BAE Systems

Payroll Technical System Manager

BAE Systems
Preston, Lancashire
+ depending on expeirnece and skills
16 Jun 2021
30 Jun 2021
Jamie Meurs
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Payroll Technical System Manager

Would you like the opportunity to play an integral part in maintaining and developing our Payroll System? We currently have a vacancy for a Payroll Technical System Manager at our site in Preston.

As a Payroll Technical System Manager, you ensure a fully operational and compliant Payroll System ensuring ongoing maintenance and configuration changes are successfully tested and implemented.

This role will provide you with opportunity to work with the payroll management team in identifying and implementing improvements opportunities, leading on the system design, test implementation and Go live.

Your main responsibilities as a Payroll Technical System Manager will involve:

Responsibility for managing and delivering business and legislative change impacting end users, HR and Finance teams, Group Pensions & 3rd party providers

Responsibility for the delivery of System change projects ensuring that solutions satisfy governance and audit requirements

Responsibility for leading the team, people management, coaching, developing and motivating the team

Responsibility for ensuring that the Payroll Teams are engaged in all System related activities or change

Responsibility for managing key relationships with EITS and Zellis Support team, Application Consultants and Account Manager

Managing system upgrade, maintenance and disaster recovery activities

Responsibility for Control, Governance and Compliance are met with System Functionality, Maintenance and Configuration changes

Responsibility for maintaining Processes and System Design Documents to ensure these remain up to date, relevant and fit for purpose

Ensuring that available networks, user groups, and other 3rd party contacts are used in order to identify and recommend best practice process improvements and changes

Your skills and qualifications as a Payroll Technical System Manager:


Knowledge and experience of UK Payroll

Payroll legislation knowledge, including an appreciation for future changes and the possible impact of these on a Payroll function

Experience of payroll system change and maintenance

Demonstrate knowledge of payroll system controls

Excellent people skills including the ability to mentor, coach and influence team members

PC Literacy, competent in Word, Advanced Excel & Outlook


Experience in managing payroll system upgrades

Experience in managing a payroll systems team

What we're looking for in you:

You must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present ideas, data and results in an easy to understand format. You should have the ability to interrogate and analyse data with a high degree of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail.

You must have a collaborative approach with colleagues and stakeholders across the business to build and maintain effective relationships. As well as the ability to Problem solve using own initiative to streamline processes to meet business requirements.

Location: Preston

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries

Shared Services

BAE Systems is home to the engineering expertise, technical skill and ingenious people that keep the UK at the forefront of defence and security capability. We manage some of today's toughest challenges, delivering the most complex programmes, which generate critical export growth whilst supporting thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs distributed throughout the UK.

Now we want even more great people to join us.

To support such a uniquely complex range of operations, our Shared Services people are likewise hugely diverse. About half of our 1000 employees are at 32 UK locations, in customer-facing roles, adding benefit and value to BAE Systems operations, people and property. We are home to experts who thrive on mental challenge - often specialists who are leaders in their fields.

Whatever the area you work in, the focus is always on delivering the highest quality solutions at the lowest possible cost. We welcome people with diverse skills and experience who bring a real passion for customer focus.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation

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