Payroll Improvement Specialist

Payroll Improvement Specialist

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Veghel, Netherlands.
Full time
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Would you like to progress your career in a people oriented organization? In a department that is transitioning to a global scope and approach? If the answer is “yes”, then look no further than Vanderlande!  


We’ll give you the opportunity to:  

  • Be part of a project team working on (global) Payroll improvement projects  

  • Be the lead of improvement initiatives 

  • Be part of a global payroll community  

  • Work in an international team of Payroll specialists 

  • Help to translate our global payroll strategy into effective local solutions together with our main stakeholders within Finance and HR  

  • Help professionalizing our payroll organization

  • Teach, grow and learn

  • Have fun 



Your team  

In this role, you will be part of the EMEA Accounting team which is part of the regional Financial Shared Service Center. Our regional FSSC’s are located in different geographic areas and together, comprise the global FSSC. From Payroll we work closely with other financial functions and there is a strong relationship and intense interface with HR.  

The Payroll team in EMEA is responsible for  timely and accurate payroll processing for 14 countries, servicing appr. 3600 employees each month. Worldwide we are processing payroll for over 35 countries, servicing appr. 8.000 employees. 


You report to the Finance Manager FSSC EMEA, with a dotted line to the (global) Payroll Capability Owner (PCO: the one responsible for the global process). You will work together in a project team on improvement projects and initiatives with a local, regional or global scope.  



Your tasks and responsibilities 

In the tactical role of Payroll Improvement Specialist, you will be part of global Payroll improvement projects as part of the one global payroll program. In this capacity you will closely work together with the Payroll Capability Owner, other Payroll improvement specialists , functional and technical experts from HR, IT and Finance. You are in the lead for regional and local Payroll process improvements, and act as the (subject matter) expert on compliancy, fiscal and labor law. 


You will: 

  • Set-up payrolls in new countries in the Vanderlande scope  
  • Analyze operational KPI’s and effectiveness to identify improvements
  • Process input and output audits on adherence and effectiveness and report to Capability Owner and Operational Payroll Team Lead
  • Identify global standards and opportunities for further standardization and understand local deviations
  • Actively share knowledge on payroll best practice in our payroll community  
  • Support, instruct and train Payroll colleagues on new or adjusted processes and ways of working 
  • Support operational team in creating documentation (work instructions & knowledge articles)
  • Liaise with local Payroll colleagues, the Payroll Capability Owner, the Payroll project manager, the Tax function, payroll providers, IT, HR and other teams within the FSSC organization.  



Your qualifications and skills 

If you’re an experienced, enthusiastic and versatile Payroll professional who is ready for the next step, you will recognize yourself in the following: 

  • An open personality, enthusiastic and easy communicator 
  • Interested in how things work and why they are the way they are now 
  • Passionate about Every Day Better – can we work more efficiently? 
  • Likes to analyze and eliminate waste at every opportunity 
  • Proactive.


We ask that you bring to the table: 

  • A minimum of 5 years’ of international Payroll experience. 
  • Bachelor degree in accounting, finance or equivalent level of work experience 
  • Fiscal knowlegde 
  • Experienced in working with global Payroll providers 
  • An excellent command of the English language, other languages are a plus
  • Ability to zoom in (nitty gritty details for local payrolls) and zoom out (to holistic, global process level)
  • Advanced analytical skills, such as using your advanced excel knowledge to analyze the data between different HR and payroll systems.
  • Communication and presentation skills, both verbally and in writing. 


What we offer 

In the challenging and responsible position of Payroll Improvement Specialist, you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of opportunities for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future. 


  • On top of your fixed salary, you will receive the following secondary benefits: 

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days). 

  • Flexible working hours. 

  • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office). 

  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport. 

  • Working from home allowance. 

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on health insurance. 

  • On-site company health centers with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. 

  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills. 

  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives. 

  • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista. 



Our company 

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, such as Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services. 


If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects. 


You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.  


To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins… 


Your application 

If this challenging profile appeals to you, apply now by filling in the application form and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information, please contact Robbert van der Vorst, Recruiter


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