Payroll Expert

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Payroll Expert

We’re looking for an experienced Payroll Expert to join Decathlon in the Netherlands. At Decathlon we look for entrepreneurial mindsets and teammates who love to innovate, think big and deliver. This is a great opportunity for a sport minded professional who wants to grow as a HR professional.

Interested? Read on!

Full-time · Amsterdam

Payroll Expert

Decathlon unveiled at the end of 2022 its new long-term ambition aimed at allowing people, throughout the world, to benefit from the physical, emotional and societal benefits of sport. Building on Decathlon’s values of Vitality, Generosity, Responsibility and Authenticity, it symbolizes the mission of the Group’s 105,000 teammates worldwide. Because the practice of sport is universal, Decathlon aims at allowing people to practice sport on their own terms, whatever their level of practice, their physical condition or their objectives, and enjoy its benefits.

This ambition will be sustained in the coming years by 5 strategic pillars aimed at:

  • Increasing the value proposition, by offering customers a whole new end-to-end experience;
  • Becoming a leading force for a sustainable future with the emergence of new circular models and decarbonization of the Group’s activities, with a goal to contribute to carbon neutrality by 2050;
  • Building a state-of-the-art omni value chain;
  • Growing products excellence and accelerating Decathlon’s development in certain geographies;
  • Fostering and accompanying teammates' development.

In 2023 Decathlon will pursue its evolution to get more people to be moved by the wonders of sport, in respect with societies and the planet.” To make that happen in the Netherlands the organization needs to continue to evolve. The People Team is crucial in realizing that ambition.

For the coming years the People project will be built around three main pillars. The first pillar is about People operations and services. The second pillar focuses on People Strategy and the role as business partners. The third pillar concentrates on People solutions driven by the centers of expertise, for example recruitment, compensation & benefits and learning & development.

The role

To strenghten our payrol team (people operations), we are looking for a payroller, who will be the expert in payroll administration and ensure that our employees are paid on time and correctly. You are aware of all laws and regulations concerning payroll administration and know how to apply them in practice. Furthermore, you have a proactive attitude and like to contribute to improvements in our payroll administration. You will work in a close team with motivated colleagues where there is room for your own initiative and creativity.


  • You are responsible for a flawless payroll process with accurate, timely and consistent results
  • Preparing reports on HR data and personnel costs

  • Processing and checking e.g. payroll taxes, overtime and sick leave so that the correct wages can be calculated
  • Administrative tasks, such as checking and correcting employee bank information and salary data
  • Acting as point of contact for salary and contract-related questions from employees and management
  • Timely declaration and payment of payroll taxes and pension declarations, among other things
  • Drawing up contracts that comply with the agreements made and the legislation and regulations
  • Keeping track of changes in the collective labour agreement or laws and regulations concerning personnel matters

What do we ask from you?

  • You love sports!
  • At least 2 years working experience as payroll administrator

  • In possession of a PDL diploma and/or VPS diploma
  • Customer-friendly, service-oriented and team-oriented attitude
  • Good oral and written skills in Dutch & English
  • Experience with international employees and everything that comes with it in terms of payroll administration


  1. A great sports culture and a lot of sportive colleagues who want to sport with you
  2. Holiday allowance
  3. 24 vacation days
  4. 20% discount on our own brands
  5. Decathlon academy training sessions
  6. Shareholder plan
  7. Travel Allowance
  8. Pension plan

Decathlon Facts

  • Decathlon started in 1976 and is originally a French family business
  • Our mission at Decathlon is to make sport accessible, in a sustainable way, for as many people as possible. That's why we want you to be as passionate about sports as we are
  • Our four core values ​​are: vitality, responsibility, generosity and authenticity
  • We are active in 60 countries worldwide with more than 100,000 employees and more than 1700 stores
  • In the Netherlands we have 22 stores, a head office (Amsterdam) and warehouse (Tilburg). We now have more than 1500 employees in the Netherlands

Decathlon is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination, and thus acts daily in favour of disabilities, seniors, social mixing and equality between men and women. Above all, we recruit personalities and diversity within our teams is a major challenge because it is a source of innovation and performance.


  • Application by means of your CV and motivation letter

  • Introduction by telephone (Room for your questions!)
  • First interview
  • Second interview
  • Contract proposal
  • Welcome to Decathlon!

Do you have any questions about this role before you apply? Please get in touch with

We welcome feedback on our recruitment process, if you have any suggestions please feel free to let us know.