• *Senior HRIS Specialist, Workday - Wilmington DE

    Job Locations US-DE-Wilmington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/8/2018 3:48 PM)
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  • Overview

    Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company operates 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of 3,500 professionals in 118 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit |Twitter | LinkedIn.


    Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 3,500 experts who work together to provide advanced process and water treatment solutions. Our team members take pride in their ability to think dynamically and help solve our customers’ unique challenges. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our elite team, please explore our current career opportunities.


    The primary responsibility of this role is to provide accurate and timely reporting and analysis support for the Solenis’ global HR team. This individual serves as an analytical point-of-contact across HR and ensures operational excellence in reporting.  The incumbent will perform a variety of analytical tasks, including but not limited to: report generation, data trending, system auditing / analyzing data quality for improvement opportunities and tracking data analysis trends. This role will also partner with the broader HR, IT and Finance teams to design dashboards and identify data trends. The HR Analyst will also support other cross functional projects within HR as assigned.




    • Supports HRIS related projects to include upgrades to the current system platforms and any future systems implementations.
    • Writes, maintains and supports various reports and queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools. Provides employee data for analysis and decision making, statistical data analysis and other reporting as required. Develops new standard and ad-hoc reports for customer needs.
    • Creates and maintains required operational, regulatory and legal compliance related reports such as the annual EEO-1, Veterans 4212 and Affirmative Action reports. Ability to analyze the reports and provide summaries highlighting areas of opportunity and risk for the leadership team.
    • Develops and supports the global HR metrics strategy. Leads the effort and maintains the ongoing process for the monthly, quarterly and annual related dashboards.
    • Serves as a 'super user' and administrator of HR systems and tools in order to identify best practices, assesses functionality and system requirements, and recommends process improvements as applicable. Ensures data integrity for all HR processes and programs.
    • Maintains and promotes data integrity through audit processes and resolution of data discrepancies. Assists in creating and revising global standard practices as discrepancies are resolved. Recommends related efficiency improvements.
    • Supports major HR initiatives such as setup for New Workday Functionality or Integrations and Mergers and Acquisitions by preparing the system through requirements documentation, data gathering and system loads (EIB’s).
    • Drives operational excellence in the HR Analysis function by identifying and developing alternative methods for optimizing and streamlining reporting. Focus on increased efficiencies and improvement of HR related reporting.
    • Provides production support for HRIS reporting including, but not limited to, researching and resolving HRIS issues, unexpected results or process flaws; performs scheduled activities such as system updates and audits; recommends solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements. Assists with the design, development and communication of new policies and procedures related to HR systems and data.
    • Assists in requirements gathering, design, testing and implementation of HRIS reporting solutions.
    • Analyzes data to recommend process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy that must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation. Serves as a key liaison with third parties, vendors, and other stakeholders.
    • Develops user procedures, guidelines and documentation related to the reporting solutions. Trains clients on reporting functionality. Trains new system users on reporting tool.
    • Maintains awareness of current trends in HR Analysis with a focus on headcount, attrition, diversity and talent management. Examines trends, materials and techniques. Continuously increase both HR knowledge and HRIS application/tools knowledge.
    • Works with the Global HRIS/HR Operations Manager and the HR Operations Specialist to support the HR Operations function including master data, organizational management and the HR solutions center mailbox.
    • Supports and/or leads special projects as directed. Conducts ad hoc analyses as applicable. Provides surge support for critical HR initiatives as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, or equivalent experience/combined education;
    • 5-7 years of experience in human resources analytics, with a preference of 2 years workday reporting experience.
    • Strong understanding of HR processes and data including understanding of HR system database design, structure, functions and processes, and experience with database tools.
    • Excellent computer skills, e.g. MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc. Experience with Workday HRIS preferred. Experience with iCims recruiting module preferred. SAP HR experience a plus. Kronos Time & Attendance experience a plus.
    • System development and database management skills using tools such as SharePoint and Excel VBA. InfoPath, JavaScript, HTML, and XSLT preferred.
    • Strong organization/project management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments/projects, timelines and to identify project interdependencies, resource needs, potential risks/pitfalls and mitigation plans. Recognized as an integrator and solution provider.
    • Previous exposure to project-related activities through active participation in system-related projects.
    • Experience with Workday module configuration preferred. Modules to include Workday Core HCM including Absence, Workday Advanced Compensation, Workday Talent, Workday Benefits and Workday US Payroll.
    • Experience with Workday business processes and security preferred.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality in handling information and issues that arise while staying within defined policies and practices
    • Possess solid teamwork capabilities and when needed, scales in support of unforeseen assignments and tasks through demonstration of personal initiative.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience in preparing and delivering presentations that convey key concepts and outline recommendations to various levels of management.
    • Experience in a divestiture and active M&A business environment preferred.
    • International, global experience preferred.

    Key Capabilities/Success Factors

    • Excellent customer service capabilities and demonstrated high level of responsiveness. Ability to effectively respond to and interact with all levels of organizational staff.
    • Strong analytical capabilities with the ability to independently use data and analysis to convey findings and recommendations to all levels within the organization. Ability to follow strategic direction and develop the critical path on how to complete assignments/initiatives. 
    • Acts as a champion for the commitment to operational excellence in the execution of strategies, initiatives, projects and processes.
    • Ability to take vague concepts and translate into a specific course of action. Manages ideas and makes decisions through critical thinking and problem solving capabilities. Demonstrates learning agility in working with new, complex business problems and to provide innovative, value added solutions. Develops original work in response to business needs.
    • Flexible, innovative with the ability to excel in a fast paced, growth-oriented and time-critical environment. Ability to scale and quickly adapt as business needs change.  Able to maintain productivity and positivity during times of change and potentially difficult business challenges.Ability to execute assignments or projects with excellence, minimal supervision or rework and resulting in high degree of accuracy and early/on-time delivery.

    At Solenis, we understand that our greatest asset is our people. That is why we offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. So, if you are interested in working for a world-class company and enjoy solving complex challenges, whether in the lab or the field, consider joining our team.


    Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.  
    Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


    Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701. #LI-JD1


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