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Cummins Inc. Global Payroll Operations and Technology Leader in Nashville, Tennessee

Global Payroll Operations and Technology Leader


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

Our Corporate Business Service Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Nashville, Tennessee for an Global Payroll Operations and Technology Leader. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead global payroll and time/attendance operations and associated technologies.

  • Analyze and Implements technology solutions and operational processes to ensure payroll and time/attendance is conducted accurately, timely and in compliance with all regulations.

  • Assist in the development of the Payroll and Time/Attendance strategies.

  • Lead work associated with Mergers and Acquisitions.

  • Manage supplier relationships, performance, and contracts.

  • Drive payroll operations functional excellence.

  • Partner with Cummins Business Services process owners in areas such as Finance, Benefit, Severance, and Line Human Resources.

  • Partner with Corporate process owners such as HR Technology.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Leads company-wide payroll operations responsible for the processing of multiple employee payroll cycles in multiple regions.

  • Ensures accurate and timely delivery of payroll payment and reporting activities in compliance with legislative requirements, company policies and internal controls.

  • Ensures payroll strategies, policies, processes and delivery are aligned with legislative and business requirements; ensures the accuracy and completeness of process documentation.

  • Ensures payroll processing and accounting activities comply with internal and external control requirements and coordinates responses to auditor inquiries.

  • Oversees the documentation and improvement of procedures for the preparation, documentation, and disbursement of all payroll checks, taxes, and employee benefit payments.

  • Directs accurate and timely processing of year-end activities ensuring that activities are managed with payroll services providers.

  • Maintains a strong understanding of new and existing tax and other payroll related legislation.

  • Directs the relationship with outside payroll service providers; manages the most complex issues with third party service providers; understands and champions system changes, upgrades, and government mandated changes to payroll.

  • Leads the development of operational plans and monitors performance.

  • Leads projects and initiatives focused on achieving performance excellence in payroll design and delivery.

  • Keeps up to date with new trends and technologies in the payroll area; leads best practice reviews and other external research.

  • Budgetary oversight responsibilities for company-wide payroll expenditures.

  • Coaches and mentors payroll managers and staff; assigns work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs; assesses performance and provides feedback to direct reports.



Human Resource Information Systems Design - Evaluates and defines Human Resource technology solutions to meet business needs; designs integrated technology enabled business processes.

Cultivates innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.

Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Payroll Administration - Translates company policies, tax and legislative requirements in the delivery of accurate and timely employee payments and reporting; ensures compliance with applicable regulations and internal control procedures.

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Balances stakeholders - Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Global perspective - Taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens.

Builds networks - Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

Change Management - Applies the Cummins structured process and tool set for engaging individuals and organizations through change to achieve and sustain business results and outcomes.


  • Minimum 10 to 15 years in a global role leading payroll operation.

  • Strong expertise in payroll technology implementation.

  • Minimum five years of leadership experience, managing global teams in a matrix organization.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or equivalent experience required.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Tennessee-Nashville-US, TN, Nashville, Cummins Business Services

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Nov 7, 2019, 8:37:11 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190004NQ