Payroll Manager

Posted 11 March 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineHR - Senior Market

Job description

Payroll Manager | Leading Construction Organisation

Provide stability, guidance and leadership and own the BAU payroll operations during a time of change for this industry-leading construction organisation.

  • Lead a well-tenured payroll function, uplift individual & team capability  
  • Streamline processes and increase efficiency
  • FT permanent opportunity with hybrid working

The Company

A leader in their field, our client has delivered some of Australia’s most recognisable infrastructure projects in urban and regional cities. With a workforce of circa 10,000, they are proud of their high employee engagement and retention, as well as their ability to attract some of the best talent in the market. They’re in an exciting period of growth, which is in addition to their current pipeline of projects as they begin to expand into new streams of the sector which will see them lead the way to a more sustainable future.   

The Leaders

With this role comes the opportunity to work as part of an impressive and experienced team with strong industry knowledge. Reporting directly into the General Manager of Remuneration & Rewards, you’ll work closely alongside the National Payroll Services Manager, who is taking the lead on the implementation of a new software. You will closely collaborate as a leadership unit to manage a team of direct reports, ensuring operational excellence while fostering an environment of growth and improvement.

The Opportunity

While the business embarks on a large transformation project to procure & implement a new payroll software, you will play a crucial role in maintaining operational efficiency and compliance. You’ll also be afforded the trust to identify and execute any process improvement opportunities.  

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing a team of 2 direct and 11 indirect reports;
  • Delivering the accurate & timely payroll for 5000+ employees across ANZ on weekly, fortnightly, and monthly pay cycles;
  • Ensuring all relevant legislative requirements are embedded into payroll processes;
  • Executing all necessary reporting for internal stakeholders & leaders;
  • Coaching your team and working to improve their skills and capabilities;
  • Assessing current processes and executing any opportunities for streamlining and optimisation, with a particular focus on reducing the total number of payruns;
  • Acting as a conduit between the payroll project team and the BAU payroll team.

About You

Crucial to succeeding in this role will be a level-headed and solutions-focused style with the necessary resilience to operate in a fast-paced organisational environment.

On a technical level, you’ll have demonstrated experience working within a unionised environment a strong knowledge of employment legislation including EBAs. You’ll also have an excellent analytical skillset and an ability to identify both the root cause of and the solution to any issues.

Finally, you’ll be an empowering and collaborative leader with an ability to tailor your style to the individuals in your team, while also being comfortable being hands-on when needed.

The Process

Following an initial meeting with a Levyl consultant, there will be two interviews in which you will meet with several of your key senior stakeholders. A background check will be completed prior to offer & commencement.

For any confidential queries, please contact Angus Swift on 0418 696 936.

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