operating environment

Demonstrate good judgement, act with integrity, credibility and professionalism

Competent systems user, including HRIS and ATS platforms, and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)

Ability to conduct business in English & German, other European language skills are a plus