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Manager, Benefits & Payroll

companyFormerra LLC
locationRomeoville, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

The Payroll & Benefits Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the employee payroll and benefits globally. This includes the administrative execution of health and wellness benefits programs.


  • Develop and maintain a competitive, holistic compensation and benefits philosophy for all associates.
  • Partner with HR Team to audit ADP services and implement module enhancements around payroll, benefits and compensation as appropriate.
  • Provide day to day administration and strategic vision for employee programs and processes, including but not limited to health and welfare programs, employee leaves & return to work processes, 401k plan administration, compensation administration, payroll and tax administration.
  • Global leadership of payroll processing as it is completed by HR team members and/or external partners. Ensure pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations.
  • Partner with HR team to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hours laws.
  • Influence program direction and solutions to business needs through data; develop effective analytics and metrics to measure business impact and effectiveness.
  • Work with consultants on annual benefit renewal process, which includes, assisting in negotiating and implementing healthcare and related benefit plans.
  • Partner with HR team and external consultants on annual open enrollment process and communications.
  • Audit benefit plans and ensure compliance.
  • Serve as the HR resource for the company’s benefits, and leave plans.
  • Work with vendors to answer questions and issues as they arise.
  • Responsible for providing HR analytics, reporting development and other ad hoc reporting.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficient with HRIS systems, ADP Workforce Now is a plus.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Human Resources, or related field or 6-8 years of progressive experience that includes benefits administration, HRIS, and payroll.
  • PHR or SHRM-CP preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal laws regarding benefits and payroll.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and the ability to perform complex formulas and calculations and analyze data.
  • Experience with Global benefits and payroll (US/Canada/Mexico/UK/China)

Physical Requirements & Work Setting:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Hybrid position
  • Office work setting

Why Join Us?

  • Hybrid position (2 days remote, 3 days in Formerra Office)
  • Rewarding work and responsibilities.
  • Benefits start Day 1!
  • Excellent culture and collaborative team
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