Payroll and Benefits Specialist at Novo Nordisk

Expires in 13 days

As a global pharmaceutical company here at Novo Nordisk we have a big responsibility for 415 million people in the world with diabetes, the millions more who have obesity and thousands who live with haemophilia or growth disorders. They are our reason for being.

A vacancy has arisen in our People & Organisation team for a Payroll & Benefits specialist on a one-year fixed term contract, reporting to the UK P&O Director.

The purpose of the role is to assist with planning, organisation and co-ordination of the company’s payroll and benefits function and to provide the business with relevant P&O metrics. This position is based at our office in Gatwick, West Sussex.

The Job

You will work as part of the team who provide support to the UK affiliate of Novo Nordisk, c 350 people based both in the field and onsite in our head office. You will have full autonomy to manage the UK payroll service including reviewing the payroll input, performing the validation of monthly data changes, obtaining sign off and providing confirmation to our payroll service provider. You will be responsible for producing month end payroll reports, auditing and tracking processes; ensuring payment to our employees are accurate, timeline and in line with budgeted figures.

In addition, you will be responsible for assisting with the annual P11d process, monitoring end of year processing and reconciliation, producing ad hoc analysis of payroll date and acting as first level support to all UK employees in relation to payroll queries.

In relation to the benefits aspect of the role you will assist with the administration of the employee Flexible Benefits scheme including annual enrolment activities, employee communications, liaising with third party providers regarding monthly changes to benefit membership. You will be responsible for the administration of our pension scheme; uploading new members, monthly contribution upload and managing leavers.

A further key aspect of this position is the provision of monthly P&O metrics using data provided by our Global Shared Services and SAP HR system for our dashboards. Working closely with the two HR Business Partners it will be your responsibility to ensure that SAP HR is updated with all relevant changes in terms of headcount data.

You will also assist with the administration of the Long Service Award and Ambassador recognition, own and manage the Total Reward pages on the company intranet for the UK, assist with the management of the departmental budget and monthly accruals and assist the Business Information department with monthly reporting on all staff activities as required.


The ideal candidate should be educated to graduate level or equivalent. With previous experience in a similar role you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of payroll, tax and HR legislation and process within the UK. Strong IT skills, attention to detail and the ability to work to strict deadlines are essential competencies required to success in this role. Discretion and the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information is critical in this role, together with a quality focused mindset and analytical approach to your thinking. Numerical ability and data entry skills are essential.

What we offer?

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus, private healthcare, life assurance, income protection and a fantastic pension scheme. You will also be entitled to flexible benefits which include holiday insurance, childcare vouchers, optical insurance, holiday buy and sell, Perkbox and much more! Working at the head office at Gatwick you also have access to even more amazing benefits such as free parking, free breakfast and lunch, lunch time fitness classes, access to our gym and workplace massages!

Novo Nordisk offers an excellent inclusive culture with a focus on healthy living, flexible working and corporate social responsibility activities. The Novo Nordisk Way includes our vision, our values and our commitment to ensure we are a great place to work and we want you to be a part of that!

Millions rely on us

To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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