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About Us

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide. Through our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ and our Now and Next sustainability strategy, we are committed to leading the transition to the circular economy, while delivering more circular solutions for our customers and wider society – replacing problem plastics, taking carbon out of supply chains and providing innovative recycling solutions.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Workday – Payroll, Compensation & Benefits Expert to join our Workday team

As Workday – Payroll and Compensation & Benefits Expert you will report into the HCM Global Process Controller and be the SME to provide outstanding support to the Business in Payroll and Compensation & Benefits.

You will be the subject matter expert for Workday in payroll, compensation, and benefits, driving the future roadmap in this area. You will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to define processes, analyse efficiencies, test and implement creative solutions. You will identify potential enhancements in our process and suggest improvements.

About you  

You must have very good knowledge of Workday as well as a excellent understanding of HR processes around payroll, compensation and Benefits.

Minimum requirements: 

  • Previous experience using Workday Payroll, Compensation and Benefits, with an ability to do configuration on the system – this is ESSENTIAL to the role

  • Advanced analytical and technical skills evidenced by playing a role in projects and in a Workday support environment

  • Previous involvement in building Merit Review processes as well as Time & Attendance and Absence feeding into Workday Payroll

  • A Workday certification is beneficial but not essential

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality in dealing with confidential data and initiatives.

  • Experience of confidently managing stakeholders

  • Evidence of collaboration and contribution to previous work environments

  • Able to self-manage confidently, with good personal productivity and self-motivation

  • Understand the value of a project plan, adhere to established processes and standards, monitor progress of tasks against plan, and report status to appropriate team members as it relates to project issues.


  • Competitive salary

  • Discretionary Bonus

  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays 

  • Pension scheme, life assurance and income protection

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Discounts

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Opportunity for Career Development