Dependent on experience + very competitive Bonus + Benefits
Vacancy Type:
Fixed Term Contract
23 (Entain)

We’re Entain. Our vision is to be the world leader in sports betting and gaming entertainment by creating the most exciting and trusted experience for our customers, revolutionising the gambling space as we go. We're home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands, and with a focus on sustainability and growth, we will transform our sector for our players, for ourselves and for the good of entertainment.

Our recently formed Global People Services team strives to create and deliver a seamless and positive employee experience across the entire employee lifecycle. Our aim will be to develop efficient and simple end-to-end HR related processes and maximize our technology to deliver a great people experience.

We are looking for a Global Payroll Transformation Lead (FTC - 12 months) with extensive experience in complex global payroll transformation.  This individual will be responsible for leading global payroll transformation initiatives, understanding, defining and documenting the as-is setup and creating scalable solutions and recommendations for a global business of our size and scope. A genuine passion for transformation, combined with relationship-building, leadership, and communication skills will be the key to success.

What you'll be doing:

  • Carry out full discovery of global payroll setup, identifying and documenting resource, effort and process utilised
  • Analyse end-to-end payroll processes (including controls and audit requirements) by partnering and creating positive relationships with various stakeholders such as global payroll teams, HR and Payroll Systems Manager, Global HR Process Excellence and Design Manager and Finance
  • Identify gaps with Best in Class and opportunities to consolidate and improve ways of working
  • Create comprehensive recommendations and build a business case to highlight requirements for a global transformation of payroll, moving from existing location specific setup to global scalable payroll model, being cognizant of downstream impacts i.e. Finance initiatives
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to enable effective change management initiatives across the organization and coordinate with key business leaders
  • Assist leaders to drive the strategic plan and continuous improvement efforts for global payroll best practices that enhance payroll processes aimed at increasing efficiency, compliance, scalability, and automation

What we need from you:

  • 5+ years of global payroll transformational experience ideally within an organistion with frequent M&A activity
  • Experienced within Business Process Outsourcing of Payroll operations
  • Demonstrable experience delivering significant transformation in complex global organisations
  • Programme management experience is advantageous
  • Strong ability to collaborate, see the big picture yet drill into the detail, where needed

Competencies / behaviours

  • Positive attitude and outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player, proactive, open minded, excellent listening skills and able to adapt to different cultures
  • Agile thinker
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Influential
  • Drives results
  • Self-aware
  • Collaborative

Interview Process:

  • Apply and your CV will be reviewed by one of our Talent Acquisition Partners
  • Phone screening call with our Talent Acquisition Partner
  • 30-minute online assessment
  • 1st interview with the team managers
  • 2nd interview with the Senior stakeholders
  • Offer and Celebrations!


About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.