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Cummins Inc. Director - Global Payroll in Nashville, Tennessee

Director - Global Payroll


We are looking for a talented Global Payroll Director to join our team specializing in payroll operations for our Filtration business headquartered in Nashville, TN. The role is designated hybrid and requires less than 10% overall travel.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Leads company-wide payroll operations responsible for the processing of multiple employee payroll cycles in multiple regions

  • Leads the development and implementation of pay technologies such as payroll and time attendance systems

  • Ensures accurate and timely delivery of payroll payment and reporting activities in compliance with legislative requirements, company policies and internal controls

  • Ensures payroll strategies, policies, processes, and delivery are aligned with legislative and business requirements; ensures the accuracy and completeness of process documentation

  • Directs accurate and timely processing of year-end activities ensuring activities are managed with payroll services providers, while maintaining a strong understanding of new and existing tax and other payroll related legislation

  • Responsible for the technology strategies and implementation of payroll (and time and attendance) systems globally

  • Ensure compliance with legislation, are designed with an eye toward balancing stakeholder needs and drive pay and time accuracy around the world

  • Leads the development of operational plans and monitors performance while maintaining budgetary oversight responsibilities for company-wide payroll expenditures

  • Coaches and motivates staff, provides guidance and direction on problems and issues; delegates work assignments considering employee skills and development needs


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

Global Perspective: taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens. Influences multiple regions, with strong emphasis in North America, Europe, China, Latin America and South Pacific

Strategic Mindset : seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies

Develops Talent : developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals

Experience Perspective : manages payroll service and support using case management technology and oversee agreed upon SLAs

Human Resources Consulting : collaborates with partners to observe the environment and apply sound judgement informed by knowledge, skills, and experiences to identify and optimize opportunities to provide holistic solutions, while balancing the needs of stakeholders, primarily employees, with those of the organization

Influence: ability to influence and collaborate with all levels of the organization including senior executives while building cross functional relationships with HR, accounting, and operations teams

Payroll Administration: translates company policies, tax and legislative requirements in the delivery of accurate and timely employee payments and reporting; ensures compliance with applicable regulations and internal control procedures


  • Ideal candidate has a College, university, or equivalent degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or equivalent experience required

  • Significant level of relevant work experience within leadership and budgetary experience required

  • Significant level of internal compliance and payroll experience required

  • Significant experience leading global payroll initiatives required

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Tennessee-Nashville-US, TN, Nashville, Filtration Headquarters

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 23, 2022, 4:08:00 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Cummins Filtration

Req ID: 220002GQ