Payroll and HR Systems Manager

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

The Payroll and HR Systems Manager is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the Company’s payroll function in North America. Additional responsibilities include regional leadership for the Kronos time tracking system and supporting international assignments including shadow payroll/benefits, tax requirements and audit review. Regional scope of responsibilities includes payroll services for ten business units and 3000+ employees in the U.S. and one business unit with 130 employees in Canada. The position will have four direct reports.
  • Establish a vision and strategy for the payroll functions that are consistent with and contribute to the Company’s broader HR and business goals. Execute and be a key owner of the implementation of the strategy; operate as a working leader. 
  • Establish and maintain a culture of operational excellence that focuses on accuracy and the resolution of systemic issues using root cause analysis. 
  • Be the process owner for the payroll and time tracking functions for U.S. and Canada. 
  • Leverage relationship with payroll vendor to ensure timely and accurate execution of payroll deadlines. 
  • Ensure the time tracking system is working effectively and in compliance with applicable employment law. 
  • Ensure the most efficient and effective data interchange between payroll/time tracking systems and ERP/HRIS systems. 
  • Collaborate regularly with colleagues from Compliance, Legal, and external providers as necessary to ensure adherence to applicable local, state/provincial, and federal requirements. 
  •  Assist the Head of Human Resources - NA with high-level administrative requirements, including operational budgets, management of accruals and payments, financial forecasts, and other similar tasks as deemed appropriate. 
  • Monitor trends and best practices in employee payroll and time tracking areas; benchmark MT policies and practices against market and against peer companies to assure that a competitive position is maintained. 
  • Understand and drive the connectivity to all financial requirements to ensure accurate extractions, posting, treatment and reporting of all payroll transactions. 
  • Lead or contribute to special projects as agreed with the Head of HR North America. Examples include: projects to centralize, consolidate, or harmonize other programs across the region, merger and acquisition activities requiring HR due diligence and payroll transition. 
  • Assume responsibilities for other duties, as may be assigned.

What You Need to Succeed

  • An undergraduate degree is required, preferably in Business Administration or Human Resources; Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred 
  • At least ten years of experience successfully performing similar functions and three years of leadership experience 
  • Previous experience with ADP solutions, Workforce Now experience is preferred 
  • Have demonstrated ability to organize, lead and develop a team effectively 
  • Have demonstrated ability to initiate and lead significant organizational change 
  • Have demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams with peer managers and others to achieve overall organizational goals 
  • Have demonstrated ability to drive improved operational performance in quality of service, client satisfaction, and cost management 
  • Have a hands-on style and a willingness to perform a range of detail-level work, i.e. a doer rather than an administrator or executive 
  • Utilize a customer-oriented mindset in serving the designated business units 
  • Able and willing to consider others' needs and perspectives when designing regional solutions 
  • Be committed to performance measurement, continuous improvement, and to providing client service that exceeds expectations
  • Be comfortable and effective working in a flat organization and within a team-oriented culture, able to collaborate and influence colleagues without direct authority

Our Offer to You

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire 
  • Tuition reimbursement, employee wellness programs, plus other perks and discounts 
  • Parental and caregiver leave policies
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits 
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in weighing
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation 
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards A commitment to extraordinary service on our state-of-the-art equipment

About Mettler Toledo

Working at Mettler Toledo means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the infinitely small to the largest of vehicles or airplanes. 
  • We help feed the world. We impact how food is produced, packaged and made safe.
  • We help keep you healthy. Our instruments make it possible for scientists to develop new drugs and bring life-saving medicines to the world.
  • Mettler Toledo products are important to the production and consistent quality of every kind of consumer product.
No matter how far human kind goes to explore new frontiers, Mettler Toledo is there to help make it happen.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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