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Manager, Payroll

Manager, Payroll & HRIS - US

The Wella Company | North America 

Calabasas, CA 



Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

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We are looking for a Manager, Payroll & HRIS to join our fast-paced and evolving HR team. The Manager, Payroll & HRIS is responsible for performing and overseeing the HRIS & Payroll functions, including but not limited to the management of work flow & data integrity in Global HRIS system (SAP), overseeing the data exchange to the Local Payroll system (ULTI). In addition, this role will join our team as we are setting up and implementing local payroll on the heels of our divestiture. The Manager, Payroll & HRIS will support the transition and implementation process through information gathering, vendor set-up support, data validation, testing, and overall project management. The Manager, Payroll & HRIS will be a key role in developing and executing payroll strategy ongoing, including driving all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization's HRIS & payroll processing objectives, including relationships with internal and external auditors and state and federal agencies.



  • Manage and direct the activities of payroll team by building a positive, inclusive work environment and encouraging employee’s strong performance and professional growth.
  • Manages payroll team members, including prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance reviews, and overseeing the personal development
  • Acts as the functional lead in all applications associated with payroll and tax processing
  • Managing overall successful bi-weekly payroll for nearly 700 employees in the United States and Puerto Rico to ensure that payroll transactions are accurate and timely.
  • Manage payroll projects as needed, meeting deadlines, and managing shifting priorities for the overall success of the initiative
  • Ensures records and processes comply with company and legal regulations.
  • Management of employee/customer service through the Payroll Hotline & Coty ESS inbox
  • Develop and distribute meaningful reporting that drives business insights and evolution
  • Ensures proper processing of payroll deductions for taxes, benefits, charitable contributions, and other deductions
  • Collaborate with HR, Benefits, Accounting and Finance teams for payroll-related concerns
  • Create and encourage strong partnership with internal and external partners, best-in-class employee support, and adherence to compliance.
  • Accurately respond to incoming calls, e-mails, mail and in-person requests in appropriate time, usually within 24 hours.
  • Comply with company policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Provide back-up support to other payroll team members as needed
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 5+ years HRIS & Payroll experience required
  • Managerial or supervisory experience
  • Strong knowledge of employment law and compliance in United States and California
  • CPP or FPC preferred
  • Experience with SAP, Ultimate Software, Cognos BI, Kronos & Ceridian applications preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal. Able to manage difficult situations with diplomacy
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Ability to navigate a variety of business and people circumstances with a strong sense of ethics and discretion
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, even when working under capacity constraints
  • Able to work flexible hours as business requires – occasionally during nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Able to successfully apply multi-tasking, prioritization, and self-motivation in a fast-paced environment with frequent disruptions and shifting priorities
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish languages is a plus.



We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at:

We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles