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New York, New York News Corp
HR Functional Workstream Lead

News Corp, a global media and information services company, is currently recruiting for an HR Functional Workstream Lead to join our exceptional Human Resources organization!

This individual will be an integral member of the Human Resources team dealing with Payroll, Benefits Systems and/or other HR products. The HR Functional Workstream Lead will be tasked with working with Business Stakeholders to gather and document business requirements and other assigned solutions, as well as managing a small team. Additionally, the HR Functional Workstream Lead is required to translate business requirements through analysis and design into functional solutions. The HR Functional Workstream Leadparticipates and leads in the planning/analysis, design and testing phases Payroll, Benefits and/or other HR products and projects, working closely with business stakeholders and the entire project team to ensure project success.

Location: USA (New York, NY)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of HR Business Analysts on a variety of transformation initiative and projects
  • Effectively use interviewing skills to elicit, identify, and document business requirements
  • Precisely and consistently captures business problems/issues
  • Uncover needs and value drivers that business partners and end users would not be able to articulate on their own. Being the voice and point person for the business
  • Articulate and incorporate extensive business knowledge into requirements
  • Obtain agreement and confirm understanding by clearly interpreting business requirements
  • Map business requirements to functional specifications ensuring traceability
  • Accurately translates business requirements into functional specifications
  • Understand and create functional design specifications for low to high complexity solutions
  • Provide the link between the business and technical views of the system
  • Can listen to and understand technological constraints
  • Clarify the business rationale of a solution concept
  • Anticipate weaknesses in the design solution to ensure risk is mitigated
  • Understand technical design specifications and ensure that the technical solution(s) developed will satisfy the needs of the business
  • Capitalize on reusability while minimizing rework by incorporating prior resolved solutions
  • Consider solution interdependencies in functional design
  • Consider third party application features and upgrades prior to designing in-house solution
  • Develop solutions for system needs that business partners would not be able to articulate on their own
  • Manage requirements to meet business expectations
  • Prioritize business requirements and recommend changes to multiple business processes.
  • Understand business process complexity
  • Assess the risks of various solutions looking across multiple applications
  • Document and contribute to the 'to be' business process state considering multiple factors
  • Ability to write test scripts and scenarios and conduct in UAT environment and develop reusable test case suite
  • Provide clarification on basic questions of solution testing
  • Incorporate customer feedback into delivery of service to provide the best experience possible for the customer
  • Execute functional, system and integration testing and validation of proposed solution
  • Work with stakeholders on evaluating coverage of test cases
  • Incorporate usability and User Interface (UI) efficiencies into business solutions
  • Understand the business data needs as it relates to a potential solution
  • Effectively conveys the business preferences and functional design to the technical teams
  • Ensure end-to-end service performance from the end user' s perspective
  • Incorporate knowledge of UI best practices in functional design
  • Clearly articulates the impact of business problems and benefits using business language.
  • Quickly adapts to changes in business strategy
  • Helps business partners communicate solution value to key stakeholders

Required & Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor' s Degree or equivalent work experience in a related field required
  • 5+ years of team management and development
  • 3+ years' overall Business Systems Analysis and/or HR Business Systems Analysis experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to have successfully completed multiple, complex, cross-functional projects required
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively within a business unit team and have strong influencing skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and complex tasks in a dynamic work environment
  • Must be skilled in analytical techniques, practices and problem solving
  • Experience working with Project Managers with ability to accurately estimate ETAs on projects and tasks
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, at all levels including customers, vendors, peers, business stakeholders and management required
  • Strong diplomacy skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products required
  • Proficiency with some collaboration tools like SharePoint and Box
  • Capable of learning new systems and creating/implementing new system functionality
  • Understands advanced internet and client/server architectures
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Detail oriented with excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, and strong follow through
About News Corp
News Corp seeks to hire individuals who work well in a team-driven working group, are highly motivated, intelligent, have sound judgment and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. We seek candidates with good problem solving skills. The ability to problem solve through problem identification (what is the problem), solution assessment (what can be done), problem documentation (document for future) and problem response (implementing a solution).