Human Resources Generalist

Date: Mar 26, 2021

LOCATION: Barcelona, B, ES

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.



The Human Resources Generalist performs a varied range of duties including but not limited to payroll & benefits administration, recruitment, HR policies and procedures, training, and employee relations. Providing excellent external and internal customer service through effective and timely communication with all, employees, potential employees, agencies, and managers.


What You’ll Do:


Payroll & Benefits, Time and Attendance

•              Administrate the payroll process, for multiple countries, liaising with the third-party payroll provider and Finance to ensure timeliness and accuracy of employee’s salaries.

•              Administer and promote employee benefits schemes, coordinating any changes with payroll.

•              Enroll employees into Benefits programs, assisting with policy communication, and service provider’s presentation and process changes within deadlines.

•              Adhere to the Company Data Protection Policy and Procedure and ensure private and confidential data is kept secure and disposed of in the appropriate manner.

•              Assists in providing all necessary information to auditors.


Recruitment and Selection

•              Preparation of job descriptions, liaise with Recruitment agencies and temporary labor agencies, creating job advertisements, conducting interviews and reference checks.

•              Perform administrative processes relating to recruitment, for example, screen CV’s using the online recruitment module, schedule interviews with hiring managers, sit on interview panels and administer testing.

On-boarding and Leaver Administration

•              Administer the process for new employees, for example: send offer letters, contracts, and process all pre-employment checks.

•              Conduct orientation meetings with new employees and liaise with Line Manager’s to ensure they are aware of their responsibility in the orientation process.

•              Oversee the probation process on Success Factors ensuring Managers know when review meetings need to take place, ensuring reviews are completed in a timely manner and any performance issues are raised to the HR Manager.

•              Ensure resignations are acknowledged in a timely manner, the Line Manager is aware of the process and any outstanding annual leave is calculated in accordance with the employee’s terms and conditions.


HR Database and Reporting

•              Ensure the HR Information system (Success Factors) and time and attendance system (Softworks) accurately reflect employee details. This includes inputting starters and leavers, contractual amendments, change of details, probationary reviews, annual performance reviews and merit increases, annual leave and recording of sicknesses and other leave, correcting any AWOLS or absences accordingly with line managers prior to the payroll cut off.

•              Provide appropriate reports from the HR database for the purpose of auditing and monitoring employee data for example sickness and lateness. Follow up with appropriate line manager as per the absence procedures.


Employee Relations

•              Provide day to day advice to Line Managers and Employees on general HR related queries, coaching management and employees on policy and procedures, escalating more complex issues to the HR Manager.

•              Lead formal meetings, such as employee disciplinary and grievances undertaking such tasks as may be required, upto and including dismissals.

•              Develop HR best practice for EMEA countries according to local law/regulation. Identifying trends that could impact organizational objectives and/or operational resources and make recommendations.

•              Assist with planning and executing company activities relating to HR, recruitment, benefits & training

•              Networking and support to other HR team members in an effort to gain better knowledge and expertise of HR regions and best practices.



•              Carry out general administration tasks for the HR Department, for example; sorting post, telephone answering, devising standard Human Resources documents and letters and manage the files stored on the cloud system (Box)

•              Respond to reference requests for current or past employees with the guidance of the HR Manager for sensitive references

•              Ensure that HR providers invoices are accurate and adjust discrepancies in coordination with Finance Department and ensure prompt payment.

•              Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.

•              Performs additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:


  • Ideally holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management or similar.
  • Good practical knowledge and experience of general HR procedures including Payroll, recruitment and EU employment law.
  • 2-3 years’ experience as an HR Coordinator/Admin or Generalist in a multinational environment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, any other languages is an advantage, but not essential.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Must be able to identify and resolve conflict in a timely manner.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft office, good knowledge, and experience of SAP/Success Factors/Softworks or similar HRIS desired.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously within set timeframes.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written presentation skills, with great attention to detail.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and diplomatically with all company personnel under minimum supervision and be responsive to the requirements of department members and other departments with whom interaction is necessary.
  • Must be flexible with work schedules if required to meet the needs of the business during busy periods
  • Ability to have a positive and proactive approach.



Next Steps of the Selection Process:

  • Our hiring team reviews applications and select candidates.
  • We’ll invite candidates to do a video interview on Spark Hire.
  • After the submitted one-way video interviews are reviewed, we’ll invite a final number of candidates for in-person interviews.



Why Join Peli? Here’s a glimpse of Peli Perks…


  • Great benefits - corporate participation to a pension plan, life and medical insurance
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!
  • Prime location – minutes away from the Sagrada Familia!
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…




With over 40 years of creating the toughest, virtually indestructible, and most dependable products on the market, Pelican Products remains the global leader of high-performance protective case solutions, advanced portable lighting systems, and consumer products we use in our everyday lives to include coolers, phone and tablet cases, backpacks, and drinkware. Our products are depended upon by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, life sciences, defense/military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer.  Pelican's products are designed and built to last a lifetime.


Peli is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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