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HR Operations Manager, North America


About The Job:


Nouryon’s Houston, TX location is looking for top candidates to fill the key role of HR Operations Manager, North America. This position is essential to:


  • overseeing and managing all aspects of HR operations and payroll functions within an organization. This individual will be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of payroll processes while also providing leadership and direction to the HR operations team.


In Your Future Role as a HR Operations Manager, North America You Will:


  • Oversee the end-to-end payroll process, from data collection to payroll processing, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Implement and maintain payroll policies, procedures, and best practices to ensure compliance with legal and company requirements.
  • Resolve any payroll discrepancies and ensuring proper payroll tax compliance.
  • Manage and enhance HR operational processes, systems, and procedures, related to the employee life cycle (hire to retire).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure smooth onboarding, offboarding, and employee data management processes.
  • Oversee employee data management processes to ensure that Nouryon HR data is secure and maintained, consistent with our policies and privacy regulations.
  • Lead and mentor a team of HR operations and payroll professionals, providing guidance and support in their day-to-day activities.
  • Set performance expectations and conduct regular performance evaluations for team members.
  • Stay updated on relevant federal, state, and local labor laws, as well as industry trends, and ensure compliance within the HR operations and payroll functions.
  • Develop and implement HR and payroll policies that align with organizational goals and legal requirements.
  • Ensure all required governmental reporting and filings are delivered accurately and on time.
  • Liaison with various peer groups.
  • Generate and analyze HR and payroll reports to provide insights for management decision-making, including budgeting, forecasting, and workforce planning.
  • Collaborate with external vendors and payroll service providers, to ensure service quality and cost-effectiveness.



We Believe You Bring:


  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, finance, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in end-to-end payroll management, HR operations, or related functions, with a strong understanding of payroll processes, tax regulations, and HR systems.
  • Proven leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing team.
  • Strong knowledge of HR and payroll compliance requirements, including proficiency in relevant software and systems.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across various departments and levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, SuccessFactors, SAP Payroll/ADP Global View, ADP Smart Compliance, Kronos & ServiceNow is required.
  • Relevant certifications such as Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) are desirable.


Good to know:

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the Director, Global HR Operations and HR Information Technology based in Houston, TX.  


The HR Operations Manager, North America position presents an opportunity for an experienced professional to take on a strategic role in ensuring the seamless functioning of HR operations and payroll processes within an organization. This role requires a proactive leader with a strong command of HR and payroll best practices and a commitment to excellence in service delivery.



Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit: nouryon.com/careers/how-we-hire/  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


We kindly ask our internal candidates to apply with your Nouryon email via Success Factors.  



About Nouryon:


We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today. 


If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 


Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  




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We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or staffing companies. 


Nouryon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


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