HR Advisor German or French Speaking

  • Location
    Chester, Cheshire
  • Salary
    £16.98/Hourly
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    FMCG
  • External Reference
    JN-012022-227516
  • Category
    HR, Sales and Management - HR Assistant

HR Advisor German or French Speaking


Adecco are proud to be recruiting on behalf of our client based in Chester for a HR Advisor (German or French Speaking) for a 6 Month Temporary assignment.


Our client is a global pharmaceutical company who develop and deliver medicines to patients who suffer with serious health conditions.


A successful candidate will have language requirements beyond English: Proficiency in German or French



  • HR function to deliver business needs.

  • Ability to accurately assess situations through customer interactions in order to coach, guide, or interpret the appropriate action or next steps

  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail

  • Highly computer literate with knowledge of HR systems and processes



Salary - £16.98 per hour


Hours - Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per week


Location - Chester


Working from home: 2 and half days a week to work from home from when offices open (optional)


Key requirements for the role


Where Direct Access was not sufficient, perform intake of HR inquiries via multiple channels including case systems, chat, email, and telephony. Use discretion and independent judgement to advise the customer and determine best method of resolution.


Provide employees and managers with policy advice, i.e. leaves of absence, new ways of work etc. as well as options to address issue. Guide manager on process for application of policy.


Support execution of employee movement, employee status, payroll, benefits/leaves, PC1, 2 and 3, and compensation processes


Guide employees and managers to available resources, eg toolkits or training materials developed by HR Expertise Teams, as appropriate


Triage inquiry to ensure full understanding, and engage appropriate functional specialists to drive resolution of customer needs not resolved at first contact.


Ensure accurate policy representation in interconnected systems/processes.


Provides feedback to assist in developing client service improvement projects (e.g., knowledge base content updates, training/education of end users, improved Tier 1 communications, etc.).


Demonstrate broad HR/Payroll knowledge, as pertains to the company, providing customers with relevant information, policy explanation and navigation support.


Utilize knowledgebase and HR experience/ business understanding to interpret needs and resolve issues.


Provide high touch customer service that meets expected service levels and business performance goals.


Champion direct access processes by using change management skills to influence Managers and Employees.


Support the integrity of employee records and Workday data, assuring legal and regulatory compliance.


Prepare appropriate documentation to meet customer needs related to HR processes (can include change job letters, employee contract documents, severance letters, etc.).


Ensure proper documentation of inquiries, root cause, and resolutions.


Liaise with third party vendors as applicable to resolve customer inquiries.


Works collaboratively within a team to share ideas, ownership, and accountability for driving improvements and consistency of execution for key HR processes.


Identify and report any call trends or product trends to the Team Lead or Supervisor.


Provide feedback on customer issues and the knowledge base so that management can address and improve the items.


Participate in scheduled and ad hoc training in order to improve policy and process acumen


Desired Experience & Skills


Must have experiences:


Require college degree


human resources operational experience


General knowledge and understanding of HR policies, processes and Regional Employment Laws


Have worked in a rapid, fast-moving environment, which is both complex and changing.


Practical operational experience of HR processes, e.g., hire, payroll, benefits, performance


Have worked in a multi-cultural/multi-country work environment


Ability to use business judgement when assessing requirements and performance, in order to identify the right solution to meet business needs Previous experience working in a shared services environment preferred


Prefer HR specialist certification to demonstrate theoretical understanding and application of HR practices



If you are interested please apply directly to the advert with your CV for consideration or contact Emma at Adecco Chester


Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Emma Hulmston