Job Location:
POL – Wroclaw

At Smith+Nephew, global medical technology company, we design and make technology that takes the limits off living, and we help healthcare professionals achieve the same goal. Together we improve life, while also improving performance. This formed the basis for our purpose, #LifeUnlimited, and our culture pillars of Care, Collaboration and Courage. 

Care means that we show empathy and understanding for each other, our customers and patients.

Collaboration means we work together as a team, based on mutual trust and respect.

Courage is about continuous learning, innovation and accountability

Currently, we are looking for someone to join our Wrocław’s center on the position of:

Senior Payroll Specialist with Frenc

The Senior Payroll Specialist works as part of a team that is responsible for the timely and accurate accumulation of payroll data. This will be accomplished by the complete end-to-end processing of the payrolls allocated to the Senior Payroll Specialist of various countries within Smith & Nephew in the region. Essential responsibilities include; data entry and system updates in both Workday and local payroll systems, executing interfaces between Workday and local payroll where these exist, as well as executing outbound vendor interfaces.  The Senior Payroll Specialist is capable of performing all payroll functions. The Senior Payroll Specialist is capable of performing all payroll functions in the absence of the Payroll Service Delivery Team Manager regarding issue resolution, coordinating team's workload and delegation for approvals The position also includes mentoring and providing trainings to the most junior team members. The role is not limited to specific country payrolls within the Specialists region and assistance with payrolls outside of the Senior Payroll Specialists usual processing countries will be requested as and when the need arises.

Your role:

  • Entry and review of the weekly, bi-weekly or monthly payroll time data as required, employee maintenance, tax information, direct deposit, new hire, terminated and any other current employee processing

  • Coordinate with Human Resource Department, HR Services and other internal and external partners personnel on the timely and accurate updating of employee masterfile changes in Workday

  • Manage complex cases and transferring such knowledge to the most junior team members

  • Lead meetings/conversations on the most complex topics around payroll, such as Long Term Incentives, Taxation, Social Contributions and others

  • Takes initiative to lead internal projects, leads change and improvement processes

  • Able to explain pay slips to employees and complex calculations included in the pay slips

  • Participates in internal and external trainings to keep up to date with the most recent legal changes within the countries in scope

  • Able to deal with difficult conversations and experienced in conflict management

  • Manage interfaces and reports between Workday HR and local payroll systems

  • Handles employee's cases through Service Now to provide accurate resolution in agreement with the established SLAs

  • Audit payroll data entry and employee status changes to ensure accuracy prior to payroll execution

  • Act as point of contact during the absence of the Payroll Service Delivery Team Manager

  • Ensure timely and accurate administration of employee garnishments, insurances and taxes, ensuring proper withholding and remittance to appropriate agencies and authorities

  • Work as a member of cross-GBS, cross-functional team on projects related to system upgrades for Workday, local Payroll and Time & Attendance systems

  • Execute and audit payroll outbound interfaces to be sent to third party vendors

  • Execute tests in Workday and payroll test databases as they relate to outbound/inbound interfaces

  • Search for answers, conduct complex investigations/analysis

  • Guide, mentor and support junior team

What we are looking for:

  • Associate’s Degree in Payroll or Business related field

  • Equivalent payroll department experience would be an advantage

  • 4 – 7 years of related French payroll experience with at a company processing 500+ employees

  • Fluent in English and French (written and spoken)

  • Prior experience with having a role in new systems implementation, including the testing phase would be an advantage

  • Experience with Workday preferred

  • Ability to work well within a small/medium size team environment.

  • Displays a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to respect, protect and maintain highly confidential information.

  • Able to work independently, or with little supervision.

  • Can work with pace and pressure to meet tight deadlines.

  • Excellent stakeholder management

  • Analytical skills and strong problem-solving approach

  • Diplomatic but assertive

  • Strong numeracy skills.

  • Good mentoring and coaching skills to enable team training.

Location: Wrocław

At Smith+Nephew we offer:

private health care | multisport card/my benefit platform | life insurance

subsidies for trainings and language classes | postgraduate studies

wellbeing programs | mentoring program | CSR programs

annual bonus | company stock saving plan | recognition program

employment stability | referral bonus

possibility of working remotely | flexible working hours