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Saab Global

Associate Human Resources Professional

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 September 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic Associate HR Professional, based in East Syracuse, New York. In this hybrid role, you will be responsible for various activities supporting our workforce by assisting with the hiring and onboarding experience, benefits administration and HRIS activities. This is the perfect opportunity to begin a successful career in Human Resources. 

Saab is growing rapidly, and the ideal candidate will be motivated to be a key contributor to Saab’s success in the U.S.

You will be a facilitator of the pre-hire and onboarding process. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as primary HR contact for new hire through the post offer and pre-onboarding process, ensuring all required forms and pre-employment screening is complete, new hire I-9’s in E-Verify complete, and managing the relocation process (as appropriate).

  • Responsible for onboarding activities; welcome communications, orientation scheduling, and managing internal communications.

  • Enroll new hires in required trainings and ensure completion.

  • May assist with recruiting initiatives, such as posting positions to third party sites.

You will have a key role supporting our employees with their benefits. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering employee questions regarding benefits inquiries.

  • Navigate carrier websites for processing enrollments, terminations, and life events.

  • Collaborates directly with Carriers to research issues and confirm group and member information.

  • Provide support during the Open Enrollment process.

  • Overseeing COBRA administration through third party vendor.

  • Supports all auditing requests (i.e., 401k, compliance, I-9, benefits, etc.).

  • Acts as liaison between third party administrator and employee for leaves of absence and coordinates communications with employees and management.

  • Assists with new hire enrollments.

  • Manages file feeds between Saab, Inc, and benefits carriers.

  • Completes weekly vendor data audits.

You will be responsible for HRIS activities within our Workday system. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Inputting new hire information and reconciling new hire data including uploading I-9s.

  • Responsible for preparing new hire HRIS credentials.

  • Running ad hoc reports as requested for compliance or business needs.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 0-2 years’ HR related work experience.

  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn HRIS system, Workday.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.

  • Organized and have an impeccable eye for detail.

  • Thrive in fast-paced environments and ambiguity does not scare you away.

  • Can juggle multiple tasks at once, keeping stakeholders informed and on track when necessary.

  • You are responsive, dependable, and a professional communicator.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in seven U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.