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Manager, HR Information Systems


Chicago, Illinois
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The Manager, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) will manage the Human Resources Information System for a 3000+ employee population to ensure data management and integrity, regular and ad hoc reporting, and systems configurations according to current business needs.


  • Manage team of HR professionals responsible for the administration of the HRIS; plan, assign, review work to ensure objectives are met; hire, train, develop, monitor and evaluate performance.
  • Instruct HRIS staff in the use of new methodologies and procedures associated with new systems, reports and implementation phases; aid in the development of complex queries; oversee preparation of data links between HR and other departments, interfaces and batch files.
  • Partner with senior management to develop efficient HR strategies, initiatives, goals, objectives and policies; provide support in the planning, development, and implementation of projects; set priorities and deadlines; and act as liaison between HR, departments and external vendors.
  • Manage the ongoing effectiveness of internal controls and data security; monitor and manage data updates and transactions within the HRIS and talent acquisition; determine system requirements; perform fit/gap, work-flow and process design analyses.
  • Develop and implement matrices, reporting and audit procedures to evaluate and measure system performance; track HRIS related key performance indicators (KPI) and service level agreements; and develop complex reports.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Candidates can expect salary offers that range from the minimum to the mid-point of the salary range. Metra provides full pay ranges so candidate can consider their growth potential.

Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.



  1. Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Human Resources, or related field OR in lieu of specified degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four (4) years in HRIS administration.
  2. In addition to #1, must have seven (7) years of technical and analytical experience in HRIS administration, working with SAP, INFOR, KRONOS HR and Talent Acquisition, Ceridian, ADP, or other related systems; experience with Crystal Reports and SQL is a plus.
  3. Requires four (4) years of supervisory experience that includes day-to-day employee management, assigning tasks, providing guidance and training, monitoring performance, conflict management, budgeting, hiring, disciplinary and/or termination.
  4. Must have experience in systems analysis and design techniques, with emphasis on business methodologies.
  5. Working knowledge of computerized information process flows, database structure and data interfaces, system development and implementation life cycles and coding.
  6. Knowledge of HRMS/HRIS applications, system capabilities and formats, database management programs, and query/report writing tools.


  1. Able to evaluate user needs and formulate sound conclusions, verify data, and evaluate new computer applications.
  2. Proficient in MS Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint; Visio is desired.
  3. Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  4. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  5. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Ability to lead, coach, influence and inspire others; establish, maintain and promote effective working relationships and collaborative team environment to manage multiple parallel projects.

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

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