Payroll and HR Services Team Lead
Lonza
Manchester,UK
14d ago

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.

Our vision :

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission :

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?

Job Description Summary

Lonza are currently looking for a Payroll Team Lead to join the team on a permanent basis.

  • The position exists to drive the day to day operational Payroll & Time Management Team within the EMEA region. The post holder will be responsible for team management and development and driving SLA and case management compliance;
  • reporting back to the Head of HR Services EMEA. The position will also be first point of contact for regional escalations and technical queries, attending vendor performance reviews and initiate payroll change requests.

    This role will include :

  • Leading and developing a team of payroll / time management and benefit co-ordinators across several EMEA countries to deliver timely and accurate payroll services in accordance with 3rd party pay cycles.
  • Driving the day to day performance of the Payroll and Administration teams utilizing Service Now Dashboard and Payroll Reporting tools.
  • Motivates and develops the team including attendance, performance and career development.
  • Works with Head of HR Services EMEA to standardize process and improve efficiencies within the team; also collaborating with the global teams.
  • Ensure Managers, employees and HR community are adequately informed on changes, processes, tools in the new outsourced payroll environment.
  • Drive collaboration between global payroll provider, local third party providers and Lonza payroll & benefit coordinators to ensure any issues are escalated and resolved effectively.
  • To be successful in this role you will need to :

  • Have proven ability to implement and execute the defined payroll outsourcing strategy.
  • Be able to develop a professional payroll function which is scalable & flexible to meet the company needs.
  • Have proven experience in leading, engaging and motivating a team in multiple locations.
  • Have proven ability to deliver results, dive deep, invent and simplify, and insist on the highest standards.
  • Have proven ability to meet tight deadlines while managing multiple projects / initiatives.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, including persuasive written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.
  • Have strong analytical skills to identify potential impact and implications of issues and to take appropriate mitigation actions.
  • Have solid organizational and project management skills.
  • Have the ability to contribute in a metrics driven organization.
  • Have experience performing ad hoc analysis using advanced Excel including V-look ups, pivot tables, macros, and other complex functions.
  • If this role seems interesting to you, please do apply for further information around Lonza!

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