Title:  Time and Attendance Business Systems Analyst

Requisition ID:  3041

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Department:  Information Technology
Travel:  Up to 25%

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.


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As an expert in workforce management applications and processes, the mission of this position is to analyze business issues and to identify projects and technologies which will enable significant operational improvements in the corporation’s Time and Attendance functions. The Analyst formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both business needs and a solid understanding of industry requirements and best practices.  In addition, the Analyst may function as a project manager to coordinate and facilitate the work of cross-functional company resources assigned to technology projects. This position also assists in routine maintenance for specific modules in the company’s suite of time & attendance workforce management applications. This position collaborates with business process owners to foster a positive IT customer relations environment.


Essential Job Functions:

The Time & Attendance Business Systems Analyst is responsible for the following functions:

  • Functional subject matter expert for time, attendance and pay practices and policies.  Understands FLSA regulations for overtime calculations for both the weighted average and rate-in-effect methods and advises when business requests conflict with compliance.
  • Proactively identifies potential issues within the application and recommends procedural or application changes.
  • Collaborates with process owners, developers, payroll and other stake holders on new time system enhancements to better serve the business goals.
  • Provides time and attendance application production support. Troubleshoots all T&A system issues and implements respective solutions working with end users and key members of the IT, HR and Payroll teams.  
  • Provides primary time and attendance application interface and integration support when issues arise.
  • Manages time and attendance system upgrades with testing support.
  • Supports and deploys time and attendance time clocks as needed
  • Configures time and attendance application to meet complex requirements including pay rules, attendance, accruals, and advanced scheduling.
  • Builds and supports time and attendance application export files for interfaces
  • Provides time and attendance data analytics and special reporting support
  • Manages the conversion of newly acquired plants from their legacy time system to the time and attendance application.
  • Leads all time and attendance test requirements.  Develops and executes test plans for regression, integration and user acceptance testing to ensure time and attendance enhancements meet the outlined requirements.  Tests time and attendance changes all the way through the payroll process.
  • Trains end users and supervisors on time and attendance applications
  • Maintains an excellent rapport with internal customers including HR, Payroll, and HRIS.
  • Other duties as assigned


Specialized or technical experience:

  • 3-5 years progressive experience with design, configuration and support of Workforce Software (WFT), or Infor Workforce Management (WFM, Workbrain) or Kronos Workforce Central (WFC) Kronos Dimensions.
  • 3+ years experience in a production support role working with time and attendance applications.
  • 3+ years experience with integrations of time and attendance applications to payroll and HR applications, preferably SAP.
  • 3+ years experience with configuration of complex time and attendance requirements including pay rules, attendance, accruals, and advanced scheduling.
  • Experienced with full cycle time and attendance implementations.
  • Knowledge of Functional, System, Integration, Unit and Regression testing.
  • Experience in both implementation and application support is desired. 


Other Required Skills:

  • Strong understanding of business operations and best industry practices
  • Demonstrated perceptual and analytical thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to translate technical information into language non-technical people will understand
  • Work closely with members of business functions (Payroll, Human Resources, Finance, Benefits and Compensation) to facilitate effective solution implementations and provide knowledge transfer of system functionality to Super Users, Subject Matter Experts, and end-users
  • Build and execute unit testing, integration and regression testing (build test cases, perform tests, and make changes to configuration or processes based upon results)
  • Document and control all changes made to production systems via Change Control processes
  • Fortitude to demand excellence from self and others
  • Strong leadership to lead effective project meetings
  • Tenacity to set and achieve complex objectives from multiple teams in order to meet business objective, and to effectively manage cross-functional resources


Educational Requirements:

4-year college degree in general or IT-Related field required.  Equivalent work experience considered.




Salary Min:   $69,825.00

Salary Mid:   $93,135.00

Salary Max:  $116,445.00


Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta