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Associate Specialist | Payroll Operations Excellence

Global Payments

Global Payments

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Every day, Global Payments makes it possible for millions of people to move money between buyers and sellers using our payments solutions for credit, debit, prepaid and merchant services. Our worldwide team helps over 3 million companies, more than 1,300 financial institutions and over 600 million cardholders grow with confidence and achieve amazing results. We are driven by our passion for success and we are proud to deliver best-in-class payment technology and software solutions. Join our dynamic team and make your mark on the payments technology landscape of tomorrow.

Assoc. Specialist | Payroll Operations Excellence

Reports to: Manager, Payroll Operations Excellence


As a member of the Payroll Operations Excellence team, this individual will assist a highly-skilled, diverse team in developing new processes and tools which positively enable the payroll business and our clients. This individual will partner closely with other Payroll Operations Excellence team members to execute ongoing tasks from legacy projects and help develop new ones. An Associate Specialist on this team is positioned to have exposure to a wide range of initiatives, stakeholders, and skill sets. At the core, this person should be passionate about making other people’s lives easier as they work alongside other Operations Excellence Specialists to drive improvements for internal teams and for client outcomes. To thrive in this role, this individual should be excited by taking on new challenges, developing new skill sets, and collaborating for shared outcomes. An Associate Specialist will help drive the Operations Excellence goal to enable increasing excellence in the payroll business through partnership and innovation.


  • Collaborate with the Payroll Ops Excellence team to evolve current and future initiatives and projects

  • Enable seasoned Ops Excellence members by absorbing some of their routine responsibilities

  • Strategically forecast launch dates by gauging the progress and timelines of other department initiatives and projects

  • Leverage lists of client data to send pre-written customer-facing email communication

  • Document complex processes as they are developed by the Ops Excellence team.

  • Update dashboards to visualize data associated with launched initiatives

  • Adapt to new processes, often learning new skills to meet the needs of evolving initiatives

  • Build strong partnerships with other departments as we collaborate on projects

Qualifications/ Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field and/or equitable certification or experience

  • Google Suite experience required

  • Experience with Salesforce is preferred but not required

  • Experience with data visualization tools like Looker Studio is preferred, but not required


In our unique organizational vernacular, we are looking for the following key qualities for this particular role.

Cultural Expectations/Skills

As an organization, we value a balance of cultural and operational excellence.

  • Happy and Healthy People

    • As an initiative and project-focused team, we can find ourselves with full calendars, long to-do lists, and working through speed bumps on a day-to-day basis. We believe that we can weather these circumstances by implementing happy and healthy practices into our lives. A major part of being a happy and healthy workplace is showing support for teammates by stepping in to help or, simply, demonstrating grace for others. Happy and healthy people drive company culture and, therefore, create a more positive customer experience.

  • Effective Listening & Efficient Communication

    • Project-based work where we are developing new tools, processes, and solutions every day requires the ability to hear and understand the underlying “why’s” behind the work we do. In order to work through solutions to roadblocks and hurdles as we create as a team, we have to be comfortable articulating complex and highly conceptual ideas. Documenting our new processes requires the ability to distill complex procedures into actionable steps.

  • Care, Focus & Quality

    • Contributing to a team of innovators requires the ability to slow down and think deeply about what we’re building together. Our team is constantly stepping into new challenges and previously unsolved problems, where each team member is trusted to be our resident experts in their respective fields of expertise. We drive excellence by being constantly curious, deeply motivated by working together for a shared goal, and able to exercise tenacity as a team to get all aspects of our shared project across the finish line.

Leadership Competencies/Expectations

While this position is not a hierarchical leadership role, as an organization, we expect all individuals to demonstrate leadership in self, in others regardless of title, and in the business.

  • Adaptable

    • As part of a growing business and rapid-paced environment, it is imperative that this person can adapt to change quickly while embracing the value of showing up and coming through quickly for the team. This requires a high level of innovation and strong collaboration with teammates to address changing circumstances with excellence and clear direction.

  • Reliable

    • Operating as a unit of highly skilled, highly empathetic individuals requires that we all be able to “own our shop” and deliver on our individual contributions to shared goals. Often, team member bandwidth fluctuates as we step into new projects, requiring us to step in and support one another so we can succeed as a team. Delivering on what we commit to is what drives trust within the team and trust with our external partners.

Travel Required: NO, but opportunities to travel may be optionally offered depending on business demands

Physical Demands: This is a largely sedentary role. Some light lifting may be required. This position would require the ability to lift files, bend, and sit or stand for long periods during training as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: Salary, Full-Time

Global Payments Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Global Payments provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.