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HR Specialist - Payroll & Benefits

Job Number:  66158
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Auburn Hills, MICHIGAN, US, 48326

Work Style: 



Job Number: 66158 
Group: Magna Electronics  
Division: Magna Electronics Auburn Hills 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Magna Electronics leads the way in active safety technologies, revolutionizing the automotive industry and improving lives. With a strong focus on adapting ADAS systems and electronic solutions to any vehicle, we address a wide range of mobility and safety needs. As we build a safer, more intelligent, and connected mobility experience, Magna is dedicated to creating a better future for people globally.

About the Role

The HR Specialist, Benefits & Payroll is responsible for administering the transition of payroll and benefits systems following a recent acquisition. The role requires a thorough understanding of benefits and payroll regulations and compliance, as well as strong analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills. The HR Specialist - Benefits & Payroll reports to the Sr. HR Manager and works closely with the Sr. Payroll & Benefit Specialist, Corporate Shared Services Groups and HR & Finance Department.   


Work Locations: Auburn Hills, MI and/or Southfield, MI 


Payroll Solution: Dayforce (experience required)

HRIS Solution: Workday (experience preferred not required)  



Your Responsibilities

Transition Management
• Manage end-to-end payroll processing for the acquired entity utilizing legacy company instance of Dayforce as a standalone payroll solution.
• Coordinate with Magna Corporate Groups Benefit file feeds to ensure deduction processing for employees from the acquired entity during the transition period.
• Prepare and submit required payroll and benefits-related filings and reports accurately and timely.
• Support end-state transition to Magna Corporate instance of Dayforce & Shared Services model (2025+)
• Participate in systems implementations related to payroll by defining requirements, participate in preparing test plans, and documenting test results.
Payroll Administration:
• Perform payroll administration to include, but not limited to, weekly, bi-weekly payroll activity, payroll processing, and run and create related reports for (Canada, USA).
• Ensure accuracy of payroll data, including employee information, hours worked, and tax withholding.
• Resolve employee payroll issues and provide exceptional customer service to employees.
• Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Benefit Administration:
• Responsible for ensuring payroll records accurately reflect elected benefit deductions.
• Partner with Sr. Payroll & Benefit Specialist & Magna Corporate Shared Groups to ensure Workday Open Enrollments and Processes are aligned.
• Assist with the administration of employee benefits programs, including leave of absence, accommodation administration, invoice processing and other day-to-day tasks associated with benefit plan administration.
• Support with Open Enrollment and wellness programs & events.

Who we are looking for

  • Proficiency in Dayforce and MS Office Suite, especially Excel. 
  • Proficiency in using payroll and HRIS systems; experience with standalone payroll solution. 
  • Proven experience 5 years in payroll and benefits administration, preferably in a transition or integration context 
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to use data to inform decision-making. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. 
  • In-depth knowledge of HR practices, policies, and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle matters of confidentiality discreetly and work with employees on issues requiring varying degrees of sensitivity. 
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment. 

Your preferred qualifications

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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