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HRIS Manager in Jersey City, NJ at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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Job Description


Verisk Analytics has an amazing story to tell. In 2016, Forbes magazine named Verisk Analytics to its World’s Most Innovative Companies list and to its America’s Best Large Employers list. If you’re looking for a career that transforms, inspires, challenges, and rewards you, then come join us.

 At Verisk, you can build a rewarding career with challenging and meaningful work; create a positive, lasting impact on the business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. Our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business will be heard. As key contributors to our success, our team members enjoy working in a business-casual, collaborative environment that offers state-of-the-art resources, advanced technologies, and an excellent benefits package.

 Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. We’ve been delivering data, analytics, and decision support services to our customers for more than 45 years. At Verisk, you’ll be part of an organization that’s committed to serving the long-term interests of our stakeholders, including the communities where we operate.


Verisk’s Global HR Operations team is seeking a systems SME to support our global HRIS platforms, including performance management, talent acquisition, learning and development and core HCM system. The individual will be responsible for driving HR systems, project implementation and providing input into overall HR systems architecture, strategy and planning.  

This position is based in our Jersey City, NJ office, conveniently located across the street from the Newport path station.  Just one stop from Christopher Street, we’re an easy 10-minute commute from lower Manhattan (and about 20 minutes from Brooklyn).

Role Overview

As our go-to person, you will have the autonomy to own and execute a full range of HRIS functions including business process configuration, security administration, report and dashboard development, system integration, system updates, training and communication.  Our HR team currently uses PeopleSoft, People Fluent and Cornerstone.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable with these systems.  As our organization continues to evolve, you will play an integral role in selecting, optimizing and adding new systems and tools to ensure business needs are met.

While challenging, this will also be enormously interesting, fun and allow you to witness the real-time impact that you have on both Verisk’s business plan and its success. 

To excel in this role, you’ll be a self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced and collaborative environment. Simply put, we are seeking a motivated HRIS Manager to help a thriving public company execute its business plan.

As HRIS Manager at Verisk, you will:
  • Have the overall responsibility for administering, managing, monitoring and configuring the system aspects of global HR business processes for talent acquisition, performance and learning management and core HR transactions.
  • Manage the team through day-to-day operations to understand business needs and objectives, troubleshoot data and systems issues, recommend solutions and implement process efficiencies, enhancements and fixes within the context of approved methods.
  • Oversee maintenance of security model based on functional responsibilities and configure HR system to enforce the security access to data.
  • Be accountable for the integrity of overall HR data and perform regular system audits.
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships and collaborate with key stakeholders across the organization and the HRIS team to deliver excellent customer service to our employee population.
  • Define and document the functional requirements for applications or systems based on business needs, translate business requirements for system configuration and support changes by testing, training, documentation development, and communication.
  • Coordinate with our system vendors and help manage relationships to ensure we are receiving the support needed to maintain setup. Track vendor service requests to final resolution; escalate as necessary.
  • Facilitate vendor system upgrades and enhancements. Track software releases, review vendor release notes, perform impact analyses on existing business processes, consult with appropriate stakeholders, and coordinate user acceptance testing. May prepare test scripts and perform system configuration.
  • Participate in company-wide project initiatives to ensure proper integration and thorough testing is completed from an HR perspective.
  • Support system integration for M&As.
  • Plan and develop training sessions for users; develop the training schedule, coordinate training sessions, prepare training materials and design and implement training modules.
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications For Success
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience preferred, concentration in HRIS
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in HR system administration and providing end-user support and training for corporate applications in a networked environment
  • 4+ years as a project lead or overall HRIS system owner
  • Prior management experience required
  • PeopleSoft, PeopleFluent and Cornerstone experience is a plus
  • Experience with HR processes and system support/set up: Payroll; Compensation; Benefits and Leave Administration; Talent Acquisition; New Hire On-boarding and HRIS administration; Learning System Administration; & Performance Management Administration
  • Superior project management skills, experience leading a major system or integration implementation between HRIS systems
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, root cause analysis and research skills
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong Excel skills (conditional/logical statements, data manipulation, vlookup, arrays, etc.)
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
  • Excellent team leader and collaborator in addition to being able to work independently
  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/stakeholders; strong time management skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)

 We offer an excellent compensation package. Our benefits package is competitive and includes full healthcare options, a 401(k) plan, and generous paid time off program.

Verisk Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer