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Payroll Manager -DK

Join Oterra in making natural food and beverages easy, for a sustainable and healthy world.

Headquartered in Denmark, with production sites in Europe, Latin America, and the US, we’re a passionate team of over 900 team members in 30 countries worldwide, serving 120 markets globally. As the leading worldwide provider of natural colors, we offer food and beverage manufacturers an alternative to artificial colors. Food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it. We believe that nature got it right the first time.



About the position

As Payroll Manager Denmark you will be responsible for aligning the Danish Payroll via our outsourcing provider, and create a stable and reliable payroll for our employees in Denmark. Among other things you will be adding value and building your capabilities by:


  • Providing salary input and approve monthly time and attendance registrations
  • Being first point of contact for our leaders and employees for all questions connected to payroll, leave and documentation
  • Automating Payroll processes
  • Managing our notification requirements in connection with benefits reimbursement (barselsdagpenge, sygedagpenge, etc.)
  • Being responsible for creation of employee profiles and reporting (Visma, pension plans, travel agencies etc.)
  • Preparing employment contracts and various employee documentation
  • Correct online filing of employee documentation
  • Conducting initial administrative onboarding
  • Ensuring high data quality in Payroll and HR systems (SuccessFactors)
  • Vendor management support (visma)
  • Ad hoc HR projects



Meet your new team!

Based in our Hørsholm, you’ll join a dedicated international Human Resources team with colleagues working in multiple locations across the world. We are a newly established team and have an important task ahead of us, as we design, develop and deploy our new ways of working @oterra.

We display that startup mentality and entrepreneurship in our operating model, as we build and establish ourselves as a high performing team and a value adding global function. We have a flat structure, high standards and a pragmatic and operational approach to supporting our people and culture agenda.



Who are you?

We are looking for an ambitious colleague with relevant experience, who is a naturally data savvy and has a collaborative approach to problem-solving. You are international in your mindset and enjoy working independently at both local, and sometimes global HR operational tasks.  

Our new team player has a can-do attitude and thrives with ambiguity. Not everything is in perfect order yet and a continuous improvement mindset is therefore important. Our preferred candidate will enjoy setting up processes and with that creating structure, stepping out of his/her comfort zone, challenging and asking questions.



Experience and skills needed

The right profile has broad payroll experience and some understanding of the basic HR processes, experience from project management and has a good understanding of where HR can add value to the business.


Specifically we are hoping to find a person with:

  • Extensive experience with the full Danish payroll process
  • Experience with vendor management for outsourced payroll solutions
  • Knowledge about collective agreements in Denmark (IO and IFO)
  • Basic employment law knowledge
  • Strong emotional intelligence as well as intellectual horsepower
  • Attention to detail and strong process orientation
  • Good influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience with Visma and Successfactors  



Why join Oterra?

A unique opportunity to be part of the exciting build up of our global People & Culture team and to join us on our mission to be the best enablers of Oterra’s success. We offer incredible possibilities for functional growth, possibility to take the role international and learning in an international environment with competent and ambitious colleagues. We have a flexible and modern way of working in a culture where we value differences, authenticity and each other. We offer a market aligned compensation package and a truly international work environment, as well as:


  • Continuous opportunities for learning and career progression
  • Free onsite parking
  • Social workplace with Friday breakfasts, monthly Friday bars, plus many social activities such as DHL and sports days.
  • Employee discounts on range of attractions and products  



Further information and application

We would love to know more about you and your motivation for this job! Please send us a short CV and cover letter, in English, latest October 12th 2022. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact


Please note that we will be working with a continuous selection process, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates. So, don’t delay, please send us your application today.


Start: As soon as possible, with regards of the notice period.

Application Deadline:  12.10.2022
Job ID:  1359

Hoersholm (Color Agern Alle), DK

Job Posting Function:  Human Resources