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New Zealand Payroll Specialist - Melbourne based - 2 year contract

Apply now Job no: 501980
Work type: Fixed Term Full-time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Human Resources

At Kmart, we are where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items and our vision is to make everyday living brighter for all of our customers, every time and everywhere they shop with us. 

As Australia’s brightest retail star, we have experienced great success in recent times but for Kmart this is just the beginning of our exciting journey ahead! We have big plans in place to ensure we deliver our vision and significantly expand our business. With another 40 new stores opening across Australia and New Zealand, the growth of our online business and expansion into new markets, we are on a mission to improve the Kmart shopping experience for all our customers, who are at the heart of everything we do. There has never been a more irresistible time to join Kmart!  

As we enter our new growth phase, to help drive efficiencies in process, we are seeking to hire a NZ payroll specialist for a 2-year fixed-term contract, with a strong working familiarity of NZ wages and legislation, to be based out at Kmart Head Office in Mulgrave, Victoria.

This role will be responsible for managing the weekly and monthly pay cycles of all Kmart NZ 2,000+ employees (both time & attendance and salaried). Other key responsibilities of this role will include the following;

  • Efficient and accurate processing of NZ weekly and monthly pay run, data entry and administration (including the timely correcting of any payroll errors)
  • Reporting and audit reviews
  • Acting as point of contact for stores and outsourced providers in relation to NZ pay enquiries
  • Issue management resolution
  • Review and process urgent emails pertaining to the pay week/month
  • Process the corrections pay-run identifying any anomalies and rectifying
  • Update Kmart payroll system (eTivity) with updated legislation/EBA as required ensuring Kmart is compliant at all times
  • Release pays and ensure all government payments are made within the required timeframes
  • Manage the overall process of setting up a new store

To be successful in securing this opportunity, you will ideally possess the following skills and experience;

  • Extensive New Zealand payroll experience in a fast-paced environment within a large organisation (ideally with employees of 2,000 or more)
  • Working familiarity with Pay Global and eTivity system (or similar)
  • Sound knowledge of working under EBA
  • Significant experience managing and dealing with complex HR issues including payroll and systems
  • Significant experience with NZ Legislation including the Holidays Act as well as a demonstrated understanding of various NZ employment and tax legislation
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills combined with an ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Possess a strong understanding of Collective and Individual agreements
  • Intermediate to advanced excel and an ability to identify and contribute to system improvements
  • Strong numerical and administrative skills combined with strong stakeholder management skills

This role is a great opportunity for an experienced NZ payroll specialist either already living in Melbourne or thinking of making the move to Melbourne in the near future. Depending on level of experience, skills and location plans, re-location assistance may be offered to the successful candidate.

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Kmart and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive. Your work environment will be highly collaborative, fast-paced and progressive, with no two days the same!

You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, an uncapped bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks.

So if this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


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