HR Systems Administrator,

United Kingdom, England, Altrincham

Business unit: Global Business Services

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


HR Systems Administrator
6 month contract
£16.40 p/h / £32,000 per annum 
Altrincham, Cheshire
Provide specialist support for the HR Systems to enable the People Services Team (HR Shared Service Centre) to operate at its optimum level of efficiency and effectiveness.
Responsible for the HRSSC support systems and for filing data change requests relating to the myHR system. Maintain the organisation structure in the ‘myHR’ system for the UK within the Global structure with the support of the HR Data Analyst.
Principal accountabilities:
- Provide second line systems issue management and resolution, escalating unresolved incidents to third party support provider to minimize service interruption to the business.
- The recognized UK expert relating to systems in use / offer bypasses / solutions
- Maintain local organisation structure in ‘myHR’ – organisational units, Business Areas and positions and support organizational restructures.
- Responsible for cost centre maintenance in country in ‘myHR’.
- Create data change requests for the myHR system for submission into SNOW.
- Support for local UK interfaces, defect resolution/testing and submission for change requests.
- Support the HR systems software releases, upgrades, resource application, documentation and testing.
- Aids in the championing of continuous improvement with a view of standardization and removing any non-value added activities/processes.
- In conjunction with the HR Data Analyst to aid in the completion of the 'Viewpoint' (employee engagement survey) process.
- Support the South East and Africa region for myHR Lite countries as the DQC, aid in the training and review of data for the region.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

October 26, 2016

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United Kingdom





Business unit

Global Business Services

Job family

Human Resources

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Job Requirement:
- Influencing and decision making skills.
- Knowledge of HR administration systems (essential)
- Ability to work collaboratively.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Relevant working experience of HR administration systems.
- Experienced in providing systems support, maintenance and test practices.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Strong customer service skills with the ability to interact with a range of customers to resovle issues swiftly.
- Be resilient and able to prioritise a busy and varied workload.
- Flexible and adaptable approach to deal with changing situations and needs.