HR Assistant - Brussels, Belgium (1 year fixed-term contract) - PPD - Bruxelles-Capitale




HR Assistant - Brussels, Belgium (1 year fixed-term contract)

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD clinical research services — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

If you think improving health is important, then think of joining PPD clinical research services. If you want to be proud of what you do, be with PPD. Our colleagues in our HR division strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of working or adapting to changing environments.

PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific is an established corporation with success forged through superior quality and sound, ethical practices. As part of our HR team, you will use best-in-class technologies and build broad exposure to our business. The pace is busy and the challenges are exciting. Your career here is what you make of it.
From day one you can expect thorough, top-notch training and development. And the learning never stops. Mobility and advancement are strong at PPD clinical research services. Our job ladders are outlined, providing opportunities to grow and move up and across the organization, locally or globally.

The HR Assistant at PPD clinical research services provides administrative support to the HR function. Gathers, compiles and maintains HR-related information and prepares various reports and documents.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides general administrative support for the Human Resources function.

  • Processes various forms such as HR change forms, performance appraisals, benefit forms, unemployment claims, and other confidential forms and records.

  • Maintains personnel files for assigned location(s), ensuring timely and accurate processing and filing of forms.

  • Assists with new employee orientation, ensuring that all presenters are notified of the schedule and that all materials are distributed to employees as appropriate.

  • Ensures new employees receive appropriate information about benefits, policies, etc. and ensures that appropriate new hire paperwork is completed accurately and forwarded to Payroll and Benefits as appropriate.

Education and Experience:

High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0 to 1 year) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks while still delivering high quality results

  • Good written and oral communications skills

  • Fluency in English and Dutch is essential

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and outside vendors

  • Basic understanding of Human Resources programs, practices and regulations/legal requirements

  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others

  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately

What we offer:

At PPD clinical research services we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD clinical research services you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD clinical research services truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.


Our 4i Values:

Integrity – Innovation – Intensity – Involvement

If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, submit your application – we’d love to hear from you!