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HR administrator German

We are looking for German speaking employees to join our team!
You probably know us, Action. That nice store where you can buy the craft supplies for the children at an affordable price, load your basket full just before the new school year starts, or score the right tools for that too long delayed chore at home. Did you also know that we have a large HR department and more than 50,000 employees working for us for which a lot of administrative work has to be done? Curious about the administrative work of our HR department? Nice, we are curious about you!

This is your daily action

For our international head office, we are looking for colleagues who can help take care of the personnel administration of the countries where we are now active in, namely: the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. Within our personnel administration we work with three teams, each of which is responsible for a part of the administration.
Hiring team: 
All new colleagues are processed through the hiring team. And we do that often and on a big scale, for example we hire hundreds of new employees & we approve hundreds of vacancies for all stores within Europe. You will start drawing up contracts, checking the information provided, and ensuring a good start. You understand, as a new employee that first impression with Action is very important. How nice is it if you can play a part in that!
Time team: 
If you work at Action as a colleague, it is important that your hours worked are correctly entered within the system and that everyone gets the right salary. The Time team takes care of this and also tackles subjects such as absenteeism registration. An accurate job that makes many people happy.
Mutation team:
During an employment contract, all kinds of changes can take place, ranging from changing to a new position to a change of address. All these changes are processed and confirmed by us. In addition, we handle all kinds of requests and documents such as employer statements, work permits and declarations. Will you come and help us manage this behind the scenes?
We have room within the various teams, so we are especially curious about where your interests lie and how we can match these to our challenges.

Our work can be easily combined with, for example, school hours, sports clubs or power naps and we consult each other on working days. Remote working is one of the options, but we also think it's important that you feel part of our team and of Action. How do we do that? We would be happy to tell you more about this in person!


Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. That's why, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we're asking you to work from home right now. Where possible, the location of this position returns to our international headquarters in Zwaagdijk, where you will have the opportunity to collaborate face-to-face with your colleagues. This also means that all job interviews for this vacancy are conducted digitally via video conversations.

This is you

Helping your colleagues gives you energy and accurately performing the HR administration is a challenge that appeals to you. Action has an international character, which means that you form an international team with your colleagues. It therefore helps if your command of English is sufficient. This way you can discuss the challenges of the day with your colleagues and participate in the monthly international online pub quiz. Furthermore, we believe that the following things will help you:

  • Completed mbo or hbo education, preferably in the direction of HR or administration
  • 0-3 years administrative experience
  • Good command of Excel, for example being able to create pivot tables
  • Excellent command of German, both written and spoken
  • Do you also speak the language of one of the other countries where we operate? Then that is a big advantage!

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours; decide for yourself which working hours suit you best
  • The ability to work from home or the office
  • A 7-month contract with a view to extension to permanent
  • 24 paid vacation days (based on 38 hours)
  • A travel allowance
  • A company laptop
  • Extensive education and training at our own Action Academy
  • Working at a dynamic, international organization with many career opportunities.

How we contribute to society

As a retailer serving millions of customers in more than 1,800 stores in 9 countries, we are well aware of our impact on society and the environment. That's why we invest in solutions to reduce environmental impact, ensure sustainable production conditions and ways to support people in the countries where we have stores and produce products. Click here for more information.


Are you ready to take Action? Apply now!
Curious what’s next?

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and will get back to you asap. 
  2. We’ll invite you for a first job interview.
  3. We’d like to get to know you better. That’s why we will ask you to take an online assessment.
  4. We’ll invite you for a second interview to discuss your assessment.
  5. Are we still a great match? Then we will become new colleagues!

At Action we think integrity is of the utmost importance. A pre-employment screening is therefore part of the application process for this vacancy. Contact your Recruiter for more details.

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