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Senior Payroll Coordinator (knowledge of Danish payroll required)

Requistion ID:  1490

Kraków, Małopolskie, PL

Date:  28-Apr-2021

We are Lundbeck – a global pharmaceutical company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. In March 2014, we established Lundbeck Group Business Services in Kraków to help Lundbeck employees globally focus their specialized skills on providing innovative treatments to people suffering from brain diseases. We do that by delivering best-in-class business services in the following areas: Accounting and Reporting, Procurement and Finance Operations, IT and Business Process & System Support, and Human Resources.


Purpose of the role

Currently, Lundbeck GBS Krakow is a stable organization, which is recognized as a trustworthy business partner for various Lundbeck stakeholders worldwide. With the new strategy, GBS is developing and taking on more scope from the business, thus contributing greatly to the strategy of the whole organisation.
Considering the above, we are currently looking for a Senior Payroll Coordinator who will support the delivery of payroll for our Danish colleagues, both in the offices and in the production sites. The person will join the payroll implementation project to take part in the knowledge transfer and all other activities before the launch of DK payroll support in Krakow. You will have a unique opportunity to co-create the new process and ways of working.


Your job and key responsibilities


  • Actively participate in the implementation of DK payroll support, including knowledge transfer, establishing new ways of working, parallel run and hypercare period
  • Coordinate end-to-end delivery of payroll process for DK blue-collar and white-collar employees, as well as the management team, taking responsibility for correctness of input data and timeliness of payroll execution
  • Manage relationship with the payroll vendor and verifying their delivery against SLAs and KPIs
  • Manage relationships other teams in GBS and the Headquarters where relevant
  • Support junior colleagues and train new joiners
  • Act as back up of team manager when required and support manager and the team with change management in the projects
  • Execute payroll controls as designed
  • Represent the function in internal / external audits
  • Troubleshoot complex issues related to payroll delivery
  • Propose and coordinate improvement initiatives related to end to end payroll process
  • Taking part in the payroll vendor implementation project and knowledge transfer and within area of responsibility agreed with manager


Our preferred candidate should have the following personal and professional qualifications


  • Excellent understanding of end to end payroll delivery
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in payroll delivery for multiple countries and cooperation with the payroll vendors, including support of Denmark (knowledge of Danish payroll is a must)
  • Participation in similar scope migrations would be of benefit
  • University degree (professional certificate in payroll practice would be an asset)
  • Experience in HR operations delivered in multinational environment and in maintaining data in HR SAP (experience with Success Factors would be an asset), as well as knowledge of Microsoft suite
  • Vendor management experience
  • Continuous improvement drive supported by concrete examples
  • English at C1


We offer


A unique chance to develop your career in a global, pharmaceutical company while working on complex processes in an amazing working environment. There are possibilities of professional development within Lundbeck organization, including training, talent programs as well as international business trips. We are focused on people in everything we do, so if you are looking for an intimate working environment, meaningful work and inspiring purpose in your professional life – this is the place for you.
Please be informed that we will contact selected candidates who will meet our selection criteria.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.
Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.