Payroll & Benefits Specialist

  • Location: Hanover Park, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #42237

Title: Payroll/Benefits Specialist

SkyWater is currently partnering with a leading global supplier of ingredients and food flavoring manufacturer to find their next Payroll & Benefits Specialist. This new addition to the growing team is ideally someone who has experience processing in-house payroll bi-weekly of around 350 people, hourly and salary employees. This role will be required to be onsite, splitting their time between the corporate HQ and Manufacturing site. This is an individual contributor role and will report directly to the HR Programs and Engagement Manager.

If you or someone you know is experienced in multisite payroll, this could be a great opportunity for you! If you are interested, please apply online or reach out to Yanna Svensen at ysvensen@skywatersearch.com

Summary

The Payroll & Benefits Specialist should be well-versed in all aspects of human resources. The Payroll & Benefits Specialist offers direction and solutions on operational human resources challenges under the supervision of the HR Programs and Engagement Manager. Additionally, the Payroll & Benefits Specialist collaborates with the HR team to streamline the provision of HR services and ensure that the HR strategy is implemented successfully. This candidate will also act as a point of contact for staff members and responds to inquiries about HR rules and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • In charge of biweekly multistate payroll distribution, including garnishments, benefits, and taxes. Ensure adherence to best practices, federal, state, and local payroll rules, and wage and hour requirements
  • Help manage and administer corporate benefit plans in accordance with applicable state and federal standards
  • Manage HR policies, practices, and initiatives in collaboration with managers, supervisors, and other HR team members
  • Provide workers with information on HR-related forms, rules, and processes as well as benefit details, records, and paperwork
  • Assist the HR division with the administration of onboarding and recruiting orientation
  • Offer operational HR assistance for tasks including keeping track of records, managing data, helping to create and/or modify corporate rules and procedures, and other regular duties
  • Carry out measures to improve employee relations. Encourage and uphold respectable interactions with staff
  • Work together with HR management to handle and resolve personnel problems at the local level
  • Responsibilities include keeping up-to-date employee records and special HR reports
  • Assist in organizing and arranging staff engagement events and activities
  • Carry out additional tasks as needed

 

Qualifications / Skills

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, related field, or equivalent experience
  • Human Resources certifications (SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR, etc.) preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant Human Resources experience
  • Working knowledge of multistate payroll processing
  • Prior experience managing employee benefit programs
  • A dedication to professionalism, discretion, and honesty; a business-focused approach
  • Extensive familiarity with the rules and legislation governing employment
  • Strong written and vocal communication abilities
  • Excellent problem-solving, judgment, and critical thinking abilities
  • Extremely well-organized, meticulous, and capable of carrying out tasks precisely and promptly
  • Confidence working in a fast-paced workplace with conflicting objectives and deadlines, individually, as an effective team player, and at all levels of the company
  • Knowledge of the organization's HRIS or the ability to pick it up fast. Preferable is Paylocity experience
  • MS Office proficiency (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Spanish language writing and speaking ability is a bonus

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