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Payroll Manager

The Payroll Manager supervises Payroll representatives, ensuring that all processes are executed appropriately and in a timely manner. Operates as the subject matter expert and escalation point to resolve issues and continuously looks for improvements in operational processes and designs and implements those initiatives. Optimizes the contribution of the team through coaching, counseling and implements workable solutions to business issues/problems with minimum referral to management. Conducts work planning, estimation and prioritization to optimize performance of team and works with Payroll Manager to define standards and reusable approaches for Payroll operations. This individual manages effective internal/external client relationships within own area of responsibility, and builds client relationships in the wider group or unit.


• Interpret day-to-day business objectives and preparation/execution of operational practices/work programs.
• Supervise Payroll staff and prepare work schedules to ensure appropriate coverage.
• Facilitate weekly (as required) team calls/meetings.
• Assist in monitoring workload and evaluate direct reports and may review the evaluations/development plans of others.
• Ensure team members acquire necessary skills and performance attributes, in line with business and personal development needs.
• Provide guidance to and shares knowledge with colleagues/team members relating to own specialization.
• Assist Payroll and create annual team objectives.
• Communication Process - Capture potential issues and manage solutions and resolutions for issues that have been escalated.
• Including: Anything that has impacted more than one US company
• Including: Issues related to areas outside of Payroll Admin area of expertise, 401K, HSA, Benefits related, etc.
• Including: Problems that have not been resolved in time frame promised employee
• Including: Managing the communications regarding issues on a regular basis. For low impact and quick resolutions one communication is sufficient. For larger issues that impact multiple employees and/or entities follow up every 48 hours on status is required.
• All communications must include
• Here is what happened
• Here is who was impacted
• Here is what we are doing to resolve it
• Here is when it will be resolved
• Here is what we are doing to ensure it doesn’t happen again
• Directs work within clear budgetary guidelines.
• Participates in interview process for new hires into Payroll roles.
• Defines standards and reusable approaches within the Payroll operational framework.
• Train team members on new or enhanced operation procedures and policies.
• Identify process improvement initiatives and define standards for new processes.
• Cover for team members in back-up role for vacation and/or high-volume work efforts.
• Approve and release manual off-cycle check payments.
• Implement quality control measures.
• Accountable for ongoing management of effective client service relationship in one area of the business as the main point of contact for senior client representatives.

We expect

BA Degree or equivalent

APA Payroll Certification

We offer

Competetive salary and benefits package.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon Balzers develops processes and systems for the coating of tools, components and decorative plastic elements. Comprising 106 locations in 34 countries, Balzers global network of coating centers is daily dedicated to further improving component performance and tooling productivity through coating technology. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Balzers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Balzers to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Balzers is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.