VP, Global Payroll at NielsenIQ
ABOUT THIS JOB
The Global Payroll Leader is a critical member of the HR Shared Services team responsible for providing strategic direction on global payroll for approximately 35,000 employees in 60+ countries across the globe (Asia, Americas, Europe, etc.) The ideal candidate is experienced in Global Payroll Operations and has a passion for creating innovative payroll solutions. Responsible for corporate and local payroll strategy, planning, communications, and marketing the payroll function and related services. This position will foster relationships with senior internal stakeholders by establishing and maintaining exceptional business relationships and working collaboratively with other corporate and country level teams including HR, Legal, Tax, Treasury, Employee Benefits, Compensation, IT, and Finance. This role is part of the global HR organization. The incumbent is expected to run day to day payroll operations, support new and existing pay programs (local and global), manage vendor contracts and relationships, and drive process standardization, automation, and improvement in the controls for payroll globally and ensure process efficiency and effectiveness.
Develop payroll strategy and operating model within the context of a rapidly evolving HR Shared Services model and provide tactical direction to the HR Leads across the globe
Drive appropriate consistent processes across the globe and coordinate regional efforts towards global process standardization while allowing flexibility locally when required
Maximize the effectiveness of technologies and supporting processes to drive continuous improvement and change initiatives
Own oversight of Global Payroll to ensure compliance with all corporate and country-specific policies and procedures
Drive controls and operational excellence including, but not limited to, SOX oversight and controls and compliance programs
Ensure process design supports fiscal and regulatory compliance
Establish partnerships with third party vendors to ensure effective service delivery
Coach, mentor and provide leadership development to team members in order to optimize operational excellence and create a deeper bench of experienced talent
Build partnerships and solicit feedback from internal and external business partners to define and develop successful, scalable processes and practices
Manage the global and/or regional payroll vendor relationships, including selection, negotiation, consolidation, and management
Provide audit and oversight to the team's activities and processes, ensuring that pertinent internal and external compliance and government interaction standards are met
Implement and leverage technology that best fits our program and needs
Expertise around use of RPA. ML oriented technology for business process optimization is a plus
Develop Strategy around sub-processes under Hire to Retire process and present to C-Suite level
10 or more years of experience with global payroll and payroll tax
Knowledge and experience with stock, travel and time and attendance programs.
Experience setting up payroll requirements for new tax entities.
Experience with end to end M & A activities.
Experience managing several large payroll vendors and contracts. ADP is preferred.
Experience leading mid to large & geographically dispersed teams.
Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, business or a related field (master's degree preferred).
CPP designation required.
SAP Payroll knowledge &/or experience preferred; must have deep knowledge & experience working with payroll vendors & platform technologies.
Exceptional communication skills & ability to influence.
Ability to work effectively across all levels & layers of the organization.
Experience transforming a payroll function that is very manual to one that is highly scalable and efficient.
Expand Payroll Control Dashboard for global use
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