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Payroll Officer North America

Payroll Officer North America


40 hours per week


The Organization

Cordstrap is the global market leader in Protection Engineering – engineering out the risks associated with the movement of goods in and around industrial settings to protect products, people and places. Cordstrap protection engineers work directly with industrial customers to assess, anticipate, and mitigate risks and to operationalize, measure and continuously improve impact so that these companies can grow safely and sustainably.

Headquartered in Europe with a global footprint of sales offices, factories and distribution partners, Cordstrap has 500 employees present in 22 countries and serves customers in over 50 countries worldwide.

The organization combines a unique mixture of global operational reach and multinational professionalism with an entrepreneurial, customer-centric and lean culture which is oriented towards impact. Held by long-term, private shareholders, Cordstrap is focused on long-term profitable growth and value creation for shareholders, employees, and customers.


Cordstrap is a market leader with a clear vision and strategy for the future. The company has successfully made the transition from a small customer, product-oriented approach to a solutions (applications)-oriented marketing and sales approach focused on larger customers in key industries where it can add more value. Cordstrap is also getting ready for the next phase in its journey towards protection engineering - a phase where Cordstrap’s brand and value proposition will evolve and expand from cargo securing to protection engineering in which Cordstrap account managers actively work to identify and mitigate risks for customers caused by the movement of goods. This shift will enable new conversations with customers and unlock new sources of value and growth within our existing customer base.

Do you want to perform executive tasks yet also be a sparring partner for the regional controller? Are you looking to learn something new? Do you speak English fluently and do you live in the Netherlands? Then this vacancy is an excellent opportunity for you!

The Role and Deliverables

As administrative assistant you have a combi function with structural HR work on the one hand and administrative financial work on the other. You work on permanent personnel administration tasks in the areas of inflow through and outflow, such as drafting employment contracts. Together with a colleague, you are also responsible for the timely responses to managers and employees on questions regarding the HR cycle and salary payment.

Besides administration, contact with managers and employees, you try to recognize bottlenecks or potential risks/development opportunities for the organization. You think in a solution-oriented way and help strengthen the administrative processes within the organization. The regional controller has the final responsibility and you help to clarify and structure the issues. The regional controller is responsible for the entire administrative back office of Europe and North America.


We expect of you:

  • It concerns North America administration, therefore English is a hard requirement both verbally and in writing;
  • You have HBO working and thinking level;
  • You have payroll/salary administration experience or education;
  • You are loyal, honest and discrete;
  • You are practical and can work well independently;
  • You have experience with Microsoft Office;
  • You have a service and customer-oriented attitude;
  • You are flexible, results-oriented and have a driven, proactive and energetic attitude;
  • You can deal with deadlines and priorities, or be able to set them;
  • Experience with personnel administration package Sympa and payroll/salary administration package ADP & HowardSimon is nice to have but not required;
  • You live within reasonable distance of our location in Oostrum.

Traits & Abilities

Do you recognize yourself in the points below?

  • You are able to learn the necessary processes of another country;
  • You can switch quickly in a dynamic environment;
  • You persist to get answers to issues;
  • You get energy from performing HR administrative tasks as well as answering HR related questions;
  • Do you like no-nonsense and do you value quality and customer satisfaction?

Position in the Organization

Organizational within the Finance department, together you handle the payroll/salary administration for Europe and North America, with the associated emoluments. There is a division in which you primarily handle the administrative HR processing for North America. You also act as backup for your HR administrative colleague who deals primarily with Europe. The size of North America is approximately 50 colleagues, for whom you have administrative responsibility. In addition to payroll, this includes health insurance, savings etc. 

Location & Travel

We offer you:

  • Working in hybrid format of 3 days per week in office and 2 days from home office;
  • Travel abroad is not expected for this position.


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