Pharmacyclics, LLC

Compensation Senior Specialist and Program Lead

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Sep 19, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

General Position Summary/Purpose:

This position provides analytical, training & tactical consultations to the Total Rewards function, and drives our job evaluation and grading process within the set framework. Key to this position's success will be ensuring all compensation decisions and initiatives are executed and aligned with our company Talent Philosophy, Total Rewards policy framework and the financial objectives and values and partner with our BHR team and business leaders.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct analysis, review and develop materials related to the execution of all compensation programs including base pay, short-term and long-term incentives, retention and recognition.
  • Performs job analysis, job evaluation, job pricing, FLSA evaluation.
  • Support the maintenance of the job catalog for our organization and the HR Tool Kit.
  • Creates reports, prepares analysis as needed for compliance reporting and data for the operating plan budget for Finance.
  • Ensure submission and participation of our organization in compensation surveys to determine company's competitive position.
  • Produces high quality ad-hoc data reports to enable debriefs with the Business as well as support informed management decision-making.
  • Responds to requests by Talent Acquisition, HRBP related to compensation programs and tools.
  • Supports the yearly annual review cycle.
  • Conducts trainings and informative sessions within HR as well as the Business to support year and cycle and ensure continuous education and communication on our core TR programs.
  • Brings market trends and insights to the attention of the Director TR and HR Operations.

General / Other

  • Interface with Payroll to ensure documents are processed accurately and timely.
  • Partner actively with the HR team members on special projects.
  • Partner with Business Leaders
  • Partner with AbbVie counterparts
  • Partner with HR Operations to ensure execution of compensation plans and programs
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a four year degree, preferably in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or Finance. CCP designation preferred
  • 10 or more years of total rewards experience, 2 plus years at Life Science, Bio Pharma.
  • Demonstrated solid knowledge of compensation programs, practices and related applicable laws.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical analysis and to present findings
  • Demonstrated ability to perform tasks and responsibilities using good judgment around balancing the long-term impact of decision with the appropriate sense of urgency and high customer service.
  • Able to multi-task, be flexible, extremely organized and experience in working in a fast pace team environment handling multiple priorities and tasks with professionalism, accuracy and efficiency.
  • Ability to conduct trainings and workshops on Total Rewards core topics and programs.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent Excel skills.


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