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Unilever HR Sr. Assistant – People Partner & Payroll Specialist (Contractor) in Seoul, South Korea

JOB TITLE: HR Sr. Assistant – People Partner & Payroll Specialist (Contractor)

SCOPE: Seoul, South Korea


Unilever International is Unilever’s White Space Arm!

As the ninth global cluster, we work across the world to fill white spaces for Unilever.

We treat the business as our own.

As intrapreneurs, we introduce Unilever’s brands into white space geographies like Korea, Pacific Islands, Mongolia, and spearhead launches of iconic household brands like Dove, Lifebuoy, Sunlight, Fair & Lovely, TRESemme into big markets like U.S, China, Western Europe and SEAA.

As Unilever’s growth engine, we establish global white space businesses in key channels such as Health & Beauty, Discounters, E-Commerce and alternate channels such as travel retail, marketing to institutional partners like the United Nations, and seeding Unilever brands to overseas diaspora who crave for a taste of their familiar home brands.

Singapore is our global hub leading strategy, marketing thinking, seeding plans, and alignment with the global categories and supply chain.

Game changing business

SPEED is the mantra for our resounding success. To serve the underserved, we embrace a founder’s mentality, explore unchartered territories, redesign end-to-end business models to establish successful businesses. We make a difference by working fast and smart, nurturing our tribe, winning together and living by five tenets:

  1. We will be the fastest route-to-market globally;

  2. We go where no (man, woman or distributor) has ever explored;

  3. Impossible is an opinion, not a fact;

  4. Speed is our currency;

  5. When brands are built right, they can last a lifetime.


The HR Sr. Assistant – People Partner & Payroll Specialist plays a pivotal role in ensuring the operational efficiency and compliance of payroll processes, as well as fostering a supportive work environment that aligns with the organization's strategic goals. This position is responsible for the meticulous execution of payroll duties to ensure employees are paid correctly and on time, while adhering to all legal and regulatory requirements. Additionally, the role supports broader HR functions by managing employee lifecycle events from hiring to departure, maintaining accurate employee data, and implementing HR policies that promote an inclusive and productive workplace culture. This dual-function role not only supports the company’s financial and legal standings through rigorous payroll management but also enhances employee engagement and satisfaction by efficiently addressing HR needs.


[People Partner Role]

  • Facilitate employee onboarding, transfers and offboarding as JML processes

  • Oversee the employee’s Time and Attendance

  • Regularly review and update company’s policy as necessary

  • Manage Workday system to ensure all data is accurate and up-to-date

  • Support the organization and implementation of company HR events

[Payroll Assistant role]

  • To process accurate and timely payroll for country remittance of data to bank through accounts payable with payroll agency

  • Executes payroll accounting and reconciliation to uphold accuracy

  • Monitors payroll processes to meet legal compliance and COBP requirements

  • To input to payroll systems against new reward cycle, new collective Bargaining agreement, Time and Attendance data / payment related calculations for payroll accuracy

  • Prepares annual reports and manage end year processes e.g. taxation, Year End Tax

  • Provides ad-hoc data and supplementary reports as required from time to time

  • Reward and payroll related communication i.e. schedules, guidelines



  • University graduate

  • Fluent in English communication

  • 3-5 years in HR, especially more than 2 years in payroll processes

  • Strong attention to detail and data management capabilities

  • Highly Analytical thinking and data management skill

  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication skills

  • Commitment to confidentiality and high ethical standards


  • Proven ability to learn quickly and work autonomously

  • Team-oriented with outstanding organizational abilities

  • Experience in HRBP role is advantageous

  • Previous experience in a multinational corporation (MNC) is beneficial



  • Finance department

  • Line managers and employees

  • TA, EDA

  • ULK HRBPs and UI HR team

  • Legal department


  • Service Providers : Payroll

  • Labor lawyer

  • Pension Administrators

Unilever es una organización comprometida con la equidad, la inclusión y la diversidad para impulsar los resultados de nuestro negocio y crear un futuro mejor, cada día, para nuestros diversos empleados, consumidores globales, socios y comunidades. Creemos que una fuerza laboral diversa nos permite igualar nuestras ambiciones de crecimiento e impulsar la inclusión en todo el negocio. ¡En Unilever estamos interesados en que cada individuo traiga su 'Whole Self' al trabajo y esto te incluye a ti! Por lo tanto, si necesita algún requisito de soporte o acceso, le recomendamos que nos avise en el momento de su solicitud para que podamos apoyarle a través de su viaje de reclutamiento.

Job Category: Human Resources

Job Category: Ressources humaines

Job Category: Recursos humanos

Job Type: Employee Data specialist

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals