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Pre-Sales Solution Architect (HRPayroll)

Apply now Job no: 519616
Work type: Full time
Location: Spain
Categories: Client Relationship Management
Office Location: Barcelona

About TMF 

TMF Group is a leading global provider of high-value business services to clients operating and investing globally. We focus on providing specialized and business-critical financial and administrative services that enable our clients to operate their corporate structures, finance vehicles and investment funds in different geographical locations.

Our core services can help companies of all sizes with HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, international corporate structuring, fund administration and structured finance – whether a company wants to globalize, or whether they need support to streamline existing operations.

With operations in more than 80 countries, TMF Group is the global expert that understands local needs. Global reach, local knowledge: helping to do business seamlessly across borders.


Job purpose

To devise high quality solutions that meets the business requirements of TMF customers.  To ensure that the solutions are delivered “fit for purpose” and to agreed timescales. In most cases the solutions will be devised using existing tools and processes. Where bespoke solutions are agreed the correct levels of authorization, stakeholder agreements, and budgets are approved with the correct risk and issues addressed. 


Key responsibilities

  • Pre-sales support
  • Due Diligence investigation, workshops & documentation
  • Business requirements definition
  • Solution definition, design & specification
  • Assist Project Managers with project scoping, definition & planning
  • In conjunction with Project Managers, estimating development resource requirements & delivery timescales
  • Interaction with IT, external providers including:
    • Challenge, validation and support of solutions/designs proposed
    • Monitoring quality/fitness for purpose of developments
    • Testing & acceptance of deliverables
  • Consultancy – internal & external
  • Leading delivery teams
  • Mentoring & staff development
  • Working with Project Managers to identify and mitigate Issues & risks
  • Reporting & escalation of concerns & issues



    Critical competencies for success

  • “Business Requirements Type” – someone with solid Industry-based HR/Payroll knowledge and requirements analysis skills.  Experienced in implementation & service design.  Will display experience in or a tendency towards team and customer management.  Demonstrable organizational, problem solving, managerial & motivational skills.  Expect a person with this profile to be familiar with HR & payroll principals and legislation, with the ability to manage cross-functional teams delivering into projects. 

  • IT background or experience as a senior payroll/HR end-user an advantage.

  • Technical (platform/database) knowledge an advantage but not essential.    Must have excellent customer facing and across-the-board communication skills plus ability to operate safely & successfully at all levels within customer organization essential.

  • “IT Analysis & Design Type” – someone with a strong background with HR and/or payroll system development/implementation experience.  Current knowledge of HR and/or Payroll systems essential.  Advanced analytical and solution design skills and the ability to “think big” in terms of overall strategic requirements and corresponding solutions are essential.  Needs good analytical & problem solving skills and very advanced communication skills specifically related to listening, facilitating workshops and conveying complex concepts verbally and in writing.

  • Will need to be credible at all levels, but particularly around client’s people, senior end-users and strategists.  Will need to be able to focus on high-level strategy and motivate/help others to fill in the detail.

  • “Technical Platform Type” – someone with a very solid general and/or technical background and current DBA and/or comms skills.  HR and/or Payroll system experience a definite asset, but not absolutely essential.  Current knowledge of application environments essential, particularly those relating to ERP, ASP hosting and associated comms configurations.  Experience in a system support role would be useful.

  • Will need to be credible around customer’s senior & junior IT & Infrastructure technicians.  Needs good analytical & problem solving skills and very advanced communication skills specifically related to facilitating workshops and conveying complex concepts verbally and in writing.


Technical skills/Job Specific skills

  •  Self-organization / time management:
    • Organized  and executes tasks within the defined timeframe,
    • Delivers outstanding work to tight deadlines and manage a diverse workload,
    • Pays attention to detail and delivers high quality work products.
  • Communication skills: presents and communicates effectively
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a relevant environment including experience as Service Manager
  • Ideally 10+ of payroll / HR experience working in a client-facing environment, with a good track record of delivering against client requests.
  • Ideally 10+ years of experience in an Operations related environment, with a prove ability to deliver cost effective solutions and service design


    Professional Qualifications
  • Fluent in English (additional languages is a plus)
  • Proficient in Payroll and HR Services
  • Professional project management training is a plus


Other Leadership Characteristics

  • Effective problem solving.
  • Self & Team member motivation.
  • Analysis of & organizational decision making
  • Interpersonal communication, sensitivity & empathy
  • Customer satisfaction & service.


Working at TMF Group offers

Learning opportunities: you will work with highly experienced colleagues who are ready to share their knowledge, and will receive the opportunity to work on diverse and complex client requests. You will also be able to apply for and be supported for training.

Value-driven work environment: you can expect integrity and respect from all your colleagues and your leadership team.

Teamwork: an environment where we learn from our mistakes and work together to improve our processes continuously. A no-blame culture where teamwork is important, valued and lived daily.

Ambition: we are a growing company in which we constantly look for the next opportunity and where all ideas are welcome.


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Applications close: Romance Daylight Time

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