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HRIS Analyst

Date: Apr 3, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

Company Overview

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.

Position Description

The HRIS analyst provides support in the design, development, enhancement, implementation, maintenance, and support of enterprise HR technology.  This resource drives operational excellence for the HR technology platforms and related enterprise applications.  The primary responsibility of a HRIS analyst is to maintain and support HR solutions enabling North American and global HR processes for compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, performance management, learning, payroll, and personnel administration. 

This resource will serve as the Agile product owner, or technical point of contact, and subject matter expert for HR system and process design, testing, and data flow.  The HRIS Analyst performs data loads, tests changes, supports audits, recommends process and system improvements, and produces end-user documentation for Grainger’s HR systems to drive accurate and timely management of our talent and a positive team member experience.  This resource must have strong knowledge of HR technology, specifically SAP HCM and cloud based talent management systems, and experience providing day to day support for outsourced and/or hosted solutions.

  • Work collaboratively with HR business partners, HR centers of excellence (COEs), and enterprise systems to create solutions that address current and future needs
  • Maintain and support HR applications and systems (compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, performance management, learning management (LMS), payroll, and personnel administration)
  • Contribute to the evaluation, analysis, design, and maintenance of on-premise, hosted, outsourced, and cloud-based HR technology solutions
  • Assist in documenting HR and business requirements and evaluating HR technology solutions
  • Maintains and updates HR master data and team member data for large projects and significant system changes
  • Coordinate and contribute to the testing and implementation of all system changes and implementation of new functionality and/or systems
  • Document standard processes and procedures; create and deploy user documentation and guides for HR resources, leaders, and team members;  Train HR users on HR technology
  • Identify areas for improvement in HR or related systems and processes;  continually evaluate new system functionality/trends  to support long term human resources business goals
  • Manage and provide day to day support for outsourced solutions with third party vendors .

Position Requirements:

  • BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in related field preferred.
  • Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Information Systems, or Human Resources, or equivalent related experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate with various management levels and evaluate alternative business solutions.
  • Customer service orientation and ability to maintain a professional demeanor
  • Competent in business acumen and exposure to HR technology software
  • Analytical and problem solving skills; Ability to collect and analyze data, and present findings to support recommended solutions and decisions
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail


     Ability to:

  • Proactively identify opportunities to increase process/system efficiencies, customer satisfaction and overall business improvement.
  • Work effectively on cross-functional teams.
  • Determine business needs, evaluate solutions, influence and obtain buy-in and support, and implement solutions.
  • Adapt to changing business processes, technologies, and environments.
  • Work with little or no supervision.
  • Maintain confidentiality and team member data privacy


Technical Skills

  • Strong knowledge in on-premise, outsourced, and cloud HR and related applications including:
    • SAP HCM
    • SAP Successfactors or equivalent HR cloud-based technology
    • HR outsourcing solutions (i.e. ADP, Aon, Vanguard)
    • Data management/ETL tools (i.e. Backoffice)
    • Database and/or report writing knowledge (i.e. Teradata, SQL)
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Access, Visio, Powerpoint)
  • Basic knowledge of Network architecture, IT infrastructure, and hardware.

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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