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COE – Vice President Global Payroll

Lawrence, Massachusetts | Waltham, Massachusetts

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Job ID R0022609

Thi position can be based globally.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Member of the HR Operations & Shared Services Leadership team
  • Develop a global team to oversee the company’s payroll operations functions.
  • Provide strategic leadership to effect positive change and continuous improvement of payroll services and efficiencies.
  • Lead operational efforts through subordinates to complete the administration of payroll and related services, ensuring that the operations effectively achieves goals.
  • Lead and oversee the broader strategic objectives and activities of payroll through the interpretation, application and implementation of company-wide policies and procedures.
  • Create, measure and meet payroll SLAs
  • Drive continual process improvements focusing efforts on the achievement of “best in class” shared service center 
  • Ensure that budgets and schedules are within company requirements with significant organizational responsibility for the overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, expense priority management, and the recommendation and implementation of current practices.
  • Ensure operations are performed in compliance with company policies and procedures, FLSA, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and other applicable wage and hour laws at country level.

Critical Deliverables: 

  • Global payroll delivery strategy
  • Define and own payroll and timekeeping solutions
  • Create efficiencies in cost of producing payroll using best practice and efficiency methods: standardizing, simplifying, consolidating, automating, vendor management, outsourcing and offshoring
  • Consistent, timely, accurate and efficient delivery of payroll to all countries

Critical Level-Specific Competencies (KFLA):

  • Builds Effective Teams
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Organizational Savvy
  • Ensures Accountability

Critical Role-Specific Competencies (KFLA):

  • Decision Quality
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Optimizes Work Processes
  • Financial Acumen
  • Manages Complexity

Critical Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or similar area
  • In-depth experience in at least two of the following areas: Payroll Management, HR Operations, Financial Accounting
  • More than 15 years of substantial managerial experience in strategic management and leadership across company functions directing substantial resources over long time frames
  • 5-7 years experience and in-depth knowledge in Payroll and/or HR Operations
  • Proven track record as a business leader in growth, innovation, turn-around and cost cutting business environments
  • Experienced leader of an international organization of 50+ employees, ideally cross-functionally

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