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Saint Louis Support Center

Coordinator, Payroll

Panera LLC is currently accepting applications for a

Coordinator, Payroll

Panera LLC is a specialty concept with unparalleled people and quality products offering careers as diverse as our breads. As a result of continued growth, Panera LLC is actively seeking a Payroll Coordinator to primarily be responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate processing of bi-weekly payrolls. The coordinator also plays a key role in the continuous improvement of payroll processes and systems while keeping pace with expected company growth.


  • Coordinates all aspects of processing high volume bi-weekly payrolls and adjustment runs.  This includes execution of payrolls in accordance with established policies, procedures, and Federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Provides excellent customer service to associates across all functions of the company as well as partners with internal departments and external parties to fulfill payroll responsibilities.
  • Complies with internal, external and SOX-regulated controls
  • Provides support to senior management as needed on additional projects.
  • Guides, trains and leads team members.
  • Identifies, participates in, and implements continuous process improvement projects.
  • Ensures all documentation associated with payroll is maintained properly and confidential.
  • Assists in vendor management as needed.
  • Multi State Tax Processing (Local Tax Processing) accountability.
  • Payroll process auditing and reporting.


  • Strong knowledge of payroll principles with at least 5 years experience in a high volume, complex payroll environment. 
  • Leadership Experience preferred.
  • Experience with large associate base (60,000+) and multi-state payroll  
  • Solid customer service skills and team player perspective
  • Strong ability to analytically review, identify root causes and develop plan of resolution.
  • Good organization skills, as well as an ability to multi-task, meet strict deadlines and deliver high quality work.
  • Ability to lead team members towards department goals, share knowledge and coordinate workflow
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required – strong utilization of Excel
  • Accounting degree preferred
  • Workday experience preferred
  • CPP preferred


Saint Louis Support Center