Bristol Myers Squibb Payroll Analyst EMEA in Chester, United Kingdom

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) has one of the richest biopharmaceutical pipelines in the industry. We discover, develop, and manufacture lifesaving and life altering drugs in cancer, hepatitis C, heart disease, and other therapeutic areas. BMS also has one of the most reliable supply networks and our clinical operations program is among the best and busiest anywhere. We are a company that is forward thinking, a company in which diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of how we view our talent and how we work. Our science is second to none and the transformation work underway will enable us to continue to lead our peer group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all assigned multiple countries payrolls are processed timely and accurately

  • Implement processes improvements related to multiple countries payroll delivery

  • Provide Tier 2 support to all assigned multiple countries payroll query ensuring responses are dealt with in a timely manner. Where required. follow up with vendors or escalate to Regional Payroll Manager

  • Use global payroll tools and prepare appropriate payroll calculations to ensure proper payroll processing

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for time and attendance.

  • Facilitate and participate in governance process used for analysis and approval of multiple countries payroll work requests and projects.

  • Collaborate with Savings Plan & Benefits to understand the savings and benefits calculations and the impact on payroll calculation.

  • Coordinate with Outsourced Service Provider regarding all policies, programmes and processes related to payroll.

  • Work with the BMS HR Service Delivery Team to ensure service provider is achieving SLA’s

  • Assess the delivery impact of any HR management policy changes, regulatory or compliance changes may have on the service provider and BMS Payroll operations;

  • Aid in overseeing the implementation of payroll system solutions for acquisitions.

  • Interface with Total Rewards COE to identify and address any administrative needs related to global compensation and benefit programs. Leverage expertise to produce solutions that enable global consistency and standardization and facilitate exceptional performance.

  • Proactively develop and maintain technical knowledge in payrolls remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices

  • Interface with payroll and benefits vendors, as needed, to ensure compliance with established procedures.

  • Analyse vendor SLAs and maintain a scorecard to communicate performance to global process leaders and regional delivery leads.

Experience, skills and qualifications required:

  • Payroll Operations experience for multiple countries is required or equivalent

  • Experience in Service Centre and with a third party service provider environment and / or HR & payroll outsource environment or equivalent

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Degree preferred in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance or equivalent

  • Experience with end-to -end payroll processing including: time management, leave administration, registration, pay processing, payroll taxes, reporting, and experience dealing with payroll queries and issues from employees

  • Must be customer-focused and comfortable working with a diverse group of people

  • Knowledgeable of MS Office suite, particularly Excel.

  • Workday end-user experience

  • Experience working in a Shared Services environment Comprehensive knowledge of Payroll, Payroll Tax, and Payroll Accounting and related end to end processes.

  • ADP Streamline expertise including integration points with Organizational Management and Personnel Administration and Finance.

Preferred Requirements

  • Language requirements: Fluent in English, plus additional language is beneficial (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)

  • The candidate must have ability to manage multiple tasks, be well organised, and have a proven track record of meeting or exceeding deadlines.

  • Strong project management and leadership skills are very desirable.

  • Strong, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are vital.

  • The successful candidate must be a self starter, highly motivated, and work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to analyze and diagnose situations and create innovative solutions to ensure organization effectiveness.

  • Ability to see the “big picture”.

  • Ability to influence the actions of others through collaborative working relationships. Desire to work in a fast paced, change oriented, complex environment.

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have

  • Knowledge and experience of using Workday HCM Conversion


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We’re creating innovative medicines for patients fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own diverse team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter the role, each one of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.