Job Title: HR Associate

Posted: 2019-05-30 13:48:22

The HR Associate position for UK & Ireland is responsible for supporting the transition of all HR processes from Eli Lilly to steady state at Elanco. The primary processes to focus on will be Payroll and Benefits management, followed by HR administration.



  • Acts as the local point-of-contact in the UK & Ireland for the handover of the current payroll and benefit process, ensuring all relevant processes, documentation and knowledge is transferred appropriately.
  • Responsible for management of the payroll process, including: communication and data exchange with the external payroll provider; ensuring correct calculations are made for taxation, benefit choices and other pay-related aspects; communicating new-starters, leavers, promotions and other job-moves.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day relationship with the external payroll provider, ensuring clear communications, problem resolution and frictionless payroll experience for employees.
  • Builds a strong partnership with the Finance function in Elanco to ensure appropriate accounting, accruals and planning of people-related costs. 
  • Manages the day-to-day relationship with the relevant external benefits providers, ensuring smooth execution and administration of employment-related benefits.
  • Participates in the transition activities of Employee Life-cycle changes to the Elanco Service Centre from Lilly ownership to steady-state.
  • Ensures employee benefit choices with a compensation impact are coordinated and recorded appropriately between the benefit, human capital management and payroll systems.
  • Acts as second-level point-of-contact for employees with payroll and benefit related questions, when these cannot be answered via the first-level service centre. 

General HR Administration

  • Owns all routine administrative tasks in the HR department, in combination with the other members of the UK & Ireland HR team.

Other Responsibilities

  • Completes other HR-related tasks as required to ensure an excellent employee and supervisor experience.
  • Support the local implementation of an international project with the aim of harmonising payroll and centralising HR administration. In the medium-term, this could lead to opportunities to develop HR Partnering skills.


  • Degree-level qualification (or equivalent) in HR, Business Administration or Finance
  • Experience in HR, specifically delivering Payroll and managing Benefits suppliers
  • SAP and/or Workday experience an advantage


  • Detailed, accurate and independent approach to work.
  • Flexibility and an interest in personal development within the HR function.
  • Microsoft Office experience.
  • An strong work ethic, with high integrity.

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