Senior SAP HCM Consultant - UK Home Based

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Date: May 11, 2024

Location: Surrey, GB Matlock, Derbyshire, GB

Company: Zalaris HR Services AS

Reference No: 1945

Office Type: Home office - same as employee home address at the top of the contract. 

At Zalaris, we simplify HR and payroll administration, empower our customers with useful information so that they can invest more in their people. Our consultants have more than 20 years of experience in transforming HR with our clients. We have three values that guide the way we work:
Everyone matters. We believe that no one person is better than another. 
Aiming high. We dare to aim high, #bestingmyself is everyone’s motto because we give the best version of ourselves to the team.
Team spirit. We believe that the best results are achieved not by being the best in the team, but by bringing the best out of your team and supporting each other across the finish line.

Position Summary

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity to work within a strong, highly motivated team in an organisation where you can grow your skills and work with exciting clients and projects? Zalaris are looking for an SAP Consultant located in the United Kingdom with a focus on core HR and Payroll processing. Zalaris is an SAP gold partner and one of the leading SAP SuccessFactors partners in Europe with an extensive growing number of HXM customers. Join us and become a part of Zalaris Professional service team.

You will work within our UK/I Application Management Services Team.  As an SAP Consultant, you will support our UK and Ireland customer base with their on-premise and cloud-based SAP solutions.


You will provide:

  • Solutions for often complex issues
  • Maintenance and quality assurance
  • Designs for new solutions based on business needs, the build and test of those solutions to the agreed requirements.

This UK role is home-based with minimal travel (subject to business needs and local safety restrictions), but with a strong virtual connection to the rest of the UK team as well as an engaged and supportive network of colleagues all over Europe and beyond!

Your Responsibilities

  • Managing your own workload
  • Investigating and resolving reported issues
  • Providing support, configuration, and high-quality documentation
  • Engaging with customers across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Creating, estimating, and delivering change orders within agreed scope, time scales and budget
  • Ensuring any changes implemented are within regulations and maintain legal compliance


  • SAP HCM UK and Ireland Payroll business and technical knowledge, configuration, and testing across HCM Modules (payroll, PA, TM, ESS, MSS, T&E, OM etc.)
  • Maintaining client relationships, ensuring that sponsors and all stakeholders (internal and external) are kept informed on progress, with appropriate escalations for decisions and resolutions 
  • Ability to identify potential issues, raising these to the appropriate channels (Support Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Coordinator) and providing possible solutions and approaches for resolution
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple parties (such as partners, programme work streams and other involved vendors) as one team 
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, including ability to communicate to a varied audience 
  • Commercial awareness of client arrangements and focus on ensuring that work is delivered within these constraints  
  • Competent in the use of MS Office

As a successful candidate you will:

  • Have a flexible attitude to work, and an ability to work across a variety of customers, support tickets and change orders/ projects
  • Be willing and able to step out of your comfort zone 
  • Be productive and provide effective delivery (strong work ethic)
  • Have the ability to work autonomously to meet deadlines and manage own workload 
  • Have a self-driven and proactive personality 
  • Have a strong client focus (service minded) 
  • Have a can-do attitude 
  • Have a drive for growth 
  • Be able to produce high-quality work and documentation
  • Be an effective team member, and a good collaborator
  • Strives for growth and has an openness to learning

Required experience

  • This role requires SAP experience in ERP HR and Payroll.
  • The role requires excellent SAP HXM / HCM product knowledge, the ability to act independently in many situations, and improve and influence work processes for the competence area. 
  • You will have experience of working as part of a support team ticket handling to agreed SLA's, managing your own workload and priorities.
  • The candidate needs to have strong operational and process knowledge of HR and especially Payroll. 
  • Good knowledge of UK legislation
  • Any experience of SuccessFactors is a benefit. 

Note:  Applicants with less experience (in either aspect of the role) and enthusiasm to grow into the role, are welcome to apply and will be considered for the position. 

We offer you – Financial benefits

  • Customer and Employee Referral schemes
  • Occupational sick pay (8 weeks)
  • Occupational maternity leave package (12 weeks)
  • Life assurance (3x basic salary)
  • Employer pensions contributions of 5%
  • Bonus scheme with accelerators
  • Private Medical Insurance (with option to add dependents)
  • Employee education and apprenticeship opportunities (i.e. free SAP learning and/or relevant qualifications)
  • Financial rewards for long service and achievements
  • Free eye tests
  • Monthly ZALOTTO! (£100 cash prize draw)

We offer you - Non Financial benefits

  • Work-life balance and flexibility ethos
  • Strong leadership with an open-door policy
  • Non-hierarchical approach to people management 
  • Company social and team bonding events
  • Holiday buy back scheme
  • Additional leave for Long Service (+1d holiday from start of 5th year of service)
  • Sabbatical 
  • Corporate branded merchandise
  • Employee recognition program
  • Zalaris mentorship program
  • Mental health support
  • Employee Assistance Programme (“Zealth”)
  • Paid time off for community volunteering (“The Good Zeed")
  • Retirement (financial) information pack (from our pension provider, 6 months prior to retirement)

Apply now and join #teamZalaris!    


Zalaris is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate any discrimination. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Zalaris’ employees come from different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life, and we are proud of it.

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