Senior HR Specialist Assignments & International Mobility (m/f/d)

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Country: Germany (DE) 
City: Köln 
Worksite / Location: Cologne Ossendorf 


Job Function: Human Resources 
Job Discipline: International/Expatriate 
Job Family: Human Resources 
Part-/Full Time: Full Time


Yazaki is a full systems supplier of wire harness, electrical, data products and solutions enabling vehicle electrification, connectivity, and autonomy integration. With approximately 250,000 employees in 45 countries, Yazaki is driving and optimizing vehicle electrification and power distribution architecture and developing advanced electric components for hybrid and full electric vehicles. For more information about Yazaki, visit


To strengthen our central HR team, we are looking for a


                                Senior HR Specialist Assignments & International Mobility (m/f/d)


based in Cologne or Regensburg.


In this function you coordinate the complete assignment process from the selection to the repatriation of the Assignee in Yazaki Europe (EMEA Region) and act as Center of Expertise for Global Mobility (Relocation, Business Traveler/ Posted Worker and Remote working).    


Your responsibilities:


  • Supporting  local HR Manager in Europe relating to International Assignments within and outside Europe and regions
  • Cooperating with external service provider e.g. tax consultants, relocation companies, insurance companies etc. for all Yazaki Europe Limited locations
  • Coordination of the Relocation process
  • Supporting the Rotation Plan in cooperation with Japan Headquarter and local HR Manager
  • Interface for payroll instructions between home and  host entities to ensure payroll compliance
  • Preparation of cost projections and balance sheet calculations
  • Daily support of assignee requests
  • Advising local HR Manager toward visa/immigration topics
  • Advising local HR Manager towards tax and social security topics


Your profile:


  • Preferable University Degree in Business Administration, Economics or with focus on HR
  • In-depth knowledge in Assignments & International Mobility
  • Basic knowledge of international tax and social security regulations
  • Basic knowledge of visa- and immigration law
  • Several years of experience in working in an international environment
  • Proficient language skills in English, Japanese language skills (written as well) a plus
  • Good skills in Microsoft Office and SAP preferable


We appreciate strong communication skills, analytical thinking and a structured working approach. Intercultural sensitivity and working in a global matrix are a matter of course for you. You keep effectiveness and efficiency under pressure as well.


Yazaki is powered by its employees. As one of the largest family owned companies we make sure our employees are valued and treated like family members. Hence, we have been dedicated to creating a unique benefits package that may include* the following next to an attractive and competitive salary:


  • 30 vacation days

  • Company pension package

  • Kindergarten allowance

  • Canteen service/ Meal vouchers

  • Parking slots

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid workstyle (partly remote and office)

  • PME Family Services

  • Corporate Benefits

  • Online Learning Platform

  • HR Development and Talent Pools


*depending on the location/ position- please consult your recruiter for the role

At Yazaki, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. 


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