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Payroll Manager

Canteen staff at the company canteen cash register

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Central Services


UK, Manchester

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THG is a fast-moving, global technology business that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers. Our world-class proprietary tech and infrastructure powers our extensive portfolio of beauty, nutrition and lifestyle brands and is now helping drive exponential growth of our clients’ brands globally.  

We’re powered by a global team of over 7,000 ambitious people around the world. Our culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, it’s this DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG, and play a part in driving the group forward on its exciting journey. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step in your career, challenge yourself every day and evolve with the world around you, THG is ready for you. 

Location: Icon 1, WA15 0AF

About Central Functions

Central Functions is formed of the teams and people that serve the entire business. These people are integral to the smooth running of the business; ensuring everyone is paid on time, that materials are sourced and arrive promptly, that we meet our legal obligations and that our health, safety, and security is safeguarded.

About the Role

This is an exciting and challenging role where you will be responsible for a wide range of activities. The Payroll Manager is responsible for the management planning and execution of payroll processes and systems to ensure payroll processing occurs in an accurate and timely manner. The Payroll Manager is additionally responsible for the development and coordination of business-wide processes and procedures for payroll management. You will be leading a team of Payroll Advisors who are processing high-volume payrolls from start to finish.


  • Sets objectives, prioritises workload for the team and develops and recommends changes in policies, procedures, and methods. These tasks ensure proper control, improvement, and efficiency of the business’s payroll function.
  • Recruit and develop a high performing payroll support team, assigning, overseeing, and reviewing workload.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Ensures appropriate information is communicated to our pension providers, HMRC and other statutory bodies. Manage the End of Year statutory returns required by HMRC.
  • Be up to date with HMRC Payroll legislation
  • Participate in projects relating to the development of the integrated payroll-HR database, taking a lead on identifying possible improvements to the systems and playing a key role in implementing agreed changes.
  • Responsible for the preparation and verification of the business’s payroll data for the purpose of ensuring accurate and timely payments for members.
  • You must have Excellent Excel skills and knowledge
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the Payroll Team.
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • A hands on approach is needed.


  • Payroll Management Experience
  • End to end payroll experience
  • Experience with ADP is desirable
  • Have experience of providing manual payroll calculations
  • Be up to date with HMRC Payroll legislation
  • Can adapt well to changes and updates within the business
  • You must have Excellent Excel skills and knowledge
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Extensive experience in a payroll function
  • Highly numerate
  • Flexible and adaptable


  • Basic Salary - £43,000 - £46,000k
  • Wellbeing – Company on-site doctor, physio, hairdresser, free on-site gym, employee assistance program (EAP).
  • 25 days holiday + Birthday off + Bank Holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Staff Discounts (All THG Brands) + Discounted Staff Shop on-site
  • Hotel Discounts (We own King Street Hotel – King St has a new spa as well)
  • Hale Country Club Discounts (Spa/Gym/Restaurant)
  • Enhanced parenthood pay after 1 year service
  • Discretionary company bonus scheme
  • In-house L&D function who can deliver internal sessions as well as support with external courses/certifications/apprenticeships/upskilling
  • You will have access to use our Tech scheme and Cycle scheme, which is a new salary sacrifice scheme to allow UK employees to purchase from Cycle scheme retailers, and technology from Curry's PC World - through monthly instalments.

THG is proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer. If you are invited to interview, please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to the recruitment process that will enable you to perform to the best of your ability.

Because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further. 

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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