Payroll Specialist with French (All Levels)

Category:  Human Resource Management

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, PL


Are you passionate about standardizing payroll and benefits operations as well as process transitions across EMEA? Do you thrive in an international working environment? Would you like to shape the future of payroll and benefits operations in Novo Nordisk and support our colleagues to serve patients with chronic diseases even more? If yes, you may consider joining our Payroll and Benefits Operations team that we are expanding in Warsaw. We are looking for candidates for all levels, junior, middle and senior.

Apply today and join us for a life-changing career.


The position

As a Payroll & Benefits Operations Specialist with French you will provide professional payroll and benefits services to Line of Business (LoB) in EMEA region. You will work with assigned EMEA countries by coordination of end-to-end payroll process while ensuring accurate and timely delivery of remuneration to Novo Nordisk employees.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordinate the end-to-end payroll processes for assigned countries.
  • Cooperate closely with internal and external stakeholders (including payroll provider).
  • Respond to payroll queries escalated from HR and/or employees.
  • Provide administration of local benefits if applicable.
  • Optimise payroll operational processes in accordance with the PBO Team goals.



To be successful in this role you need to have knowledge and savviness regarding cultural differences. Strong communication and change management capabilities as well as excellent stakeholder management skills in an international environment are also crucial in this role. Customer-centred mindset and solid business understanding as well as focus on operational excellence and delivering on KPIs are also necessary. It is also important in this role to be reliable, accurate and aware of the level of sensitivity of the data processed daily which has a direct impact on the company’s employees’ lives. The appeal of numbers/figures and systems is essential.

We expect you to have:

  • Master’s, Bachelor’s or Licence degree within Business, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, HR or equivalent.
  • 0-4 years of experience in payroll. We are hiring for all levels. 
  • Good knowledge of ServiceNow (SNOW) system would be considered as a plus or experience from working with different EMEA countries having knowledge about regulations, practices, and cultures across EMEA.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and French language are a must.

On a personal level you should have strong analytical skills to drive process standardization, optimisation and continuous improvements.


About the department

EMEA Regional Service Centre (RSC EMEA) is co-located with the Business Area office for Europe East, the Polish affiliate, DD&IT department and Clinical Development Centre (CDC). With annual budgeted sales level of over 700 million DKK the company ambition is to continuously improve quality of patients’ life and bring innovation into the markets.

The RSC EMEA is formed by two departments – AskHR (HR administration and employee support) and Payroll, Development & Operations (PBO, project and systems management). The payroll department (PBO) delivers payroll and benefits support to countries like France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and UK.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



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We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



Please apply by 22nd  May 2024

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.