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Payroll Manager Sweden

With several fashion brands, a total of 3,924 stores in 61 markets and 23 online markets, the H&M group is one of the world’s leading fashion companies. H&M is driven by a desire to always create the best customer offering and the best experience for their customers – and to do so in a sustainable way. Guided by the same shared values that have existed since the very first store opened in 1947, H&M has a long-term approach. Based on a fundamental respect for the individual and a belief in people’s ability to use their initiative, H&M’s values help create an open and dynamic workplace that allows colleagues all over the world to grow and work together to reach the shared goals. For more information, please visit hm.com

The challenge

H&M in Sweden employs approximately 11 000 people, divided between 5 000 store employees and 6 000 within the central functions at the Head Office. In your daily work, you lead a team of 18 payroll officers in charge of payroll management for the Swedish operations. It is a complex environment, made even more challenging due to the on-going implementation of a new payroll system that was launched in 2015/2016.

The role as Payroll Manager is instrumental in developing a fully-functional and proactive department, closely connected to the business. By increasing the efficiency and developing the team as well as the function, you will ensure that payroll is in line with H&M’s continued expansion and success.

Your background

You are very comfortable with your skills in connection to payroll administration and see far beyond its most obvious definition. To you, this function supports the business and does not only ensure salary payments, and you have many ideas of how to further develop this particular part of the organisation.

We believe that you are leading a team today and find leadership exciting and fulfilling, as this is a group of considerable size. We also think that you are within an organisation today with both blue collar and white collar employees to fully understand the different challenges associated with agreements and salary systems.

If you are used to an international setting, this is an extra merit, but to be fluent in Swedish as well as English is a prerequisite.

Are you the one we are looking for?

You inspire people around you and see each of your direct report’s personal development as truly rewarding. Your communication skills and supporting nature are not, however, exclusively enjoyed by your team, but you are also outstanding when it comes to building internal networks and seeing how your department fits into the whole of the company.

Working at H&M means feeling the corporate values at your very core, and therefore you are a true team-player, who is straight-forward and keeps things simple with a focus on constant improvement. In order to feel at home, it comes naturally for you to assume responsibility and be forward-thinking among competent, friendly and ambitious colleagues.

What you can expect in the position

As Payroll Manager, you will work with a fascinating mix of all aspects connected to the payroll function. If you are a person ready to deploy your knowledge, leadership skills and holistic business perspective, this is a rare opportunity for you to make sustainable and long-term impact.

You will be part of one of the most successful companies in the world that expands and attracts the best people sharing the company’s values. You will have extensive contacts throughout the organisation, in Sweden as well as with your colleagues in the other 60 markets where H&M operates.

You come into a position where your contributions will clearly show, and nobody will hold you back from reaching your personal development goals.

We look forward to hearing from you, welcome to submit your application as soon as possible at www.k2search.se All applications and contacts are held in the strictest confidence. If you have any specific questions regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact the recruitment team at K2 Search:

Katarina Åhlin, recruitment consultant, katarina.ahlin@k2search.se
Josefin Cohen, research consultant, josefin.cohen@k2search.se

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