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Payroll and Benefits Manager

Company: Dierbergs
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: Works closely with the Payroll and Benefits Director in leading, managing, compliance, and day-to-day administration of Dierbergs Payroll and Benefits functions for 4,000 active Associates. Works closely with senior leadership to create department strategies and objectives, advise on payroll and benefit policies and best practices.

Position Responsibilities:


  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of weekly in-house payroll, tax reports, garnishments, and employee benefits for 4,000 active Associates.
  • Provide timely and accurate employee tax-related reports, tax deposits, and general ledger postings through implementation and review of payroll related systems.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, payroll tax laws, labor contracts, garnishment and child support regulations, and employee benefit laws in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.
  • Responsible for monitoring, updating, and testing of Payroll and Timekeeping software system, upgrades, patches, and program changes. SME for PeopleSoft and Kronos systems
  • Ensure adherence to IRS regulations regarding W-2 reporting, and all facets of payroll processing.
  • Ensure compliance?to include FMLA, personal, military, and any other type of leave granted.
  • Responsible for all payroll reporting to internal and external auditors on Health and Welfare, Pension, 401k plans, and Fiscal year finance
  • Ability to interact with senior leadership on all payroll related matters.

  • Manages Company employee benefit programs such as medical, dental, retirement, life insurance, disability, flexible spending, and others; partners with union administrators on company union plans to ensure compliance
  • Assists with broker and carrier selection, plan design decisions, and any changes in benefit offerings.
  • Facilitates collaboration on benefit plan design with senior leadership to provide cost savings while providing a comprehensive benefit package to Associates.
  • Plan, manage and execute to completion of company sponsored annual benefits open enrollment process, including design of plan to educate Associates on benefit offerings and policies. Advises and counsels management and employees on benefits and responds to inquiries.
  • Prepares and executes, with legal consultation, benefits documentation such as original and amended plan SPD's, benefit agreements, and insurance policies.
  • Instructs insurance carriers and other administrative agencies outside the organization to effect changes in the benefits program.??Ensures prompt and accurate compliance.?
  • Oversees and audits benefits-related human resources records, such as benefits enrollment, application, and claims records for all benefit plans
  • Manages COBRA, ACA & PPACA processes to ensure compliance with current regulations.??Conducts routine audits of ACA offerings and enrollments.
  • Strong contributor to company wellness efforts including communicating programs and resources available through our insurance providers and being involved on the Wellness Committee

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, Accounting/Finance, or similar field required
  • 5 - 10 years of combined compensation and benefits experience required with advanced knowledge of current Federal and State regulations and legislation affecting human resources management, including employee compensation and benefits programs.?
  • Thorough understanding of FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA, ACA, healthcare/benefit plan and retirement plan administration, and must keep apprised of federal, state, and local regulations to ensure compliance
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in planning, organizing and leading teams and projects and developing team members; an equivalent combination of?skills, education, and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook), with advanced knowledge of Excel, spreadsheets, workbooks; advanced knowledge of Payroll systems and experience with PeopleSoft and Kronos a plus
  • High volume, multi-state payroll, Retail or related industry experience in a union environment is a plus; knowledge of bargaining unit contracts relating to work rules, benefits, step-rates, and other salary structures
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, fast faced environment. Have superior organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and business skills to develop and maintain effective business relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of getting desired results
  • Strong collaborative and influencing skills to achieve desired results
  • Ability to work independently under pressure.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of professional and ethical conduct, maintains confidentiality
  • Someone who strives to ensure that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging show up in your work every day, regardless of how big or small your tasks and projects are

This description is representative only and is not exhaustive of the tasks that an associate in the position may be required to perform.

Discover your Hometown Career at the Hometown Store!

Celebrating over 160 years, Dierbergs is a family-owned retail supermarket chain with nearly 4,000 associates, 24 St. Louis metro-area stores and a location at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. Named the #1 grocery store in Missouri (by and the 11 th best grocery store in the nation (by Consumer Reports ), we are known for our superior customer service and wide range of fresh, healthy products. We also give back to our communities through a variety of annual initiatives.

Keywords: Dierbergs, Chesterfield , Payroll and Benefits Manager, Other , Chesterfield, Missouri

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