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Who We Are

We’re Dealer Tire, a family-owned, international distributor of tires and parts established in 1918 in Cleveland, OH. We’re laser focused on helping the world’s largest and most trusted auto manufacturers grow their tire business—in fact, we’ve sold more than 60 million tires to date. We’re a thriving company, and we’re looking for driven individuals to join our team. That’s where you come in!

Title:                            Manager, Payroll

Reports To:                 Sr. Manager, Associate Service Center

FLSA Status:               Exempt

As a Manager, Payroll, your essential job functions will include the following

  • Responsible for the overall management, compliance, and administration of the payroll functions across the Dealer Tire Family of Companies.
  • Leads the standardization, simplification, and automation of all payroll processes across the Dealer Tire Family of Companies.
  • Provides oversight and direction to all teams to process weekly and bi-weekly multi-state domestic payroll with overall responsibility for all scheduled and non-scheduled payroll runs, including special pays and manual checks.
  • Oversees the execution of payroll and employment tax compliance; collaborates with accounting and finance.
  • Ensures accuracy of information entered into the payroll system.
  • Manages year-end process including tax and W2 file reconciliation between HRIS, TPA, and corporate general ledger, including but not limited to taxes, pre- and post-tax health and welfare and retirement plan deductions and state mandated deductions.   
  • Ensures all tax filings including annual W2 distribution are completed accurately and within mandated timelines.
  • Ensures that payroll changes are made in accordance with company policy.
  • Keeps associates informed of appropriate legislation or tax regulations that affect their pay.
  • Plans daily activities to meet deadlines for payroll processing.
  • Create and distribute annual payroll processing schedule.
  • Communicates payroll policies and procedures to company associates.
  • Creates standard and ad-hoc reports as scheduled or requested by internal customers and to comply with government reporting requirements and other initiatives.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws and proactively informs business of changes that impact Dealer Tire payroll, workers comp, unemployment, or leaves of absences.
  • Maintains contact remotely and encourages and facilitates proper and complete utilization of HRIS self-service for managers and associates.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with internal and external customers and vendors. 
  • Responds to questions and requests for information in a timely and positive manner.
  • Ensures that all direct reports are trained in all facets of payroll processing and have a thorough understanding of tax filing process.
  • Responsible for creating the annual budget and managing ongoing adherence to the annual budget.

Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching

  • Provides leadership and coaching to the payroll departments and staff across the Dealer Tire Family of  Companies.
  • Provides development opportunities for direct reports.
  • Communicates operational priorities, objectives, and goals.
  • Facilitates problem solving and collaboration across the Dealer Tire Family of Companies.
  • Completes a performance evaluation of each team member and recommend appropriate action such as promotions, counseling, and termination.
  • Trains, assists, and supports managers and associates in the use of the Workday system with regards to Payroll transactions.

  • In collaboration with leadership, determines staffing needs, interviews potential candidates, and hires associates.

Employment Law

  • Understands Federal laws as they relate to payroll
  • Understands State laws as they relate to payroll in all domestic locations where Dealer Tire conducts business

Company Policies

  • Thoroughly understands the Dealer Tire handbook
  • Assists department in carrying out various HR programs and procedures as necessary

Other Duties as Assigned

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, Master’s degree desired.
  • 6+ years of payroll and tax filing experience required – Workday preferred
  • Experience with expat payroll preferred
  • Meticulous detail orientation and organization.
  • Excellent communication skills verbal and written.
  • Customer-focused, sense of urgency, well organized, able to organize people, files, time and priorities.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high quality.
  • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Able to give and receive critical feedback, and otherwise function as an effective member of a team.
  • Eagerly attacks new challenges.
  • Proven ability to keep confidence, and deal with confidential information and sensitive situations with tact and maturity.
  • Strong personal integrity.  Ability to tie personal values to the company’s values and able to apply those in daily decisions and encourage same behavior in others.
  • Proficient in MS Office, advanced in Excel.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

Competencies Required

  • Results Orientation
  • Agility
  • Initiative
  • Influence
  • Customer Focus
  • Recognizes Implications
  • Thinks Broadly
  • Empowers Others
  • Sets Objectives
  • Persuades

Physical Job Requirements

  • Continuous viewing from and inputting data to a computer screen
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Travel - <10%.

Drug Policy

  • Dealer Tire is a drug-free environment.  All applicants being considered for employment must pass a pre-employment drug screening before beginning work.

Please check the box that applies, sign and date upon acceptance of a position with Dealer Tire.

(   )  I can perform all of the essential functions of this position with or without accommodations.


Why Dealer Tire: An amazing opportunity to join a growing organization, built on the efforts of hard working, innovative, and team-oriented people. We offer a competitive salary + bonus, and a comprehensive benefit package including: paid time off, medical, dental, vision, and 401k matching (50% on the dollar up to 7% of employee contribution). 

EOE Statement: Dealer Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act*), or any other legally protected status, with respect to employment opportunities. 

*ADA Disclosure: Any candidate who feels that they may need an accommodation to complete this application, or any portions of same, based on the impact of a disability should contact Dealer Tire’s Human Resources Department to discuss your specific needs. Please feel free to contact us at or via phone at 833-483-8232.

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