Navistar, Inc.

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Senior Payroll Manager

Senior Payroll Manager

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
Payroll Mgr Sr
Position Type 
Regular Full Time Employee
Human Resources - HR
Less Than 10%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Navistar - Driven By Uptime. Our focus is delivering Trucks and Buses that carry on the promise of being on the road, and staying there.


Why Navistar?

  • Over the past two years Navistar has redesigned most of the International Truck vehicle line-up, including the LT Series and RH Series tractors, HX Series vocational truck, and soon to be introduced HV Series and MV Series trucks.  The company is witnessing market share growth in several of its core segments, a testament to the customer acceptance of its new products
  • Product quality and uptime has been a strong and ongoing focus across the entire company.  Navistar has introduced a number of new powertrains to its truck line-up, including the International® A26 12.4L diesel.  
  • Our alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus increases our global scale, strengthens our competitiveness, and provides our customers with expanded access to cutting-edge products, technology and services.
  • Superior parts and services offering throughout the country via our distribution channel
  • Best in class non-asset based products that enable our customers to not only create value for themselves but for their customers as well

We are currently seeking a Senior Payroll Manager to lead our internal payroll operations for our 7,500 US based employees.  Our workforce is comprised of both union and non-union facilities, geographically spread across the US.  We are seeking a leader, comfortable working with C-level executives as well as cross-functional managers to address issues as they arise.  Leading a staff between 6-9 payroll professionals this role will be instrumental in taking our payroll group to the next level. 

Position Purpose and Requirements

Manages the activities of the payroll function. Develops policies and procedures for payroll process and timekeeping. Ensures the generation of the company payroll, including labor distribution records, vacation and sick leave accrual, overtime and withholding status. Meets all government reporting requirements for payroll taxes, withholding and employer contributions. Evaluates current systems, and recommends and develops operating efficiency improvements.  Monitors and ensures proper documentation of employee benefit payments.  Prepares reports illustrating payroll expenditures, including such items as tax payments and benefit plan disbursements.  May be responsible for sales tax payment and/or stock option administration. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. 


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of payroll experience, including 4 years management experience


  • Master’s degree and at least 8 years of payroll experience, including 4 years management experience


  • At least 12 years of payroll experience, including 4 years management experience

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills:

  • Proven Ability to lead staff to achieve excellence in performance
  • Demonstrated cross-functional collaboration experience
  • Proficient with MS Office, especially excel
  • Working experience of payroll tax at the Federal, state and Local levels
  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written
  • Change management, including demonstrated experience in improving processes and developing staff
  • Ability to interpret Union Contracts a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and successfully complete multi-state payrolls and garnishments
  • Demonstrated ability to capitalize on capabilities of HRIS software to improve performance and reduce operating costs
  • PeopleSoft payroll experience a plus
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) strongly preferred
  • Kronos timekeeping experience preferred
  • Accounting background a plus


  • Developing Direct Reports
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Managerial Courage
  • Organizational Agility
  • Peer Relationships


Compliance/Marketing Requirements

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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