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Chicago, IL, USA | Merkle

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    PR & Communications
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The HRIS Manager is the “owner” or subject matter expert of Workday Core HCM, security administration, business process design, compensation setup, end user experience and reporting. This position ensures accurate best practice business process/workflows and other system dependencies are in place within Workday to support the administrators of compensation programs, annual performance reviews, payroll and reporting efforts.

Essential Responsibilities:

Manage and Own Workday

Plan and monitor progress of all external partners working within Workday on initiatives/projects

Serve as a primary resource in relation to Workday setup and maintenance including efforts as it relates to Workday implementation and training. Responsible for all Workday system administration responsibilities.

Manage a team of HRIS junior analysts

Develop project plans and monitor progress of HRIS initiatives

Responsible for training the Trainers on Workday system and processes

Responsible for updating data and maintaining data integrity in Workday

Help HR evaluate positions to determine appropriate job classification, title, and grade through reporting efforts.

Help support the administration and set up of performance reviews.

Identify risks or opportunities and recommend changes to processes which improve the delivery of HR services to the organization.

Serve as primary interface with Workday on day to day issues

Partner with leaders across the organization to develop and deliver HR related communications

Responsible for all HR reporting from Workday

Receive and interpret all report requests from internal customers for Workday data

Develop and maintain dashboards for reporting key metrics in Workday

Overall Role Expectations:

Dedicated to truly understanding customer needs and exceeding their expectations. Builds collaborative relationships across business units to accomplish business objectives.

Demonstrates an ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Acts as a role model in demonstrating the customer service standards of the organization.

Maintains personnel confidentiality at all times.

Ability to communicate effectively and utilize interpersonal and organizational skills to effectively perform multiple tasks and constantly changing priorities.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Minimum of 5 years Workday HCM experience (currently certified)

Minimum of 2 years in a manager or team lead position

Experience maintaining strict confidentiality of data and information.

Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Workday.

Ability to influence and manage change and deal effectively with change management initiatives.

Strong planning and project management skills.

Experience in understanding and translating the priorities of the business and integrating the HR value proposition and strategies to meet the needs of the business.

Track record of strong business partnership and cross functional collaboration within a dynamic, fast paced environment; a strategic leader who takes initiative and ownership,

Ability to effectively conduct virtual presentations and training sessions.

Additional Information:

This job description is a summary of the essential functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description. Other duties, as assigned by the supervisor, might be part of the job.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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