The HR Systems and Analytics Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and optimization of Workday and all other HR systems through collaboration with key stakeholders. This individual will direct analysis of HR data, drive data integrity, and develop standard and custom reports and dashboards. Ensures that systems and reporting meet all legal, regulatory and compliance requirements as well as ensure that all system users have access to the data and reports required to support their job functions.


  • Manage system solutions for HR and Payroll teams, business partners and technical teams to provide ongoing Workday support and project management. Gather and define requirements and recommendations, design and implement solutions for long-term sustainability, and ensure user ease of adoption

  • Analyze, implement, and improve HR systems; identify opportunities for process improvements; implement solutions. Uses findings to develop processes, procedures, and workflows to improve operational effectiveness

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for analytics through quantitative analysis, data mining, and machine learning techniques to understand the employee experience, including developing methodologies for flagging opportunities for intervention

  • Create and maintain standard and custom reports, including dashboards, to meet the reporting requirements for all levels of the company, and ensure all reports are implemented in a timely manner using high quality data presented in a logical and understandable format

  • Configure and implement system upgrades and enhancements, lead testing and data validation, and ensure that business process mapping and overall system performance is aligned with organizational objectives

  • Leverage technology to improve the employee experience, increase productivity and to build a HRIS community and oversee testing to support HR system data integration and yearly system release changes, coordinating this effort across the regions with local testers

  • Maintain system security setups and create new roles within Workday and any additional systems used by interdependent departments ensuring access is given appropriately to new user based on security rights and needs

  • Ensure that required and necessary documentation is completed and properly maintained in order to provide substantiation and assist with future audits. Run periodic audits with system setups and interfaced vendors to ensure data consistency and accuracy

  • Manage summary overview for Workday releases and new system features—and participate in the communication of changes and benefits to end users

  • Develop knowledge transfer strategies and techniques to empower internal subject matter experts to own system administration and configuration

  • Lead implementation of any new HR technology, e.g., employee engagement or experience platform


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Human Resources, Business or related discipline, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 3 years of Workday configuration with a focus in HCM, Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, Recruiting, Absence, Learning, and/or Time Tracking modules. Strong understanding of system design, structure, and administration including workflow and interface design

  • Excellent communication skills are required for planning and organization, and the ability to explain conclusions and solutions to team members who have limited knowledge and experience with system functionality and quantitative analytical methods

  • Ability to gather and translate organizational requirements into system specifications and processes

  • Strong project management skills; proven ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly

  • Strong analytical, data, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to build positive relationships, work as part of a team, and collaboratively partner with leaders and peers

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


  • 3+ years of professional industry experience in HR Analytics, Data Science, Business Analytics, or Data Analysis, including prior quantitative analysis

  • Use knowledge of analytical methods and business acumen to guide cross-functional teams in the chartering and execution of projects

  • Previous people management experience

Response Expectations:

Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive, we unfortunately may not be able to respond in person to each applicant. However, we can assure you that you will receive an email confirmation when you apply as well as additional email notifications whether you are selected to move forward for the position or not. Please note, we keep all resumes on file and will contact you should we wish to schedule an interview with you.

The Chicago Cubs and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and employing a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected characteristics.