Payroll/Benefits Supervisor – Hawthorne, NJ

Job description

Our client, a privately held food manufacturer in Passaic County is looking for an experienced Payroll/Benefits Supervisor to join their team. The ideal candidate must have experience working with ADP Workforce Now, expert knowledge of running customized reports in ADP as well as a background in Benefits administration.

Our client is seeking a detailed and goal-oriented self-starter to oversee payroll processing for approximately 600 employees and assist in the development and implementation of payroll practices, policies, and procedures.

4 years of ADP payroll administration experience are required.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee hourly and salaried payroll-related functions, including but not limited to inputting data into ADP and balancing payroll totals prior to weekly transmission
  • Process new hires, terminations, status changes, salary adjustments, benefit deductions, 401(k) Plan contributions, tax changes, wage garnishments, direct deposit authorizations, etc.
  • Supervise and develop the Payroll Specialist/Coordinator who administers hourly payroll and time and attendance process
  • Interact with Accounting to process and balance weekly and monthly journal entries/general ledger accounts
  • Reconcile bi-weekly 401(k) plan bank debits to the payroll register totals
  • Supervise the distribution of payroll checks weekly and W-2 Forms annually
  • Support and participate in all payroll-related auditing activities
  • Produce ad-hoc statistical reports as requested by management
  • Serve as the primary daily interface with the payroll service provider on payroll/taxation matters
  • Oversee the safekeeping and maintenance of payroll-related documentation

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent
  • 4 years of ADP payroll administration experience including a broad knowledge of payroll using ADP Workforce now products
  • Strong organizational, and computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook proficient.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to problem solve; must be willing to “think outside the box” for ways to improve or streamline processes
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment, with a sense of urgency and proactiveness, and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff at all levels
  • A high degree of personal and professional integrity, ethics, and honesty with sound judgment and high personal standards regarding confidentiality
  • Familiarity with GAAP principles and General Ledger procedures
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred

If you possess the ADP payroll background we are seeking along with Benefits Administration and are looking for an excellent opportunity to grow your career with a leading manufacturer, please submit your resume for consideration; to [email protected].

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Salary $55,000 – $78,000/annual BOE

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm (this schedule may be altered to reflect an earlier or later start and end time in the near future)

Project Engineer

Our client, a privately held food manufacturer in Bergen County is looking for an experienced Project Engineer. The Project Engineer handles the implementation of strategic capital investments related to facility, utility, or equipment purchases and improvements. This could involve the relocation and optimization of the existing fixed asset base and/or the purchase of new fixed assets as well as facility improvements. It may extend from the initial conceptual studies through to project closeout including engaging with internal and external resources.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare projects for approval taking into account input from all relevant stakeholders both internal and external to the organization.
  • Ensure that all assets are well designed (i.e. plant layout, equipment selection, etc.)and fit the business purpose through applying new technologies, proven principles, thorough design reviews, and basic science.
  • Coordinate personnel (e.g. other project engineers, technicians, contractors, etc.) to ensure the objectives of the project are satisfied.
  • Propose and control all aspects of a project including scope, schedule, and cost.
  • Ensure an attitude of absolute intolerance for unsafe situations and never implement any change, whether directly instructed to, or under your own initiative, without first questioning its impact in relation to product safety/quality, people safety, and the environment. No compromises will be tolerated.
  • Ensure that the highest principles of ethical conduct on behalf of the community, consumer, company, and the engineering profession are adhered to.
  • Support and encourage clear and open communication between the team members and related stakeholders
  • Support all Value Engineering Analysis (VEA) studies. 
  • Ensure safe work sites at all times during construction and installation and that end results are easy to operate, clean, and maintain as well as guarantee after commissioning the safe, consistent manufacture/distribution of quality products.
  • Ensure that when working with external engineering services, contractors, suppliers, etc. the scope, deliverables, performance, and milestones are clearly detailed and agreed upon upfront.
  • Ensure that the operators, mechanics, electricians, etc. are effectively trained and that the transfer of the equipment to the impacted group is both smooth and efficient. This includes all the supporting documentation that will be required by the local team to operate and maintain the plant. e.g. operating instructions, equipment manuals, plant layouts, maintenance instructions, spare parts listing, etc. 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering Field. preferred Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Process/Packaging Engineering.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years experience in a technical/operational role in a food manufacturing facility
  • Project Engineering managing projects from conception to close out.
  • Plant design & construction. 
  • Understanding of financial analysis and relevant business drivers
  • Capital Expenditure budgeting and preparation

Salary and Benefits:

• Salary BOE/annual

• Full-Time

• Weekly Pay

• Day Shift

• Direct Deposit Available

• On day 90 receive benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, 401K

EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services, or any other classification protected by law.

Staff Accountant

Our client, a privately held food manufacturer in Bergen County is looking for a talented Staff Accountant. Seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented Accountant with general ledger and US GAAP knowledge to support various accounting duties. Reporting to the CFO and working with the Finance team to complete various accounting close procedures, you will perform the following duties:

Upload, reconcile and analyze accounting data from AR and AP, examining postings and entering corrections as necessary

  • Reconcile cash and bank accounts and monitor customer payments, past due amounts, and disputed claims. Post cash to the customer to close AR as payments are collected.
  • Perform accounting and system close including AR, AP, promo, and marketing expenses, and investigate payment deductions by customers and post any to the appropriate GL account.
  • Perform balance sheet accounts reconciliation and updates, have these accounts reconciled to sub-ledger transactions and journalize any discrepancies
  • Maintain monthly updates of Marketing, promotion, and related brand support accounts, perform account reconciliations and allocations to customers, divisions, and profit centers.
  • Support other departments such as Sales & Marketing regarding related expenses and be well-prepared for and support interim and year-end audits
  • Support calculation of bad debt, DSO, and the analysis of customer dues, past dues, aging, payment terms, and payment patterns and provide input for cash flow forecasting

Qualifications:

  • BS or BA in accounting
  • 2+ years of related accounting experience progressing in scope and responsibility
  • Knowledge of current US GAAP and GL (balance sheet and P&L level)
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical, problem-solving, and PC skills including Advanced MS Excel proficiency (pivot tables, sumif, vlookup, etc.)
  • SAP experience is highly desirable

Salary and Benefits:

• Salary $55,000 – $72,000/annual BOE

• Full-Time

• Weekly Pay

• Day Shift

• Direct Deposit Available

• On day 90 receive benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, 401K

EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

Warehouse Manager

We are searching for a Warehouse Manager to work with our Client in Hawthorne, NJ.

The Warehouse Manager is responsible for Consumer Products in a fast-moving environment. The Warehouse Manager manages receiving, multiple warehouses, third-party trucking, and DSD activities. Manages the warehouse ensuring the receipt, coordination, and safety of goods coming through a warehouse. Also ensures that orders arrive and are dispatched on time to the appropriate destinations and in the expected quantities.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities

  • The full materials/component movement and storage process is well understood and strong inter-departmental partnerships are established that allow the effective execution of orders and development of solutions to challenges associated with internal & external customer expectations.
  • Executes the daily shipping schedule ensuring the accuracy of all products shipped to customers.
  • Internal and external customers are completely satisfied with the timing and communication related to inventory and warehousing services.
  • A comprehensive set of department performance metrics with trends and targets are developed, analyzed, reported and available to be discussed at team meetings.
  • Proposals to increase customer satisfaction and business process effectiveness are developed, documented, and implemented.
  • Inventory management results in organization, cleanliness, FIFO, cycle count accuracy, and minimal “shrinkage” & damage.
  • Directly reporting team members to show the clear behaviors and culture indicative of working for a leader that fosters collaboration, challenging responsibilities, ability to contribute, learning, and growth in a positive work environment
  • Product Quality / Food Safety
  • Maintain Good Manufacturing, Food Safety, and Quality Practices.
  • Recommend measures to improve the quality of products and production methods.
  • Take all measures necessary to ensure food safety and quality.
  • Recommend measures to improve the quality of department operations.
  • Ensure a safe, clean and productive work environment, and maintain a positive employee relations climate throughout the organization.
  • Oversee the training of personnel in the performance of job responsibilities, including the safe and proper handling and/or use of material, tools, machinery, and equipment.
  • Maintain an adequately staffed, well qualified, and fully-trained Logistics organization.
  • Implement changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency.

Background/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations or equivalent, with a minimum of seven (7) years of relative combined experience in the areas of warehousing, logistics, inventory control, manufacturing, and management is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in managing food warehouse multiple shifts. Prefer experience with refrigerated warehouses.
  • Fully developed personal competencies in attention to detail, organization and prioritization, time management, analytical thinking, a bias for action, communication, and customer care. Tenacious, determined, results-oriented, resourceful at collecting, processing, and sharing information.
  • Fully developed skills and experience with Excel and MRP systems.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Integrity
  • Insatiable curiosity
  • Familiarity with failure, but never comfortable with it
  • Selfless, team-oriented predisposition
  • Willingness to respectfully challenge conventional thinking
  • Proactive engagement in critical business matters

Salary and Benefits:

• Salary $95,000 – $110,000 BOE

• Full-Time

• Weekly Pay

• Day Shift

• Direct Deposit Available

• On day 90 receive benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, 401K

EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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