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Payroll Specialist

43800 Valls, Tarragona, Spain Req #3065
Friday, May 17, 2024

We blend care and creativity to nourish the world. 

Griffith Foods is global product development partner, we specialize in high-quality food ingredients. We serve global food companies and regional food companies worldwide. 
As a family business, we’ve valued people above all else for 100 years. Griffith is renowned for true, collaborative innovation. Our people care. We’re committed to helping our customers create better products - and a better, more sustainable world. Learn more about Griffith Foods on www.griffithfoods.com

Purpose of the Position


The Continental Europe (CE) Payroll Specialist will manage and oversee the entire payroll process and controls in the timekeeping system as well as being responsible for the accurate payment of salaries and benefits in the designated area, with the opportunity to support the designated countries in scope across Continental Europe.




  •  Own the end-to-end payroll processing for both blue-collar and white-collar employees in the designated area. (mostly employees in Spain). 
  • Collect and calculate payroll and benefits information from the relevant sources, including benefits, bonuses, and vacations.
  •  Coordinate international payroll through the In-Country-Payroll providers for the Griffith Foods branches in Continental Europe.  
  • Ensure adherence to contractual agreements, local legislation and sectoral agreements throughout the employee lifecycle.
  • Monitor compliance updates to ensure legal compliance at country and local level.
  • Act as a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for employee queries related to payroll and benefits.
  • Maintain and control the Time & Attendance system across the designated countries in scope.
  • Support the HRBP in the annual salary and wages budgeting process.
  • Ensure data accuracy and collaboration with Finance & HRIS to monitor & provide monthly payroll & headcount data against budget.
  • Assist with internal, external and statutory audits as required.
  • Responsible for creation & maintenance of correct and up to date payroll process documents, working closely with the HRIS team to streamline processes.
  • Proactive identification of opportunities for process improvements  to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of payroll operations.
  • Execute reporting and data analytics responsibilities.
  • Collaborate alongside the broader HR team to support implementation of the Global Comp & Bens strategy.
  • Bring payroll expertise to any HRIS & payroll projects as needed.



  • A relevant Bachelor/Master degree within an HR-related field of study.
  • Demonstrable experience as an international Payroll Specialist, preferably in a Spain context with a Blue Collar population (manufacturing is a pro).
  • Experience with comp & ben related tasks.
  • Thorough understanding of Spanish social legislation and tax regulations and you are eager to expand your knowledge internationally. Knowledge of Italian / France legislation is a pro.
  • Excellent Excel and reporting skills (PowerBI is a plus).
  • Extensive experience with HR and Payroll systems. Experience with Workday and Cloudpay is highly valued.
  • Speak Spanish in combination with fluent English. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and exceptional accuracy in processing data.
  • Adept at working independently with proactive problem-solving skills, service oriented.


Working at Griffith Foods 

We are a caring family company where everyone has the opportunity to grow, follow their own personal Purpose and find fulfillment in their work. We support each other, demonstrate mutual respect and nourish people’s well-being. 
We believe in doing the right thing, especially when it is hard to do and recognize that our success depends on our customers’ success consequently, we work together, leveraging our skills, knowledge and ideas to create exceptional products and solutions. 
We value diversity at our company and celebrate our cultural and personal differences, knowing that together, we create a unique source of strength. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. 
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability you may contact us at recruiting@griffithfoods.com


Other details

  • Job Family Human Resources
  • Job Function Administration
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator ESP - PermanentFullTimeOrdinary [100]
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Friday, May 17, 2024
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  • 43800 Valls, Tarragona, Spain