HR Generalist Switzerland (60%-80%)

Job description


At Kuoni Tumlare, we create truly inspiring travel experiences that go beyond expectations. Proudly part of the JTB Corporation, we curate and deliver group travel, and meetings, incentives, congresses and events. Our talented team members are located across 37 countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Our customers and clients range from retail and wholesale travel agents, to multinational corporations managing some of the world’s most well-known brands.


As an HR Generalist, you are providing professional and efficient HR support to our 60 employees and managers based in Switzerland (Zurich and Geneva).


  • Provide administrative support for all HR processes throughout the employee life cycle (from entry to exit)P
  • Provide timely and accurate advice and guidance to managers and employees on a variety of HR issues including HR policy and practice, employment legislation, grievance/ disciplinary/ absence/ performance management, maternity/ paternity & flexible working arrangements, exit interviews, etc.
  • Execute monthly payroll for employees including expatriates in collaboration with external payroll provider – documents preparation, payout check, booking file check and accounting reconciliation
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities for HR to partner with the business and provide suggestions on HR initiatives
  • Together with the respective line manager define and execute suitable recruitment strategies for each new open position in order to attract, recruit and retain the right talent
  • Expatriates administration - support for expatriates coming to Switzerland including trainees
  • Act as a HRIS (Workday) Champion for Switzerland regarding all system development issues, training for managers, absenteeism management and provide reports to the Regional Head of HR
  • Lead and deliver local and global HR projects and organize staff events and initiatives (Christmas party, summer party, etc.)

Job requirements


  • Commercial apprentice (KV) and further education in HR and / or Labor relations
  • Fluent in German, working English, French is a plus
  • Sound knowledge of Swiss employment law
  • Experience with payroll preparation and execution as well as social security subject is a must
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast paced, dynamic turnaround environment
  • Profound MS-Office knowledge; HRM system knowledge (Workday)
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills


  • A collaborative self-starter with a hands-on-experience and a can-do-attitude. A pragmatic approach and the ability to address and solve challenges within a dynamic global environment is a must
  • You have experience of working with managers in the delivery of pragmatic commercially focused HR advice
  • You have outstanding communication skills with the ability and credibility to build relationships and to operate at all levels
  • You enjoy structural work with many interactions with various departments
  • You focus on accuracy and details while working towards multiple deadlines
  • Positive and open-minded, good communication skills
  • Ability and desire to self-development

Location: Zurich

Contract: permanent

Starting date: immediately

Workload: 60-80%