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Job area: Managerial

DSV - Global transport and logistics

In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at www.dsv.com

Location: USA - Iselin, Wood Ave

Division: Air & Sea
Job Posting Title: Senior Manager, Payroll
Time Type: Full Time


This role is responsible for directing the day-to-day payroll functions while ensuring a high level of customer service and satisfaction. Partners with and supports internal users and management in issue resolution and the development of new processes. Responsible for ensuring all statutory compliance in electronic timekeeping and payroll programs. The Senior Payroll Manager must demonstrate a strong track record of working in a highly collaborative environment with the ability to coach staff, deliver industry best practices, high quality standard operating procedures and monitoring controls.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the Americas, US, shared service payroll operations.
  • Manage, develop, coach, and support 6 direct reports.
  • Establish a high performing team and lead a culture of accountability to provide quality service to HR Shared Service customers.
  • Develop payroll strategy and partner with Human Resources, Legal, Finance, and Tax Departments in automation, compliance, and customer centric initiatives.
  • Direct team on M&A activity and payroll related projects.
  • Create and maintain strong working relationships with third party vendors pertaining to unemployment claims management, garnishments, commuter benefits, and health and welfare.
  • Ensure Service Level Agreements are adhered to, addressing trends to eliminate manual labor and create plans for system configurations.
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of company policies and procedures.
  • Partner with Payroll Accounting Department guaranteeing payments and deductions are calculated and disbursed timely.
  • Remain up to date and provide direction on changing U.S. employment tax legislations, FLSA and state wage law, and garnishment administration.
  • Sign off and auditing of weekly, biweekly, semimonthly, pay cycles for approximately 8,000 employees.
  • Ensures compilation and preparation of payroll data for various reporting functions such as 401K, health insurance, etc.
  • Responsible for timely and favorable audit findings related to SOX, internal audits, external audits, and local union reviews.
  • Remains current on new legislation and regulatory rulings impacting payroll Enforces adherence to requirements and advises management on necessary action plans when warranted.
  • Monitors and ensures updated statutory regulations and compliance in ADP timekeeping module.
  • Oversee garnishments, 401k, and all other employee and employer payroll deductions.
  • Monitor and correct participant setup errors in the 401k system (PSW).
  • 401k administration, reconciling payroll reports against contribution files, and applying funding to files timely to ensure compliance.
  • Research and resolve 401(k)
  • Manage annual 401(k) audits and filings.
  • Backup for the Executive Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation plan.
  • This position has six (6) direct reports and nine (9) indirect reports.

What You’ll Bring:

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience managing a multi-state and Canadian payroll function.
  • Experience with SAP Success Factors, Payroll, Time Tracking required as well as ADP WorkforceNow.


  • Ability to manage and coach team with strong leadership capabilities.
  • Demonstrate strong ability to influence key stake holders.
  • Ability to analyze complex payroll situations and direct staff accordingly.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, payroll software, and report writing.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate good time management skills to meet continuous critical deadlines.
  • Detail oriented, high level of accuracy and completeness of work, able to detect inconsistencies in data, able to prepare and process payroll documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Experience complying with audit procedures, tax and accounting practices, company policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, and to deal tactfully and courteously with team members and other staff when explaining the functions and policies in the Payroll Department.
  • Maintain confidential information when required by legal or ethical standards and professionalism to ensure privacy of employee records.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

For this position, the expected base pay is: $126,000 - $189,000 / Annual. Actual base compensation will be determined based on various factors including job-related knowledge, geographical location, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations.

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DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of approximately 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

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Senior Manager, Payroll


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