Pay & Reward Analyst, EMEA

16 Nov 2021
05 Jan 2022
Full Time
Working at Stella McCartney is a truly rewarding experience. As a luxury fashion company with a strong ethical standpoint we are leaders and innovators in our industry.


We are looking for a collaborative and highly numerate individual with a keen eye for detail to join our People & Culture team as Payroll Analyst, reporting to the Global Head of Pay & Reward. Your main responsibilities will include supporting the monthly payroll run for Italy as well as support other regions within Europe (France and Spain). You will be responsible for maintaining payroll records, supporting monthly payroll processes and managing the benefit administration.

Your Mission:
  • Support payroll operations for Italy and the EMEA region as secondary support. This will include input, maintenance and reconciliation of payroll records
  • Partner regularly with People Coordinators, HR Managers and the third-party payroll providers to make sure the data is accurate, and all changes are captured.
  • Support monthly payroll reporting including the gross to net and other variance reports
  • Manage the payroll and benefit queries and ensure a high level of service when replying to these queries
  • Validation of time and attendance data flow, absence types and liaising with managers within the business to make sure there is ongoing training
  • Review and validate payroll results, identifying and explaining variances for final sign off
  • Learning new tasks associated with payroll processing and systems
  • Dealing with correspondence enquires in a timely manner
  • Liaising with Italian authorities and unions when required
  • Partner with finance to make sure that all payroll items are reconciled on a monthly basis, as well as supporting the year end process
  • Maintaining confidentiality and making sure sensitive files are protected appropriately
  • Assisting with Clothing Allowance reward, communications to employees as well as working with retail and inventory to make sure the process is smooth
  • Ability to cross train on other EMEA payrolls, e.g. France, Spain. To understand the local legislation, self-learn and act as a secondary back up for the EMEA Pay & Reward team
  • Research local benefits and rewards for the best offering
  • Work on developing a reward platform for Italy, Spain and France in line with local legislation
  • Educate managers and improve current processes for payroll, benefits and time and attendance
  • Assist with the annual Pay & Reward plan for EMEA, and input based on local knowledge to constantly improve the strategy at Stella McCartney .

Your Talent:
  • You will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant payroll experience
  • You have experience and understanding of processing the Italian payroll
  • You are highly analytical and numerical with strong experience in data gathering and reconciliation
  • You have good understanding of payroll legislation in Italy
  • You have previous experience with year-end processes and reporting
  • You are an approachable team member for day to day payroll and benefit queries
  • You are able to work to tight deadlines and ensure accuracy
  • You are a strong communicator who is confident building and managing relationships with our internal employees and external partners
  • You have some knowledge of processing Spain and France payrolls


Our philosophy is to go beyond monetary return and consider ourselves responsible for your wellbeing, your family, your health, your time and the community.
  • Up to 50% discount on Stella McCartney products
  • Exclusive staff sales and sample sales - Including other LVMH brands
  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%
  • Extensive private medical and critical illness insurance, as well as life assurance
  • Annual Health Screening
  • Annual Leave Shop where employees can buy or sell annual leave
  • Flexible working/core hours
  • Enchanced Maternity/paternity packages
  • Matched Give as You Earn charity scheme
  • Fitness membership (Classpass credits) and onsite yoga
  • Volunteer and Birthday leave
  • Health cash plan
  • Financial wellbeing program
  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support Services
  • Employee referral bonus

Optional/ Paid Benefits

Season ticket loan, cycle to work and tech schemes, travel and dental insurance and much more.

We welcome people with disabilities and endeavour to make reasonable adjustments, if you do require such adjustments please let us know within 48 hours of your interview.

At Stella McCartney, we like to be bold. For us this means challenging ourselves and the wider industry in which we operate. As part of our commitments to inclusive fashion, we have an ambitious strategy to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the centre of everything we do. Our starting point is to create a workplace where different voices are respected, heard and empowered in equal measure regardless of factors such as culture and backgrounds, and to influence and disrupt fashion and other industries by providing opportunities for global diverse talent to shine.

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