We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world's leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.How we LEAD:Universal Music Group is currently seeking a Payroll Director to lead and manage all aspects of payroll for 3,500 employees across the United States. The Payroll Director will be responsible for third-party payroll vendor management and management of internal payroll team. Ownership of all payroll processes and procedures including analysis, design & implementation of changes to ensure continuous improvement in accuracy and efficiency, best practice operations, and compliance with company policies.Candidate must have the ability to provide guidance and strategic insight into payroll process improvements, development of internal payroll team members, and have excellent operational and technical payroll knowledge. This position will work closely with the HR business partner and Employee Experience teams to improve overall processes between payroll, HR and HR Shared Services. This position will also serve as the escalation point for payroll issues. The position will report to VP Global HRIS and PayrollHow you'll CREATE:* Oversee payroll processing for multiple states and localities* Identify, gain consensus, and implement activities to enhance efficiencies and build scale for all payroll operations management of third-party payroll vendor, including a detailed understanding of contractual requirements and ensuring all SLAs are being met.* Leads and directs staff on all payroll projects including tax audits, worker...