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Payroll Data Administrator

Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Perth, WA, AU, 6000

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.

The Opportunity  - Payroll Administrator
We have an opportunity available to join the South32 HR Country Service Centre (CSC).  The CSC globally deliver over 15,000 pays to our employees each month.  Our Perth based team take great pride in facilitating weekly, fortnightly and monthly payrolls for South32 operations in NSW, NT, QLD and WA.  The CSC are a dynamic and energised team who are focussed on excellence in service delivery across a range of HR transactional activities – we would love to hear from similar candidates who are seeking a new professional home with plenty of opportunity to grow!




  • Actively contribute towards achieving high performance payroll by focusing on maintaining up-to-date, accurate and timely data in our HR Systems
  • Ensure alignment to internal controls, standards and procedures
  • Ensure all queries and data management requirements are managed on time, accurately and within the defined service level definitions
  • Develop supportive relationships with others in the HR Function and the Line Leaders
  • Demonstrate and promote operational discipline when executing day-to-day activities
  • Assist with system testing as required
  • Contribute to maintain a culture of innovation, learning and development and continuous improvement
  • Highlight improvement initiatives in existing processes, practices and systems
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of quick reference guidelines (QRGs)
  • Provide assistance with internal and external audit requirements


About you

  • Payroll or HR Administration professional with 3+ years experience 
  • Experience in a mining or related industry
  • Experience with SAP & Success Factors (highly desirable)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Australian employment law, payroll statutory and legislative requirements (essential)


Our benefits


  • Competitive Salaries
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Free onsite fitness classes
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Incentive bonuses
  • Option to nominate additional employer superannuation contributions 
  • Flexible work arrangements.




This role will be based at our corporate office in the heart of Perth CBD.


Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.