• Head of Section Payroll

    Location PL-Gdynia
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Global Shared Services
    Human Resources
    Location Details
    Gdynia, Łużycka 6E
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    The GSS Global Centre HR delivers high quality HR services to European countries; service scope is services that are location independent and/or can be digitalized. Services are rendered in close collaboration with the GSS HR Regional Centres within Europe and Centres of Competence, together developing the Global Shared Service HR function for DNV GL.


    We are seeking a Head of Section HR Payroll for the GSS Global Centre HR in Gdynia, Poland. The Head of Section HR Payroll will be responsible for a Payroll team processing multi country payrolls across European countries and advising employees on payroll inquiries.


    The Head of Section HR Payroll will report to the GSS Global Centre Manager HR and be part of the GSS Global Centre HR Leadership Team. 



    To succeed in this role, you will provide leadership, direction and prioritization to your team, creating an atmosphere of motivation and passion to be part of building up the GSS Global Centre HR in Gdynia, Poland. You will play a key role in world class service implementation, development and continuous improvement of payroll deliveries.


    Key tasks:

    • Focus on further European payroll services process improvements
    • Manage and coach team of the payroll specialists
    • Oversee and steer day-to-day operation and delegate responsibilities across your team
    • Build relationship and establish cross stream processes
    • Ensure that all payroll queries are handled within Service Level Agreements in a professional manner
    • Ensure that all payroll activities are delivered per company rules, legal and regulatory requirements
    • Establish and maintain close and professional partnerships with internal stakeholders as well as external 3rd party vendors
    • Be a valuable contributor to the GSS Global Centre HR Leadership Team in Gdynia, Poland
    • Some travel will be required

    Position Qualifications

    • Master’s degree, preferably within Finance or Business Administration and related
    • A minimum of 5 years Payroll/Finance/Human Resources experience in a large, preferably international, organization required
    • Leadership experience and ability to build and lead a team of highly professional specialists
    • Experience from Shared Services preferred
    • Strong project management experience
    • Ability to build good relationships with different stakeholders, including vendor management
    • Excellent English skills required - written and verbal. Additional European language skills will be advantageous

    Characteristics of Successful Employee:

    • Good people management skills aligned with the DNV GL company values
    • Excellent communication skills and cultural awareness
    • Positive attitude, customer centric mindset and the willingness to go the extra mile to meet organizational goals
    • Attentive to detail and deadlines
    • Sharp judgment
    • Action and quality orientation with focus on continuous improvement
    • Desire to get things right the first time
    • Ability and willingness to step into the team and support in times of need

    Opportunities Beyond Business


    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future.


    DNV GL offers an attractive working environment in an international organization that invests in developing our people. To ensure you are equipped both now and in the future to deliver on expectations within your area, you will receive training fit to your level and role. All newly hired employees can expect to receive induction training, facilitating their transition into the new position. We are situated in a modern and attractive office in a certified sustainable building. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, and relocation allowance if applicable.


    If you want to be part of actively shaping the future of a dynamic company with more than a 150 years’ heritage, we look forward to receiving your application.


    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com



    Company & Business Area Description

    Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.


    Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    The Global Shared Services (GSS) organization within DNV GL provides high quality, cost effective services and processes within Human Resources, Finance and IT, based on requirements defined by the business areas and Group. GSS also develops central competence for distinct services, projects and development and will support policy, procedures and system implementation on a global, regional, and local level.


    GSS is about bringing a team of true process experts together, going for professional service levels at industry standards, and offering centers of expertise for competence based advisory. We are driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support the business areas. As a member of the GSS community you act in a professional, multi-cultural, competent and service oriented environment with good possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues around the world.

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