Payroll Specialist

About Robeco

Robeco is a global asset manager and offers a mix of investment solutions within a broad range of strategies to institutional and private investors worldwide. Robeco's head office is in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company has a strong and expanding presence in the US, Europe and Asia and a developing presence in key emerging markets such as India and Latin America. Robeco was founded in 1929 in the Netherlands as Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium. Today, Robeco is the centre of asset management expertise for ORIX Corporation, Robeco's shareholder based in Tokyo, Japan.


Robeco FIRST
Weena 850
3014 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands


Within Robeco people are the key to our success, and our most valuable asset. HR shares the ambition to work together with our business to achieve the best possible results for our clients. Our purpose is defined as: Creating an inspiring and challenging workplace in which Robeco employees are empowered to obtain the best sustainable results for our clients, our company, our shareholder, society at large and people. As HR we partner with the management of Robeco, in all the fifteen countries we are active, to stimulate leadership and desired behavior, we obtain, retain and develop high performing talent and we stimulate entrepreneurial and result oriented behavior. Payroll is an essential and integrated part of our HR team.

The HR department is led by the CHRO, who is member of the Robeco Executive Team and consists of 6 teams: HR Compensation & Benefits, HR Advisory, HR learning & Development, HR Analytics, Payroll and the HR Service Desk.

The payroll team is responsible for the correct and efficient execution of payroll for our colleagues in the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, UK, Dubai and the US. The team acts as linking pin to payroll service providers and our accounting teams in the various countries. Furthermore the team is an expertise centre in the field of financial accounting and management reporting concerning internal staff. Amongst other this includes payroll, costs reporting and the accountability of incentives.

Currently Robeco is implementing Workday as our new HR and finance system. The payroll team plays an active role in this, especially as our payroll will be successively be linked to Workday via ADP Celergo.

To strengthen our team we are looking for a Payroll Specialist.

The position

The position involves a variety of activities, including:

  • Co- manage the daily operational execution and quality of the salary administration in all countries for which the payroll is or will be centralized;
  • Involvement in the implementation project for Workday and ADP Celergo;
  • Carrying out periodically checks, reporting and analysis;
  • Operational contact person for payroll providers, HR department, Global Mobility, Finance & Accounting and Fiscal Affairs;
  • Dealing with requests and questions regarding salary, benefits, tax and social security in a local and international context;
  • Continues improvement of the payroll administration.

Who we are looking for

  • You have a minimum of 5 years international payroll experience (Higher Educational level (HBO) working and thinking level);
  • Experience working with Workday is a must, experience with ADP Celergo is a pro;
  • Expert knowledge in Excel;
  • You are a result oriented team player and you take ownership in your job;
  • You are flexible and innovative;
  • You take a "hands on" approach and you are strong in administrative and compliance processes; • You have strong problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Fluent in written and spoken Dutch and English.

We offer:

  • A challenging and varied position in an international and ambitious working environment;
  • Multi-disciplinary team working in a flat organizational structure;
  • Opportunities for personal growth;
  • Excellent terms of employment.

Application process:

Please send in your application and motivation quoting job vacancy number 486 to For more information about the position, kindly get in touch with Marion Sorman – manager payroll team ; telephone: +31 (0)6 25700214)

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.