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HR Administrator - South America (m/f/d)

HR Administrator - South America (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Human Resources

Berlin, BE, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS Berlin GmbH (0017)
Contract Type:  Temporary
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  12670


For KWS Berlin GmbH, we are looking for an HR Generalist (Admin & Payroll) (m/f/d) for supporting our business units in South America, especially Brazil. This job is limited and full-time. If you are interested in working independently and service-oriented and if you have already demonstrated that you are self-motivated, a team player, and flexible, we look forward to getting to know you soon.
Your tasks:

  • Together with your colleagues in the payroll team you will ensure a correct and timely payroll for our business units in South America, in cooperation with our external payroll providers;
  • You ensure the data exchange with the payroll provider. You control the quality of the payroll results and create reports and evaluations. You also process requests from employees and managers in our ticket system;
  • As a deputy you will take care on other countries as well, e.g., in case colleagues are on vacation;
  • You manage the administrative part of the hiring process by providing contracts including additional documents and you ensure that new colleagues are administratively onboarded according to the local regulations and policies (e.g., insurances, pension plans, company cars);
  • You closely collaborate with HR Business Partners and Payroll Provider to ensure that all personnel measures are executed end-to-end, and data are maintained accurately and in time;
  • You handle the administration of the salary adjustment as well as bonus payment processes and create all documents, like contract changes, certificates, reference letters during the employee lifecycle;
  • You actively participate in the continuous improvement of our processes.

Your profile:

  • You already have experience in Payroll. If you have already worked in a shared service environment: even better!;
  • For you, teamwork means supporting each other, solving problems together and learning together;
  • You are not satisfied with the status quo and you are looking for opportunities to accomplish your tasks even better and more efficiently;
  • Your "customers" are your colleagues at KWS and it is therefore important to you that they can trust that requests are completed on time, problems are solved fast and questions are answered quickly;
  • You are fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. German is not required.

What you can expect:

  • A location in the heart of Berlin (currently mainly working from home);
  • A great team with lots of fun at work and regular team events;
  • A positive and appreciative working environment;
  • Flat hierarchies and open communication;
  • An attractive remuneration package incl. pension plan and other benefits;
  • Flexible working hours and a reasonable work-life balance;
  • Training opportunities.


We are looking forward to your application using our online application system SuccessFactors! Please click the “Apply” button which you can find in the online ad.


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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