Payroll Specialist

Posted On:  05-Sep-2021
Job Category:  HR & Communications

At Terumo, we enhance lifesaving medical technologies for the benefit of society. Are you eager to contribute to people's health and patients' wellbeing? We'll challenge you to become a master in your field of expertise. You can invest your talents in balance with your personal aspirations - live and work in harmony. Built on our Japanese origins; we are driven by respect, ownership and continuous improvement. It is at the heart of everything we do. This is how we make a difference in the lives of patients, customers and associates.


Department Info


The EMEA Human Resources team operates form the EMEA HQ in Belgium and from additional EMEA affiliates. Working towards the irresistible organization, focusing on the employee experience and on being business enablers, is the mission of our HR team. Specifically, when it comes to HR administration related topics or compensation & benefit guidelines, the HR Services & Reward team strives to find the find the needed solutions, to provide the required expertise and to provide guidance, concerning the related topics.  


Job Summary


As a Payroll Specialist, you are responsible for the correct and timely processing of all payroll activities, concerning all Terumo Europe associates. In addition, you work closely with the HR & Finance community to improve the efficiency & quality of matters related to salary reporting, compensation & benefits. Consequently, you contribute to supporting the business plan and enhancing the associate experience. You will also provide the needed expertise and support towards the HR community in correlation to the operational organizational effectiveness. As part of HR Services and Rewards, you report directly to the Payroll and Comp & Ben Lead. 


Job Responsibilities


As our Payroll Specialist, you work closely with the HR community in all aspects of Payroll, Compensation and benefits. In addition, you contribute to the assigned EMEA HR Projects and you fulfil a leading or participating role within local HR Services & Rewards Projects. 


By fulfilling your role, you’ll manage salary calculations and the personnel-administration for all levels of associates. You contribute to optimizing HRIS (Human Resource Information System) process and ensuring the data quality between all internal and external HR systems. In addition, you identify new opportunities for improvement and you prepare alternative solutions accordingly. 


You’ll develop and maintain good relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. 


In case of need or implementation of new local project, you will provide the necessary trainings, for the HR community and additional associates with the support of the Talent Solutions Team. 


You are responsible for periodically compiling special/ad hoc reports, concerning payroll and finance matters, to provide analytics on personnel and salary data. Additionally, you support the Payroll and Comp & Ben Lead in the development and optimization of the HR salary costing budget. Consequently, you’ll contribute to controlling the budget in accordance with the priorities, defined by the HR Services & Rewards Manager.


All predetermined tasks need to be performed according to the given instructions and procedures. In addition, all other responsibilities and authorities that this function may require regarding new opportunities, will need to be assumed as well. In the absence of your manager, you’ll also be required to step up, and assume additional responsibilities. 


Profile Description


You have obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree with a Social Science orientation. In addition, you can look back on at least 3 to 5 years of relevant working experience within basic to advanced Salary Administration & Payroll. 


Experience within a Human Resource environment of the European Headquarters of a multinational and extensive knowledge and understanding of payroll processing for expatriates, shadow payroll and salary-splits will be regarded as an additional asset. 


You are computer literate (i.e. basic to advanced knowledge of excel is required). Experience in working with Protime and SuccessFactors Employee Central Module is a definite plus.


You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, you’re a team player and able to work efficiently within cross-functional teams.


You’re highly proficient in English and Dutch. This entails both the verbal and writing skills. The proficiency in other languages, will be regarded as an asset.



Working for Terumo means contributing to society through healthcare. We offer a full-time employment contract accompanied by an attractive salary package. 


We offer a fantastic opportunity to work in a top performing team. Work within an environment that supports Terumo’s core values: Quality, Respect, Care, Creativity and Integrity. A work environment in which every associate, customer and business partner is treated with respect, where sincerity is key and where everyone always strives to find the most optimal solution. Furthermore, you’ll find yourself in an environment that promotes a mindset that embraces challenge for the future. 


Interested in using your skills to support our passionate teams? Interested to find out more? Take a look at Terumo Europe's Corporate Video or at our website !

Contact Person


Jan Swinnen.


Terumo Europe is a core player in the EMEA healthcare market. We are a strong actor of the Terumo Corporation (Japan), producing, distributing, marketing and selling a vast range of medical devices. Terumo Europe EMEA headquarters and production facilities are located in Leuven (Belgium) with sales and marketing offices across the EMEA region.

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