Director HRIS


This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

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The Director HRIS is a strategic, hands-on leader responsible for providing strategic direction for HR technology and the HRIS team. The Director HRIS is responsible for ensuring all of the Company's HRIS policies and programs are competitive, sustainable, scalable, and have an impact on the long- and short-term performance of the organization.
  • Drives strategy for HR systems, including integrations and data integrity for HCM/HRIS, Recruiting, Onboarding, Compensation, Learning, Talent and Reporting. This includes the maintenance and improvements of current systems, as well as recommendations for new technology.
  • Provides workforce reporting and analytics to identify trends and inform decision making.
  • Collaborates with HR leadership to develop systems and process roadmaps to support all stakeholders.
  • Partners with Compensation to deliver and maintain compensation framework including position management, grade structure and mass changes.
  • Optimizes HRIS systems creating opportunities for automation and the reduction of manual processes.
  • Works collaboratively with Express Technology counterparts on releases/upgrades, testing, security roles, integrations, and other shared systems.
  • Communicates and builds strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders at multiple levels from end users to executives regarding upcoming projects, resource requirements, timelines, and project participation.
  • Monitors technology trends in HRIS to anticipate and prepare for future or emerging HR technology solutions with consideration for business and user needs.
  • Ensures data governance is established and leveraged consistently throughout HR and in the broader organization as it relates to people data.
  • Creates community within the HRIS team, broader HR Operations function and HR as a whole; providing feedback and coaching to develop associates and foster career development.
  • Other essential tasks that are not listed may be requested by your supervisor.

Job Requirements
  • 10+ years HR experience with background in HRIS
  • Experience with Workday and integrating 3rd party solutions
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, additional years of experience considered in lieu of degree
  • Experience leading and building strong, collaborative teams
  • Strong technical acumen and knowledge of HR systems and technologies
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills (both written and oral)

This role is eligible for remote work within the U.S.

To learn more about this role, listen to our Express Talks Talent interview with HR VP Jon Becknell and consider joining our Express community. Express Talks Talent: Director HRIS


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.