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HR Associate (France & Germany)

LocationGrenoble, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Job ID R0002636 Date posted 05/19/2020

Job Description Summary

The Human Resources Associate works closely with the Manager, Human Resources (France & Germany) to deliver human resources services and support to the assigned regions, specifically in the areas of administration, coordination and client service. Primary responsibilities include HRIS administration (Workday), liaising with North American head office HR team, responding to employee inquiries and requests, disability administration, immigration processing and any HR operational transactions within the established HR strategies, programs, policies, practices and processes of STEMCELL’s head office located in Vancouver, BC Canada.

The successful candidate will have superior administration, knowledge of French HR matters, coordination and client service skills. You are self-motivated to learn and grow your HR knowledge base in all practice areas and demonstrate the required confidence to service employees at all levels.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in partnership with the Manager, Human Resources (France & Germany) to deliver superior client service, specifically in the areas of administration and coordination support, for the assigned regions and to provide proactive, day-to-day HR services and support. 

  • Establish effective and responsive relationships with international HR colleagues based on quality output, systems and process excellence and responsiveness.

  • Provide HRIS (Workday) systems administration support that are tactical in nature and time driven. 

  • Assist with candidate immigration and relocation activities.

  • Coordinate and schedule training workshops as needed.

  • Assist with employee onboarding and exit processes.

  • Administer disability claims and return to work programs. 

  • Review, prioritize and process HR administrative tasks.

  • Coordinate Payroll processing with Finance and several Payroll providers for allocated countries in Europe.

  • Provide good customer service to employees and managers  that is responsive, detailed and reliable as well as front-line HR services and support as needed. 

  • Guide and support people managers in the application of HR policies and practices. 

  • Support the HR Manager (France and Germany) in the implementation, execution and roll-out of HR programs and processes. 

  • Analyze HR metrics through data retrieval from the HRIS systems and make recommendations to the HR programs, processes and service levels.

  • Continually build and maintain knowledge and understanding of local employment laws and regulations, ensuring legal compliance and employment standards. 

  • Support the Manager, Human Resources (France & Germany) and other HR colleagues in managing the workload and special projects as needed.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field. HR certification is an asset. 

  • Relevant HR administration and/or coordination experience in an HR Assistant, HR Administrator and/or HR Coordinator role. 

  • Ability to build strong relationships, including interfacing and communicating effectively with employees at all levels across the organization.

  • Adept in dealing with sensitive and highly confidential HR issues with tact and discretion.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in applying employment laws and standards are mandatory.

  • Proven attention to details, clarity and accuracy in written language, data and analysis. 

  • Good judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential.

  • Highly flexible, good tolerance for ambiguity and time-driven deadlines and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation) coupled with strong interpersonal skills both in one-on-one and in group settings.

  • Proficient working knowledge of HRIS systems (e.g. WorkDay), Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and MS Office program. 

  • Passionate about meeting or exceeding goals and expectations.

  • Fluency in English and French languages (oral and written) required; conversational in German is an asset.

  • Team orientated –‘one-team’ behavior is a must.

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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