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HRIS Manager
Title:HRIS Manager
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Human Resources & Total Rewards
Location:Oakville, ON
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Mandate: The Manager, HR Information Systems (HRIS) is responsible for the support and maintenance of Algonquin’s core HR and payroll applications, as well all related integrations to other systems. They are also responsible for access control and security, resolving system and user support issues, managing system maintenance and upgrades, insuring thorough documentation, addressing new development, as well as new business acquisition support and managing other HRIS projects.

This position will also focus on insuring proper processes are in place to maintain data integrity, and is accountable for the development and distribution of critical reports to the organization. This position ensures accurate best practice business processes and workflows are in place to support the administrators of HR, payroll, compensation programs, annual performance reviews, and benefits administration.

Job Functions:


  • Responsible for the planning, design and implementation of common and consistent HR processes & systems organization wide by identifying best practices with a focus on efficiency, continuous improvement, streamlining, integration and automation to ensure quality services to the business and internal customers and to align with overall company strategy.
  • Manage and lead the HRIS team and indirectly lead the North American HR staff on systems and process related to HRIS.
  • Own and manage the relationships with vendor executives, ensure the company is getting the best value and support while keeping costs at a minimum. Influence product functionality and capability to satisfy business requirements, working closely with vendor to design new features.
  • Ensure HR systems and processes meet current and future business needs through continual reviews with customers, analyzing, harmonizing and optimization. This includes all system upgrades, new change requests and issue resolution through ticketing.
  • Partner with HR and other Business leaders to define, develop and standardize HR's reporting capabilities. Continuously improve upon reports to assist the organization to make strategic decisions.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders including IT, Payroll, Benefits, Finance and other departments to facilitate effective communication and issue escalation with a goal to establish successful and collaborative HR systems and processes.
  • Manage the design and maintenance of the HR Intranet and act as a key stakeholder on corporate Intranet projects.
  • Ensure appropriate level of application security and access control is developed and maintained in line with company security and data privacy standards.
  • Responsible for insuring that month-end procedures and controls are in place, and appropriately monitored, and that new policies and procedures are developed as needed.
Human Resources Projects
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of Human Resources initiatives and processes such as Performance Management Process.
  • Lead and coordinates all aspects of a diverse Human Resources project including process re-engineering.
  • Utilize expertise and leadership skills to direct staff and to resolve issues to ensure project goals are met.
  • Own and manage the HR change strategy related to the project, develop business case and project plan, including identifying and managing activities, people and dates.
  • Recognize and develop talent as a key element of executing operational business plans.


  • Lead HRIS and Payroll system integrations of acquired organizations.
  • Develop M&A Integration plans that support the business objectives, timelines, budgets, resources pool, milestones, deliverables and end-of-integration success criteria.
  • Oversee change management through the life cycle including: organizational readiness, training/coaching, stakeholder communication, and quality control.
  • Drive day-to-day execution of the overall integration process, leading weekly integration team meetings to ensure plan is being executed.
  • Prepare and conduct project status reports to update management regularly on progress, risks and issues.
  • Manage project execution to achieve project deliverables within the budget

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an HRIS manager position.
  • Experience with, and a strong understanding of, hire to retire HR processes, including performance management, compensation, and benefits.
  • A solid understanding of HR data models and practical experience with HR database administration, including payroll systems.
  • Experience managing HRIS staff and project resources.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience with Ceridian Dayforce
  • SuccessFactors experience would be an asset
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with HR data Integrations to other internal and external business systems.
  • Strong planning and project management skills.
  • Demonstrates a customer service orientation with the ability to influence and manage change.
  • Track record of strong business partnership and cross functional collaboration within a dynamic, fast paced environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition consultant.

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