HR Payroll Manager

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The Manager, Payroll is responsible for overseeing the operational management of the company's Distribution Center non-exempt payroll processing. This role also assists with controls and reporting requests as needed. This includes responsibility for creating, managing and developing a strong team to work effectively, while ensuring confidentiality, accuracy, effective controls and timeliness for payroll related processing and documentation.


  • Manage the operational aspects of payroll including exempt, non-exempt, leave of absence, and off cycle check processing.
  • Evaluate, develop and implement procedures to ensure the integrity and stability of all payroll systems, including the production environment, system access and support system upgrades and conversions.
  • Ensure all established controls are executed accurately, timely and efficiently on all deliverables.
  • Support the internal and external audit processes as required.
  • Effectively partner and collaborate as required with other teams including Corp.payroll, HR Directors, Leave of Absence, HRIS and and project teams. Also support external payroll vendor relationships.
  • Establish a vision for growth and career opportunity within the payroll department.
  • Develop, manage and maintain an effective Payroll team, with a strong focus on recruiting, training, coaching and development.
  • Establish and document performance standards and metrics within the payroll team.
  • Assess staffing requirements and make recommendations to management on future needs.
  • Drive consistency/compliance and process efficiencies within the payroll department.


  • Building Effective Teams
  • Developing Talent
  • Collaboration
  • Leading by Example
  • Ensures Accountability & Execution
  • Manages Conflict
  • Business Acumen
  • Plans, Aligns & Prioritizes


5 to 7 year of Payroll experience required, including experience leading a team

Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related field is desired

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strong managerial and analytical skills

Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

Good understanding of an integrated payroll/personnel system

Strong knowledge of KRONOS and PeopleSoft


This role requires full-time in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. This position requires the ability to use a computer, work as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with team members and others. Regular attendance also is a requirement of the position

Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.


Payroll Supervisors (2)

Payroll Analysts (14)

Payroll Time and Attendance Representatives (21)


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.