HRIS Business Analyst

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.


The HRIS Business Analyst provides implementation support, functional expertise, and technical expertise for Univar’s HR technology platforms and HCM master data. This role solicits, analyzes, and documents business requirements as well as translates business requirements into technical specifications. This role integrates/interfaces our SAP SuccessFactors implementation with SAP ERP HCM other related, HR and non-HR technology platforms and processes. This role also provides a mix of business process, technical, end-user and administrative data management support.


Duties include:


SAP SuccessFactors Implementation Project Support

  • Supports SAP SuccessFactors implementation and enhancement projects to include contact with Univar’s 3rd party implementation partner(s).
  • Collaborates with SAP SuccessFactors to keep up-to-date on quarterly releases, to include performing impact analysis and making recommendations based upon impact on HR technology functionality or business processes.


Business Analysis

  • Solicits, analyzes, and documents business requirements.
  • Translates business requirements into technical specifications.
  • Coordinates with technical resources to develop interfaces or batch processes as required to integrate with other systems.
  • Integrates/interfaces solutions with other systems/processes.
  • Coordinates system and user acceptance testing.
  • Provides/updates process, procedural, and other support documentation.
  • Develops and may participate in delivery of end-user training.


HR Technology and Integration Strategy

  • Contributes to development of HR technology, data, and process roadmaps.
  • Manages data across heterogeneous systems with a focus on data quality.
  • Participates in communications and change management affecting HR technology platforms and impacted processes.


Administration and Support

  • Partners with HR process leaders/analysts to prepare system and data to support cyclical HR processes (e.g., performance plan launch, succession assessments, course catalog updates, etc.).
  • Provides day-to-day LMS Admin support including, but not limited to, loading course content, creating items/curricula/programs, creation of assignment profiles, uploading learning history files, developing and distributing reports.
  • Provides Tier 2 & 3 SAP SuccessFactors support and case management.
  • Provides reports to support process execution and continuous improvement.
  • Provides maintenance of Role Based Permissions.
  • Performs other related duties as required or requested.


Requirements are:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Computer Science, Organizational Development, or commensurate experience.
  • Experience working on complex projects with global scope.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and systems thinking competencies.
  • Demonstrated learning agility and bias towards continuous learning.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and comfort working under conditions of ambiguity.
  • Strong process design knowledge, particularly focused on one or more HR processes.
  • Able to work independently and as part of global and/or virtual teams.
  • Demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint
  • Intermediate Excel skills (e.g., advanced formulas, pivot tables, vlookup, etc.)


Desired / Assets:


  • Advanced degree in Human Resources, Computer Science, Organizational Development, or MBA.
  • Experience using and supporting on premise SAP HCM.
  • Experience implementing and supporting SAP SuccessFactors modules.
  • Experience migrating SAP ERP to Employee Central and/or supporting Employee Central.
  • Experience working with Tableau or other similar reporting tools.
  • SuccessFactors eXpert (SFX) certification in one or more modules.
  • Six sigma and/or PMP certification


Univar is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.

Full time
Downers Grove, IL 60515, US