JBT Corporation

  • HRIS Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    HR, Facilities, HSE
  • Overview

    Reports To: Director Compensation and Benefits. Key working relationship to CHRO

    Direct Reports: Individual Contributor in the intial phases of HRMS project

    Position Summary

    The HRIS Manager will be the primary project leader and the lead technical resource on the identification, selection and implementation of a global HRMS system and replacement of the current U.S. and Canada payroll vendor over the next 18-24 months. In addition, the HRIS Manager will be on the HR software implementation team and the key liaison with third parties and their implementation partners, and internal stakeholders. This initial implementation will be followed by the implementation of modules supporting other HR processes such as time and attendance, international payroll and talent management.


    This role provides a rare and unique experience for someone with past similar experience, or relevant experience of a high potential HRIS Manager, to lead a “greenfield” HRIS department and implementation of a global HRMS infrastructure as part of a well-established HR function of a particularly global, growing and dynamic publicly traded company in the heart of downtown Chicago.


    On an ongoing basis is responsible for the administration, support, maintenance, and data integrity of all HR software. Serves as a technical point-of-contact for HR team, and liaison with technology vendors. Responsible for data integrity, development of business analytics, and analysis of process flows for improvement opportunities. Assists the Director of Compensation and Benefits with the development of a testing program for system changes.



    • Lead analysis of data mapping and conversion from legacy systems to new platform (US Ceridian HPW payroll system and others as required)
    • Serve as subject matter expert for configuring process workflows in HR systems including requirements definitions, testing and validation, and role-based authority.
    • Prepares all training materials and communications for all applications. Develop user procedures, guidelines and documentation. Train users and existing users on new processes/functionality.
    • Produce high quality documentation, including business requirements, procedures, and operational/process flow documents.
    • Process owner for all internal controls related to HRMS; coordinates with internal and external auditors regarding compliance.
    • Serves as the roles-based security administrator for HRMS
    • Provide expertise and recommendations for building reports and manipulating data using business intelligence software. Helps maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
    • Interacts with HR technology vendors on issues and issue resolution.
    • Participates in the development and administration of compensation management and performance review system to ensure compliance with salary administration guidelines.
    • Responsible for data migration resulting from M&A activity





    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business or related field.
    • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) preferred.
    • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) a plus



    Previous Work Experience

    • Seven to ten years of HRIS experience, with some in a publicly traded company HR generalist, benefits and or compensation experience a plus. Prior systems implementation experience required.
    • Previous HRIS leadership experience in leading system implementations that match the needs of the business and deliver results.
    • Previous experience leading an HRIS team, or demonstrated ability to lead a team of HRIS professionals.
    • Experience with an HCM such as Ceridian Dayforce, Ultimate Software or Workday strongly desired
    • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills.


    • MS Excel Advanced proficiency – mastery of pivot tables, vlookups, and complex formulas. 
    • Ability to set up and maintain databases; including designing and writing reports.
    • Experience with establishing workflow design and business process rules.
    • Ability to effectively communicate (written and orally) with all levels of the organization.



    Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong understanding of HR processes and data, including eligibility and enrollment rules, and benefit procedures in order to ensure correct implementation.
    • Ability to effectively work in an environment of ambiguity that lacks written processes and consistent systems, while concurrently providing a roadmap to improvement.
    • Low ego approach with a keen focus on customer service (Field HR and business unit leaders).
    • Particularly high sense of urgency, passion and a bias for action, with a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done.
    • Collaborative person, effective team member who puts the success of the team over oneself.
    • Detailed oriented, strong track record of designing and deploying user friendly systems and solutions that deliver relevant KPIs and powerful data that enable the business to make accurate and impactful people decisions.
    • International experience or personal culture sophistication that will enable success in partnering with and leading professionals in countries around the world.
    • Decisive decision maker, however also able to balance the need to complete appropriate due diligence and analysis to ensure the situational understanding of complex situations.
    • Strong understanding of HRIS database design, structure, functions and processes, and experience with databases tools.
    • Thorough knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.




    John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods, and automated guided vehicles. JBT designs, produces, and services sophisticated products and systems for multi-national and regional food companies through its FoodTech segment. JBT also sells critical equipment and services to domestic and international air transportation customers through its AeroTech segment.

    Within JBT FoodTech, its Protein division provides comprehensive equipment and service solutions to its global protein customers that include chilling, mixing, grinding, injection, marinating, portioning, coating, frying, baking, and freezing for poultry, beef, pork and seafood. The Liquid Foods division makes equipment and service solutions to extract, batch, blend, store, fill, preserve, and package fruits, juices, vegetables, dairy, and various other products for its global food producer customers. The Automated Systems division provides stand-alone and fully integrated robotic automated guided vehicle systems for repetitive material movement.

    JBT AeroTech manufactures and services airport ground support equipment (plane de-icers, aircraft tow vehicles and cargo loading systems), airport gate equipment (Jetway brand), and military equipment.

    John Bean Technologies was spun off as a public company from FMC Technologies in 2008. JBT Corporation takes its name from John Bean, a California inventor who founded the Bean Spray Pump Company in 1884, the company that eventually became Food Machinery Corporation (FMC) though a series of mergers and acquisitions in the 20th century.

    JBT’s FoodTech segment has completed 12 acquisitions since 2014 in support of its strategic growth plans and expects to continue to deploy capital to its acquisition program and organic growth strategy.


    Operations and Geographic Reach


    JBT FoodTech accounted for approximately 72 percent of its sales in 2017, while JBT AeroTech generated 28 percent. JBT has 25 production facilities spanning the globe with more than half outside of the U.S. plus sales and service offices in more than 25 countries. Its principal production facilities are located in the U.S. (California, Arkansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, Utah and Florida), Sweden, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, the U.K., South Africa and China. In 2017, North America accounted for 63% of JBT’s sales. Other major markets include the EMEA region (21%), Asia/Pacific (11%), Latin America (5%). JBT sells its FoodTech products to more than 100 countries, and has a massive installed base of equipment at its customers’ production facilities that it continues to service and support.

    The Protein Division consists of 6 business units, 12 manufacturing plants, and several other sales & service offices, with over 1,500 employees that support approximately $650 million in revenue across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

    Financial Performance


    In 2017, JBT's revenues increased 21% versus 2016 (+13% from acquisitions and +8% organically) to $1.635 billion, with operating income of $145 million. In addition, relative to 2013, JBT’s revenues and operating profit have substantially grown from $934 million and $53 million, respectively, while EBITDA margins have increased from 8.9% in 2013 to 11.4% in 2016. As a result of the success of JBT’s growth and margin expansion, its share price has increased from $16 in 2013 to $92 by mid-2017.

    ONE JBT and the Next Level strategy were introduced in 2014. The company is internally focused on “Fix-Strengthen-Grow” − Fixing profitability to drive economic return and generate cash for growth. This includes the ONE JBT cultural transformation, which involves implementing shared services; Strengthening to develop capabilities to achieve a disciplined growth capability, which includes initiating the JBT Excellence Model (JEM), including value-based pricing and Lean implementation; and Growing by focusing on organic and acquisition initiatives that move the needle. In late 2016, JBT launched its Elevate strategy for 2017-2019 as an expansion of its successful Next Level strategy.





    It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted.  In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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