Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company which engineers targeted immunotherapies, seeking to improve patient outcomes through the power of innate immunity. Affimed’s fit-for-purpose ROCK® platform allows innate immune engagers to be designed for specific patient populations. We are developing single and combination therapies to treat cancers.

To strengthen our highly motivated HR Team in Heidelberg, Germany, we are looking for a

Senior HR Manager (f/m/d)

(Reference No. GA2106)

Apply now


  • Lead for annual headcount, personnel cost planning and monthly forecast
  • Calculate HR-relevant quarterly accruals (e.g. vacation, bonus) for all entities
  • Act as key contact for external payroll providers and responsible for the monthly German and bi-weekly US-payroll. This also includes submission of payroll relevant data to external providers and SOX-conform payroll-testing and -execution.
  • Alignment with other EU payroll providers
  • Responsible for Compensation and Benefits:
    • Participation in salary surveys
    • Running benchmarks for the company
    • Preparation of annual bonus and merit round
    • Handling of corporate stock option program in collaboration with Finance department
    • Administration of Company Pension Scheme (bAV)
    • Administration of the company bike lease program
  • Act as key contact for external auditors for all SOX relevant testing (annual and quarterly)
  • Build and maintain the HR Business Process Management
  • Other project related tasks


  • Diploma/Master in Business Economics
  • Minimum 7 years of proven experience in relevant departments
  • Payroll experience and good knowledge of social security system
  • Experience in international payroll (double taxation, expat management) is preferred
  • Excellent MS-Office skills, especially Excel
  • Excellent analytical skills and logical thinking
  • Open minded and can do mentality
  • Teamplayer and driver of activities
  • Excellent and effective communication skills
  • Fluent in German and English (written and oral)


The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, highly motivated, multidisciplinary, and collegial team.
For any queries, please contact Susanne Hering (Tel: +49 6221 6743 675, e-mail:

July 2021

Your application