Work Council Specialist

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Job Description


(Senior) HR Generalist


Location: Germany (remote) or Austria


Aptean bundles the technology, project and market experience of successful software providers in the ERP and MES sectors who specialize in the requirements of SMEs in the DACH region. As an IT strategy partner, we support our medium-sized customers on their path to digital transformation.


To strengthen our Human Resources division, we are looking for a Sr. HR Generalist (m/f/d) with a specialized focus on works council activities to join our team. In this role, you are the first point of contact for all works councils in Germany and Austria, fostering positive relationships between the company and its works council, ensuring compliance with labor laws and regulations, and supporting various HR function.


Your responsibilities

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the works council in Germany and Austria.
  • Facilitates regular meetings between management and the works council.
  • Ensures transparent and effective communication between the company and the works council.
  • Drafts and works closely with legal counsel on collective agreements. Assists in the negotiation and implementation of collective agreements.
  • Provides guidance and support on works council matters to HR and management teams.
  • Advises management on legal and regulatory requirements related to works councils.
  • Keeps up-to-date with changes in labor laws and regulations.
  • Prepares regular data reports (monthly, quarterly, annual) and leads the salary insights meetings.
  • Addresses inquiries and concerns related to works council activities.
  • Mediates and resolves conflicts between employees, management and works council when necessary.
  • Reviews works council training applications and grants if valid and necessary.
  • Tracks works council expenses against budget and keeps works council apprised of spent.
  • Prepares works council hearings as applicable (i.e. transfers, terminations). Tracks status and informs HRBP/Manager accordingly.
  • Assists in general HR duties of the employee life cycle, including but not limited to data entry, development and implementation of HR policies and procedures, and assists in administration of compensation and benefits programs.
  • Supports the performance management process and informs works council were required.
  • Close cooperation with the HR Team to advance projects in the DACH region.


Your skills

  • Completed commercial training with an additional qualification in the field of HR, a degree in business administration or a comparable qualification
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of HR experience, with at least 2 years focused on works council activities or labor relations
  • Strong knowledge of labor laws and regulations
  • Hands-on mentality with independent work and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with works councils and other employee representatives
  • Resilient team player, motivated and committed personality with a high degree of reliability, trustworthiness and diligence
  • Willingness to travel to various locations within Germany and Austria
  • Good written and spoken English and German language skills are required


Our Offer

We are looking for a long-term and trusting partnership. With this in mind, we offer

  • an interesting and challenging role with an employer on a growth path in the IT environment
  • a new company location with a modern office concept/workplace
  • a collegial and supportive team
  • an attractive compensation package
  • professional and personal development opportunities; flat hierarchies
  • joint team events

If you share our mindset, you can share in our success. To find out more about joining Aptean, get in touch today. Learn from our differences. Celebrate our diversity. Grow and succeed together.

Aptean pledges to promote a company culture where diversity, equity and inclusion are central. We are committed to applying this principle as we interact with our customers, build our teams, cultivate our leaders and shape a company in which any employee can succeed, regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, sexuality and gender identity, religion, disability or age. Celebrating our diverse experiences, opinions and beliefs allows us to embrace what makes us unique and to use this as an asset in bringing innovative solutions to our customer base.

“At Aptean, our global and diverse employee base is our greatest asset. It is through embracing and understanding our differences that we are able to harness our individual power to maximize the success of our customers, our employees and our company.” – TVN Reddy

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