Careers at SHD


Job Title: HR & Payroll Manager

Responsible to: Group Financial Director

Responsible for: None

Location: Mooresville, US

Work Times: 8:00am to 4:30pm (Monday to Friday). A degree of flexibility will be needed at peak periods.

Summary and Purpose

SHD Composite Materials Inc was incorporated in August 2018, to service the expanding American and Canadian composite industries. The North American HQ is in Mooresville, North Carolina and became a fully operational manufacturing facility in 2019.

SHD Composite Materials Inc are manufacturers of advanced composite pre-impregnated (prepreg) materials. With a growing global presence, we can service the American prepreg market with high quality prepreg at fast turnaround times together with world class technical support.

Our core strength is the ability to supply high or low volume, with a wide range of tooling and component products throughout America, and around the world.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-growing company at the beginning of its growth trajectory and to develop a key role within the business. The purpose of this position is to oversee the payroll and assist the US management team with HR best practice standards. The role also requires working alongside the UK based HR Manager and Group Finance Director to manage some of the financial accounting records locally and develop systems of internal control in line with the Group.

Person Specification

In this role, you will manager the payroll system for the US team as well as commit to HR administration duties.

Key Responsibilities

HR Management

  • Working in accordance with Company Quality and Health & Safety procedures at all times.

  • Reporting to the Directors and supporting Directors and Managers with HR related matters in accordance with Group practices and local legislation.

  • Ensuring local compliance with employment legislation.

  • Working with local advisors on HR matters.

  • Co-ordination and management of health care package

  • Handling staff queries regarding payroll and HR.

  • Preparation of employee contracts and letters of offer/appointment.

  • Ad hoc HR and payroll matters.

  • Reviewing and maintaining staff policies and handbook

  • Conducting Exit interviews

  • Issuing and updating employee’s confidentiality policy and emergency contacts.

  • Managing employee appraisal process.

  • Involvement with training and employee development

  • To undertake any other duties from time to time as can be reasonably requested by the company.

Payroll Management

  • End to end payroll processing of payroll.

  • Understanding and following payroll procedures and payroll related forms

  • Maintaining and updating employee records on the payroll system

  • Process new employees, terminations, transfers and promotions

  • Collate payroll information, process, produce reports and journals and filing.

  • Calculate and post payroll deductions.

  • Liaising with staff and management on payroll related queries

  • Maintaining leave, sickness and overtime reports

  • Payroll reporting to meet internal and statutory obligations.

  • Payroll administration

  • Processing increases and calculation of back pays.

  • Prepare and remit monthly pension contributions.

  • Month end reconciliation of payroll to Accounts Journal

  • Processing termination calculations as required.

  • Complying with relevant legislation and regulations

  • Dealing with payroll queries from employees

  • End of year processing and reconciliation including payment summaries

  • Maintaining employee confidence and protecting payroll operations by keeping information confidential

Skills and Ability

  • Stress tolerance

  • Demonstrate payroll processing experience.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail.

  • Numerical ability and data entry skills

  • Ability to work to deadlines.

  • Understanding of US payroll legislation and processes

  • Customer service focus

  • Confidentiality

  • Teamwork

  • Planning and organising


  • Passion for SHD Materials Composite Materials Ltd

  • Friendly, flexible team player with a can-do-attitude

Our employees are very important to us and job satisfaction is of paramount importance.

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