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EMEA Regional Payroll Lead


Are you looking for a regional leadership role within Payroll? Responsible for overseeing Payroll Operations covering the EMEA region, covering 18 countries and >2000 employees. Supporting delivery of strategic priorities and programs.

You will Recruit and build London based payroll team, transitioning EMEA payroll activity from existing US based team

You will also ensure end-to-end payroll is processed accurately, timely and within the defined process and standards, manage escalations, resolve queries, establishing close working relationships with key HR professionals and other stakeholders in the region

A couple of key role priorities:

  • Uncovering and delivering on opportunities to continuously improve processes, eliminate risk and create capacity within the team
  • Management and development of the EMEA payroll employees, ensuring that the necessary training for the payroll team is given to gain expertise, identify their developmental areas and provide career opportunities
  • Supporting and driving COG/Operations engagement and culture initiatives

Key skill requirements for the role include:

  • Technical expertise in employer statutory obligations (EMEA countries)
  • Strong risk mindset
  • Change champion
  • Experience in vendor management
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to get in the details when needed
  • Excellent customer centric and process improvement mindset


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Job no: COG-974693
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: London
Category: Senior, Operations
Group: Corporate Operations Group
Division: Operations
Recruiter: Rob Evans
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