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Marriott International, Inc.

VP - Payroll & Labor Optimization - Military veterans preferred

Marriott International, Inc. - Louisville, TN

Marriott International is the world\u2019s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?
The Vice President, Payroll & Labor Optimization will serve as the strategic business owner of Marriott\u2019s payroll and labor optimization strategies, processes, and tools, and will leverage Marriott\u2019s partnerships with AHS, Kronos and other partner relationships as appropriate. This position will partner closely with Finance, HR and iT as well as other cross discipline leadership to review existing platforms, align on the strategy and execution of the Payroll platform, including technology, policies and business support as appropriate. The position will manage the ongoing payroll model including the AHS and Kronos relationships and lead the enablement of payroll optimization through the definition of labor standards and delivery through new or existing tools.

She/he will also serve as the primary point of contact for payroll policies and related business processes, training and other deliverables. The VP, Payroll & Labor Optimization collaborates with Finance, HR, iT and Legal, and the various Finance, HR and iT BPO Service Provider(s) and will function as the Payroll and Labor scheduling subject matter expert.

By partnering with cross functional leadership, outsource providers and the MI AHS Governance team, this position will ensure that effective payroll strategies are in place and executed in accordance with company requirements. With the ever-increasing pressures on the costs of our business, it is critical that Marriott delivers the right labor scheduling tools and processes to manage our labor costs effectively. The VP, Payroll & Labor Optimization must therefore be adept at managing and aligning competing priorities, tapping diverse sources of information, identifying appropriate solutions, anticipating challenges, and devising and executing approaches to deliver against current and future priorities.

Partners with SVP, BPO Governance, key business and cross-discipline leaders, and key external partners (AHS, Kronos, and others as appropriate) to develop US Payroll and labor optimization strategies and create an operational plan; may also be involved in developing the Company\u2019s Global Payroll strategy over time.
Oversees the development and ongoing enhancement of payroll policies and processes that comply with legal requirements and support the business objectives.
Develops an understanding of the payroll and labor management interdependencies associated with various HR systems and processes.
Provides thought leadership in payroll and labor scheduling to the organization. Unearths current and future needs and trends shaping business solutions to inform the evolution of innovative future payroll and labor scheduling solutions for the enterprise.
Accountable for payroll and Atlas end to end processes; ensures that the Company has the right systems, processes and tools in the effective delivery of payroll and labor scheduling services; develops documentation to ensure process and role clarity; develops and maintains subject matter expert content and appropriate training for end users.
Engages with the Executive Payroll Council for policy change recommendations and investment approvals; partners with Co-Chairs to schedule meetings and set agenda.
Chairs and establishes a Payroll Operations Council and other forums as appropriate with subject matter experts from Finance, AHS, HR, iT and Legal to develop a broader understanding of the end to end payroll processes and deepen relationships across disciplines; Council will tackle problems, develop business solutions and align on the enhancement and optimization of existing processes on a go forward basis.
In partnership with Americas Finance and HR leadership, develops and drives labor scheduling goals for hotels to meet defined business goals.
Develops a shared governance process across cross functional disciplines.
Establishes and maintains strong, collaborative relationships with corporate and continent finance and HR teams to understand the business and ensure timely exchange of information. Provides ongoing advice and guidance to internal stakeholders concerning matters related to Global Payroll and Labor Optimization.
Establishes and maintains regular reporting and communication with key stakeholders regarding pertinent initiative activities and developments.
Leads and/or participates in RFP processes for third-party providers to support Global Payroll and Labor scheduling and optimization as appropriate; participates in/contributes to contract negotiation efforts with third-party providers supporting Global Payroll and Labor optimization and other related business strategies, where applicable.
Partnering with the Finance BPO Governance team, validates that the Service Provider(s) and the Company follow contract terms and conditions, commitments, and notifications.
Leads and manages a small team of experts and provides direction and guidance to meet established goals.
Manages budget for the department.
Participates in benchmarking and mark-to-market activities to stay abreast of trends and bring best-practices to Marriott\u2019s model.
Champions excellence in business ethics and integrity, social responsibility, cross-cultural effectiveness, and associate engagement.
Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

Key Talents and Experience

Minimum 12 years broad financial management experience in a global organization with increasing management responsibility.
Payroll knowledge and labor scheduling experience preferred.
Strong business acumen and service orientation.
Knowledge of generally accepted finance and accounting policies, principles and controls.
Exhibits strong functional leadership and finance knowledge; able to leverage this strength to influence business team strategies and decisions.
Strategic thinker; processes information through a strategic lens and applies tenants of systems thinking/theory to issues/assignments.
Demonstrated ability to formulate creative solutions for complex business issues, mitigating risk and maximizing stakeholder satisfaction.
Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills; ability to take large volumes of complex information and present it in a clear and concise manner appropriate for senior management decision-making; uses data and a cogent problem solving methodology in decision making and impact assessment.
Able to orchestrate systemic change; initiates, supports and manages change within the organization, taking steps to remove barriers or to accelerate its pace.
Operates with a collaborative mindset to ensure that key stakeholders are considered, eliminating the need for duplicate systems; builds strong relationships to leverage information and insights to anticipate and respond to project risks; communicates well with project and other leaders; openly shares and does not withhold information.
Skillful negotiator in tough situations; able to sell ideas persuasively; settles differences and wins concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful while remaining diplomatic.
Strong leader of people; able to create a compelling vision, demonstrate flexibility in approach, and motivate others to achieve desired results; able to work in a matrix organization and make things happen without having to own all the resources; leverages shared resources to achieve results.
Strong interpersonal skills; must be a successful \u201cnetworker\u201d and able to maintain effective relationships, both internally and externally with a broad group of stakeholders to foster trust and influence key decisions.
Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing; listens to others and effectively comprehends information; creates an environment allowing timely information flows throughout the organization.
Responsive; able to integrate and balance priorities, work activities and resources for the benefit of multiple key stakeholders.
Results oriented; delivers results under difficult conditions and demonstrates balanced judgment under pressure; able to assess, plan and get \u201cthe right priorities\u201d done, on time and budget, at high quality levels; able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Able to consistently make decisions in a timely manner sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; comfortable challenging organizational norms and accepted thinking to improve effectiveness.

Education and Professional Certification
Baccalaureate degree in Finance, Human Resources or related discipline required; MBA strongly preferred

LOCATION - This position location will be TBD. Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

6 days 16 hours ago

Marriott International, Inc.


VP - Payroll & Labor Optimization - Military veterans preferred Marriott International, Inc. - Louisville, TN, United States


Location: Louisville, TN

Company Profile:
Marriott International, Inc. is a leading hospitality company with more than 3,900 properties, 18 brands, and associates at more than 3,900 managed and franchised properties around the world. Founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott and guided by Marriott family leadership for more than 80 years, the company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.