Senior Payroll Project Manager

Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
£400 - £500 per day
Joe West

This Senior Payroll Project Manager will be a key member of the UK Payroll Project team to implement Workday Payroll with outsourced managed payroll services and support the existing service provider exit. Reporting to the UK Payroll Project, Project Manager, you will support the project's objectives of providing process efficiency improvements, effective issue resolution and accurate payroll delivery to meet SLAs and KPIs.

Client Details

My client are a global market leading Pharmaceuticals company based across Cambridge with multiple state of the art sites. This Senior Payroll Project Manager contract role is incredibly flexible as are the employers generally. This role being project focused around the Workday Implementation Can be predominantly home based with weekly site visits across Cambridge.


Duties and responsibilities for this long term flexible contract

  • The Senior Payroll Project Manager will serve as a payroll subject matter expert to help ensure project tasks are delivered to successfully implement UK Workday Payroll to meet UK legislative
  • 'To be' process definition and mapping - conforming to SOX controls and other controls as appropriate
  • Test validation for End to End, UAT and Parallel testing phases. Providing support by way of creating test scripts, test execution and "how to" UAT support
  • Work with Implementation Partner, Project Team and internal customers to resolve configuration, testing, processing and data queries\issues
  • Data Migration activities - data preparation, transformation and validation
  • New process employee training - create supporting documentation and deliver employee training
  • Providing subject matter expertise to support change and communications
  • Write documentation to ensure a successful handover to the Outsourced Service Provider
  • Carry out Cut Over activities - tasks as required to successfully move into the live environment
  • Support, where appropriate, the Payroll Manager to deliver BAU activities, which impact the project delivery


Senior Payroll Project Manager required experience, skills and characteristics

  • Experience supporting HR and Payroll processes and transactions, ideally in Workday
  • Knowledge and experience of UK payroll legislation.
  • Understanding of payroll management and integrations, gained through direct experience working in a Payroll/HR Data team or on Payroll system implementation projects
  • Keen attention to detail and focus on data accuracy
  • Understanding of common HR and service centre enabling technologies - e.g. case management, telephony and online user portals
  • Able to communicate fluently in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing tasks efficiently and prioritise workload within a matrixed team environment
  • Enjoys working as part of a lively and hard-working team, performing together under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Experience in Microsoft applications with highly competent Excel skills
  • Highly developed communications, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work with confidential data
  • Experience of delivering against Service Level Agreements, including working with third party providers to meet work deadlines
  • Ability to think analytically and effectively problem solve using creative solutions
  • Services minded with a "can do attitude" - dedicated to providing good service with a customer focus
  • Job Offer

    Excellent flexibility with home based working and weekly Cambridge visits to the Uk payroll and IT Implementation teams along with business partnering with senior management in HR and Finance. The chance to be part of an exciting and innovative project on a UK scale but with the view of rolling out globally longer term