Total Rewards & HRIS Specialist

This position is only available in Itasca, IL - a near suburb of Chicago, IL. We encourage local applicants as well as applicants interested in relocating to this area to apply.


Total Rewards and HRIS Specialist


At KEYENCE, we never settle.  We aim to change the status quo for society and for the world, one product at a time. We are a global leader in industrial automation with the ability to add value to customers in all aspects of manufacturing, research, and design.  Our strict promote from within policy puts pressure on our organization to continue developing new managers so we can expand our business and provide lucrative careers for our employees.  We hire talented individuals who push themselves and our organization to get to the next level.


The Total Rewards and HRIS Specialist plays an integral role in our Human Resources team through administering our innovative and competitive compensation structure, incentive payroll process, and critical people data management to purposefully reinforce Keyence’s Pay for Performance Philosophy. A successful candidate must demonstrate strong detail and solutions orientation, resilience, critical thinking, flexibility, analytical skills, and willingness to strategically support the attainment of our company’s business objectives and align with Keyence Corporate Philosophy.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Effectively administer our pay programs, particularly Keyence’s strategic salary and variable pay initiatives, and performance management processes
  • Accurately manage transactional aspects of HR such as incentive payroll administration, legal/compliance documentation, ad-hoc reporting, maintenance of internal systems and organizational infrastructure change administration (e.g., new hire, separation, promotion, transfers, restructuring, etc.)
  • Analyze market trends in compensation and performance management best practice to maximize compensation competitiveness, employee engagement, as well as internal equity
  • Ensure efficacy of performance management, compensation and HRIS structure and operations relevant processes while remaining in compliance with federal, state, and local government regulations, tax policies, and laws
  • Identify and promote strategic and impactful changes across various business and HR functions to aid in eliminating business risk and innovating our organization
  • Interface and build strong business partnership with internal departments, senior management, and external vendors.
  • Collaborate with other, Human Resources team members on a daily basis to sustain and improve optimal HR operation including, but not limited to; on-boarding, performance management, talent development, employee relations, compensation, & HRIS.
  • Facilitates and manages multiple cross functional projects while fulfilling day-to-day responsibilities


Required Qualifications

  • Ability to execute and manage multiple tasks and projects at once, prioritize accordingly, remain organized, and maintain strong attention to detail
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills to identify underlying principles and objectives behind current processes and policies and continuously improve them 
  • Ability to accurately and thoroughly document, record, and maintain information and data integrity – the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Aptitude to establish and sustain effective interpersonal relationship and partnership with employees and management through adaptive communication skills
  • Preferred experience with ADP Work Force Now Payroll and Success Factors Employee Central or similar HRIS
  • Strong systems and analytical skills (Microsoft products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Macro creation). R and Python proficiency a plus
  • Knowledge on current employment laws and regulations


Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of general Human Resources, HRIS, Compensation, and/or Performance Management experience
  • Experience in having transformed HR daily operations to an optimum scale aligned with the rapid pace of Company growth 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related discipline
  • Less than 3 years of Human Resources Generalist and project management experience



KEYENCE is an equal opportunity employer. The Company does not sponsor applicants for work visa.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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