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Payroll and Benefits Manager

Company: AAK USA
Location: Edison
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Payroll & Benefits ManagerOur story goes back more than 150 years, to the chilly southern coast of Scandinavia. From our early success in Sweden and Denmark, we've grown into the world's leading specialist producer of plant-based oils, employing more than 4,000 people all across the globe.We work with our customers to make the products you love even better. The oils we produce go into making your chocolate extra-creamy or putting the crunch into your croissant. And it's not just food - we work across industries to make products that are higher quality, healthier and better for the planet.Everything we do is about Making Better Happen---.AAK Edison Edison, NJAbout the role The Payroll & Benefits Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of benefits and payroll projects within AAK USA. The primary goal will be to ensure the successful delivery of projects related to employee benefits programs, such as open enrollment and payroll systems. You will collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, including HR, finance, IT, and external vendors to achieve project objectives.Responsibilities Project Planning: Develop detailed project plans, including timelines, resource allocation, and budgetary considerations, to ensure the successful implementation of benefits and payroll projects.Stakeholder Management: Identify and establish strong relationships with key stakeholders. Collaborate with HR, finance, IT, and external vendors to gather requirements, align objectives, and ensure effective communication throughout the project lifecycle. Understand and include the employee experience in the stakeholder management process.Project Execution: Oversee the execution of projects, ensuring adherence to project plans, quality standards, and regulatory compliance. Monitor project progress, identify risks, and implement mitigation strategies to keep projects on track.Vendor Management: Evaluate, select, and manage external vendors and service providers. Coordinate vendor activities, negotiate contracts, and ensure deliverables meet the organization's requirements.Continuous/process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process optimization and automation within benefits and payroll operations. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline workflows, enhance efficiency, and improve overall employee experience.Compliance and Regulation: Stay up to date with relevant labor laws, tax regulations, and compliance requirements related to benefits and payroll. Ensure project deliverables and processes align with legal standards and industry best practices.Reporting and Documentation: Generate comprehensive project reports, documentation, and presentations to provide updates to stakeholders, senior management, and other relevant parties. Maintain accurate project records and ensure knowledge transfer to relevant teams.Change Management: Facilitate change management activities to ensure smooth transitions during the implementation of benefits and payroll projects. Develop communication plans, conduct training sessions, and provide support to human resources business partners and employees affected by system or process changes.Systems Management: Oversee the payroll system and related software applications. Ensure data integrity, troubleshoot issues, and work with IT or vendors to resolve any technical problems. Implement system upgrades or changes as needed.Daily process backup for benefits and payrollAbout you Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).Proven experience in project management, particularly in the areas of benefits administration and payroll systems implementation.Proven experience in processing multi-state payroll; an understanding of union related time and attendance and payroll is a plus.Strong understanding of employee benefits programs, payroll processes, and related compliance requirements.Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively.Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels.Knowledge of applicable labor laws, tax regulations, and compliance requirements related to benefits and payroll.Familiarity with UKG and Cornerstone are highly desirable. Expertise using Excel will be helpful.Certification in project management (e.g., PMP) is a plus.In return AAK offer---Career paths, training and development, e-learning and tuition reimbursement programs offering potential for you to progress your future career---Comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental and vision) starting date of hire---Health Savings Account with AAK annual contribution of $1,000-$1,500---401(k) Plan with 100% match---Free Life and Disability insurance---Employee Assistance Program---Supplemental Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection and Legal Insurance Plans---Discounts on travel, amusement parks, concerts, movies, and more---Celebrations, events, and activities on site and supporting our communities---Amazon AwardCo recognition incentives for service and peer to peer recognitionAbout AAKEverything AAK does is about Making Better Happen---. We specialize in plant-based oils that are the value-adding ingredients in many of the products people love to consume. We make these products better tasting, healthier, and more sustainable. At the heart of AAK's offer is Customer Co-Development, combining our desire to understand what better means for each customer, with the unique flexibility of our production assets, and a deep knowledge of many products and industries, including Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Plant-based Foods, Special Nutrition, Foodservice and Personal Care. Our 4,000 employees support our close collaboration with customers through 25 regional sales offices, 15 dedicated Customer Innovation Centers, and with the support of more than 20 production facilities. Listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malm, Sweden, AAK has been Making Better Happen--- for more than 150 years.AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. #ZR

Keywords: AAK USA, New York , Payroll and Benefits Manager, Human Resources , Edison, New York

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