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Payroll Manager


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Akron, OH (Hybrid)
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.





Position Description:

The Payroll Manager will support payroll efforts for Goodyear North America including leading a team to provide first-class payroll processing support to over 25,000 associates across the US and Canada.  You will serve as payroll subject matter expert, functional consultant, and trusted advisor to finance, HR and IT business partners across the enterprise including providing direction and oversight to ensure third party payroll operations meet contract service level agreement.  Maintaining effective working relationships with HQ, plant, and retail HR and payroll staff to identify opportunities for process improvement and optimization, and efficient payroll issue resolution is key.  Prepares and disseminates payroll program information to HR, managers and associates. 


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Manages a payroll operations staff as well as overall payroll activities for Goodyear North America.
  • Creates and maintains payroll process documentation including process flow diagrams, standard operating procedures, and process guides.
  • Manages third party payroll provider relationship for US and Canadian payroll operations.  addressed.
  • Proactively communicates payroll processing changes to staff, Human Resource Business Partners, and associates.
  • Researches and resolves complex pay issues.  Performs root cause analysis to identify issues and develops and implements enhancements to processes, systems, and controls.


Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or related.
  • 7 + years of payroll experience preferably in a large, complex payroll operation.
  • Leading continuous improvement efforts and providing business analytics.
  • Experience with union payroll issues preferred.
  • In depth understanding of Workday (preferred) including reporting.
  • Reviewing business requirements and functional specifications for system development


Preferred Personal Skills/Attributes/and Qualifications:

  • Ability to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to calculate gross to net payroll including a deep understanding of compensation programs and tax withholding.
  • Take initiative. Drive to deliver high quality payroll services.




Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.


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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Payroll, QA, Quality Assurance, Business Process, Manager, Finance, Quality, Technology, Management

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