HRIS Director in Bradenton, FL at First Watch

Date Posted: 1/18/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    8725 Pendery Place
    Bradenton, FL
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Restaurant
    *First Watch Corporate Office

Job Description

Job Summary

The Director of HRIS leads the maintenance and optimization of the human resources management systems (HRMS) and provides reporting and analytics necessary to drive organizational results. This position serves as a technical point of contact for assigned functional areas and assists subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. The Director of HRIS also provides leadership support and guidance to HRMS upgrades, patches, testing and other technical projects as assigned.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this position’s duties and responsibilities.  Reliable and dependable attendance is required.

  • Lead the development, validation, and maintenance of HR management systems to meet current and future business strategies and ensure one source of employee data truth.
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the HR Information Systems team.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate flow of employee information from the HRIS to the ATS, LMS, TAM, EAP, You First employee assistance fund, etc.
  • Partner with Training and Operations to ensure that Operators are effectively educated on how to use all systems effectively and efficiently. 
  • Enable quick and easy hire, promotion, transfer, termination, etc. functions for restaurant management to support them in their daily operations; keeps the operator and restaurant top of mind in decisions.
  • Provide regular reporting in the areas of people metrics, predictive workforce analytics and other key performance indicators.  Utilize reporting to create hypothesis and solutions to business opportunities.
  • Create and update dashboards and reporting tools to easily convey key information.
  • Work closely with IT, third parties and other key stakeholders to ensure smooth flow of communication between systems with all systems and corresponding APIs functioning and speaking to each other as intended.
  • Develop and apply consistent employee data rules, policies and practices, keeping industry benchmarking and best practices in mind.
  • Oversee and support the review, testing and implementation of HRMS upgrades.  Ensure data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
  • Recommend process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy.
  • Manage all HRIS vendor relationships and ensure that all services are delivered as outlined in corresponding MSAs.  
  • Keep current on latest trends and best practices for HR systems.

Leadership Responsibilities and Reporting

  • The Director of HRIS reports to the Sr. Director of Talent and provides leadership support and training to the HRIS Specialists.


  • Bachelor's degree in HR, IT, business or related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Five to Seven years' of progressive HRIS experience
  • HR System integration experience
  • One to two years of project management experience
  • Systems implementation experience
  • Solid level of competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office) is required
  • Expert excel skills

Other Key Qualifications

  • Strong strategic background with experience in leading the roll-out of programs and systems within an organization
  • Self-directed and self-motivated
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once and shift priorities seamlessly
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Detail-oriented; strong organizational and time management skills
  • Dependable, flexible and professional demeanor
  • Bring a hands-on style and ability to prioritize and deliver results in a fast-moving company

Additional Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to continuously see. Must be able to frequently stand, walk, view computer monitors, give & receive oral communication, bend, squat, reach above shoulder level, and discern color. Must be able to occasionally sit, drive, type, and make fine discriminations in sound
  • Must be able to do repetitive simple grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing & pulling on a frequent basis
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and drive to and from work locations when requested/required
  • Must be flexible and willing to work a varied schedule that could include nights, weekends and holidays as dictated by the needs of the business

First Watch is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Watch will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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