Greg Weishaar GregWeishaar
Location: United States-Massachusetts Framingham, MA
Position Summary:
This person is a key member of the HR Systems team that will work on HR strategic priorities that transform the way we work, the HR systems we use, and is committed to building exceptional experiences for our HR Teams, associates and the business. Collaborative and detail-oriented, the HR Systems Program Manager will work closely with key stakeholders across HR and the business, as well as external partners, to identify and implement systems and tools to streamline our HR Processes. This person must be a change agent with a forward-thinking, flexible mind set who can not only “think out of the box” but can also identify scalable and repeatable HR solutions all the while focusing on the employee experience. Furthermore, this person will shed light on emerging HR technology trends and will bring forth new HR technology innovations that can create maximize efficiency across the organization.
Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with HR Leadership and Corporate Systems partners to set HR systems strategy and roadmaps consistent with HR and Company priorities. 
  • Negotiate and collaborate with all stakeholders the scope of delivery and approach to execution.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to assess the HR Technology needs and consult with them on alternatives by providing options with recommendations to meet needs.
  • Partner with HR Operations Leadership team and the greater HR organization to identify opportunities to streamline HR processes and improve overall HR Service delivery by understanding business needs and providing technology based solutions to address
  • Stay knowledgeable about the latest insights on key HR technology trends. 
  • Analyze and evaluate the impact that new and or changing corporate policies, government policies, or business needs and procedures have on HR systems. Ensures HR systems are compliant.
  • Provide consultative support for data privacy requirements for HR Operations and the greater HR Organization.  Ensure all company polices related to data privacy are followed and adhered to. 
  • Champion the employee experience. Ensure our HR system solutions are designed for our associates… not just HR. Focus attention on how associates interact, consume and use the solutions we offer. Remove friction and strive for a more personalized experience
  • Gather user feedback on HR Systems and tools on a regular basis. Apply feedback as catalyst to deliver a better user experience for our associates.
  • Manage all systemic changes required to support Staples HR annual events, including; mass changes (ex: merit uploads, store realignments, etc), EEO/Vets 100 reporting and Benefit Annual Enrollment needs. Partner with stakeholders to assess the HR Technology needs and consult with them on alternatives by providing options with recommendations to meet needs.
  • Ensure HR systems are strategically aligned, configured, tested and quality product is delivered that meets business expectations. 
  • Manage HR Systems requirements during Mergers and Acquisition activity. Provide direction, coordination and guidance to ensure Staples HR systems are properly configured to support M&A business requirements.
  • Assist the HR Operations Management team with driving efficiencies and implementing HR systemic solutions to create long term program and process scalability HR and Staples
  • Serve as primary POC regarding HR System escalations. Liaison between HR Operations, Legal, Payroll, Corporate Systems and ancillary SDS teams.  Manage issues through to proper resolution. Escalate to HR Leadership team 
  • Serve as a POC for Staples data privacy, legal, Payroll and SDS (I.T.) organizations
  • Lead HR System initiatives which includes mentoring junior members of HR Systems team.

Professional Knowledge/Experience Required:
  • Bachelor Degree; MBA/Masters preferred
  • 4-6 years business related experience
  • In depth knowledge of HR and payroll processes, HR data, HRIS structure and design
  • Demonstrated expertise with a project management tool (JIRA preferred)
  • Prior experience implementing HR systems such as Human Capital Management, Payroll, Labor Management, Talent Management, Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, Learning Management and Performance Management. 
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