HR Specialist III

Posted 12 June 2024
Salary Up to US$40 per hour + Health, Dental, Vision, 401K match
LocationNorth Chicago
Job type Contract
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameDanielle StGeorge

Job description

Workforce Planning Analyst

12-month initial contract with extensions

Remote Opportunity


Supporting HR office in North Chicago

(CST time zone is preferred)

Orion Group is looking for a Workforce Planning Analyst with a strong bent toward data, technical abilities, who can dig into data details and explore new ways to enhance workforce data processes. This individual must also be comfortable and effective with communication across functions and business.

The Workforce Planning Analyst will play a role as part of the Human Capital Planning (HCP) team. This full-time contractor role will work closely with the Director, Human Capital Planning, and other team members to expand the HCP capability across our organization. The Workforce Planning Analyst will partner with a cross-section of stakeholders from across Finance, Business, and HR COEs in the design, development, and execution of HCP processes.

In addition to developing and owning the Human Capital Planning process, the Workforce Planning Analyst position will serve as a key liaison/consultant to create and facilitate best in class workforce planning and headcount management enabling business growth and forecasts across the Enterprise.

As the business develops workforce planning capabilities, this individual will leverage their analytical ability and passion for data to create a strong foundation for the total workforce ecosystem.

Workforce Planning Analyst Responsibilities include:

· Partner with Finance and other stakeholders to develop and manage our Headcount Management processes to optimize our ability to collect and maintain accurate workforce demand data.

· Provide guidance and consultation to key stakeholders on all matters related to workforce planning, support ad hoc analysis as well as specific workforce planning activities.

· Present deliverables with emphasis on translating data and results into actionable insights and recommendations for workforce planning.

· Build and manage the annual workforce planning program including collection of workforce demand, skills, authorized headcount, partnering with HR, Finance, and the Business.

· Collaborate with HR Data and workforce data analysts develop forecasts, data models, and dashboards and launch visibility for key stakeholders.

· Support implementation of a robust workforce planning software/digital solutions and analytics platform.

· Lead change management processes, such as supply/demand planning and reconciliation.

· Over time, provide strategic recommendations on potential workforce supply and demand gaps, advising on efficient workforce strategies to remedy.

Workforce Planning Analyst Qualifications:

To succeed as an HR Project manager, you are energized by being part of creating a new capability, driving process, and change - at scale. You energize others with your drive and knowledge of workforce data. You have strong business acumen and familiarity with workforce and financial planning. You understand how to link data with the business outcomes and can translate data processes to building our workforce planning capability. You can consider issues from multiple perspectives and connect the dots on seemingly disconnected ideas.

Other Workforce Planning Analyst Qualifications Include:

· Bachelor's degree preferred but is not required.

· 4+ or more years of relevant work experience. Willing to train for a high-level candidate with interest and drive in learning Human Capital Planning.

· Solid analytical and problem-solving skills; prior headcount budget, forecasting, and / or headcount management experience preferred.

· Proven experience in working with large sets of data in Excel, R (or other programming languages such as SQL).

· Technical expertise in visualization platforms (Power BI, Tableau, etc.) and forecasting tools (Visier Planning) preferred.

· Familiarity with workforce planning, resource management, or human resources.

· Experience participating in large-scale projects, including those with deliverables to senior leaders.

· Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and project management skills.

· Skilled in translating data to stories.

· Ability to influence the organization towards key program outcomes and that inform human capital decisions.

· Strong executive presence with great attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills.

· Ability to execute on multiple concurrent deliverables with sense of urgency.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.