International Manager Payroll and Support

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Manager International Payroll and Support

Fulltime (38 h)

With employees in currently eight countries, Action continues to expand, opening more than 200 stores per year. Our workforce, currently more than 53.000 people, is based mostly in our stores, with others reporting to our distribution centers and six country offices. HR Services serves all of the company’s employees. Among other tasks, HR Services is, in cooperation with external providers, responsible for payroll preparation and coordination in every country. We’re looking for a manager who will be responsible for the payroll process and who can bring our department to the next level by addressing its upcoming challenges. An ideal candidate works with a strategical mindset and has a tactical approach and an operational focus. If this sounds like you, please keep reading.

This is your daily action

As Manager International Payroll and Support, you will report directly to Head of HR Services. In this role you are responsible for overseeing the payroll strategy and ensuring a consistent and correct execution of HR support processes for all countries. You will lead a team of coordinators that steers an international team of more than 30 payroll and support specialists. You will provide them the direction they need to achieve their goals within schedule and budget. You will be a trusted manager who can contributes to a positive work environment, even under pressure.

You will work closely with payroll providers abroad, maintaining contact and aligning them on contracts and processes. When the company seeks to enter new markets, you will be responsible for setting up the full payroll processes in those specific countries.

Meanwhile you will lead or participate in projects related to the payroll process, adjusting ways of working to a global standard as much as possible and according to country legislation. You will be a senior member of the HR Services team who advises the company on opportunities for improvements.

Meet your team

Action has grown so rapidly that we have set out to transform into a strategic ‘center of excellence’. Within our department, Recruitment is responsible for recruiting new Action employees for our international headquarters and our Dutch country office. Compensation & Benefits is responsible for anything related to salary, bonuses, lease cars and other employment conditions. Learning & Development organizes training courses for colleagues working at our stores and distribution centers. HR Projects develops various projects aimed at increasing the added value of our HR department to the Action organization and our Shared Service Centre provides various services to our country offices including payroll. Finally, each support department has its own HR advisor focused on employee recruitment, internal and external mobility and departures and acts as an interface between the departments and our overarching HR team. Do you want to contribute your ideas to help further the professionalization of our HR organization?
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Curious about your new team members? Sander van Horssen, your future manager and the rest of the team, can’t wait to work with you!

This is you

As a Manager International Payroll and Support you have a strategic level of thinking and make proposals for efficient and effective working methods to work in alignment with all the countries where we are present. You take a tactical approach: with the least possible complexity and with high efficiency, implements systems, processes and internal/external resources to achieve perfect accuracy and right timing. You are operationally focused: you have a high level of pragmatism, don’t mind figuring out issues with the team and helping solving them; you are very organised and able to structure activities and projects.

  • Bachelor or Master degree
  • Minimum of 7 years’ of experience in International Payroll
  • Knowledge of digital HR transactional processes, experience with HR cloud solutions preferably SuccessFactors is advantageous
  • Experience in remote leading operational teams
  • Excellent knowledge of English
What we offer
  • Annual bonuses on personal and business objectives
  • Long term incentive plan
  • 24 paid vacation days
  • A lease car
  • A company laptop and mobile phone
  • Flexible working hours
  • Extensive education and training at our own Action Academy
  • Working for a dynamic, international organization with lots of opportunities to grow

Are you ready to take Action? Apply now!

Curious what’s next?

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and will get back to you asap.
  2. We’ll invite you for a first job interview.
  3. We’d like to get to know you better. Depending on the position, we might ask you to take an online assessment.
  4. We’ll invite you for a second interview to discuss your assessment and you will meet with perhaps one of your future colleagues.
  5. Are we still a great match? Then we’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse!
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