Product Consultant - X3 Payroll

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The Product Consultant is responsible for the implementation of Sage X3 payroll projects throughout the implementation cycle. The Consultant is responsible for the configuration of the system and pre-settings based on a thorough requirements analysis.


Business Process Consulting
· Advises Business Partners (and clients) on best practice in business processes,
with particular reference to HR and Payroll processes
Project Management
· Manages own delivery of agreed deliverables throughout the project life cycle:
o Kick-off
o Requirement Analysis
o Design
o Acceptance Testing
o Rollout

· Conducts a thorough needs analysis of client requirements (direct model), or
assists Business Partners during the needs analysis (indirect model)
· Compiles detailed client requirement specifications for system configuration and
custom development (direct model), or assist Business Partners to compile client
requirement specifications (indirect model)
· Specifies and communicates personalisation with the X3 HRM Developer
· Configures the system, or assists Business Partners with the configuration of the
system based on the requirement analysis conducted
· Provides continuous updates and feedback on project progress to Project Lead
and Business Partners


· Delivers training to Business Partners
· Ensures own up to date knowledge on latest developments on X3 and changes
included in new patches

Business Partner Support
· Provides support to Business Partners with regards to all aspects of Sage HRM X3
modules during and after the implementation
· Provides assistance to Business Partners throughout the implementation cycle in
order to provide the best possible solution to the client


Skills and Qualifications 


· Thorough understanding of the domain of Payroll and HR

· Thorough understanding of UK Payroll and HR legislation that regulates HR and
Payroll processes
· Thorough understanding of business requirement analysis processes and
· Understanding of the implementation of payroll and HR processes manually as
well through the use of a system
· Good understanding of project management methodology
· Understanding of how business processes can best be simulated in software
· Significant working experience as a Software Implementation Consultant with
involvement in at least 3 full implementation cycles
· Significant experience within the HR and Payroll environment either as an HR or
Payroll administrator, consultant or Manager.
· Strong knowledge of ERP / HR or Payroll Software
· The ability to unpack a financial problem into smaller parts in order to build
financial formulas in a system environment
· The ability to conduct a thorough needs analysis and come up with a suitable
solution (analytical thinking competencies)
· The ability to engage effectively with all levels within the organisation – from
employee to top management in a situation appropriate and professionalmanner
· The ability to compile and execute a project plan to meet set objectives
· The ability to effectively manage your own time in order to meet agreed
deadlines and objectives
· The ability to work in an organised and structured manner
· The ability to identify a problem, analyse the possible causes and consequences
of a problem and implement strategies and initiatives to address these areas
· A process orientation:
o the ability to see the bigger picture and how various areas in business
impact one another within the value chain
o The ability to see how different parts of a system functions as a whole to
provide an overall solution
· The ability to deal with the pressure of meeting targets or deadlines within a fastpaced
· The ability to deliver high volumes of work without compromising on the quality
of the end result
· Knowledge of Sage ERP X3 (advantage)



· Degree or similar qualification (preferably HR, Accounting or Business
· Certified Implementation Consultant (VIP HR / Payroll Software)
· Certified in ERP / HR and Payroll software systems (beneficial)



Technical / professional qualifications:
· Degree or similar qualification (preferably HR, Accounting or Business
· Certified Implementation Consultant (VIP HR / Payroll Software)
· Certified in ERP / HR and Payroll software systems (beneficial)

Company Information


Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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