Business Analyst (Payroll)


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Payroll UK
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  38889
Job Category:  Business Services
Job Function:  Human Resources

About the role


We are looking for an innovative and results driven Business Analyst (Payroll) to join our Business Services team for a period of 12 months. 


Working as a Business Analyst (Payroll) or Process Improvement Analyst as you will be known internally, you will use your seasoned experience to identify and deliver service improvement activity across the business. Using process improvement methodologies, you’ll think innovatively and explore system configuration to streamline processes, eliminating unnecessary complexity and reducing processing times. 


You will play an integral role in building a culture of sustainable change, creating and embedding LEAN methodology to deliver a ‘best in class’ continuous improvement strategy and culture. Using your familiarity with Six-Sigma tools, you’ll be driven to reduce the payroll processing time 50%. 

Using your excellent communication skills, you will work with key business stakeholders to build a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing programme of change. You’ll also work closely with the Payroll Manager, Payroll Change and Process Lead and the Onshore and Offshore teams to drive and implement this change. 


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with strong leadership skills, who is driven and has the capability to establish a business-wide improvement programme and ultimately passionate about making a real difference to the business. 


The role is full-time and based in Warwick. We are offering hybrid working where you can enjoy 2 days a week in the office and the remainder from home. 

About you


•    Strong leadership skills along with high level of integrity and professionalism
•    SAP ECC experience 
•    Recent experience of identifying and implementing process improvements
•    Proven experience of coaching, teaching and mentoring to drive improvement activities
•    Natural communicator with a strong sense of urgency and able to communicate at all levels of the organisation
•    Excellent verbal and written communication
•    Strong organisational and analytical skills
•    Ability to think/act both strategically and tactically
•    System Thinker - ability to see and understand overall picture.
•    Member of Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) desirable

What we can offer you


•    A competitive salary between £40,000 -£50,000 – dependent on capability
•    A bonus based on personal and company performance 
•    A competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12% 
•    Access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.


Further information


The closing date for this vacancy is 06 December 2022. However, we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.



About us


National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 


At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.