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Job Number: 2177846

(Food Manufacturer with 4 manufacturing plants including California and Canada)

Position based in Chicago, Illinois - LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY PLEASE

Salary DOE - $130,000 - $150,000 including 10% bonus - Hybrid (3 days in office/2 days remote)

The HR Technology Manager is responsible for managing the foundational HR system platforms in place to support the employee life cycle. This position guides the strategy and is responsible for the development, implementation, testing, management, and optimization of all aspects of our HR Technology as well as processing all payrolls. The role provides system and technical support, proactively problem solves issues with various stakeholders including employees, managers, leadership team and HR business partners. The HR Technology Manager sets the HR strategy, standards and installs at the plant level. This position is accountable for ensuring continuity and successful delivery of functional services to users across all our locations.

**Strong ability to effectively communicate - not only with senior leadership but with expats and lower level managers/supervisors. Strong HR background is necessary as well.**

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes weekly payrolls including set up of new entities, new or revised pay programs to ensure an accurate payroll is processed for every employee
  • Provide guidance on prevailing laws governing payroll, income taxes, garnishments, reimbursements & other statutory pay
  • Establishes procedures for updating, validating, and correcting employee records and other related HR data
  • Ensure alignment between all system platforms used in the HR function including the research and implementation of new features and functionality enhancements
  • Set up configuration for state and local tax withholding and reporting to support remote workers
  • Set up system configuration and administration of UKG to expand data available to employee
  • Drive continuous enhancement of our systems capability
  • Perform regular business process reviews and make ongoing suggestions to enhance the HR technology roadmap
  • Work with HR team to review system use and improvement and automation opportunities of system and reporting
  • Develops and maintains standard reports, partners with key stakeholders to create custom reports on an ad hoc basis to support business needs; drive HR analytics and delivery
  • Responsible for the management of data analysis for HR, identify key themes, data trends, provide insight to HR team
  • Maintains people information in BI reporting, including the executive briefing book
  • Assume responsibility for routine system and HR audit activities; assist with various external audits such as 401k and workers' compensation
  • Partner with the Total Rewards Manager to implement compensation structures & benefits programs to ensure continuity related to the administration of the compensation structure and benefits programs as it relates to the HR technology
  • Partner with finance and IT on payroll issues
  • Communicate and comply with our established policies and procedures, including corporate guidelines on business ethics
  • Partner with key stakeholders to define and implement efficient and effective HR processes and procedures that leverage technical capabilities for the collection, maintenance, and reporting of data. This includes automation, elimination of non-value added work, and other activities to improve HR Operations.
  • Develops and promotes proactive approaches using the HRIT to solve business needs/problems
  • Provide training on all HR technology platforms to all corporate and local HR team members
  • Operate within our core values of respect and care for others
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and recommendations. Make recommendations to corporate on policy and practices changes to maintain compliance

Education and Work Experience Requirements:

  • 6+ years of experience with HRIS system
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in HR, business administration or related field with a Master's degree in HR or MBA preferred
  • UKG certification highly desirable and proficiency with UKG applications
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HRIS systems, payroll concepts and principles
  • Prefer knowledge of California and Canada laws as they relate to payroll
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office suite and knowledge of HRIS system


About Nelson Connects:

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California Fair Chance Act and Beyond: Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with applicable regulations. We will consider qualified Applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and CA Fair Chance Act.

Temporary Associate Benefits Offered: Weekly benefits offered include Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, EAP, Life AD&D, STD, Commuter FSA, + state mandated benefits.

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