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Payroll Representative

Ferrero Candy Company

Ferrero Candy Company

Accounting & Finance
Bloomington, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Job Location: ​Bloomington​

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

About the Role:

The Bloomington Ferrero plant is in the process of building a brand-new Kinder Bueno Plant which will be the largest Kinder Bueno production line in the Ferrero Global Group. This exciting addition has created the need to add an additional Payroll Representative to the team. As a Payroll Representative you will be responsible for processing weekly hourly payroll, maintaining salaried and hourly payroll reports and records, and handling employee inquiries on payroll-related matters.

This position is 100% on-site.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Process weekly payroll for time worked, overtime, and miscellaneous pay types for all hourly employees
  • Administrate payroll deductions, garnishments, and direct deposits
  • Collaborate with Leaves Team on short-term disability claims weekly
  • Balance payroll runs, produce necessary auditing reports while maintaining confidentiality
  • Run weekly, monthly, and year end reports for Finance Department
  • Maintain vacation data and enter into payroll system
  • Set up, review, and process union dues for four unions
  • Track days worked for probationary employees
  • Review, calculate, and process grievance payments
  • Communicate and partner with external parties to ensure accurate and timely completion of payroll related functions; i.e., UKG, Unions, Insurance Companies, State Disbursement Unit, Law Offices

Who we are looking for:

  • 3-5 years of payroll processing experience
  • Excellent math, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong communication, troubleshooting/problem-solving, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
  • Proficient with software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and SAP PM
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, changing priorities and be deadline sensitive
  • Willing to work flexible schedule as needed to meet payroll deadlines
  • Union CBA experience a plus
  • Experience with a large payroll system; UKG, Kronos, and/or SAP a plus

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.


Requisition ID
Job function
Human Resources & Organisational Improvement
United States of America

Latifa | Human Resources

Meet Latifa from our HR team. Latifa is originally from Italy and discovered her passion and inspiration for people very early in life. This passion led her to her current career in HR where she supports colleagues to perform and succeed.