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Senior Payroll Operations Manager - Europe

Lodz, Łódź Voivodeship
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Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is an award-winning organization within Global Finance, committed to creating an exceptional experience where our stakeholders feel supported and confident in our solutions.

A key business partner for Takeda, we harness the power of data and digital to optimize end-to-end processes across Finance, Procurement and HR.

TBS is a driver of the latest technology and next-generation capabilities in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, process automation, and analytics, while being agile at scale.

With a clear line of sight to the patient, we create seamless experiences that free up our people’s time to focus on our purpose — better health for people, brighter future for the world.

When you join TBS, you'll become part of an exciting journey of transformation. Our shared mindset of innovation means we’re constantly striving to improve our organization, ways of working and outcomes — creating a uniquely rewarding culture for employees and an exceptional people experience.

It's an exciting world of collaborative change, where you’ll be empowered to challenge the status quo, make a lasting impact, and reimagine the future for yourself and the business.

Job ID R0118240 Date posted 06/05/2024 Location Lodz, Łódź Voivodeship

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Job Description

Unlock the Next Chapter in Your Payroll Career!

Join our dynamic team as a Senior Payroll Operations Manager, where your expertise in leading operational teams and managing performance will make a significant impact.

Enjoy the flexibility of hybrid working arrangements, blending the comfort of your home office with the vibrant atmosphere of our Lodz office.

Elevate your career with us – Apply Now and be a key player in shaping the future of our payroll operations!"

As the Senior Payroll Operations Manager – Europe, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring accurate and timely execution of payroll operations tasks necessary to accomplish the operational hubs payroll processing objectives in supporting the regional Payroll function.
  • Leading the operational team.
  • Partnering with the Payroll COE, HR, and Finance to ensure the accurate and timely execution of payroll operations.


  • Manage and monitor End-to-End payroll operations, providing input, evaluating output, applying payroll controls, executing post payroll activities, for the countries in scope to ensure effective, accurate and timely execution of all operational activities with outstanding quality.

  • Safeguard legal compliance and adherence to company policies by maintaining, monitoring, and executing payroll controls according to agreed Risk and Control Matrix and local policies.

  • Process all equity and mobility transactions in accordance with local tax regulations.

  • Coordinate payroll activities with other departments/functions to ensure delivery of high-quality service and to resolve operational problems.

  • Ensure payroll results are timely posted in General Ledger, support financial reconciliation of payroll related items.

  • Compile, report and track payroll KPIs according to agreed schedule creating and executing preventive and corrective actions where required.

  • Lead payroll related audits, initiatives and projects designed to implement or improve payroll programs and services.

  • Manage high performing Payroll Operations team based in Lodz, Poland identifying and developing talent, safeguarding cross coverage and business continuity plans.

  • Drive continuous improvement ensuring consistent focus in driving efficiencies, process improvements and enhancements of employee experience ensuring Daily Huddle meetings are effectively executed daily.

  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to internal and external agencies, e.g. TAX, Social Security, etc.

Required qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent

  • 7+ years of experience in a payroll position

  • 3+years of experience supervising an operational payroll team, including the ability to display leadership, motivate and develop a high performing team.

  • Deep understanding of payroll principles, concepts, industry practices and standards

  • Understanding of equity and mobility programs

  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Strategic mindset and the ability to deliver change successfully.

  • Business fluency in English


  • Experience in HR Operations, OR Shared Services, OR HR functional experience.

  • Knowledge of Workday

  • Payroll certification.

What Takeda Business Solutions can offer you:

No investment we make pays greater dividends than taking good care of our people. We offer you a full range of benefits, such as:

Your Wealth

  • Competitive Salary

  • Annual Bonus

  • Referral Bonus

  • Social Fund (Christmas Bonus, Holiday Allowance tec.)

  • Employee Recognition

Your Health

  • Medical Care - various packages for the employee fully sponsored by Takeda. Family packages additionally paid by employee.

  • Eyeglass refund

Your Future

  • Group Life Insurance

  • Employee Capital Plans

  • A broad variety of learning platforms

  • Professional Growth opportunities including mentoring program.

  • Next-Generation Series – our comprehensive offer of internal webinars available to all employees from day 1

Your Well-Being

  • Subsidized Sport Card

  • Takeda Sport & engagement teams

  • One additional day-off for voluntary activities

  • Fruits in the office, broad variety of coffee and tea

  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working

  • Employee assistance program

About Takeda Business Solutions

Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is a key business partner for Takeda creating an exceptional experience where you feel supported and confident in our solutions. We harness the power of data and digital to optimize end-to-end processes across Finance, Procurement and HR. TBS is a driver of the latest technology and next generation capabilities in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and analytics, while being agile at scale. With a clear line of sight to the patient, we create seamless experiences that free up our partners' and colleagues' time to focus on our purpose – better health for people, brighter future for the world.

We don’t do ordinary – at Takeda we unite in diversity!

Takeda is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, where individuals are recognized for the diverse backgrounds and abilities they bring to our company. We are continually improving workplace experience and accessibility for everyone, and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as an important contributor to our Team.

Ready to apply? Kindly utilize our online platform for submission.

For inquiries, don't hesitate to contact our Talent Acquisition Partner, Natalia Sadowska – kindly ensure you mention the job reference R0118240 in your email.


Lodz, Poland

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Success profile

What makes a successful team member within TBS at Takeda?

  • Collaborative
  • Values-Driven
  • Adaptable
  • Innovative
  • Empathetic
  • Communicator

Your TBS Onboarding Experience

Life at TBS – What Sets Us Apart?

Working at Takeda

  • Inclusion

    Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor to our global team.
  • Collaboration

    A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.
  • Innovation

    Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.
  • Top Workplace

    Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 17 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.
  • Work-Life

    Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.
  • Empowerment

    Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

We're Steadfast In Our Commitment to Four Key Imperatives


Responsibly translate science into highly innovative medicines and accelerate access to improve lives worldwide.


Create an exceptional people experience.


Protect our planet.

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