Payroll and Benefits Manager

Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials

Chicago, IL


The Payroll and Benefits Manager will lead the payroll and benefits team in the execution of bi-weekly multi-state US payroll for a growing 1,400+ organization with a large part time, remote and non-exempt population.

The successful candidate has proven technical and communication capabilities, and extreme attention to detail to deliver payroll timely and accurately. Must have prior experience delivering multi-state payroll and benefits administration

Market Overview

Dyson is a global technology company. Using a desire to make things work better as a catalyst for invention, our team of 3,000 engineers and scientists are passionate about developing technology that solves the problems others often ignore. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 420mph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to a completely re-thought hair dryer with its motor in the handle, we are relentless about engineering better solutions. Dyson spends $8.8million a week on research and development and works with more than 40 universities worldwide to develop early-stage technologies.

Dyson launched in the US in 2002, with the DC07 vacuum cleaner. Within 2 years, it was market share leader. Now, the US team is nearly 1,000 strong, with offices in Chicago, IL; Aurora, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Dyson people around the entire country. And we are still growing. Dyson US is poised to double its footprint, and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team is fired up!

Function Overview

Machines count. People matter. There are about 8,000 people at Dyson – talent all over the world. Each person is vital to our success. And everyone needs recruiting, settling in, career development, and rewarding with pay and benefits. It requires a wide range of HR disciplines. And as the people who look after Dyson people, HR is the key to our global growth.


  • Calculate and process multi-state time keeping and payroll for employee earnings and deductions.
  • Manage team of a payroll lead and a benefits specialist and appropriately load balance.
  • Partner with Finance Controllers to balance payroll and support general ledger reconciliations.
  • Perform employer contribution reporting. Oversee tax related activity and reporting.
  • Respond to IRS, state and local tax notices and ensure compliance with law changes.
  • Liaise with benefits broker on employee benefit matters and ensure compliance with ACA, ERISA, DOL, IRS and regulatory issues.
  • Administer employee benefits programs such as retirement plans; medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; and wellness programs.
  • Develop company cost information for new plans and make premium cost share recommendations to management.
  • Handle benefits inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.
  • Supervise maintenance of enrollment and termination records for all benefits plans.
  • Respond to 401(k) plan inquiries relating to enrollments, rollovers and employer contributions.
  • Oversee the workers’ compensation claim submission process by being the liaison between employees, managers and the insurance carrier.
  • Maintain OSHA logs and complete annual reporting requirements.


  • 7+ years of payroll and benefits delivery experience.
  • Experience with ADP required, Workforce Now experience preferred.
  • Technically savvy with MS Excel.
  • Canadian and/or Mexico payroll and benefits experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork.
  • Understands and applies logic to analyze and review payroll and benefits data, looking for patterns, drawing insights.
  • Anticipates questions, thinks ahead, plans for contingencies. Finds alternative/practical solutions when ideal solutions are not possible.
  • Maintains confidentiality and delivers with accuracy and thoroughness in a timely manner.

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.

Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Posted: 3-May-2018

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