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UK & ROI Payroll Manager

Senior/Regional Payroll Manager, UK/Ireland Team


Location: Reading
Contract: Permanent

Main function of role:

Lead the 4 UK & ROI teams within the payroll function, coaching, mentoring and developing the team to ensure delivery of pay accurately and on time.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Overall responsibility of UK & ROI payrolls
  • Lead the teams to drive efficient operational processing through the adoption of automation where possible, application of standardised processes and delivery of a consistent service model
  • Maintains a strong high-performing team through effective recruiting, training, coaching, team building, performance management and resource planning.
  • Ensure procedures are compliant and consistent with current regulations
  • Fosters and maintains positive relationships with the internal stakeholder groups.
  • Partnering with P&C Leads regularly to provide legislative updates/Payroll changes
  • Management of the external payroll vendor contracts, including the on-going management of SLAs, service delivery and ensuring compliance to in-country reporting requirements.
  • Develop and maintain robust Business Continuity plans for all payrolls
  • Lead internal and external audits within supported countries ensuring process improvements are introduced as necessary and in line with audit findings
  • Responsible for defining, measuring, and adhering to appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) established under the service delivery model
  • Demonstrate a hands-on approach to problem solving and team support.
  • Deliver projects and payroll related communications
Primark is growing and the responsibilities may change with time.

Experience, Skills & Competencies
  • At least 10 or more years of Payroll experience with at least 5 or more years' experience of managing multiple staff.
  • Ability to make decisions and drive through solutions.
  • Strong people management experience within a payroll function and experience of managing a large team or multiple teams.
  • Organizational and time management skills in managing multiple, diverse and sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • A solid understanding of payroll processes, compliance practices and systems
  • High level of proficiency with MS Excel
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize on fast pace environment
  • Maturity, discretion and experience dealing with highly confidential information
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, while working in a fast-paced environment

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