EMEA Payroll Project Lead

Paris, France

At Datadog, People Operations is more than just human resources—it’s a data-driven team dedicated to constantly improving the way we hire, develop, and support our most valuable asset: our people. Our People Operations team are strategic problem solvers who work closely with leadership and employees to ensure that Datadog keeps scaling smoothly and remains a great place to work. This role will report into the Senior Payroll Manager of the EMEA region. 

The Payroll Project Manager is responsible for planning, ranking and implementing EMEA payroll projects (such as automation, payroll process improvement, Workday enhancements, and more!). The candidate will coordinate with other departments (including HRIS, People Solutions and the EMEA Payroll team) to ensure all aspects of the projects are managed for a successful and timely implementation. We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual who will fit with our fast-paced, collaborative culture.

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture - the relationships and collaboration it builds and the creativity it brings to the table. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our Datadogs can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.

What You'll do:

  • Work with the Senior Manager, Payroll to plan and execute key payroll-related projects including Workday Integration with ADP Celergo, time off & leave set up, and many more!
  • Define the project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Monitor progress of projects using the appropriate tools 
  • Review all deliverables to ensure they meet quality standards and align with the specifications
  • Coordinate and follow up each project and the stakeholders involved 
  • Perform quality assurance & payroll testing before launch
  • Coordinate between HRIS team & payroll team to ensure each topic is led to its full resolution
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Evaluate projects and assess the results
  • Setup change management techniques including assessing and communicating for project period and organizing reporting approaches for projects.


Who You Are:

  • Good knowledge and comprehensiveness of International payroll 
  • Able to influence and lead
  • Fluent in English (Fluency in another language is appreciated)
  • Service-oriented attitude and Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn, critical thinking, problem solving skills
  • Individual should have high energy with the ability to organize/prioritize workload and team work
  • Able to work independently

Datadog values people from all walks of life. We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. That's okay. If you’re passionate about technology and want to grow your skills, we encourage you to apply.

Benefits and Growth:

  • Generous and competitive global and France Benefits
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities 
  • Product training to develop an in-depth understanding of our product and space
  • Best in breed onboarding
  • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture
  • Work in a (truly) international environment
  • Good opportunity to learn about international payroll
  • You have a voice and we want to hear it!

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.




About Datadog: 

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn and Datadog Learning Center.

Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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