Payroll, Pensions, and Reward Consultant – Retained – Confidential – Hybrid - Birmingham

Oliver Sanderson Group PLC
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

Head of Payroll and Pensions

Oliver Sanderson is engaged with a leading multinational Manufacturing business with a fantastic UK arm that you will be helping to lead as a Head of Payroll and Pensions. Apply promptly! A high volume of applicants is expected for the role as detailed below, do not wait to send your CV. This role reports to the Global HR Director and will manage a team of 10. You will lead the development and maintenance of the payroll function and will oversee the provision of pension data to ensure it is accurate and up to date. You will also lead on all basic payroll responsibilities, processes and procedures as well as leading on the implementation of the annual pay review cycle and management bonus plan across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and lead the Payroll Team.
  2. Ensure high-quality and cost-effective payroll services for the entire employee lifecycle.
  3. Establish and maintain procedures and controls to guarantee accurate payroll processing.
  4. Interpret legislative changes and provide payroll advice to staff.
  5. Ensure compliance with tax regulations and year-end procedures.
  6. Oversee pension plans and packages.
  7. Lead the implementation of annual pay review cycles.
  8. Manage bonus plans across the organisation.
  9. Ensure all compensation and benefit practices comply with relevant employment laws.
  10. Build and maintain relationships with external vendors and partners to secure favorable contracts and services.


Our client is looking for someone with extensive technical payroll and pension experience, including processing payroll, managing pension contributions, and ensuring compliance with regulations. You must understand the complexities of the payroll and the procedures and processes involved. You will have a proven track record of effectively leading and developing teams and have strong communication skills. Proficiency with payroll software systems, HRIS, and other relevant technology is essential. You should also be comfortable using spreadsheet software for data analysis and reporting and have strong financial acumen. The client are open to candidates from the following sectors: Construction, Energy Services, Manufacturing, Mechanical & Electrical Services, Facilities, Engineering, Utilities and Logistics, or similar.

Additional Information:

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work in a creative, friendly environment with a business that is culturally astute, environmentally conscious, and cares about its people. This could be the chance to springboard your career. This is a hybrid role with 3 days a week in the office. Based in Birmingham. This role has an exciting package on offer. If this opportunity resonates with your career aspirations and you have the skillset required, apply today! Oliver Sanderson is an award-winning executive search firm recognised for path-breaking contributions to ED&I and digital recruitment innovation by the House of Lords, Global Recruiter, APSCo, the Recruiter Awards, and in the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Album for a "transformational contribution" to UK business. We specialise in finding talent at board and senior leadership level for FTSE 100, FTSE 350, Fortune 500, and PE-backed businesses. Remote working/work at home options are available for this role.

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