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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Global HCM & U.S. Payroll Manager




Opportunity to build and lead a data and process-driven culture! Lead Gentherm’s Human Capital Management (HCM) system and global HR process design.  Lead the U.S. Payroll function, ensuring that payroll process are efficient, on time, accurate and in compliance.  Consult with the HR Leadership team to drive program and process improvement and analytics.



  • Serve as the global leader for Gentherm’s Human Resources Human Capital Management (HCM) system, currently SAP SuccessFactors. Work with HR leadership to define key performance metrics for the HR function – develop metrics and service level agreements for core programs and processes, and track delivery against program objectives.
  • Create a data culture, and drive analytics adoption across the HR function. Establish guidelines for collecting and analyzing employee data to make business decisions. Use analysis to forecast hiring, scheduling, or other workforce planning needs. Prepare reports or summaries and presents findings to senior management, for use in strategic decision making or planning.
  • Develop and manage a global data governance framework and data quality program, including creation and ongoing management of a team of data specialists. Work closely with and provide direction to regional system and data administrators across North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Manage the day to day administration and data of HR Systems, including system configuration, mass data uploads, ad hoc reporting, and troubleshooting user issues.
  • Partner with HR functional leaders on the development and delivery of standard processes, including performance management, compensation planning, recruiting, and onboarding.
  • Oversee the daily management, processing and improvements for the company’s US payroll (multi-state and multi-schedule payroll) in accordance with the company’s pay schedule and filing of deductions, taxes, filings, recordkeeping, notifications. Establish processes to maintain accurate employee data and files on the company’s payroll and HRIS systems



  • Provide guidance and research into complex payroll matters, including calculations, deductions, insurance coverage, wage garnishments, tax filings, expatriate payroll, and child support
  • Manage vendor relationships with payroll providers, including reviewing providers, and establishing and maintaining service level agreements.
  • Stay up-to-date with ongoing federal and state payroll tax regulations to ensure ongoing compliance; manage escalated payroll tax issues and ensure adequate tax registration and correct tax rates are paid.
  • Oversee quarterly reconciliation and calendar year-end processing of payroll, including supplemental payrolls, W-2 and other tax forms, and other government-required documentation.
  • Lead global implementations of HR systems of record, support system integrations, change management plans, communications, and training. Liaise closely with additional departments (IT, Finance, Internal Audit, etc.) to ensure compliance and alignment to required laws, regulations and/or procedures. Conduct periodic audits to ensure data quality and data security
  • Collect, manage, deliver, and report outstanding technical issues or potential system enhancements. Creates test scenarios and performs process tests to ensure requirements are met according to the predetermined goals identified.





  • Eight years of progressively increasing experience working with HCM/HRIS systems;
  • Four years experience supporting or leading the successful delivery of multi-state payroll
  • Strong project management skills to effectively balance competing priorities during project lifecycles while adhering to specific deadlines 
  • Strong influential leadership skills. Strong writing and communication skills 




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or Information Technology preferred
  • Experience with SAP Success Factors or other cloud-based systems preferred 
  • Experience leading organizations through system transformations
  • Experience building and managing organizational key performance indicators (KPIs) or scorecards



TRAVEL: Up to 25%, Local, Global, etc.


LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct leadership of the HCM, data, and payroll functions. Direct leader of one employee and indirect leadership of data specialists globally                               



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results





All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  7741

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jul 17, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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