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Human Resources Information Systems (Hris) Director

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Five Below, Inc. Philadelphia , PA 19106

Posted 2 months ago

Position: Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Director

DEPARTMENT: Human Resources

Report To: VP, Human Resources


The Philadelphia-based company is one of the fastest growing retailers in the country with over 700 stores in more than 30 states. The Company expects to cut the ribbon on approximately 125 new stores this year, on top of opening more than 100 stores in 2017. Catering to teens, pre-teens and their parents, Five Below carries an ever-evolving and exciting assortment of cell phone cases and chargers, remote control cars, yoga pants, graphic tees, nail polish, footballs and soccer balls, tons of candy and seasonal must-haves for Easter, Halloween, Christmas and more. Everything, everyday, is just $5 and below. Its stores are a vibrant, colorful and high-energy destination. Five Below products are grouped into one of eight in-store worlds: Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Crafts, Party, Candy and Now. Five Below's unique assortment features leading brands such as Lego, Wilson, Hasbro and Peeps and hot licenses from Disney and Marvel such as Frozen, Despicable Me, Avengers and Star Wars. Rounding out the assortment is merchandise packed with quality and value made exclusively for Five Below.

Five Below was founded in 2002 by David Schlessinger, creator and founder of Encore Books and Zany Brainy along with Tom Vellios, former CEO of Zany Brainy, and current Chairman of Five Below. In early 2015, Joel Anderson, the former CEO of, was named CEO and President of Five Below. The Company (NASDAQ: FIVE) has achieved astounding growth, including a current string of 37 consecutive quarters of positive comparable stores sales growth (from Q2, 2006 to present).

Five Below is poised to grow rapidly driven by a unique approach to targeting the teen and pre-teen customer with an edited assortment of trend-right, high quality merchandise that fosters universal appeal. With a highly differentiated shopping experience that delivers exceptional value within the $1-$5 pricing model, customers have a deep appreciation for the brand. There is a long runway for growth with compelling and consistent store performance backed by an experienced and passionate senior management team.

POSITION SUMMARY: The human resources information systems (HRIS) director is responsible for overseeing the human resource information suite of systems to meet the needs of the business, including vendor selection, business requirements, system configuration and security maintenance. The HRIS director will work closely with employees of the information technology (IT) and human resources (HR) departments to provide leadership in the areas of system evaluations, strategic direction, and analyses.


  • 10+ years supporting HRIS systems

  • 5+ years leading HRIS functional support team; 5+ years management of or close collaboration with technical support team

  • Demonstrated ability to coach talent to the next level

  • Demonstrated agile experience and advanced project management skills

  • Participated in leadership of system RFPs and implementations

  • Working knowledge of data privacy laws and SOX audit requirements

  • Experience preparing and presenting summary information and proposals to senior leadership

  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Technology or related fields or equivalent experience

  • BPO experience is a strong plus

  • Preferred systems experience includes Oracle and SAP, Workday, Kronos and ADP

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of HRIS and related system operations, processes, data flows, security, reporting and analytics.

  • Optimizes HRIS systems to meet workforce requirements creating opportunities for automation, reduction of manual processes, and simple processes that help drive accuracy and completeness. Performs regular business process reviews, reviews improvement lists, make on-going suggestions and manages an action plan.

  • Collaborates and works closely with stakeholders across all functions (HR, Finance, IT, Production/Operations) to maintain and develop processes and integrations that will create a best in class HR operations platform.

  • Manages the maintenance of the applications and infrastructure, including tracking and remediation of production support issues as well as execution and reporting against established SLAs.

  • Manages the implementation of new functionality including determining stakeholder and business value, requirements gathering, testing, roll-out and end user training and adoption.

  • Works with the businesses to identify and suggest analytics needed for business objectives; uses system capabilities to efficiently deploy those analytics.

  • Recommends plans for continued process improvements; seeks innovative ways to improve the process of delivering solutions to employees and gaining management support for leveraging the system.

  • Leads vendor relationships as an extension of the team. Partner with IT, Finance and others to negotiate contract renewals at the lowest cost possible with the best services.

  • Proactively stays abreast of industry trends and new technologies. Makes appropriate recommendations to enhance, develop and innovate in order to better serve the evolving needs of the businesses.

  • Understands data security fundamentals and collaborates with IT data security team to maintain a compliant environment. Understands SOX and related process control requirements and builds and operates the environment to meet or exceed those standards.

  • Responsible for successful HRIS integration of employee facing systems including timekeeping and payroll

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are important in this position along with the ability to effectively educate and influence all levels of the organization

  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned

Five Below is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Human Resources Information Systems (Hris) Director

Expired Job

Five Below, Inc.