Payroll Manager


Sheboygan Falls, WI, US

Shift:  First Shift
Requisition ID:  51231

At Johnsonville, our members are responsible for everything! If you're passionate about making a difference, we want you to help make our products, our processes, our communities and each other better. Since 1945, Wisconsin-based Johnsonville has proudly made our products in the U.S.A.! Our family-owned company has grown from a small butcher shop to the No. 1 national sausage brand. We employ 3,000+ members. Johnsonville products are enjoyed in 45 countries and served in 130 sports stadiums throughout the U.S.


Johnsonville, LLC

Manager – Payroll


Position Overview:

Johnsonville and its Members are committed to having the highest impact on our customers’ success.  We currently have an opportunity for a detail-oriented, proactive, problem-solving leader, who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, to join our Finance Shared Services team in the position of Manager – Payroll.  As the Manager – Payroll, you’ll have an opportunity to showcase your commitment to providing excellent customer service, continuous learning, and improving processes along with coaching and developing the Payroll Team.



  • Lead the Payroll (Domestic and Global) Team and manage all functions related including:
    • Accurate and timely payroll to members along with tax filings and payments to appropriate government authorities
    • Proper calculation and submission of garnishments (child support/levy) and other deductions
    • Expat payrolls along with foreign and domestic relocation expenses including associated gross-up calculations
  • Develop team members through 1:1 sessions, cross-training, project work and other opportunities as well as direct and prioritize team workloads
  • Recruit and retain top Payroll talent along with evaluating and monitoring the team’s performance
  • Minimize risk and protect company assets through internal controls, systems and process oversight
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and government regulations as it relates to Payroll
  • Work with cross functional teams by leading projects and strategic initiatives including supporting mergers and acquisitions
  • Direct and oversee system testing for upgrades and implementations
  • Participate in networking groups and be a payroll subject matter expert; understanding full business processes for the Time-to-Pay and Hire-to-Retire value streams
  • Be an integral part of the month-end close process by overseeing accruals, journal entries, reconciliations and necessary adjustments to ensure financial statements are accurate and reliable
  • Administer Johnsonville’s monthly Great Performance Share bonus program, including annual system configuration
  • Manage third-party vendor relationships, contracts and pricing
  • Represent functional area for various audits (year-end financial, workers’ compensation, payroll, tax, and corporate social responsibility) along with directing requests and preparing and reviewing data
  • Develop and manage departmental budget



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or a minimum of 10 years payroll experience required
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Certification (highly desired), actively pursuing or ready to pursue



  • Minimum of 5 years experience leading and developing a payroll team required
  • Multi-state and local tax experience required
  • Experience with global payrolls required (Southeast Asia a plus)


Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability with focus on continuous improvement
  • Detail-oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate and build positive relationships across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to direct a team, manage multiple priorities, and achieve deadlines
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge within the SAP ERP Finance, SAP HR/PR and Success Factors modules a plus
  • Strategic thinker with well-grounded understanding of best-in-class industry trends
  • Leadership Skills, Team Development, Change Agent, Global Mindset and Customer Focus


Location:                           Global Sausage Headquarters, Sheboygan Falls, WI

                                           (Our office is about an hour north of Milwaukee)

Coach:                               Finance Manager – Shared Services

Member Status:                 Full Time, Salaried - Opportunity for Hybrid Schedule 

Travel:                                Less than 10%

Benefits:                             Members have potential for a monthly bonus, 401k with a company match and profit sharing. Members also have access to terrific benefits including affordable medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; disability and life insurance; and fertility and adoption assistance. Johnsonville also offers competitive paid time off, including paid parental time off, as well as access to the 24/7 onsite fitness center, onsite medical clinic and tuition reimbursement! 


About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!


How to Apply:  

External candidate:  Apply on-line only at:

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.




We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment.  M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country.  We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.