Payroll Analyst Job at Campbell, Napoleon, OH

  • Campbell
  • Napoleon, OH

Job Description

Since 1869 we've connected people through food they love. Our history was created by remarkable people, ideas, and innovations. It serves as inspiration and foundation for our future success. 

We’re proud to be stewards of amazing brands that people trust. Our portfolio includes the iconic Campbell’s brand, as well as Michael Angelo’s, noosa, Pace, Pacific Foods, Prego, Rao’s Homemade, Swanson, and V8. In our Snacks division, we have brands like Cape Cod, Goldfish, Kettle Brand, Lance, Late July, Pepperidge Farm, Snack Factory, and Snyder's of Hanover.  

We foster a culture of belonging where people come first, and diversity is embraced. And we live our values, always, while setting the highest standards for performance.

Here, you will make a difference every day. You will be part of a dynamic, collaborative, and competitive team. You will be supported to build a rewarding career with opportunities to grow, innovate and inspire. Make history with us.

General Summary

Campbell's Napoleon Operations, representing Campbell Soup's premier thermal operation globally, accounts for approx. $2.0 billion in List Sales value of production.  The Napoleon Operations consists of an East Plant, including 14 Soup and 3 Sauce production lines, a West Plant, including 6 Beverage production lines, a 1.0 MM square foot distribution center with 10+ million case capacity, Campbell's Residue Lab, and Plant Utilities, including a powerhouse, water treatment facility, and waste water treatment facility, respectively.  In a typical year, Campbell Soup invests $25 to $35 million in capital at the Napoleon site which has a current asset base of approx. $0.3 billion in net book value.

The Napoleon Payroll department is responsible for processing weekly payroll for approximately 1,200+ union hourly and salary employees and up to 1,700+ during the Soup & V7 season in late summer and fall. Napoleon's average annual payroll is $90+mm. This position requires extremely strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and ability to meet strict deadlines. Good interpersonal skills are required as this position interfaces with hourly employees, management teams, as well as regulatory agencies. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high level of confidentiality handling employee sensitive information.   

Principal Accountabilities (list in order of importance and indicate percentage of time spent on each)

45% -Weekly Hourly Payroll Processing and Analysis. Responsible for generating weekly payroll for 1,700+ employees based on accumulation of time records in the Kronos Time and Attendance system. This requires a thorough review of both hourly and salary time-card records working closely with managers and team leaders to validate hours and pay rates. In addition, key weekly responsibilities are to build the payroll transmission and confirm values processed through Workday working closely with the Accenture payroll team. Process adjustments as needed and issue Aline cards to provide corrected pay to employees.

20% - Payroll Administrative Control. Maintain employee master data in Kronos system including schedule changes, pay rate, deductions, and tax changes. This requires working closely with the HR team to ensure alignment between Workday and Kronos. Calculate and track vacation pay. Enter and maintain employee deductions. Monitor missed punch exceptions and lead cross functional review.

10% - Provide support to Kronos users including creating, updating, and delivering training for new users or as application changes are implemented. Test Kronos application changes to ensure payroll accuracy. Troubleshoot application issues and work with application support to drive solutions. Provide support to HR, WHQ payroll, and IT with program upgrades as well as working to improve reporting, procedures, and identify best practices. Maintain documentation of pay rules based on a thorough understanding of the CBA while ensuring alignment with HR, Legal, Payroll, and local leadership.

10% - Labor Reporting and Analysis. Provide reporting and analysis for direct and indirect labor on a weekly, monthly, and year-to-date basis. Work with cross functional teams to investigate variances to plan and/or prior periods. 

15% - Special Projects & Other. Provide payroll subject matter expertise to Union Negotiating team in support of the CBA. Provide payroll analysis and payroll data on request and complete miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Job Complexity (provide several examples of typical work related problems that this position is expected to resolve)

  • The successful candidate will need a thorough understanding of Napoleon's Collective Bargaining Agreement pay rules and the ability to translate those rules as it relates to payroll data. This often requires interfacing with IT, HR, Plant Leadership, Legal, and Union Representatives if pay rule issues arise.
  • Ability to interpret complex data as it relates to specific areas of responsibility and to provide data in a meaningful format to management thereby driving insight and action.

Job Specifications (Knowledge, skills and abilities normally required for competent performance in the job)

  • Minimum education required: Associates degree in Accounting/Finance or 3-5 years of equivalent work experience in a related field.                                                        
  • Education desired: same as above
  • Years of relevant experience: Some accounting experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing Kronos, Workday and SAP is preferred but not necessary.
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities required:   
  • Basic understanding of accounting and related concepts
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Outlook skills
  • Strong ability to engage and influence others
  • Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • High integrity, intellectual curiosity, energy, courage, and creativity.

Working Conditions

Normal office environment with 0 – 5% travel.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. 

Compensation and Benefits:

The target base salary range for this full-time, salaried position is between 


Individual base pay depends on work location and additional factors such as experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training. Total pay may include other forms of compensation. In addition, we offer competitive health, dental, 401k and wellness benefits beginning on the first day of employment. Please ask your Talent Acquisition Partner for more information about our total rewards package.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and qualified applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, including consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, protected veteran status, disability, age, religion, or any other classification protected by law.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Work experience placement, Summer work, Local area,

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