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France Payroll Operations Manager

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
12 April, 2022

Job Description

EMEA Recruitment is partnering with our global FMCG client in its search for a France Payroll Operations Manager.


Through partnership with leaders and teams from across HR, Operational Services and Core HR Operations, the France Payroll Operations Manager will manage a team that is responsible for delivering exceptional customer service and high-quality in-house time and pay services for the business and corporate operations.


France Payroll Operations Manager - Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands


This role will ensure the timely, accurate and compliant taxation and distribution of total rewards (including salary and benefits) for all of its employees. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing quality standards and KPIs, in partnership with the EMEA Payroll Director, and managing a team to deliver payroll operation services that can scale to the future growth.


Responsibilities of the France Payroll Operations Manager:


•Provide leadership and oversight across Payroll Operations to ensure compliant, timely and accurate pay for all employees in France - in addition, this person will manage additional smaller entities

•Manage, coach, drive and inspire the leads and teams within Payroll Operations

•Establish end-to-end processes and audit steps from time capture through to pay, and the hand-off to Finance for recording in the general ledger

•Lead monthly and year-end activities and payment reconciliation with local and national government agencies

•Research external best practices and continuously question the status quo by fostering new, creative ideas through well structured, supported and clearly articulated points of view, balancing risk, reward and trade-offs

•Ability to identify and affectively deploy resources against the priorities of the organization

•Ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to executive management teams

•Ability to network, influence and utilize internal and external resources


Experience required:


•Bachelor’s degree

  • Fluent English and a good understanding of French - fluent French would be ideal

•Strong verbal and written communication skills

•Strong information-seeking skills and aim to make things happen

•5+ years’ experience leading a large Payroll function and managing a team

•Ability to guide, coach, inspire and drive a team of ~10 employees with 5+ years of people leadership experience

•Comprehensive understanding of French legislation and regulation

•Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance

  • International payroll experience

•Experience working with SAP, Workday and ADP Global View

•Experience working with ServiceNow is a plus


If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Gemma Hart at or on +31208081102. We look forward to reviewing your applications.