Payroll, Benefits & Administration Manager

Job location:
Athens, Greece
Created moment:
June 5, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08320

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Payroll, Benefits & Administration Manager

Job Summary

The Payroll, Benefits & Administration Manager will oversee and manage the payroll processes in collaboration with our external payroll provider, ensuring timely and accurate payroll cycles and compliance with Greek labor laws. This role also involves putting the right administrative processes in place to ensure an effective onboarding, administration of pension and medical and other benefits and offboarding of employees. The manager plays a pivotal role in supporting the organization, the HR operations and the  employees.

Location: Athens, Greece 

Hybrid Work Model

Reports To: HR Director Greece 

Direct Reports: One (1) HR Officer

Responsibilities and Duties

Payroll & Benefits Management

  • Supervise the timely implementation of all payroll cycles, including advance and regular payments, in accordance with Greek law and company policies

  • Oversee payroll data review, ensuring accuracy and execution of corrective actions when necessary

  • Ensure the accurate and timely establishment of annual statements related to social security entitlements and tax

  • Continuously improve payroll processes based on legislative changes, internal regulations, and guidelines

  • Serve as the main point of contact for payroll troubleshooting and audits, preparing necessary reports and facilitating inquiries

  • Stay updated with labor laws, implementing necessary changes in payroll, and staying informed on social security and tax legislation changes

  • Review and enhance the payroll process to implement improvements, automate tasks, and reduce the time spent on payroll

  • Provides the salary proposals based on internal and external benchmarking

  • Participate in the salary review  

  • Actively contribute to various HR projects aimed at improving and developing HR processes within the organization

  • Oversee the management and administration of all employee benefits

  • Participate in the review of pension and medical plans as well as other HR Policies

  • Manage relationships with external vendors and service providers for all benefits programs


Systems & Analytics

  • Ensure the HRIS system (Workday) is up to date on a regular basis

  • Validate, consolidate and analyze global headcount data and produce KPIs as per Imerys corporate, national or European requirements, to facilitate strategic decision-making

  • Supervise HR administration activities, ensuring the provision of certificates, declarations, and other documents based on employee needs and requests

  • Work closely with the Country HR Director to monitor and manage the HR Budget  

International Mobility

  • Provide local support for international transfers including expatriate support related to relocation, work permits and all settling in transition activities. 

  • Liaise with the international mobility dept in Paris to coordinate on issues related to expatriates or other international transfers to Greece or from Greece within Imerys globally

Qualifications & Experience

  • BSc. degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or Finance or equivalent

  • Proven working experience gained in payroll at least 5 years 

  • Experience acquired in an industrial/manufacturing environment

  • Prior experience in HR practices and compensation cycle management

  • Strong knowledge in social insurance

  • Fluent in  Greek and English

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with ability to synthesize trends and recommendations

Skills & Person Specification

  • Strong appetite to make a difference and proactive approach to the delivery of high-quality HR services

  • Multi-tasking mindset combined with ability to prioritize and provide results with efficiency and accuracy

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with different stakeholders at all levels of the company

  • Able to work in an international environment and deal with diverse backgrounds and stakeholders

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.