Human Resources/Payroll Specialist with Major Food Distributor in Buffalo, New York


Our client, a popular food manufacturer is searching for an Human Resources Specialist.  This individual will be the sole human resources professional in this location and will also be in charge of Payroll for over 35 employee s. They are located in the Buffalo/Angola, New York area.

The HR Specialist is responsible for providing client support in one or more of the major functional areas of Human Resources. Specialist will perform administrative duties in order to assure that all administrative functions in the HR department are performed efficiently, and will establish and maintain effective working relationships with various department managers and supervisors within Headquarters and field offices. Responsibilities include serving as first point of contact for employees, compensation and benefits administration, employee data and records management, pay processing, and recruiting.
Job Duties Include:
•Assist in the management of HRIS and ensuring data is complete, accurate and processed by the required deadlines for monthly headcount reporting.
•Responsible for support in the administration regarding employee benefit plans. Duties can include working with benefit vendors to administer plans, tracking employee eligibility, assisting in collecting and processing forms, providing and updating informational materials.
•Maintain logging and tracking systems to include time and attendance reporting to well as employee vacation time accrued vs. taken. Will act as the liaison between HR and Payroll.
•Maintain personnel and immigration files to ensure compliance with all internal and external requirements and labor laws to assure all legal compliance.
•Processing shared services activities between payroll, HR and Finance (and any other as requested).
•Work with the Payroll to ensure accuracy, efficiencies and timeliness of payroll.
•Preparing employee salary overview and coordinating the delivery to all locations.
•Communicate and submit to Accounting Department all summarized HR expense records for bookkeeping purposes on a timely basis.
•Staying current with HR processing system changes and monitor compliance.
•Effectively resolving questions/concerns of clients.
•Recruiting, identifying resources, managing related expenses.
•Establish a resume tracking process
•Maintain current records for AAP and EEO purposes, and prepare for year-end filing
•Generating and mailing HR response to client concerns and confidential questions
•Maintain updated Job Descriptions and Org Chart binders


  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Lawson and ADP experience preferred not required
  • Spanish Speaking preferred

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