Senior HR Manager – Bulgarian & English


Human Resources/Recruitment

Bulgaria: Varna
Depends on experience
Bulgarian (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
Hiring type:
Company hire
Start date:
Job ref.:
Tihomira Velikova
+359 879 807 448


Who Are We? 

We are Blue Lynx – a mid-sized international company recruiting globally on two continents 24/7. We’ve specialised in multilingual Talent Acquisition and HR solutions since 1988. Our company is an established market leader with expertise in IT, Sales, Creatives, Finance, and C-level recruitment. 

Our first office was opened in the Netherlands as a small start-up company. Today, we’ve expanded our expertise far beyond the Dutch market with our offices in Varna, Sofia, Plovdiv and Bogota. Regardless of the location, our consistently high-quality services underpin our reputation.

As Blue Lynx expands and evolves, our greatest asset remains our people. We’ve built a strong team of committed professionals who also know how to have fun. And the best is yet to come.

Do you want to become part of our international family? 

We are currently looking for a Senior HR Manager to join our team in Varna.

Job Profile for Senior HR Manager

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

In-house HR Management

  • The HR focal point across 3 offices – Sofia, Plovdiv, and Varna, having regular contact online and in-person
  • Manage and apply the best HR business practices using legal knowledge and professional experience
  • Keep abreast of changes in the labour law and share this knowledge with your team and management
  • Steer and manage a small HR team
  • Manage the HR files, employment contracts, payroll (together with Finance), taxation payments, onboardings, offboardings, insurances, and HR policies
  • Participate in the selection and interview process for in-house candidates and ensure a smooth onboarding
  • Enhance the procedures for hiring, promoting, or laying off employees
  • Create and implement an ongoing evaluation framework and be able to interpret performance trends correctly
  • Analyse and keep track of employee performance and provide feedback and guidance to the employee and the management team
  • Set performance goals and objectives—both long- and short-term — which need to be clear and transparent
  • Carry out annual appraisals together with the respective managers
  • Oversee and manage benefits and compensation. Create a comprehensive benefits programme
  • Design and implement training programs for employees
  • Facilitate and moderate the company objectives
  • Ensure that the company culture is managed, maintain the already happy work environment
  • Maintain a safe and inclusive work environment and promote the importance of inclusion and diversity
  • Provide guidance to guarantee the fair treatment of all employees at all times and make sure that everyone has equal access to opportunities and information
  • Manage team dynamics with management to guarantee that team members can work together well and be efficient in achieving their common goals

Contracting HR Staff Management

  • Help set up the Contracting department together with the team and create a smooth workflow
  • Be focal point and company advisor for HR contracting legislation in Bulgaria. Manage all aspects of Contracting
  • Work together with external third parties – including company lawyers and accountants to ensure all aspects of the contracting department run smoothly and follow Bulgarian legislation
  • Answer Contractor’s questions and queries in a timely and accurate manner
  • Contract negotiations and extensions as well as take-overs from clients
  • Manage salary negotiations and calculate hourly bill rates for clients
  • Advise C-level and management on market trends and developments
  • Prepare work orders when required
  • Work within HRM tools and systems

Candidate Profile for Senior HR Manager

  • Must be fluent in Bulgarian and English, both written and spoken
  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • 5-10 years of work experience in a relevant HR role
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable on the phone
  • Must have a good sense of humour and be a people person
  • Experience with an online HRM tool is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Bulgarian Labour Law
  • Excellent MS Word, Excel and Outlook skills
  • Proactive self-motivator
  • Independent thinker and problem-solver
  • Good planning, coordination, and prioritisation skills and great attention to detail
  • Able to meet and exceed deadlines and KPIs
  • Must have a no-nonsense attitude, be discrete and diplomatic
  • Willing and able to go the extra mile when needed
  • Must be able to multitask and work in a dynamic and ever-changing environment with a large volume of work
  • Must be able to switch easily between tasks and handle a diverse and unpredictable workload

What Blue Lynx Offers

  • Competitive salary in line with experience
  • Bonus scheme
  • 40-hour working week
  • 22 paid vacation days and all Bulgarian national holidays
  • Assistance with travel costs to and from work
  • MultiSport card – 50/50 contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Food vouchers
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Joining an established international company with 5 offices in 3 countries
  • Flat organisational structure, young and vibrant working environment
  • Brand new modern office, conveniently based near good public transport links
  • Lots of room to grow as an individual and within the organisation
  • Fun company social events

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