Houston, US Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

HR Specialist / HRIS Analyst


People Services is the face of HR, working to support our employees, delivering services and expertise globally across all HR processes in order to bring a world-class employee experience to life for Wärtsilä. We offer support to the organization from every region in the world with a hybrid and interactive setup so that we can ensure that no matter where you are, you will get the support you need.


This position offers a flexible hybrid working module and you will report to the Head of People Services, North America.


The position can be located in one of our key locations within the United States, Houston, TX or Ft Lauderdale, FL.


What will you be doing?


We are seeking an experienced HR Specialist with a strong background in SAP SuccessFactors and UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group/UltiPro) systems to join our team. In this role, you will be working with these platforms, ensuring data accuracy and integrity, and assisting in payroll data assessment and reporting.


As the HR Specialist focused on HR systems and payroll in the People Support Hub, NAM, you will work alongside a great team of HR professionals. Together with these colleagues, you will be in direct contact with our HR customers on a day-to-day basis, in order to deliver a great employee experience.


Together with your colleagues, you will also have opportunities to develop and improve our Global HR processes by being a part of ongoing global project groups.



Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operation of SAP SuccessFactors and UKG systems, including employee data changes, organization reporting relationships and transfers.
  • First-level support for our employees and managers with their queries related to SAP SF and UKG, support to employees and managers using the self-service processes, as well as resolution and support to direct employees and managers to sources of information.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of data within the systems and conduct regular data quality audits and clean-up activities.
  • Assist payroll in conducting data validation checks to ensure accuracy and assist in resolving payroll discrepancies and inquiries.
  • Create and maintain HR and payroll reports using SAP SuccessFactors and UKG reporting tools. Develop ad-hoc reports as requested by HR and senior management.
  • Together with the team, contribute to the continuous development of the Region and Global ways of working, identifying areas for improvement and opportunities for automation & digitalization.
  • Regular collaboration with the different HR Teams, e.g. Talent Acquisition Services, Rewarding, HR Information Systems, among others, and with local HR Teams within your Region.



If you are solution-oriented and passionate about operational excellence, and you foster a culture of people-centricity, then you will fit right in!


The below will enable you to shine in this role:


  • A systematic and organized way of working, with high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, with cultural sensitivity, able to work effectively within a team and deliver services across different cultures.
  • Natural ability to collaborate successfully with others, seeking opportunities for improvement and optimization.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, including Excel.
  • Relevant higher education qualification e.g. Business Administration or Human Resources or equivalently qualified by experience
  • 5 years of HR experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in SAP SuccessFactors and UKG.
  • Strong analytical and data management skills, with the ability to maintain data accuracy and privacy.
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal


Last application date: 26/01/2024 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com



Why you and us

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: https://www.wartsila.com/careers


Individuals hired for positions that require on-site customer interactions and/or in-person travel may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or other country-specific vaccinations, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 

Nearest Major Market: Houston