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SAP Payroll Consultant (Work from Home/ Fully Remote)

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SAP Payroll Consultant

Ryanair Labs is the technology brand of Ryanair. Labs is a state of-the-art digital & IT innovation hub creating Europe’s Leading Travel Experience for our customers. The Ryanair platform has over 1 billion visits per year. By joining Ryanair, you will develop cutting edge tech solutions inside Ryanair, transforming aviation for Pilots, Cabin Crew & Ground Ops, as well as driving the tech experience for our customers on Europe’s largest travel website!

Ryanair Labs has more than 550 employees across our offices in Dublin, Madrid, Poland, and Portugal. Our plan is to continue to grow our IT Labs Team so we are always on the lookout for the best talent. Apply today for more information.

The Role:

As an SAP Payroll Consultant, you’ll be responsible for translating the customer’s design requirements and calculation rules in the payroll engine of SAP. Support the business with the setup, adjustment and management of the Company payrolls and ensuring operational stability in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as technical expert for SuccessFactors (SAP’s Cloud Payroll solution ECP). Engaging with SuccessFactors Community and user groups to ensure that we are getting the most out of current and future SuccessFactors capabilities.
  • Translate business requirements into system requirements, design specifications and document new and/or existing application requirements. Ensure that new or existing systems meet business requirements and practices and that all application interface issues/concerns are understood, documented and addressed satisfactorily.
  • Manage the process of change – required changes to existing SuccessFactors configuration and integrations and creating new ones based upon business needs.
  • Issue Resolution: Investigate and resolve complex payroll issues, providing timely and accurate solutions. Work closely with stakeholders to address concerns and optimize processes
  • System Upgrades and Enhancements: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to manage system upgrades and enhancements. Conduct testing and ensure a smooth transition to new functionalities.
  • Contribute to the strategic roadmap for global IT initiatives – work with senior leadership and key stakeholders to support for organizational strategic objectives, leveraging SuccessFactors functionality to ease administrative burden and build efficient, effective, and scalable processes.
  • Drive adoption, optimization and transformation – ensure we are fully leveraging SuccessFactors to meet strategic business and talent needs and pursue continuous improvement in business processes, integration, automation and user experience.
  • Partner with business teams – Understand their needs and requirements, make recommendations for solutions, and roadmap and prioritize implementation to support Ad-hoc Ryanair business objectives.
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners – work with 3rd party software and internal product, audit and security teams to ensure configuration and integrations are efficient, compliant and accurate.


Experience Required:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a functional analyst for SAP HCM payroll/ ECP or equivalent payroll such as ADP/ Globalview.
  • In depth Payroll process knowledge is a prerequisite (any market but UK. Ireland, Portugal and other EU counties payroll will be a better fit) including knowledge of tax calculations.
  • Strong understanding of integration between ECP Employee Central Payroll, Employee Central, SAP ECC, and non-SAP systems.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and implementing solutions per business requirements.
  • Ability to analyse extensive and complex ranges of data, information, processes and system solutions to produce effective and efficient business solutions.
  • Good understanding of Employee Life Cycle Management process in Global organizations.
  • Translate Business requirements into System Configuration Objects and create Solution Design for SuccessFactors Employee Management Solution in compliance with the Best Practices.
  • A perfectly well organized character, fast and flexible with an eye for detail.
  • Committed to the project and to your colleagues. Ryanair is a low-cost carrier and we work with small size teams. This is resulting in a high exposure to Senior Management for each team member and this ensures your role is key in the project success/failure.
  • Solid communication and presentation skills.
  • Proactive and independent, a team player by nature.
  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written).
  • Analytical skills and strong learning ability – agility and willingness to acquire new competencies and adapt quickly to new tasks and environments.

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience managing configurations and confidential data with the SAP SuccessFactors ECP module.
  • Previous exposure to the integration aspect of SAP SuccessFactors.
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP Cloud Integration.
  • Able to read and write ABAP Code
  • SAP HR / ECP Certification.
  • Ability to analyse and modify payroll/time schemas and rules
  • Master degree in Business Administration or IT Management.


  • 100% Remote work from within Portugal.
  • Possibility for career growth in a continuously growing team.
  • Competitive salary with stable yearly reviews.
  • Staff travel benefits: flights discounts.
  • Regular Social Meetings.
  • Referral bonus system.

Advice from our career coach

A successful applicant for the SAP Payroll Consultant role at Ryanair should understand the responsibilities of the position and possess the necessary experience and skills required for the role. Here are some tips to help you stand out as an applicant:

  • Highlight your experience as a functional analyst for SAP HCM payroll or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Showcase your knowledge of payroll processes, tax calculations, and integrations between different systems.
  • Demonstrate your ability to analyze complex data and design solutions based on business requirements.
  • Emphasize your strong communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work effectively in small teams.
  • If you have any nice-to-have qualifications such as SAP certifications or experience with SAP Cloud Integration, be sure to include them in your application.

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