Job Description : Summary
The APAC Payroll Transformation Manager is a member of the Global Payroll team, accountable for the strategic centralization and transformation of payroll operations across the enterprise, in addition to leading continuous process improvement and standardization initiatives.
Within the region, this position focuses on driving this effort across 14 countries across Asia Pacific, moving payroll responsibility from a fragmented landscape to the centralized payroll function.
In accordance with global practices, this role is responsible for driving performance optimization, scalability, and standardization of processes, while driving payroll best practice.
Through indirect leadership, it will manage the in-region project team responsible for executing on these projects, using formal project management documentation and methodology.
Finally, the incumbent is accountable for working with senior Payroll, HR, Finance, and business leadership to ensure proper prioritization, effective risk management, and alignment of results.
What You'll Be Doing
Assume ownership of the Asia region payroll transformation roadmap, including both country transformation and process improvement initiatives within the function.
Effectively align local payroll operations, HR, and additional stakeholders on the prioritization of projects in relation to day-to-day operations.
Partner with the APAC Payroll Operations Director to support operational projects focusing on continuous process improvement and optimization.
Project manage complex medium and large-scale payroll projects within the region specifically focusing on the centralization and harmonization of payroll resources and processes, in addition to the implementation of best-in-class new payroll vendor solutions, where necessary.
Responsible for monitoring the end-to-end project management efforts, including :
Define the scope and objectives of identified payroll projects, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility
Create and maintain project-related documentation, using standardized templates following formal project management methodology
Ensure proper resource availability and allocation among cross-functional project teams
Lead communication activities associated with in-region stakeholders and payroll operations leadership
Address project-related escalations to ensure continued progress and risk mitigation, where possible
Properly manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs, involving key decision-makers and communicating updates timely
Pursue payroll process standardization and improvement, in accordance with the Global Payroll strategy, structure, process, and technology.
Work cross-functionally and cross-regionally with multiple project constituents including Payroll, HR, Finance, and business team members, in addition to external vendor partners.
What We're Looking for
10 or more years’ experience working within the Payroll function or overseeing medium to large Payroll and HR transformation or process improvement projects.
Experience in Asia Pacific regional payroll and vendor management will be an advantage.
Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team, with minimal direction.
A team player with excellent communication skills.
Meticulous, well-organized, and conscientious with a high level of initiatives at work.
Fluency in English & Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), both written and spoken.
Demonstrated ability to use best practices and knowledge of internal / external business issues to improve products, services, and processes.
Aptitude to resolve complex problems where precedents may not exist.
What’s In It For You
At Arrow, we recognize that financial rewards and great benefits are important aspects of an ideal job. That’s why we offer competitive financial compensation, including various compensation plans, and a solid benefits package.
Special / Extra Leave
MPF / ORSO
Medical and life Insurance
5-Day Work Week
Free Shuttle Bus
And more !