HR Generalist

We’re building an unparalleled People & Culture team and shaping the future of Lightspeed. Lightspeed has a presence all over the globe, and we’re continuing to expand our reach. As a HR generalist (People Business Partner) supporting our French office,  you will be a central part of the success of our team having a direct impact on our ability to retain and grow the best talent to build our company. You will report directly to the Manager People Business Partner EMEA and the dotted line to the Director, Global Payroll.

What we need from you: 

People Business partner

  • Strategic partnership with the business by being fully embedded within your region by understanding current business needs and by anticipating future requirements 
  • In partnership with our centers of expertise, identify innovative solutions that positively impact the employee experience
  • Influence lasting change and play a critical role in enhancing leadership effectiveness, including the enablement of business leaders to cultivate an effective leadership pipeline. 
  • Drive employee related initiatives with your communication, coaching and influencing skills
  • Take on any additional special projects as required by your client groups or P&C team
  • Help build organizational health by providing insightful data to guide decision making and proactive solutioning.
  • Take on any additional special projects as required by your client groups or P&C teamBring your expertise in HR processes and policies in France & Swiss
  • Implement new benefits and best practises in France & Swiss


Payroll, benefits and policies area:

  • The Payroll Specialist ensures all matters related to payroll are handled completely, effectively, timely, and according to our code of conduct.
  • French & Swiss payroll knowledge: Management of payroll and associated benefits (DPAE, Swiss pension system, mutual
  • insurance, provident fund, lunch cheques, absences etc.)
  • Coordinate taxes at source monthly statements to Tax Authorities, related bills handling and contacts with Tax Authorities
  • Manage sickness and accidents loss of income indemnities, coordinating with HRBPs and external insurances
  • Process data input, establish and maintain payroll records, and analyze payroll related information to ensure accurate payroll in line with the legislation of France & Swiss knowledge in social relations: Organization and follow-up of the life of the CSE, participation and organization of meetings, drafting of minutes, ("procès-verbaux")
  • Research discrepancies in payroll information and/or documentation to ensure accuracy and adherence to procedures prior to
  • processing
  • Prepares and submits statutory declarations (monthly/quarterly) for Authorities (DSN, URSSAF, Pensions, Welfare & Health insurance contributions)
  • Assisting Director, Payroll with auditors' requests (both internal and external)
  • Ensure compliance with the principles and policies of the Company and with the Swiss & France legislation on social insurances, family allowances, tax at source, etc.
  • Be the point of contact to facilitate payroll troubleshooting for a wide range of payroll related questions


What you bring: 

  • Proven experience in a Business Partner function within a software technology company
  • Comprehensive understanding of French and Swiss Labor law (complex dismissals)
  • Experience in payroll & benefits 
  • Expertise in people integration projects
  • Ability to thrive in rapidly-changing environment;
  • Fully bilingual (French and English); excellent communication skills

Who you are: 

You are a strong influencer and not afraid to push back for the good of our employees and the company. You can drive initiatives from start to finish all the while understanding their impact on the business. You have an eye for detail and have a structured way of working


What’s in It for You?

You have the opportunity to join a fast-paced, industry leading global organization headquartered in the Canadian market. You will be exposed to and have autonomy to solve challenging problems that enable the company to grow and succeed.  You will learn, expand your skill set, forge wonderful relationships and make your mark.  This role is at the heart of building our company with new At lightspeed, we are dedicated to bringing cities and communities to life by powering SMBs. Come and help us build our communities!

To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Lightspeed (TSX/NYSE: LSPD) powers the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy.

Our one-stop commerce platform transforms and unifies digital and physical operations by enabling multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions and connection to supplier networks. With the Lightspeed commerce platform, merchants in retail and hospitality can build thriving businesses for the future.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Lightspeed is trusted by favourite local businesses, where the community goes to shop and dine in over 100 countries. Lightspeed has offices in Canada, the USA, Europe, and APAC.

We’re passionate about enabling people to do their best work. We dream big and we’re looking for people who do the same. With us, career milestones happen often and we celebrate every one. Come work with us and find out where your career will take you at Lightspeed!