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HR Systems Solution Lead

Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

HR Systems Solution Lead


A vacancy has arisen for a HR Systems Solution Lead at Glanbia Business Services. This position will report to the HR Systems CoE Manager. This role will be will be instrumental in defining and driving Glanbia’s HR Systems approach covering strategy, policies, standards, integrations, processes and controls.



While likely to be initially working remotely due to current restrictions, the base location of the role will be Aurora Illinois, upon return to the workplace with a blended working arrangement available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.


Key Elements of the Role


  • Designs and develops IT system solutions to HR business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards.
  • Plan, execute, and manage the integration of new applications integration technology into the existing ecosystem.
  • Presents new solutions to the architecture board for validation and approval.
  • Acting as the guardian of the solution, governing scope, solution agility and the integrity of the solution across work streams
  • Recommend process improvements and establish procedures that positively impact the organization's operation
  • Develop and maintain a solution architecture blueprint for Glanbia’s HR Systems.
  • Partners with the business during Business Case and RFP stages of a project.
  • Build relationships with software development and engineering teams to gain an understanding of application architectures and required functionality.
  • Ensure that integration planning and practices are aligned with strategic business goals and the company’s overall strategic vision.
  • Oversees internal and vendor driven development/system configurations/upgrades ensuring that application designs are consistent with industry best practices including scalability, availability, maintainability, and flexibility.
  • Participates in the project initiation process and lead/assist with developing and executing appropriate systems, applications, and/or architecture and deployment plans.
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of newly integrated software programs and applications.
  • Liaise with software developers and engineers to address issues in program logic and the interoperability of new applications with existing systems software.
  • Technical mentoring and development of new joiners to the team where required.




  • Minimum of a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in HR Systems (SAP HCM, SAP SuccessFactors, Workday), Payroll applications
  • Experience with in house payroll systems (SAP Payroll) or outsourced payroll solutions (ADP Workforce Now, Safeguard International).
  • Experience with 3rd Party HR systems (Benefit Administration, Retirement platforms).
  • Strong background in application and solution development.


Preferred Skills & Experience


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to summarize and present findings and challenges to all levels of staff and management.
  • Possess broad expertise in functional HR disciplines and how they are facilitated/supported by enterprise software.
  • The ability to persuade others through influence and inspiration
  • Able to engage collaboratively with people in diverse teams and geographical locations
  • Strong ability to set strategy, make decisions and serve as a champion of initiatives that others are able to support
  • The ability to bring new and innovative ideas into your work
  • Able to adjust to new, different or changing circumstances while still ensuring that the overall objectives are achieved
  • Developing yourself and informally others to create an environment that drives towards high levels of engagement, personal performance and outcome attainment.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the continuous focus is on improvement and the challenge of finding a better way
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects with competing priorities




At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago