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Payroll and HR Administration Officer

Job ID: R0114632 Location: Charleroi, Wallonia, Belgium
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Charleroi, Belgium

Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

Thales Alenia Space Belgium is an expert in several high-technology fields. Indeed, Thales Alenia Space Belgium is the Belgian front-runner in space electronics applications for satellites and launchers, the world leader in power conditioning and distribution for satellites and the principal supplier of electronics for Ariane 5. Thales Alenias Space Belgium, is a company located on 3 sites, one in Charleroi, one in Leuven and the other one in Hasselt (Satellite Photovoltaïc Assembly). We offer you: the opportunity to work in a company universally renowned for the quality of its products, an attractive and a state-of-the-art technologic activity field, evolution opportunities within a company in constant growth.

Thales & Thales Alenia Space Belgium are currently looking for a 

Payroll & HR Administration Officer


  • Responsible for an accurate & timely payroll processing in partnership with the selected social secretariat
  • Input payroll data accurately and ensure it is complete in the employee management system including new hire information, any payroll changes (Work pattern, promotions, mobility…) on a regular basis and make adjustments if required.
  • Identify and enhance continuous improvement projects related to payroll processing
  • Draft contractual documents linked to personnel administration (employment & termination contracts, amendments, true-cost for company cars…) 
  • Liaise with social organizations (Mutuelles, ONSS, Inami…) when applicable.
  • Reporting: You are responsible to establish provide & analyse in a timely manner reports and indicators regarding employees data (leave management, salary benchmarks, work patterns…)
  • Provide advice & guidance to employees and managers in alignment with the implementing processes
  • Keep up to date any legislation changes and trends: You act as a guarantor of the social and tax legislation compliance (country and joint commission-linked). You make sure internal policies are observed.
  • In collaboration with the HR Director and HRBP of Thales alenia Space and Thales, designs implements and manage the global compensation & benefits policies such as wage policy, variable compensation, group insurance& health insurance…


  • Background in a related field (Law, Human Resources, ...)
  • At least 10 years of experience in a comparable role 
  • Strong knowledge of the Belgian social legislation and previous experience within or with a social secretariat (Knowledge of Level 5 is a strong asset)
  • Proficiency in Payroll & administration management softwares (Workday is a strong asset)
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (Advanced level of Excel mandatory)
  • Fluent in French & English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset
  • Rigorous, strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to challenge & to optimize the processes in place
  • Leadership: you take the lead on the different subjects from A to Z, with a strong sense of accountability
  • High customer service orientation
  • Curiosity: you like exploring new topics and learning by yourself
  • Autonomy: you are not afraid to take decisions in your area of responsibility.
  • You are mainly located in Charleroi but are flexible to go on other Belgium sites if necessary(Leuven, Hasselt, Tubize, Herstal)

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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