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Payroll Operations Manager

Company Name: Amazon
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 4+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Gender:Any
Age:Any  
Nationality: Any
Salary:Unspecified
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Amazon seeks a Payroll Team Leader in Dubai to coordinate Payroll for Amazon employees in Middle East (ME) countries. We are looking for a strong operational first line manager with excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will lead 5 team members. The role is a fantastic opportunity for a leader who wants to raise the bar for the payroll team, and set the team up for success. This role is part of the EMEA Payroll Management Team.
It is critical to Amazon’s ongoing success that we provide the highest service to our employees. Our mission is to “Pay employees accurately and on time, with the highest level of Customer Obsession & Controllership, at the Lowest Cost to Amazon”.
Your main responsibilities will be to establish a culture of service to deliver the best payroll experience to Amazon’s employees; to constantly improve the team’s job satisfaction; and to ensure adherence to existing policies and statutory requirements.

Key job responsibilities
Responsibilities include:
• To build, inspire, and motivate a team of payroll analysts and the payroll vendor to constantly raise the bar
• To remove blockers for your team so they can provide the best internal customer service, including daily monitoring of key performance indicators
• To foster a culture in which it’s ok to fail but it is rigorous with the learning journey to correct the path going forward
• To manage the end-to-end payroll processing cycle for employees across multiple locations in ME
• To support statutory compliance, internal/external audits, benefits administration, and payroll system/process changes
• To liaise with key business partners throughout the ME to coordinate / communicate processes, calendars, and other activities related to the payroll cycle
• To implement and monitor internal controls over input and output data
• To coordinate cash funding process with vendors and Treasury
• To implement new countries or incorporate new locations as growth or acquisitions occur

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
– 4+ years of team management experience
– Experience using data to influence business decisions
– Customer oriented and ready to serve
– Experience owning operations with high volume of transactional inputs and outputs
– Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
– A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations
– Strong interpersonal skills, including persuasive written and oral communication skills
– Willingness to travel, domestic and international (25%)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
– 4+ years of international payroll management experience
– Deep knowledge of payroll and local legislation
– Strong organizational and project management skills
– SOX compliance experience
– Strong knowledge of ERP functionalities and capabilities
– Kaizen leader or Greenbelt certification
– Don’t meet every single requirement? Not a problem. We thrive to build diverse and inclusive team. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You might be just right candidate for this or other roles