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Payroll Manager

INEOS Composites US LLC

INEOS Enterprises is currently seeking a Payroll Manager experienced in all facets of Payroll Operations. In this role, you will partner and lead the payroll team which includes multiple Payroll Specialists. You will be responsible for North America payroll processes to ensure the team delivers service quality, customer orientation, operational efficiency and continuous improvement of processes to support our weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payroll frequencies to successfully pay our 1,000+ employees in North America. In addition to managing day to day payroll operation, you will help prioritize, drive and support major projects. You will partner with our payroll vendor, ADP in addition to working with HR business partners and various internal departments. The successful incumbent will work closely with another Payroll Manager for knowledge transfer due to current Manager’s imminent retirement.


  • Responsible for service delivery for an individual HR, PR, Benefits operations functional unit (e.g., executive payroll, tax and compliance, labor payroll, etc.). Provide input to and leads implementation of payroll processes and timelines considering internal/external best practices, local legislation, and alignment requirements of multiple business units.
  • Oversee and guide activities of a team of professionals and business support roles for payroll execution
  • Manages key US Payroll projects
  • Manage payroll compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, including registering with appropriate state taxing agencies to deposit payroll taxes in states where we do not maintain offices
  • Manage audits for Savings Plans, Workers’ Comp, internal controls, etc.
  • Act as subject matter expert of the Payroll Operations team for the assigned functional unit
  • Manages workloads, schedules activities and handles employee and team escalations for assigned functional unit
  • Responsible for day-to-day training activities pertaining to assigned functional unit
  • Responsible for team readiness related to new process and technology implementations
  • Assists with the redefining, documenting, and implementing of new policies and procedures
  • Provides recommendations for process improvements and seeks opportunities to mitigate risk and provide value added solutions to meet business needs
  • Research business problems; and identifies trends and escalates to manager for guidance
  • Validates root cause analysis developed by associates to discover the source of problems
  • Captures and report on operational metrics; escalates issues to HR Operations Lead in a timely manner
  • Perform audits on data and system maintenance to ensure accuracy and adherence to service level agreements
  • Subject matter expert in labor contracts for payroll union representation

Education and Experience:

  • 5+ years of payroll experience, including expertise in a multi-state payroll environment
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field and APA Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred
  • 5+ years of HRIS payroll processing experience, preferably Success Factors/SAP
  • Extensive US payroll experience and expertise
  • Exposure and knowledge of complex HR processes that impact payroll
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Knowledge of ADP and Kronos Timekeeping, or similar time and attendance and payroll applications
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as problems faced are often complex and require extensive investigation and analysis
  • Strong communication skills (oral & written); ability to effectively interact with others at all levels
  • Union payroll experience, preferred
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