Payroll Specialist

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients’ lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

This role ensures accurate and timely delivery of the payroll services compliant with the organization and legal requirements; manage vendor relationships; respond to the payroll operations queries. The Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) HR Service Delivery Model is a Shared Service outsourced model and this role will interface with business partners in HR Shared Services, Global Expatriate Services, Executive Compensation, Savings Plan & Benefits, Financial Shared Services General Accounting, as well as our outsourced providers.
  • Implement processes related to payroll delivery
  • Provide Tier 2 (detailed) support to inquiries related to payroll
  • Have an understanding for time and attendance in Workday and Kronos.
  • Participate in governance process used for analysis and approval of payroll work requests and projects.
  • Collaborate with Savings Plan & Benefits to understand the savings and benefits calculations and the impact on payroll calculation.
  • Coordinate with Outsourced Service Provider regarding all policies, programs and processes related to payroll.
  • Work with the BMS HR Service Delivery Team to ensure service provider is achieving Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Assess the delivery impact of any HR Management Policy changes, regulatory or compliance changes may have on the service provider and BMS Payroll operations
  • Aid in the implementation of payroll system solutions for U.S. based acquisitions.
  • Evaluate the vendor solutions for time and attendance and recommend changes as contracts are due to expire.
  • Interface with Total Rewards Center of Excellence (COE) to identify and address any administrative needs related to global compensation and benefit programs. Leverage expertise to produce solutions that enable global consistency and standardization and facilitate exceptional performance
  • Develop practical implementation plans for HR Service delivery taking into account any local regulations and/ or needs
  • Proactively develop and maintain technical knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices
  • Interface with payroll and benefits vendors, as needed, to ensure compliance with established procedures
  • Analyze vendor SLAs and maintain a scorecard to communicate performance to global process leaders and regional delivery leads

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years Payroll relevant business experience including experience with time and attendance.
  • Experience working in a Shared Services environment and with a third party service provider.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Payroll, Payroll Tax, and Payroll Accounting and related end to end processes.
  • Strong SAP Payroll technical expertise, including integration points with Organizational Management and Personnel Administration and SAP Finance is preferred.
  • Experience with automated time and attendance systems preferably Kronos.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills are very desirable
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) is preferred

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:
  • Knowledge and experience of using Workday Human Capital Management (HCM)

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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