Payroll Operations - Client Manager

Would you like to take your career in payroll to the next level? Do you have outstanding communication skills at senior level and across departments? 

Our client is looking for an outstanding individual with proven experience in payroll implementation and operations to help manage a transitions process for a key client. You will be responsible for managing operational efficiency, ensuring the team meet operational objectives, planning and progressing payroll implementations and developing key relationships across departments (HR, Recruitment etc.) and with the client. 

You should have bureau payroll experience and experience of working in large complex organisations. Project work and business partnering skills would be strongly preferred. 

In return they offer a salary of up to £55k, to be pro rata for hours worked, excellent benefits and lots of flexibility around 4 or 5 day working week.

Interested?  We would love to hear from you.



About the Client

Our client is an accountancy and business advisory firm who provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a dynamic world. Their clients are the country’s driving force – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

They share their clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. They have a unique combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.

As a truly Global industry leader, they set the standards in international payroll management and as such, they are committed to delivering award-winning solutions for clients. 

About the Role

The Operations Manager will be focused on implementations and service delivery of one particular client.  They will assist in the management of the operations team which will include recruitment, training, development and motivation of team members. They will be key in providing implementations to the client, progressing all the way through from writing policy documents and instructions manuals to  eventual business-as-usual. As part of the management team, The Operations Manager will be expected to participate in performance rate meetings and resource planning.  

The candidate will need to be:

  • Experienced in client relationship management
  • Able to work on implementations
  • An exceptional communicator
  • Broadly experienced with both operations and bureau experience


  • To ensure adherence to the terms and conditions of the client contract.
  • To deliver award winning client service while meeting all clients’ contracted performance standards. 
  • Ensure the operational team deliver the required payroll accuracy to achieve the specific client service targets.
  • Manage operational efficiency and capacity as client volume grows in terms of both payslips and countries processed 
  • To manage risk at an operational level
  • Building sustainable external and internal client relationships
  • Lead complex payroll implementations progressing to business as usual, including:
  • Undertake annual review of project with client & countries
  • Review & sign procedures manuals
  • Recruit, develop and motivate our employees (includes participating in recruitment, ensuring job appraisal documentation is completed within deadlines and ensuring appropriate objectives and development plans are in place for counselees) 
  • Work as part of management team with other Global Outsourcing managers e.g. resource planning, performance rate meetings and efficiency gains
  • Participate in special assignments on an ad hoc basis.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  •         Management and demonstrable client relationships skills
  •         CIPP or equivalent certification strongly preferred
  •         Demonstrable experience in Global Payroll
  •         Ability to manage multiple client relationships effectively 
  •         Project management experience
  •         Ability to delegate work to staff and ensure its quality and timely completion
  •         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  •         Excellent written skills including the ability to construct detailed reports
  •         Effective decision making, conflict management and problem resolution
  •         Ability to handle stress and maintain a professional demeanour
  •         Proficient in IT applications (e.g., Microsoft Office: Word, Power Point, Excel)
  •         Prince2 or equivalent qualification may be useful
  •         Other languages beneficial


Competitive salary
6% cash allowance
Flexible working patterns available.
Commitment to work/life balance