Payroll Transformation Manager (fixed term contract to June 2020)

Bettys & Taylors Group
January 9, 2019
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Bettys & Taylors Group Ltd is a vibrant and thriving family business with six Bettys Café Tea Rooms, a Craft Bakery, a Cookery School, online shop and one of the country’s most respected tea and coffee merchants, Taylors of Harrogate. Taylors blends Yorkshire Tea, the second best selling tea in the UK, as well as Taylors market leading roast and ground coffees, and a range of speciality teas.

2018 has seen the business embark on a truly transformational project that represents a “once in a generation” chance to develop the operating model in all aspects from how we operate, how we’re structured and the systems and tools we use.

By delivering the transformation needed we will:

  • Create best in class operations, which are continuously improving to maximise value adding activity, supported by more responsive and informed day to day decision making.
  • Inspire our teams by ensuring that our people are supported by “fit for purpose” processes, systems and information to enable them to operate effectively.

The project, Project Fusion is being managed through several workstreams and we have an exciting opportunity to join the HR & Payroll workstream within fusion on a full-time basis for a fixed term for 18 months, ending June 2020.

The HR & Payroll workstream sits across the whole Group and covers all the HR and Payroll administrative processes for employees and line managers, from recruitment to leaving the business. The purpose of the workstream is to standardise the processes, systems and roles & responsibilities in relation to HR and Payroll administration. This will create more efficient ways of working and an enhanced employee experience across the Group.

The role of Payroll SME will hold responsibility for providing knowledge to the Workstream Leads to allow the new Operating Model to be achieved and embedded and well-informed decisions to be made. You will work closely with the Payroll Workstream Lead and HR Workstream Lead to complete specific activity throughout the project phases to support the realisation of the future operating model.

This is a great opportunity to share your existing payroll knowledge and expertise to help shape how the payroll function will operate in the future. The ability to adapt to a changing environment is essential.

The role will require extensive experience of working within payroll and implementing change projects within a payroll function; ideally gained within a catering and retail or FMCG environment.

You need to be self-motivated with a can-do attitude and have a proven track record in collaborative working and stakeholder management. You must also be able to communicate and engage with others well.

A role profile is available upon request.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of shaping the payroll operating model for future generations. If you think this fantastic opportunity is for you please apply using the link below attaching your CV and a Cover Letter.

The closing date for this role is Friday 25th January 2019.

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