Orora Packaging Solutions Payroll Administrator in Hawthorn, Australia

Our name may not be instantly recognisable, but chances are, our packaging touches your life every day! From cartons, bottles & cans through to innovative point of purchase displays and recycling solutions, we help our customers package and present their products for maximum appeal to you, the consumer. Whilst we are amongst the world leaders in containing everything from washing powder to wine there is one thing we will never want to contain… You and your passion!

An opportunity has arisen within the Orora Corporate Head Office to join the business in the function of Payroll Administrator for a fixed-term 12 month period. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, you will be responsible for providing payroll and Award Interpretations to Orora’s Australian operations.


  • Process payrolls, including setting up new starters, preparing manual pays, maintaining leave records, adding and amending employee data

  • Calculate and provide termination quotes and process as required

  • Process and reconcile employees’ gross pay, PAYG and deductions/allowances as required

  • Respond to employee pay queries, and site management / HR managers requests for information

  • Maintain employee payroll records and payroll files

  • Provide assistance where requested for adhoc payroll projects and queries

  • Preparation of payroll records for year-end processing as required

  • Perform other duties as designated or requested

The skills required:

  • Sound knowledge of payroll systems & processes – Ascender Payroll

  • Prior experience servicing multi-site and large volume payroll (1000+ employee’s)

  • Sound numeracy skills with attention to detail

  • Proficient keyboard skills to meet data entry volumes and accuracy, and at least moderate familiarity with common office software applications

  • Proficient skills in time management and recognising urgent requirements to be able to prioritise multiple tasks

  • Pro-actively be customer focussed and able to deal with difficult customers

  • Able to establish effective working relationships with customers, suppliers, peers and managers

  • Willingness to work for team achievements, to contribute to and accept team values

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Able to work without supervision; willing to accept responsibility and accountability and achieve agreed results

  • Able to plan and organise effort to meet objectives

  • Willingness to improve processes and promote change

This challenging role will operate under time pressures and work with multiple stakeholders. Based at Corporate head office in Hawthorn, parking is provided and this will be an initial 12 month fixed-term role.

If you know this sounds like the right move for you then please send us your details via the apply button. We also invite enquiries from individuals who may not necessarily be actively looking for their next role, but could be tempted if the right opportunity came up. This could be it…so feel free to call us for a confidential chat.

Contact: Kathy Head (03) 9811 7357

Matt Brown (03) 9811 7102

Interested candidates are informed that no recruitment agencies have been briefed on this role. Your best means of applying is to Orora directly.

Whilst we recognise the value of recruitment agencies we won’t be accepting introductions from third parties on this occasion so thanks in advance for letting us get on with it!