EMEA Payroll Manager

Cook Group (Limerick, Ireland) 8 days ago

The EMEA Payroll Manager will be responsible for developing and driving the EMEA payroll strategy at Cook Medical EMEA in line with the Global payroll strategy.

This manager role will also be responsible for assisting in developing and facilitating the EMEA payroll governance process to monitor and guide payroll vendor selection.


  • Support development and execution of the Global Payroll strategy in EMEA in cooperation with Project leadership and Regional/Functional Leads; provide industry expertise to assist Cook Medical’s decision making.
  • Support the resulting efforts to select and contract with regional payroll provider aligned with the global strategy in conjunction with HR.
  • Lead the implementation of regional payroll solutions and integration with stakeholders.
  • Support the operational goals and objectives. Anticipates needs, identifies necessary resources (people and capital); assesses opportunities against business objectives, manages risk and determines creative means to implement new & innovative technical & process solutions.
  • Works with CI, HR, Finance and Region Leads to identify, prioritise, and implement process, control and policy improvement opportunities. Champions a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Support the development of an EMEA Payroll scorecard.
  • Operationally, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
    • Ensuring EMEA payrolls are processed timely and accurately.
    • Compile Monthly Payroll information and liaise with third party Payroll provider.
    • Reconcile/post to general ledger any relevant or related payroll activities.
    • Support employees across the Group with payroll related queries or issues, e.g. BIK
    • Ensuring Payroll procedures are compliant with internal regulations.
  • Ensure that Cook’s Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook’s behalf.

Management Requirements:

  • Lead a team of two employees in the achievement of organizational goals. Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. country and regulatory requirements).
  • The successful candidate will influence and guide local HR and Finance in managing the local payroll operations for those countries/locations that are not part of the EMEA solution.

  • Degree educated and Accounting qualification or IPASS Certification desirable.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills.
  • Strong project management experience and analytical skills and manages through metrics.
  • Established cross country/regional leadership experience.
  • Strong Payroll/Time process and HR functional expertise.
  • Strong communication, leadership, interpersonal, influencing and cross-functional teamwork skills.
  • 7-10 years of Global Payroll/Time and payroll outsourcing experience within a shared service environment.
  • Ability to handle competing priorities.
  • Track record of continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication, writing and facilitation skills.
  • Willingness and availability to travel on company business.

About Cook Medical

Since 1963, Cook Medical has been finding solutions to improve the world’s healthcare problems for the patients and doctors we serve. As one of the world’s largest private companies, we have always operated with our patients, customers, employees and communities at our core. We do this, not only because it is good business, but also because we believe that being a good corporate citizen is the right thing to do.

Cook Medical has been in Limerick since 1993. Since opening, we have become a European headquarters for many of Cook’s business functions.

With a global workforce of 12,000, we employ over 850 people in Ireland who bring Endoscopy, Urology and Peripheral Intervention products from conception to commercialisation.

Our employee benefits include:

  • 39-hour week with flexible start & finish times
  • Life Assurance and Income Protection cover
  • Educational Assistance
  • Company sponsored Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Medical Health Insurance cover for you and your immediate family
  • Extensive health & wellness program including Indian head massages, healthy lifestyle seminars, mindfulness courses, physio sessions, flu vaccinations, nutrition talks
  • Fully equipped gym on site
  • Paid time off to participate in volunteer activities
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Sports & Social club

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