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People & Talent

Budapest, Hungary


Are you an experienced change leader, ideally with experience in payroll process design, and a good eye for overall payroll development?  Do you want to be part of our growing team in a truly global tech company and play a big part delivering the best in class payroll operations? If this sounds exciting, then we’d love to chat! 

Role Background

Wolt is a Finnish technology company founded in 2014 with a mission to transform the way people can order food from restaurants. Wolt has since grown rapidly and become a global company, currently operating in 23 countries and over 250 cities across EMEA and APAC, servicing 15M registered users - and this is only the beginning. The People team at Wolt currently consists of about 100+ HR, Payroll and Talent Acquisition professionals located in Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tbilisi, Tel-Aviv, Tokyo, and Zagreb.

We always strive for global scalability, modern processes and automation, and therefore we prioritize development in every area of the business. With this attitude, in 2021 the People team has launched platforms like Workday and Quinyx, while the global payroll team in 2022 began the roll out of our payroll vendor transformation to ADP and the launch of our new hub in Budapest. 

Specifically in our global payroll team, we are now looking for a Payroll Operational Excellence Manager, ideally with payroll project experience and an end-to-end understanding of payroll processes also from a technical perspective. Based in Budapest you would design and lead on our process and continuous improvement approaches across all of our 23 markets. 

This is a truly unique opportunity to be part of a fast growing team and a major payroll transformation in one of the fastest growing companies in Europe, having a chance to really contribute to what modern global payroll looks like, with a goal to provide a world class payroll experience to all of our employees. 

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead on yourself, as well as coach and mentor the team on process improvements.
  • Design continuous improvement approach for the payroll function. 
  • Perform continuous analysis of our current processes to design and implement the desired state, with a drive towards automation and integrations.
  • Design data driven data and analytics mechanisms to support real time identification of gaps and opportunities for operational efficiency. 
  • Own the Payroll function development roadmap, including intake and prioritisation processes. 
  • Work closely with our teammates in the Payroll Transformation, HR and Finance teams in change related activities, ensuring that the global design turns into local payroll processes. 
  • Ensure our new designs fulfills global SOX compliance, and all local statutory and legal requirements.

Our humble expectations

  • Overall, you have a strong understanding of process design and change, with a clear view of what works and what doesn’t. 
  • Ideally, you’ve had exposure and experience in payroll change projects - implementations, either on the vendor or client side, and ideally also in a multi-country environment, or M&A activity. 
  • You have a technical understanding of common HR and T&A tools and how they contribute to payroll.
  • Lean Six Sigma accreditation is considered as a huge advantage.
  • A passion for data, process development and technology is a must.
  • You have excellent planning, problem solving and time management skills.
  • You are a strong communicator, with high working proficiency in English. 
  • You have the ability to look at matters from different perspectives.
  • You enjoy taking ownership and delivering results.

Next steps

If you are excited about working in a high-growth environment, taking ownership, and being part of an extremely ambitious team, then click below to apply and get the conversation going!

Along with a competitive salary and benefits, you will also be eligible for our equity program. 

You will fit into a truly diverse team across 23 countries - what really matters to us is a caring and welcoming environment where we embrace uniqueness and celebrate diversity. Experience a company culture where we work on eye level, decisions are made quickly and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring, is on our daily agenda.

If you have any further questions about the position, you can turn to:

Daria Erofeeva, Talent Acquisition Partner - daria.erofeeva@wolt.com

Please note that we do not accept applications sent by mail. You should submit your application through our careers website!

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