We have recently announced the creation of Pilgrim’s Shared Services, a fourth stand-alone company, which will bring together some of the support functions of our current three businesses (Moy Park, excluding France and Netherlands, Pilgrim’s UK & Pilgrim’s Food Masters). Its purpose is to deliver a high-quality shared service to those three businesses.

As the business grows, this shared service will broaden opportunities for career development as part of a far larger organisation. We will also continue our investment in technology to drive efficiencies and improved ways of working.

A dedicated Transactional Services team will be created to deliver a high-quality and cost-effective service to the Business Units. Reporting to the Head of Finance Process Improvement, we are pleased to advise that we are now recruiting for a Payroll Team Lead.

The Role

This role will hold overall responsibility and accountability for ensuring the accurate and timely processing of all payrolls for a designated business area. Initially this role will be part of the project team implementing SAP Success Factor

The role holder will ensure the delivery of a high quality, customer focused payroll service in alignment with Service Level Agreement as well as maintain a full understanding of all payroll procedures and other integrated business processes.

This role will require the role holder to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and their teams to facilitate delivery of accurate payroll.

What You’ll Need

Experience of managing a team

Excellent interpersonal skills

Leadership skills

Good knowledge of UK Payroll and HR legislation

Minimum of 3 years’ experience of a payroll environment

Thorough and meticulous with extreme attention to detail

Self-disciplined to follow documented instructions

Advanced experience using Microsoft Office packages

Ability to identify and resolve issues and identify process improvements

Excellent communication skills responding to queries from both internal and external stakeholders

Experience working with payroll software packages

Experience working with Time & Attendance software packages

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