JLL - Technology Payroll Project Manager

TDIM is JLL’s technology department and is responsible for supporting Workday, and other Global applications.

In June 2016, JLL embarked on a multi-year transformation journey to improve its HR, Finance and Payroll functions. The transformation includes, new or upgraded IT platforms, new operating models, process simplification and greater use of shared services.

The programme’s vision is ‘to enhance JLL’s competitiveness, by simplifying the way we work and investing in new technology, to improve our Finance and HR functions and enable better business insights and decision making’.

In January 2018, JLL went live with a new HR platform Workday, followed by EMEA and APAC in October 2018. A new PS finance platform also went live in the Americas April 2018. Moving into 2019 the transformation journey continues, with PS Finance being rolled out in EMEA and APAC, enhancements to the Workday platform, and the start of deploying the Payroll Strategy.

The Payroll strategy has three pillars - operating model, process and technology. TDIM is JLL’s technology department, and in partnership with HR will deliver the technology parts of the Payroll strategy. Which is a complete retrenchment of Payroll globally.

TDIM are looking for a talented individual to support the Payroll Strategy programme. A project manager with excellent experience of Payroll, HR and the vendor selection processes. A self-starter, hands on, with a variety of skills from project management, stakeholder engagement, analysis and delivery against plan. They will be comfortable managing multiple small projects, while also preparing analysis for presentation, and working for the TDIM Global Payroll Lead to deliver technology solutions to our HR customers, whom will be primarily responsible for the Payroll transformation.

We are looking for a TDIM Payroll PMO for our Payroll Transformation

Type and Term: Perm

Reporting To: TDIM Global Payroll Lead.

What this job involves


  • Help develop the tactical deployment elements of the Payroll strategy.

  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with key stakeholders and colleagues across JLL.

  • Provide direction and coordination, manage to a deadline

  • Manage Payroll vendors to ensure deliver to deadlines

  • Partner with Payroll and HR piers to deliver joined up solutions

  • Lead and manage resources to deliver outcomes

Project Management

  • Build resource and deliverable project plans

  • Identify and manage the programme dependencies

  • Build and Manage Programme Quality Control Processes

  • Create, Monitor and Manage Programme Control Framework

  • Project Level Status Reporting

  • Project Level Planning

  • Issues and Risk Tracking & Planning

  • Partner, Assist & Support other workstreams

  • Build and maintain change programme documentation, tracking activities, deliverables, risks etc.

  • Keep the programme and workstreams advised of the progress of deliverables against plan and adjust the plan as necessary in line with workstream and programme changes.

  • Advise the programme and workstreams on the knock-on change implications of programme plan deviation and exceptions.


  • New Workday > Payroll > Finance PS 9.2 Integrations

  • Payroll & Time Strategy preparations & delivered projects

  • Enhancements to Workday and Payroll platforms


  • Optimise and continually develop relationships with TDIM, Finance and HR teams.

  • Work with communication colleagues to ensure change and communication activities are aligned and coordinated.

  • Support the building of a sense of team responsibility and

Every day is different, and in all these activities, we’d encourage you to show your ingenuity.

Sound like you? To apply you need to be / have:

  • Self-starter, resilient, ambitious and hands-on when required

  • Excellent project management experience.

  • Solid understanding of Payroll Integration project activities

  • Experience of working with international and cross-cultural teams. Leading virtual teams and leading groups where there is no direct reporting relationship.

  • Proven ability to work independently and to challenging deadlines.

  • Understanding of Backoffice Payroll, Time reporting and HR processes.

  • An understanding of the nature of change, its people impacts and how to ensure colleagues are able to take on new ways of working.

  • An ability to understand and draw on a range of tactical activities and techniques needed to make change successful.

  • An ability to work with senior leaders and other stakeholders to gain their buy in and ongoing proactive support.

  • Facilitation and communication skills.

  • An ability to work effectively and build relationships at all levels in an organisation.

  • Must be able to work collaboratively and implement plans through a matrix of local change and communication leads, champion networks etc.

  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations, dealing with complexity and time pressure.

  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.

  • Preferable, experience in real estate

  • High energy, tenacious with a passion to deliver

  • Successful track record of delivering solutions to internal client base

  • Ability to generate insight from data and evidence

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) abilities

  • Must have strong relationship skills

  • Demonstration of strong planning skills and working under pressure

  • Ability to work with potential resistance from stakeholders

  • Microsoft Office proficient

  • English – Fluent business – Other languages highly desirable

What you can expect from us

  • You’ll join an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. One where we succeed together – across the desk and around the globe. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things.

  • Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your ambitions in career, recognition, wellbeing, benefits and pay.

    Join us to develop your strengths and enjoy a fulfilling career full of varied experiences. Keep those ambitions in sights and imagine where JLL can take you...

    Apply today!