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3M Payroll Specialist for MEA Region in Woodmead, South Africa

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Job Description:

Overall Mission Deliver accurate payroll service on time for the MEA Region. Fulfill the statutory requirement. Identify opportunities for constant improvements for Total Rewards & Service team.

The resource will be located in 3M South Africa headquarter (Woodmead, Johannesburg).

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Administering payroll processing for South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

  • Analyzing and resolving inquiries from employees as they relate to payroll

  • Managing reporting tasks for internal and external government systems for South Africa

  • Providing time and absence support and resolution for South Africa

  • Administering medical plan and provident fund for South Africa

  • Calculating termination package for South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya

  • Collaborating closely with HR teams for other HR service relevant tasks

  • Collaborating closely with payroll vendor Identifying opportunities, making process improvement recommendations and implementing changes with payroll vendor and local HR team

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor level university degree (Master’s degree is preferred)

  • Two (2) years of combined experience payroll, human resource, and/or finance in multinational company

  • Strong proficiency with local legislation for South Africa

  • Preferred knowledge of local legislation and payroll process for Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Outlook)

  • Experience in Workday and/or other payroll systems is a plus

  • Good English knowledge

  • Ability to manage multi-countries payroll within the timeline

  • Regional experience with payroll project or HR process is a plus

  • Payroll vendor management experience is a plus

  • A team player with strong ability to work in a remote environment

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Our contribution to your success:At 3M, you grow through challenging tasks in a leading global company and be rewarded for your efforts. Bringing outstanding performance to the work you care about contributes to the success of 3M and your personal success.

At 3M, diversity & inclusion are essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people!As an equal opportunity employer, 3M will not discriminate against any applicant.If you want to discover more about D&I at 3M, please visit

Are you convinced? If yes, we would be happy to receive your online application.

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