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Business Solutions Specialist - HRIS

Job Number 18000365 Company Nestle Purina PetCare Company Location Arlington, Virginia


We are Nestlé’s GLOBE Team – a global IS/IT function based in St. Louis, Missouri that operates as a shared service for all of our Nestlé businesses. Our follow-the-sun model strategically positions these operations across the world in order to provide the most efficient and effective level of technical service – and work-life balance is a driving force. Together, we are the largest SAP implementation in the world, and with operations in 197 countries, our systems and opportunities are excitingly complex. It is about thinking big.

As a Business Solution Specialist you will be challenged to deliver specialized support to the markets for sustain, deployment, retirement and leverage/improvement projects to satisfy agreed customer key performance indicators (KPIs). You will be actively participating in GLOBE functional networks (GFN) to understand the market and functional end-to-end solution requirements.

We are a global organization known widely as a ‘Best Place to Work’. Our culture continuously dares us to stand taller and ask, “What’s next?” Are you up to the dare?
Primary Responsibilities 
  • Gains Nestlé in the Market (NiM) insights and understanding, considering end-to-end process optimization, to make recommendations on the Global SAP HR / Payroll / SuccessFactors suite to meet business requirements. 
  • Make recommendations, options, and solutions with pros & cons for general requirements.
  • Lead & guide Market project team in undertaking small-scale process improvement projects, business requirements and/or the deployment of Global SAP HR / Payroll / SuccessFactors suite functionalities.
  • Co-ordinates & delivers technical requirements within process improvement projects.
  • Identifies and delivers on the market capability development through Team, IT organization, Super users and Expert Networks.
  • Advises and coaches market contacts to anticipate and continuously improve trouble free usage of the Global SAP HR / Payroll / SuccessFactors suite. 
  • Work closely with offshore sustain groups to achieve SLO adherence and deliver lowest cost sustain to drive optimization and simplification of support organization to drive out waste.
  • Taleo 
  • Cornerstone


Basic Qualifications (Minimum) 
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred
Experience (Years/Type): 
  • 1+ year(s) of experience with SAP HR required. 
  • 1+ year(s) experience in SuccessFactors preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge/understanding of HR processes, solutions, and integration.
  • Experience leading continuous improvement projects
  • 1 + year(s) experience in SAP Payroll and Benefits preferred

Must relocate or reside in Arlington, Virginia. 
Relocation assistance will be provided. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

  • Good general technical specification, configuration and general HRS understanding/knowledge for the primary process stream / functional area.
  • Full life cycle experiences for a major HR solution (from Concept/Selection to Sustain).
  • Project Management skills; Co-ordinate all deployment initiatives within the project and ensure relevant issues are communicated, addressed and resolved. Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Can define and establish scope of a project, and coach others to do the same.

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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