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Human Resources Payroll Lead

Apply now Job no: 615818
Work type: Permanent
Location: Lone Tree, Colorado
Categories: Human Resources, North America, Individual Contributor

People & Culture Service and Experience Payroll Lead (Human Resources Payroll Lead)

Position Spotlight:

  • Collaborate with Service and Experience peers, Executive Business Partners, and Centers of Expertise (COE) to deliver payroll and benefits administration services to our Americas region.
  • Ensure all input to the People & Culture systems are compliant to local statutory payroll requirements.
  • Point of escalation for all complex payroll queries and problem resolution.
  • Hybrid work environment consisting of two days in office and three days remote work from home.

Change people’s lives and love what you do!  Cochlear is the most recognized brand in hearing health care.

About the role

In order to help Cochlear continue to grow and service our customers, we are recruiting for a People & Culture Service and Experience Payroll Lead in our Americas head office based in Lone Tree, CO. Cochlear is helping people hear, and be heard, all over the world. Come be a part of our amazing mission! If you have payroll and benefits experience working within a team atmosphere, this is a fantastic opportunity to join the People and Culture, Service and Experience team at the global leader in implantable hearing devices!

Your success in this role is measured by your ability to process payroll timely and accurately and the administration of employee benefits while working collaboratively within a team atmosphere.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of the overall end to end payroll processes
  • Administration and communication of employee benefit programs including annual enrolment
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements regarding payments and administration of benefits
  • Payroll vendor relationship management support and system maintenance

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to meet and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelors or Equivalent Work Experience
  • A combination of 5‐7+ years of experience in Payroll, Benefits Administration and Human Resources
  • Previous experience managing Human Resources Information Systems (ADP, Oracle and Workday)
  • Ability to work across boundaries in a global /matrixed team
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Excellent time management and ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred

Total Rewards

In addition to the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow professionally, we offer competitive wages and benefits.

  • Pay Range in the United States: $75,000 - $80,000 based upon experience, as well as an annual bonus opportunity of 7.5% of base salary. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.
  • Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance as well as 401(K) matching with immediate vesting, Paid Time Off, tuition reimbursement, maternity and paternity leave, Employee Stock Purchase Plan and pet insurance.


In alignment with our organizational principle of providing a safe work environment, employees of Cochlear are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The only allowable exceptions include qualifying medical and religious accommodation. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination will be required when you begin employment.

Who are we?

Human needs have always been our inspiration, ever since Professor Graeme Clark set out to create the first multi-channel cochlear implant because he saw his father struggle with hearing loss. We always start with people in mind – thinking about their needs.

For this reason, our products, services and support will continue to evolve and improve. We are by our customers’ side through the entire hearing journey, so they can experience a life full of hearing. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives and working in an organization where they can be part of bringing the mission to life each day.

Physical & Mental Demands

The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to be in a stationary (seated/standing) position; utilize business technology for work product delivery, communicate orally and in writing with others internal or external to the organization, utilize problem solving/critical thinking skills to discern and convey information.  May be asked to occasionally transport/move up to 30 pounds, depending on the position. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. The individual is regularly required to utilize comprehension, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, organization reasoning, relating to others and discernment of items such as product specifications, procedures and processes to customers (whether internal or external).  Influence, organization/classification of information and planning are also required.

The work environment is an office/home environment and represents those an individual may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

Apply now by completing your application form online. Applicants must meet the job specific application criteria to be considered. Visit our careers site at to learn more.  

Cochlear Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local lawIn addition, Cochlear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require accommodation with completing the online application, please contact us via web or phone at 303-264-2549.

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