Payroll Lead Manufacturing (f/m/d)

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Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

The greatest inventions would not be brought to market without the right project management and administrative support. Woven into every part of the organization, our Administrative teams makes sure our concepts become reality.

Our site in 1210 Vienna is a strategic location for solid drug manufacturing including tablets, coated tablets, granules and implants for the health provision and treatment of livestock and domestic animals. Most of our products are exported.

To ensure sustainable company growth we continually strive to offer attractive career opportunities for more than 350 employees at our Vienna site. In support of our existing team we are currently looking for:

Payroll Lead Manufacturing (f/m/d)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Leading and managing a staff of 3 resources delivering Payroll work across two sites
  • Managing work to set service level agreements and ensure consistent processes across sites
  • Collaborating and partnering with other regional peers, to deliver any payroll-related projects
  • Management and oversight of Time & Attendance system & outputs for two sites
  • Delivering the transition of Payroll to new vendor for Austrian entities
  • Addressing performance issues through effective coaching and make recommendations for onsite staff and/or Payroll services
  • Ensuring accuracy and productivity of the payroll functions including: payroll vendor relations, internal control monitoring, developing and maintaining high quality of efficiency standards
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of payroll policies, procedures, and internal controls
  • Responding to all internal and external inquiries on payroll related issues, social insurance, and taxation
  • Ensuring an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close, including the account reconciliations of payroll related balances
  • Preparing periodic metrics reports regarding issues such as department efficiency and volumes; as well as contributing to the development and management of a Payroll dashboard
  • Oversee preparation of all external and internal audit deliverables for areas of responsibility
  • Acting as point of escalation on service issues across the Payrolls
  • Establishing and monitoring service quality standards and coaching team in accordance
  • Partnering with HR team to ensure full alignment to priorities and delivery of HR services across the HR portfolio
  • Driving the improvement of a New Payroll system documentation
  • Liaising between Austrian Payroll Team and the other colleagues within the EMEA HR Service Delivery & CRM teams, and our external HR Service Center, for change control process


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business or Accounting or another relevant Payroll qualification; in lieu of a degree, the equivalent in experience and evident of exceptional ability
  • Several years of experience in a complex multinational business environment, with focus on Payroll for multiple entities
  • Experience in Service Delivery (HR or Finance) a plus, including SLA management, customer management and issue escalation
  • People management experience strongly preferred
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of all aspects in Payroll - including Austria-specific employment legislation, equity based compensation, Expats, Commuters and Employee Share Purchase plans
  • Outstanding with standard concepts, practices and procedures in the Accounting and Payroll field
  • Demonstrated technical expertise on the automated systems and processes in designated areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with business and support teams within country, region and globally
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, to balance and prioritize work
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, strong personal integrity
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate relevant information to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work in (international) teams and collaborate / partner effectively at all levels across the organization
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant labor, social and fiscal legislation (Local)
  • Fluent in German and English (written and spoken)
  • Strong MS Office skills, mainly advanced Excel & PowerPoint

We offer an attractive salary, outstanding social benefits and an exciting work environment with varied tasks in an international environment. The minimum annual salary for this position is EUR 59.700,-- and varies according to the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us--and start making your impact today.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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