Laura Summerson

Senior Consultant

Phone number: +31 20 241 73 73

Email: [email protected]

Laura Summerson - Senior Consultant

Laura is a Senior Consultant specialising in placing top talent in the leading HR jobs in the Netherlands.

She joined EMEA Recruitment in November 2023, with over five years of recruitment experience in the creative sector. Keen to challenge herself, Laura wanted to leave her comfort zone and advance her expertise in HR recruitment, tackling a new international market.

As a Senior Consultant, Laura thrives on relationship building and successfully marrying clients and candidates. She understands the importance of finding the right fit for both parties and the weight a career change can hold.

Her approach is personable and inquisitive. Understanding people’s journeys, experiences and ambitions allows Laura to excel in finding the right match.

Laura’s Interests

Laura’s main interest is travelling, especially around Europe. Germany is a popular destination for her and her partner, as they have friends in the country.

She also describes herself as a “foodie” and loves to eat out and cook. Participating in outdoor activities, such as cycling, is another hobby that Laura enjoys.

Her other interests include fashion and socialising with friends.

Laura's Successful Candidates

  • HR Manager
  • International Payroll Specialist
  • HR Business Partner
  • Interim HR Manager

Laura Summerson - Senior Consultant
  • Travelling
  • Food
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Fashion
  • Socialising

Laura Summerson

Senior Consultant

Phone number: +31 20 241 73 73

Email: [email protected]

Laura is a Senior Consultant specialising in placing top talent in the leading HR jobs in the Netherlands.

She joined EMEA Recruitment in November 2023, with over five years of recruitment experience in the creative sector. Keen to challenge herself, Laura wanted to leave her comfort zone and advance her expertise in HR recruitment, tackling a new international market.

As a Senior Consultant, Laura thrives on relationship building and successfully marrying clients and candidates. She understands the importance of finding the right fit for both parties and the weight a career change can hold.

Her approach is personable and inquisitive. Understanding people’s journeys, experiences and ambitions allows Laura to excel in finding the right match.

Laura’s Interests

Laura’s main interest is travelling, especially around Europe. Germany is a popular destination for her and her partner, as they have friends in the country.

She also describes herself as a “foodie” and loves to eat out and cook. Participating in outdoor activities, such as cycling, is another hobby that Laura enjoys.

Her other interests include fashion and socialising with friends.

Laura's Successful Candidates

  • HR Manager
  • International Payroll Specialist
  • HR Business Partner
  • Interim HR Manager
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  • Travelling
  • Food
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Fashion
  • Socialising

Laura Summerson JOBS

€70,000-80,000 + benefits
Posted 2 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international organisation seeking a Payroll Specialist to join its HR team in Amsterdam.

As part of the HR team within the Payroll unit, you\'ll independently perform the processing of payroll, taxes, time and attendance, reporting and record-keeping for the Netherlands.

You\'ll also coordinate payroll vendors and authorities in France and Germany, with possible expansion to other countries.


This is a great challenge for an established Payroll Specialist and an opportunity to join an aspirational and encouraging organisation.

This role offers hybrid working.

Fluency in Dutch is essential for this position.


Responsibilities of Payroll Specialist:
  • Perform daily payroll department operations
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
  • Reconcile multi-state payroll before transmission and validate confirmed reports
  • Understand proper taxation of employer-paid benefits
  • Time and attendance processing and interface with payroll
  • Prepare and process all necessary documentation and reporting for yearly 401K, payroll and audits
  • Process workflow items through the HRIS system
 
Experience Required:
  • 5+ years of experience as a Payroll Specialist
  • Great organisational skills and detail-oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated accountability and urgency, facing issues positively and flexibly to deliver
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with Payroll and HRIS systems (Exact HR Salarisgemak & SuccessFactors is preferred)
  • Advanced Microsoft skills
  • Fluent Dutch and English is essential

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€55000 - 65000
Posted 5 days ago
EMEA Recruitment is searching for a Dutch Payroll Specialist for our client in the media industry.

They are looking for an energetic and enterprising person with broad knowledge and experience in the field of payroll.

Together with your colleagues, you will take care of the payroll for 1,200 people and be responsible for the entire payroll process of the organisation\'s various entities.


The successful payroll specialist with receive opportunities to progress, and in return will receive an attractive package with the possibility to work abroad for up to 60 days per year within the EU.

Responsibilities of Payroll Specialist:
  • First point of contact regarding payroll administration for employees and HR Business Partners
  • Responsible for the processing and controls of the payroll administration for all organisation\'s entities
  • Keep up-to-date with the laws and regulations within payroll
  • Provide (on request) reports regarding salary data
  • Check the invoices received at the Payroll department

Experience Required:
  • Experience in a similar role within a European, international business setting
  • You are in possession of your PDL diploma
  • Experience with AFAS is essential
  • You have experience in a dynamic environment
  • Familiarity with the 30% scheme would be advantageous
  • You have good knowledge of the Dutch and English languages
  • Fluent Dutch is essential
  • You have an eye for detail, a hands-on mentality, an eagerness to learn and are a team player

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Up to €78000 + bonus
Posted 3 days ago
EMEA Recruitment has exclusively partnered with a growing international organisation that is seeking a Payroll Team Lead to manage a team of HR and Payroll professionals in its office in Paris.

You will lead a team of payroll professionals, ensuring payroll is compliant and managed, providing all employees with fast and accurate internal information. You will also improve processes and be the first point of communication.

This is a great challenge for someone looking to take the next step in their career and be part of an expanding business.

Responsibilities of Payroll Team Lead:
  • Responsible for prioritising and coordinating tasks and responsibilities within your team
  • Involve your team in the thought process and actively contribute to the development of new ideas
  • Responsible for the quality, timing and thoroughness of support provided to all employees
  • Ensuring written procedures, processes and work instructions are up-to-date and available
  • Translates Group HR policy into local policy, sets and achieves targets
  • Alignment of local legislation for all HR administration processes (central and local)
  • Initiates, plans, executes and coordinates various local projects
  • Partner with the central HR services ensuring the correct introduction and implementation of developments within the organisation
  • Ensures an accurate and timely payroll process frequently
  • Coordinates payroll administration verification and control activities
Experience Required:
  • Proven experience managing a large team of HR and Payroll experts within a multi-site international group
  • In-depth knowledge of French payroll rules and regulations
  • Expertise in Payroll and HR systems including SAP/ECP
  • Must have knowledge of European tax, social security and payroll processes
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Organised, pragmatic and thrives in a fast-paced demanding environment

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
 
Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted 2 days ago
EMEA Recruitment has exclusively partnered with an international organisation in its search for a new HR Business Partner to join its energetic and passionate team based in the North of the Netherlands.

You will be an integral part of the team, involved in various department plans, strategic HR partnerships, talent, performance and change management.

The successful HR Business Partner will be passionate about people, skilled at designing and implementing effective people practices and have full autonomy to implement new processes in the business.

Responsibilities of HR Business Partner:
  • You will be part of the management team, working closely with the leaders to understand the business goals and building strong relationships
  • Align HR strategies with business objectives, offering guidance on people-related matters, and driving initiatives to boost performance management, employee engagement, recruitment, and talent retention
  • Partner with business leaders to design and implement talent management programs
  • Handle employee relations matters in collaboration with managers
  • Utilize HR analytics to generate meaningful insights and offer data-driven recommendations
  • Contribute to HR projects and initiatives, including process improvements, HR system implementations, and performance management initiatives

Skills/Experience Required:
  • 3+ years of proven experience in a similar position as an HR Business Partner
  • Experience working across functional and country boundaries
  • Experience with implementing modern HR policies and processes
  • Excellent knowledge of Dutch labour law
  • A \"hands-on\" person, able to collaborate with external suppliers, business units, managers and employees
  • Strong communicator, curious, resolute and a real team player
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities 
  • Fluent in English and Dutch 

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.