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Business:  Cargotec
Job Function:  CBS

Sofia, BG

Global Payroll Manager

Cargotec is at the forefront of the transformation in the cargo handling industry. Our cargo handling solutions and services make global trade smarter, better and more sustainable. As leaders in ports, on roads and at sea, our business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor have a unique position to optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value.


Cargotec Business Services was established in 2017 in Sofia as the main global hub and regional hubs in the United States and Singapore. Its aim is to optimize the global business support processes of Cargotec. More than 350 people in Bulgaria provide services in the areas of Finance, Human Resources and Indirect Procurement.

Purpose of the position


The position is part of the Cargotec Global Business Service Centre HR Services organization and part of the CBS HR Services Leadership team.  

The main purpose is to lead Cargotec global payroll strategy implementation within CBS Countries. 


Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Participate in designing Cargotec’s global payroll strategy 
  • Define payroll controls and reporting structures 
  • Lead the planning and implementation of payroll project/s
  • Coordinate local payroll process together with CBS HR Services Transaction team members and local/global payroll partners (vendors)
  • Drive deployment and development of Global Payroll Process
  • Act as project coordinator for global/regional/local changes in payroll related operating model
  • Identify and develop global payroll KPIs and objectives
  • Facilitate project benefit identification and business case preparation
  • Provide advice and support on payroll issues on global and local level
  • Present progress, risks and issues with solution proposals to the Project Steering group
  • Ensure the business benefits and established KPIs are measured and reached
  • Measure and constantly propose improvements to payroll process with global and local organisation as well as with vendors
  • Drive deployment and development of global payroll process.
What you’ll need to succeed:



  • Masters level degree



  • Several years direct work experience in managing payroll outsourcing projects successfully, including all aspects of project planning, execution, organizational change management etc.
  • Proven experience in Payroll domain, including establishing controls, transparency and reporting
  • Experience in business stakeholder management
  • Proven experience in vendor management
  • Experience working with different cultures in the global company
  • Knowledge and experience of key HR processes including Time & Attendance would be an advantage 
  • Experience in multicultural environment 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, good negotiations skills 
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization and to build networks


  • Project management skills 
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing and leading
  • Delegation
  • Team work
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Stress tolerance
  • Strategic orientation
  • Engaging vendors /partners
  • Adapting to change
  • Collaborate for win
  • Lead with Purpose
  • Empower for performance
  • Fluent in English, other relevant language skills are an asset
  • Local and international travel required.
You will be part of:


We offer you an opportunity to put your skills and experience into work and make an impact in our global organisation and the cargo handling industry. You will work together with great colleagues from various backgrounds inspired by shared, ambitious goals. We value collaboration in our open and inclusive culture. With us, you will have the opportunity to develop yourself professionally. Join us to make a difference - and have fun while doing it.


We offer:

  • Attractive compensation package
  • Healthy work environment - company sponsored medical insurance program
  • Food vouchers, company paid sport card
  • Work-life balance – 25 days paid vacation, company events
  • Transportation allowance
  • Option to work from home.
Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application and CV.


We are committed to creating an environment with equal opportunities for all. All applicants will receive consideration for employment solely based on their professional qualities.

Cargotec and its businesses
Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec's sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,500 people. www.cargotec.com

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