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Director (Head), HR Systems & People Analytics | High-Growth Biopharma | Exciting Transformation Phase | RETAINED SEARCH

This is a great opportunity to join a successful and fast-growing Biopharma company focused on developing innovative new oncology therapies. This is an exciting time within the organization as they are in the midst of a transformation phase and continuing to build out a dynamic, high-caliber HR department.  As the Head of the HR Systems & People Analytics group, you will be a strategic partner to the business, and drive cutting-edge solution development and delivery for HR systems, programs and processes, including leading an upcoming global HRIS full implementation.  This is a visible role that will directly impact/influence decisions being made globally.  You would be joining this company at the perfect time (i.e. high-growth/building mode, multiple anticipated drug launches, etc) and play a vital role in helping to shape this exciting new chapter in the company’s continued growth and evolution.


  • Ability to Impact/Influence: This is a visible role that will be directly impacting decisions being made globally and play a key role in shaping the infrastructure and how the organization’s processes are going to look/operate going forward.
  • Great Time to Join: This company is on an incredible growth trajectory and is in full “building” mode, and so you will have the opportunity/platform to truly impact from day one.
  • Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds: Join a successful and financially stable company, while also getting all the pluses of working for a fast-growing organization that operates more like a smaller biotech (ability to impact, autonomy, visibility, collaboration/camaraderie).
  • Lead a Global HRIS Launch: An exciting opportunity to set the strategy and manage key projects including leading a full HRIS system implementation (SuccessFactors) from beginning to end.
  • Top-Notch HR Leadership Team: You will work closely with an exceptional Senior Leadership Team with an excellent reputation in the industry.
  • Deep R&D Pipeline / Multiple Upcoming Drug Launches: Leveraged by its technology and robust R&D pipeline (including multiple anticipated upcoming drug launches), this company is well-positioned for continued success and sustained long-term growth.


  • Oversee the design, deployment and management of various HR systems and build and execute a technology roadmap that balances the strategic and operational needs of HR.
  • Responsible for leading and developing a team; providing strategic oversight and day-to-day management of HR processes, reporting and people analytics.
  • Engage with various committees and functions to drive business processes and support optimal alignment and change management, while monitoring program and technology performance.
  • Accountable for defining and executing strategies for the development of new or existing functionality, testing, implementation, and support. Provide consultation and HR best practices on new technologies and system enhancements to meet evolving user requirements, including recommendations for new HR applications.
  • Define an analytics strategy which is customized to the company’s unique business challenges and data infrastructure to provide insights for better decision-making and measurement of the company’s programs.
  • Responsible for a global HRIS implementation; liaison with international HQ and the EU on Global HR Application matters and initiatives.
  • Provide leadership, direction, HR system expertise and data driven solutions to enable the business to scale.
  • Design and manage performance metrics to meet/exceed department goals.
  • Oversee the design, functionality, implementation, administration, training, direction and revisions of all HR technology applications. Translate business / functional goals into appropriate HR strategies and solutions to support HR functions.
  • Leads efforts to develop new initiatives, as well as reviewing and streamlining current system procedures and practices as related to HR technology applications. Evaluate alternative methods of service delivery and follow through execution.
  • Partner with stakeholders such as Payroll, Compliance, Finance, IT, Sales Operations, HR Leadership and other internal teams to provide support and solutions to business needs, driving toward a touchless integration between Workday and other internal systems.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree in an HR-related or Computer Science discipline is preferred.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience working within global HRIS systems (SuccessFactors strongly preferred), including direct leadership.
  • Must have experience working in Human Resources function (HR Operations/HR Technology); they do not want someone whose roles have sat mostly in the IT department.
  • Proven expertise managing/leading a global HRIS system implementation/launch (ideally with SuccessFactors).


Brian Skurka
Brian Skurka Email: bskurka@cornerstonesg.com Phone: 973-656-0220x738 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianskurka1
Cornerstone Search Group, LLC
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