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EU Payroll Delivery Manager

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Location: Kraków Poland
Job ID: R0017331
Date Posted: Jul 11, 2023
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Our Company

Since its founding in 1910, Hitachi has supported the development of society and the improvement of people's lives.  Throughout the world, Hitachi Group employees exemplify outstanding teamwork that transcends the boundaries of geographical regions and business fields.  Together, we share the Hitachi group identity and put it into practice worldwide.

At this exciting time in our growth Hitachi has established its Global Business Services (GBS) function to be the strategic partner for transforming and delivering business operations across the Hitachi group.  With a mission to deliver the best experience to employees and customers you will be joining a global team known for excellence and innovation.  

What you’ll be doing 

The European Payroll Delivery Manager will report to the Global Payroll Administration Manager, based in Bangalore, and is responsible for providing region-specific payroll operations support. The role will have direct people management responsibility for three dedicated payroll team members, based across the Regional and Global Hub locations in Krakow and Bangalore.   Core responsibilities include collecting key data inputs from various teams and countries (e.g. Group Company Payroll Customers, Benefits, Compensation, Mobility) to support the administration of the disbursement of pay.

The European Payroll Delivery Manager is the face of payroll to Hitachi employees, working with third party payroll suppliers, Total Rewards COE, and BU HR to answer and resolve queries. The role ensures that Hitachi employees get paid accurately and on time, and that Hitachi is disbursing pay in compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies. 

This role will be a mixture of remote working and based from Hitachi’s EU Offices in Krakow.

What you bring to the team

We’re looking for a team player, who is motivated by delivering great work and the Hitachi vision.  Some of the skills and experience we look for includes:

  • Supervisory people management experience

  • Ownership of relationships, and ongoing engagement, with Group Company Payroll Customers

  • Ensures Payroll Service Level Agreements are met with internal customers 

  • Monitor metrics / KPIs, gather customer feedback, and determine areas for improvement

  • Coordination of payroll input data to create, update, and maintain employee assignment and pay details 

  • Management of payroll schedule to ensure regular and off-cycle payroll processes are accurately delivered through Payroll administration hub-locations, and are fully compliant with local country legislative and regulatory requirements to include sign-off responsibilities

  • Analyzes all off-cycle payroll requests and validates payroll inquiry/requests 

  • Processes payroll accounting and post payroll activities / reconciliation

  • Partners with third party payroll supplier as applicable

  • Partners with the Total Rewards COE and other stakeholders to support audit and year-end activities including preparation of interfaces and reports 

  • Provides support for Legal and regulatory reporting

  • Acts as a point of escalation for payroll inquiries, redirecting complex or unusual inquiries to Payroll Administration Manager, BU HR, and/or Total Rewards COE

  • Work in partnership with Global GBS team members, representing the European region, to focus on future global payroll transformation project-based initiatives

Preferred Qualification

  • Excellent knowledge of UK payroll processing, yearend activities, and legislation

  • Would be an added advantage of having knowledge of Poland and any EU countries and working knowledge with ADP.

Our Values  

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to any factor that doesn’t impact your ability to do the job, including race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. 

We are proud of Japanese heritage, with our values expressed through the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

If, like us, you’re motivated by delivering first class services, thrive in a fast paced and supportive environment and want to help Hitachi to drive social innovation, we’d love to hear from you.

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