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Entry-Level Human Resources Payroll and Benefits

This job will be located in Itasca, IL

 The Total Rewards Payroll & Benefits Specialist plays an integral role in our Human Resources team through administering our innovative and competitive compensation structure, regular payroll/benefits process, and critical people data management to purposefully reinforce Keyence’s Pay for Performance Philosophy. A successful candidate must demonstrate strong detail and solutions orientation, resilience, critical thinking, flexibility, analytical skills, and willingness to strategically support the attainment of our company’s business objectives and align with Keyence Corporate Philosophy. If you have passion for benefits administration, excellent at accurately correlating details, love working in a cohesive team, and like solving problems, this role will allow you to grow your career! 

  Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Must be able to work in an office setting for a minimum of 40 hours, while sitting down. 
  • Must be able to operate office equipment i.e. computers, phones, printer/scanner. 
  • May perform light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time. 
  • Must be able to concentrate and manage multiple priorities effectively. 
  • Travel: 0-5%, based on business needs 
  • Ensure effectiveness of bi-weekly payroll procedure and accounting, benefits and retirement security programs, time and attendance administration, and Keyence’s compliance with federal, state, and local municipality tax regulations and laws. 
  • Manage the payroll and benefits transactional aspects of the role, including legal/compliance documentation, ad-hoc reporting, maintenance of internal systems and organizational infrastructure. 
  • Analyze market trends and best practice to maximize pay and benefits programs’ competitiveness, employee and business impact, as well as internal equity. 
  • Interface, proactively drive accountability, and build strong business partnership with internal departments, senior management, and various external and benefits vendors. 
  • Collaborate with other, Human Resources team members, on a daily basis, to sustain and improve optimal HR operation including, but not limited to on-boarding, performance management, talent development, employee relations, compensation, & HRIS. 
  • Identify and promote strategic and impactful changes across various business and HR functions to aid in eliminating business risk and innovating our organization. 
  • Facilitates and manages multiple cross functional projects while fulfilling day-to-day responsibilities. 

  Requirements and Qualifications 

  • Education Level: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related discipline 
  • Experience: .5 - 3 years general Human Resources, HRIS, Compensation, and/or Performance Management or similar related experience 
  • Sustained ability to manage stress and maintain clear focus with handling large volume of data management and accuracy demands of the role. 
  • Ability to clearly communicate and simplify complex concepts to present key HR process, programs, and policy information to a large group of employees. 
  • Ability to execute and manage multiple tasks and projects at once, prioritize accordingly, remain organized and focused, resiliently adapt to changes, and keep meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Ability to accurately and thoroughly document, record, and maintain information and data integrity – the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information. 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify underlying principles and objectives behind current processes and policies and continuously improve them. 
  • Situational agility and ability to build structure around ambiguity. 
  • Aptitude to establish and sustain effective interpersonal relationships and partnership with employees and management through adaptive communication skills. 
  • Knowledge on current employment laws and regulations 

  Preferred Skills/Technical Skills  

  • Preferred experience with ADP Work Force Now Payroll and Success Factors Employee Central or similar HRIS 
  • Proven experience in optimizing HR daily operations within rapid pace of Company growth. 
  • Experience with benefits orientations and effective presentation creation. 
  • Macro and VBA proficiency a plus 

 Why work for KEYENCE? 

  • Competitive compensation & benefits  
  • “Learn by doing” development policy 
  • Recognized by Forbes World’s Top 100 as “Most Innovative” company 8 years in a row 
  • Promote from Within Culture 

 At KEYENCE, we never settle.  We aim to change the status quo for society and for the world, one product at a time. We are a global leader in industrial automation with the ability to add value to customers in all aspects of manufacturing, research, and design.  Our strict promote from within policy puts pressure on our organization to continue developing new managers so we can expand our business and provide lucrative careers for our employees.  We hire talented individuals who push themselves and our organization to get to the next level. 

 KEYENCE is an at-will, Equal Opportunity Employer. The company does not sponsor applicants for work visa.