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Human Resources Associate

Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores. 
As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.  
Perform various human resources duties with expertise in payroll, HRIS systems administration and data analytics. Will support HR program facilitation, recruiting and onboarding and other special projects. Will have primary responsibility for 500+ hourly weekly payroll headcount and 150+ biweekly salary payroll headcount. Experience with Dimensions, UKG and/or Oracle systems are highly preferred.
Entry level professional role.  Works independently under the supervision of the HR Manager on routine problems of narrow scope where analysis of situations or data requires use of SOP to ensure consistent candidate and athlete experience.  Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to make decisions in hiring, orientation and training.  Works under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment.  May consult with senior peers and collaborate with corporate partners on a project basis. 
The position requires a high degree of proficiency in systems administration and frequent verbal and written communication to address:
·         Accurately and timely processing of weekly and bi-weekly payroll cycles, bi-annual hourly wage progression and annual merit compensation cycles. 
·         Assist with the design, implementation and administration of HR policies and procedures regarding time and attendance administration, employment decisions, and employee development/training.
·         Ability to work across various shifts and times, based on business needs. 
·         Support daily walk-in traffic on-site recruiting – including welcome, delivery of Employer Value Proposition, pre-screen, completion of application and facilitation of hiring manager interview. 
·         Support scheduling and execution of hiring events on a regular basis to build and maintain an appropriate funnel of candidates.
·         Ensure all athletes complete all required paperwork and satisfy conditional pre-employment criteria.
·         Ensure data integrity in HRIS, LMS and ATS systems.
·         Supporting employee and candidate systems requests by delivering directions on systems self-service and appropriately escalating issues to senior HR partners or corporate partners as needed. 
·         Audit new hire placement to ensure employees are on the correct schedule patterns, compensation leveling and timekeeping profiles.
·         Facillitates onsite engagement activities and events, will work with specialty committees
and team members, to ensure appropriate partnership occurs and successful events are held.
·         Prepare various reports by collecting data from source documents, entering into spreadsheets/systems and performing statistical analysis to aid management in decision making.
·         Create and maintain a system to record training completion, cross-training effectiveness, and employee knowledge and skills.
·         Support new employee orientation sessions.  Ensure that all paperwork is processed by verifying correct completion.
·         Support engagement survey through collection of data, support of action plan and follow up activities, and measure progress. 
·         Ensure all locations remain in compliance with applicable laws.
·         Expected to champion Fanatics Core Values by example and to build a strong cohesive relationship with Operations and HR Stakeholders that aligns with WinCraft’s mission statement and customer promise.
·         Engage with and understand the WinCraft and Fanatics business goals and execute people policies and programs in support of short and long term objectives.
·         Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of Education, training, and work experience required.
·         Working knowledge of Payroll and HRIS are required.  Knowledge of Dimensions, UKG and/or Oracle Platforms are very strongly preferred.
·         Prior experience working in Human Resources Generalist and/or Recruiting functions preferred.
·         Prior experience in a manufacturing setting preferred.
·         Excellent verbal and written communications, bilingual preferred.
·         Sports fan a plus!
Knowledge Skills and ABILITIES:
·         Ability to foster healthy team dynamics, open communication and individual athlete relationship building
·         Desire and passion to drive areas of accountability to support company business and growth plans
·         Knowledge of HR administration procedures
·         Knowledge of EEO and employment labor laws
·         Takes initiative to identify priorities and manage time and effort to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Company Regulations
·         Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to meet competing deadlines under pressure while maintaining accuracy and strong attention to detail.
·         Exceptionally strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills with a strong focus on customer service required.
·         Intermediate to advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) required.
·         Strong organizational and data integrity skills
·         Must have strong initiative and the ability to work independently with minimal direction/supervision.
·         Ability to work with very diverse groups of people at all levels of authority.
·         Ability to handle stressful situations with professionalism and composure
·         Excellent follow through on commitments, using sound judgment with the ability to recognize and handle sensitive/confidential information.
·         Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify solutions.
·         Ability to work on simple to moderate projects
·         Maintains a working understanding of manufacturing work centers and processes
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.
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Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.
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