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Implementation Team Leader

Safeguard Global

Safeguard Global

United Kingdom
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

Ready to join the future of work?

Come join a remote and hybrid first, global company spanning across the Americas, Europe, and Asia for A Job That Works for You. You will become among 2000+ Guardians worldwide, embracing YOUR unique approach to work. 🌎

Our vision of the future of work is “Work In Any Way” which offers flexibility for where you work, it empowers you to define your ideal work environment, unbound by the traditional notions of what work should look like. Most importantly, it puts people first! 🤩

We are looking for a driven and ambitious Payroll Professional looking to develop a challenging and stimulating career. The role is to provide subject matter expertise, project leadership, and direction to Global Payroll Implementation teams to ensure our Payroll service is fit for purpose. The role also supports the initiatives of the Global Managed Payroll Teams.

How you will make a difference:

· Ensuring that the payrolls are processed each pay period in a timely and accurate manner

· Developing and advising bespoke financial reports such as general ledger reports

· Undertaking in-depth reviews of the work carried out by the implementation team prior to client delivery

· Understanding of and complying with Quality and Risk requirements for professional service firm

· Project Management: Lead and manage the end-to-end implementation of a global payroll system, ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery

· Dealing with the global team to coordinate payroll offerings and proposals

· Set up and attending client meetings when required and developing KPI’s

· Developing additional services for payroll clients

· Define standards, processes and controls that ensure Operations and Client deliverables are accurate, timely and in line with agreed fees

· Transition of new payroll clients and project plans

· Dealing with client and employee queries in relation to payroll implementations and ensuring that escalation procedures are in place

· Managing team workloads and allocations

· Counselling of staff including annual and midyear reviews

· Ensuring that the team are achieving targets for internal finance purposes

· Work with internal teams to ensure effective procedures are established for setup of internal and external systems, tools, and processes as part of the client transition process.

What will make you stand out:

· Strong stakeholder management skills

· Demonstrable good project management and time management skills – balance multiple priorities by considering importance, level of urgency and other dependencies

· A desire to take on responsibility

· A real desire to develop your technical skills

· Assertive and proactive approach to the delivery / implementation of client engagements

· Ability to network effectively within large organisations and build relationships with individuals and clients

· Ability to utilise research effectively and explain complex subjects in a clear manner

· Ability to build strong client relationships and committed to delivery of exceptional client service


· Extensive hands-on experience in Payroll

· Payroll qualifications e.g., Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

· End-to-end Payroll knowledge and experience is a must within a high-volume payroll business

· Expertise in understanding payroll compliance, rules, and legislations in a multi-country environment and with up-to-date knowledge

· Knowledge and hands on experience in Statutory payments/deductions and Pension contributions and their management

· Thorough understanding of upstream and downstream processes that impact Payroll

· Familiar with payroll software

· Good IT skills including experience of working with excel documents

· A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

· Good workload management skills and an ability to work to deadlines

· Experience of managing a team

· Experience of multiple and large client payroll processing

· Payroll project experience

· Preferably have exposure to managed multi-country Payroll cycle in a client service environment.

What we look for:

· Flexibility and good team working skills

· Strong in both written and verbal communications

· Highly organised with excellent customer service skills and comfortable in a client facing environment

· Strong IT skills and can adapt quickly to working with new technologies

· Proven capability to define, document and rollout procedures and processes across multiple departments and/or groups

· Ability to effectively engage with prospects or clients to properly position the value and scope of services provided by the team

· Ability to work with internal/external customers globally and/or virtual basis

· Ability to develop standard methodology, tools, and templates.

Who we are and what we do:

Safeguard Global is…Global! We help 1500+ companies hire, manage, and pay employees in 170+ countries. Join us to meet diverse talent, explore new cultures, and connect with amazing folks from around the globe.

Our Global Benefits

  • 💻 Autonomy & Flexibility (Work in Any Way): Remote first, with the flexibility to include school runs and gym breaks in your schedule all while maintaining a high standard of work.

  • 🍼 Bonding Leave: Enjoy paid leave to bond with your new family member.

  • 🎁 2 Charitable Days: Contribute to causes you believe in.

  • 🏆 Reward & Recognition Program: Be rewarded for your success and championing our values.

  • 💰 Corporate bonus/SIP: All Guardians are eligible for our annual bonus scheme or sales incentive plan.

  • 🏢 Coworking Space: Need to meet with a client, utilize admin services or just get out of the house? We’ve got you covered with flexible workspace options based on location.

Why become a Guardian:

  • International Environment: Grow your network internationally and collaborate across the world. Interact, discover cultures, and tap into local expertise.

  • Our Culture: We emphasize the people factor in everything we do. Our nurturing culture ensures your ideas reach our leaders and your contributions get the recognition they deserve.

  • 📚 Learning: We support your continuous growth by providing access to 2 learning platforms, where you can learn at your own pace.

Next Steps:

To apply, please click on the following link. We wish you the best with your application. Our Guardian promise to you is to keep in touch to arrange the next stage should your application meet the position's requirements, and or a gentle update if you have been unsuccessful at this time.

Welcome to the Future of Work!



At Safeguard Global, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and Guardians.