As Payroll Lead you will be part of the People Services Team and have responsibility to lead a small team of Payroll Specialists that manage monthly payroll activities and a variety of projects that focus on automation and process improvement. You will be involved in transitioning to a new payroll vendor and enabling a streamlined payroll process across cross functional teams.

As with all roles in FREE NOW there is a hands-on component and in this role a key responsibility will be to own Payroll for all locations. This will require detailed hands-on knowledge and experience of running and setting up payroll, as well as delivering improvements to tools and processes to support payroll & tax compliance. Here you will partner closely with Finance & Payroll providers across our 11 different countries and other functional teams in the People function to contribute to a seamless employee experience.


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the payroll team and make sure that end to end payroll activities run smoothly
  • Be in charge of compliance in all payroll processes including legal requirements and regulatory changes, internal processes and regulations
  • Cooperate with the global provider and our People (HR) Business Partner to solve possible tax and social security related matters
  • Lead process optimization and continuous improvements in the payroll team
  • Partner with internal cross-functional teams and external supply partners to develop process and system improvements
  • Build and maintain our knowledge base content for payroll procedures and internal controls
  • Lead projects and initiatives across the people department (New Payroll Vendor roll-out, Process automation etc.)


  • Several years of experience in Payroll processing for multiple European countries (preferably Spain and/or Germany and/or France)
  • Proven experiences managing a team with a high performance mindset
  • Solid project management skills in process improvement and implementation projects
  • Strong intercultural communication skills and ability to build good relationships with various stakeholders
  • Fluency in English spoken and written, with an additional European language being a plus
  • Knowledge of HCM Systems, preferably Workday


  • Fully remote* or hybrid working models
  • Free Udemy e-learning access
  • Sabbatical & special leave policies
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Birthday, 24th + 31st December off
  • Partner product discounts
  • Mobility budget for FREE NOW App
  • Free language courses
  • Employee assistance program
  • Personal development budget
Plus more local benefits depending on your work location!



FREE NOW is an equal opportunity employer and we consider qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age.
We want you to grow and evolve, bring your true self to work.