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  • HR Administration & Payroll Specialist Hamilton / Certina 100%


    We are looking for an Administration & Payroll Specialist with previous experience in a similar role to join a small HR team. In this position you will be mainly responsible for Payroll, Social insurances, and HR administration for the brands Hamilton & Certina which are in the same building. Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented, open-minded and likes to take full ownership of his role. We have a collaborative and supportive team and value self-starters who aren’t afraid to bring bold ideas to the table. If that sounds like you, apply below!



    • Management of the entire payroll process (population of 95 employees)
    • Elaboration of monthly key figures: key figures, absenteeism, and accruals
    • Year-end work
    • Responsible for the ePayslip system

    Social insurances

    • Responsible for all social security matters
    • Responsible for family allowances, maternity, and paternity allowances
    • Main contact person for sick and injured employees

    Recruitment & personnel administration

    • Entry and exit formalities
    • Creation of personnel files, entry notifications and introduction programs
    • Writing of employment certificates and other attestations
    • Collaboration in giving support to the line and employees
    • Create job descriptions, requirement profiles, personnel request forms and employment contracts
    • Management and publication of job ads
    • Application management and pre-selection of candidates
    • Participation in the first interview for employee positions

    Further administrative tasks

    • Responsible for the time recording system „Calitime“: controls, corrections, evaluations and training of new employees
    • Organization und coordination of employee events
    • Lead or participate in various projects (HR digital transformation)
    • Statistics and KPI‘s


    • Degree in business administration and further education in Human Resources (HR certificate)
    • Proven experience in an operational HR organization (payroll and administration) in a similar and versatile role
    • Knowledge of Swiss labor law
    • At ease with numbers
    • Very good organizational skills
    • Fluent in German and French with good English skills
    • Very good command of Microsoft Office Package
    • Command of ProConcept system is an advantage


    • Open and communicative
    • Proactive and solution-oriented
    • Sense of integrity, loyalty, and discretion
    • Flexible, resilient, and conscientious

    At Hamilton, we look for individuals who have set themselves apart with a commitment to excellence and a curious spirit. Successful members of our company have a hands-on personality, as well as excellent communication and organization skills. They develop and implement bold initiatives that strategically balance risk and outcome expectations, and work equally as team players and independent decision makers. We bring passion and enthusiasm to every project and value people who work hard to meet their goals. This role will be both challenging and rewarding for the right candidate.


    We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Applications must include a motivation letter and CV, as well as letters of references and copies of relevant transcripts and/or diplomas. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.


    Joëlle Martin

    Human Resources


    Domain: Human Resources
    Position: Non Management
    Contract: Permanent contract
    Working time: Full Time
    Location: 2504 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

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