Manager, People Operations

Vernon Hills (Chicago), IL


Canon Medical Research USA, Inc. (CMRU) has an immediate opening for a Manager, People Operations, where the qualified candidate will be responsible for handling all aspects of the People Operations/Human Resources function including employee relations, staffing, training, HRIS (Human Resources Information System), compensation and benefits, and compliance.


  • Manage and advise leaders on all people-related situations, including performance management, violations of company policies, and any other employee relations.
  • Oversee the daily workflow of the department, including managing the People Operations Generalist.
  • Manage and partner with leaders on compensation-related activities including merit increases, promotions, and new hire compensation packages.
  • Partner with leaders on training and growth opportunities.
  • Develop and improve internal employee communications.
  • Manage and ensure data integrity of HRIS.
  • Oversee benefits administration, broker negotiations, and open enrollment.
  • Ensure compliance with all laws in company practices and reporting.
  • Manage termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
  • Provide input to senior leaders on workplace culture.


Education and experience

  • At least 7 years of business experience is required.
  • Relevant HR experience is required.

Required Competencies

  • Proficient in employee laws and regulations.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with all levels.
  • Experience with HRIS systems; ADP HRB preferred.
  • Ability to be both strategic and tactical.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in information gathering, data analysis and report writing.
  • Ability to negotiate internally.
  • Presentation preparation and delivery skills.

Preferred Experience

  • Senior professional human resources (SPHR) certification.
  • Certified compensation professional (CCP) designation.
  • Experience working with global companies.

Time and Location Commitment

  • The position is a regular, full-time one that requires a commitment of 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday, during regular business hours.
  • The position is based in CMRU’s main office in Vernon Hills (Chicago), Illinois.
  • A hybrid work schedule will allow flexibility to work remotely from home on some days and from the office on other days, but the candidate must be able to come on-site daily based on the needs of the projects and business requirements.


  • The ability to complete domestic travel up to 10% of the time is required.


Canon Medical Research USA, Inc. (CMRU) is a multi-modality R&D organization creating next-generation medical imaging systems. It is equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation, prototyping, hardware labs and scientific computing facilities to perform research targeted to preclinical and clinical CT, PET, MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray systems. For those who like to develop new technologies and research new ways of using them, Canon is a rewarding place to work, due to its focus on innovation as the lifeblood of new products.

CMRU is committed to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes work/life balance and celebrates individual and collective achievement. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, education, research and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our organization and the scientific and engineering community at large.

CMRU offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation and benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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