Celgene HR Specialist, US - GPDO, CMO, IT in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The HR Specialist for the GPDO, CMO & IT HR teams will be responsible for managing the data flow for all HR processes and will act as the workforce planning leader for the team. The ideal candidate will possess strong Workday and technical skills and will liaise with all HR Centers of Excellence as well as Finance to ensure accurate processing of all people related transactions. She/He will have the opportunity to manage key projects on behalf of the team and will be offered exposure to all elements of the HR function. Must be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, lead initiatives independently and meet important deadlines as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate with US HR Operations in the management of complex Workday transactions related to new hires/recruiting, position and reporting relationship changes, promotion/title changes, compensation changes, et al.

  • Oversee and manage the global headcount workforce planning process; key liaison with Finance and HR Operations partners. Assist team in management of Workday org charts and audit, make changes as needed to ensure accuracy.

  • Ability to manage, maintain and produce complex reporting and analysis on a regular and ad hoc basis; liaise with HRIS as needed.

  • Support of all project and process initiatives as needed including any materials and details related to Performance Evaluations, Talent Planning, Compensation Planning, Goal Setting and other activities associated with core HR initiatives.

  • Oversight of voluntary and involuntary termination process, confirming proper communications and maintaining consistency with related procedural requirements with a special focus on accuracy of key dates and deadlines.

  • Contribute to key HR initiatives and processes as needed, including becoming an active member of the HR on-boarding team.

  • Proactively identify opportunities to create synergies or process improvements within the HR function to leverage and/or standardize expertise, activity and process between functions and regions.

  • Assist in crafting of HR related communications as needed.

  • Support team as an interface to clients with an emphasis on face to face and telephone communications resulting in appropriate referrals of questions or concerns, directing to myHR when appropriate.

  • Scheduling and handling logistics for HR related client meetings relating to large scale projects or program management; administrative support provided to Executive Director including calendar and meeting logistics/materials as needed.

Required Competencies-Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in leveraging HR technology to manage HR transactions required; expert knowledge of Workday preferred; experience in Celgene HR Operations preferred

  • Ability to work independently; grasp and retain complex concepts quickly

  • Superior teamwork skills and judgment

  • Positive attitude and willingness to exhibit significant discretionary effort

  • Expert knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word

  • Knowledge of basic HR policy and practices preferred

  • Professionalism with a focus on providing customer support and guidance

  • Strong project and process management skills required

  • Strong desire to learn and grow in the field of HR

Education & Experience:

  • BA or BS College Degree

  • 2-4 years HR or related experience in a fast paced, complex environment


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.