Director, HRIS at Wabtec Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at:

It's not just about your careeror your job titleit's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted watersdo things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


The Director, HR Information Systems (HRIS) will be a critical partner to HR in ensuring their IT systems and processes run smoothly by driving operational efficiency and strategic alignment. The individual will lead a team to design and implement efficient business and systems solutions for optimization of Workday, Time and Attendance tools and other HR systems functionalities. This role will also provide leadership and oversight to transformation and integration projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage HR Information Systems organization and processes to standardize level of service and performance KPIs
  • Provide stable and secure operational execution for all HR systems/integrations used across the company
  • Provide direct supervision including mentoring and performance management to an experienced talent pool
  • Serve as an active member for setting short and long-term strategic direction for HR technology working in partnership with the senior HR leadership team
  • Oversee execution of programs and initiatives within HR technology, ensuring that program elements align to the strategic priorities of the HR function and are compliant with the required policies and procedures
  • Establish performance standards and metrics by which programs and initiatives should be measured to evaluate quality, employee impact, ROI, and overall team performance
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and activities through external networks and education to assess the viability of leveraging alternative ways of improving existent HR processes and tools
  • Proactively identifies and resolves issues related to HR systems
  • Develop and apply consistent rules, policies, and practices across HR systems, keeping industry benchmarking and best practices in mind
  • Manage all HR Information Systems vendor relationships to ensure the optimal use of company resources through the proposal and selection process. Conduct ongoing performance and quality assessment of their deliverables

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, HR, or related discipline
  • Minimum 8 years of IT or HR professional experience with at least 4 years directly supporting HR systems
  • Minimum 4 years of demonstrated leadership and management capabilities with experience in staffing, developing, and retaining employees
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as subject matter expert or consultant on implementation of Workday, Time and Attendance and HR functionalities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate and influence effectively with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaborative solutions to complex problems, understanding potential impacts to processes and related IT systems supporting the company
  • Effectively handle ambiguity in all aspects of work, including business direction and strategy
  • Proven track record of setting targets, executing a plan, and delivering results
  • Ability to plan and provide structure and organization in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to balance and effectively prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effectively manages risk and uncertainty for self and team
  • Strong business analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to decompose problems and make decisions when problems or solutions are not 100% defined
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions
  • Influences and energizes others toward the common vision and goal
  • Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal in the face of unfavorable odds and setbacks

Physical Demands:
  • Frequently communicating with others to exchange information
  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing
  • Frequently remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Frequently repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Frequently assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned

Work Environment:
  • The job is typically performed under comfortable working conditions; any disagreeable environmental elements are generally absent during normal performance of job.
  • Occasional travel to manufacturing environments where exposure to outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind, noisy environments, and potentially hazardous condition. In the environments, employee must follow all applicable safety and PPE guidelines

Relocation lump sum available for those who qualify

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and stylespeople like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
More Information on Wabtec Corporation
Wabtec Corporation operates in the Transportation industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Wabtec Corporation was founded in 1872. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance, 401(K) and Paid Holidays. To see all 11 open jobs at Wabtec Corporation, click here.
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