Job Information


Job Title: Payroll Specialist

Location: Elkhart, IN

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today. Swift Prepared Foods (formerly Plumrose USA) is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

Our Values:


Swift Prepared Foods is in search of an experienced Payroll Specialist who will be responsible for applying business knowledge, human resources practices and payroll expertise. The Payroll Specialist will assist in providing a wide range of HR support and advice. This individual will play a key role in the success of the plant by maintaining the payroll function and supporting leadership and hourly employees on HR related matters.


  • Process weekly and bi-weekly pay cycles for employees

  • Work with all aspects of Payroll, including verifying employee time, payroll deductions, vacation, etc.

  • Review and validate timesheets and other information to detect andreconcile payroll discrepancies

  • Provide information tomanagers on payroll and attendance matters

  • Administration and tracking of employee attendance, including disciplinary action, vacations, and leave of absence

  • Establish, evaluate, and maintain departmental reports andkey indicators

  • Recommendnew processes, policies, and procedures to influence continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed

  • Serviceemployees on payroll questions, benefits, and HR-related questions

  • Responsible for internal company communication, including bulletin boards, company newsletter, etc.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • SAP and Kronos software knowledge preferred

  • 2years ofHRexperiencepreferred

  • Understanding of HR best practices and current regulations

  • Customer-focused attitude and excellent communication skills with a high level of professionalism and discretion

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and dynamic deadlines

  • Flexible and positive

  • Efficient time management skills in a fast-paced business environment

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalency required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Ability to be agile, high learner

  • Bilingual Spanish skills preferred but not required

  • Prior experience in unionized environment preferred

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends

Work Environment:

  • Office setting andfood manufacturing operations environment

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.