German-Speaking Contract & Compliance Officer (m/w/d)

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German-Speaking Contract & Compliance Officer (m/w/d)

Job Title: German-Speaking Contract & Compliance Officer (m/w/d)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: depending on experience
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: rebecca_Contract_1570010361
Contact Name: Rebecca Lalonde
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 02, 2019 10:59

Job Description

Be part of a fun, fast-paced and international business with in-house training and transparent career progression, while learning to successfully negotiate contracts, advise clients and contractors on contractual issues, liaising with senior management and consultants and lots more!

LHi Group is an award-winning, privately owned recruitment agency with exciting and modern offices in London, Manchester, Bristol, New York, Santa Monica, Austin, Paris & Munich.

We are currently looking for a German-Speaking Contract & Compliance Officer for our growing operations team to support our rapidly expanding business, focusing on Germany. This is an ideal environment for someone who wants to be part of an ambitious and growing business, has a passion for best practice and a genuine interest in compliance and all things contract!

You will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing and drawing up contracts for our UK permanent business and German business, sometimes under strict deadlines following successful negotiation
  • Negotiating and amending our standard terms of business
  • Liaising with the head of Germany and the German sales team on new placement processes
  • Implementing new structures and working on continuous process improvement projects with regards to contractor compliance
  • Staying up to date with legal developments in Germany such as AÜG labour leasing and disguised contractor employment
  • Completing regular internal compliance audits
  • Delivering training to the business
  • Liaising with our German contractor base, following up outstanding paperwork to make sure candidates are fully compliant with client requirements
  • Advising contractors and clients on contractual issues for the German and UK permanent side of the business
  • Liaising with external advisors (external legal counsel, professional bodies and compliance experts)
  • Responding to tender and information requests for the UK, managing the process from start to finish, and liaising with the wider Ops team to keep within strict tender deadlines

Key skills:

  • Ideally Degree level (Legal or Business Administration) or with prior office/recruitment experience
  • German speaking (Native/bilingual) necessary, as well as fluent English written, reading and spoken
  • Process / best practice driven
  • Proactive communicator
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and towards deadlines but also collaboratively as a team player
  • Interest in legal and financial topics and processes
  • Willingness to learn and progress
  • Keen to develop strong internal relationships with all levels of management/seniority within the business

What we offer:

  • Ongoing training and support
  • Career development plan
  • A collaborative and knowledge-sharing team
  • A niche sector within a growing business, focused on success
  • Modern WeWork office that hosts events, has free coffee, tea, biscuits and fresh fruit daily
  • Quarterly Ops Days with activities and opportunity to join on European Incentive Holidays

If this has peaked your interest, apply today! #choosetobedifferent

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