Manager, People Technology

Foster City, CA, United States
Nov 26, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Manager, People Technology
United States - California - Foster CityUnited States - Remote

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Gilead HR is embarking on a program of process improvement, identifying opportunities for streamlining the way we work, and putting in place technical solutions focusing on efficient workflow and optimal user experience. This is an amazing opportunity for a driven, Workday technical expert to join our team and help us champion solutions to scale the HR function.

We are seeking a People Technology Manager to join the People Technology team within HR. The People Technology manager will partner with HR Business Partners, HR COEs (HR Operations, Total Rewards and Talent Management) and IT to support existing systems and operations and execute on projects per the technology road-map.

Essential Duties and Functions:

  • Serve as the lead overseeing the ongoing design and build of benefits processes, providing functional oversight, gathering business and security requirements, performing system design and configuration, mapping and validating data conversion, creating test plans, conducting testing,

    creating and testing reports and providing post implementation support

  • Serve as a strong consultative partner to HR Business Partners and HR COEs in service delivery

  • Participate in ServiceNow implementation and provide ongoing support once live

  • Develop HR systems training materials and conduct training

  • Provide day to day systems support including troubleshooting data and systems issues, recommending solutions and implementing enhancements and fixes in systems per change control guidelines

  • Work with vendor, People Technology and IT on managing system releases and testing for HR Systems

  • Partner with HR Analytics team on delivering integrated reporting solutions

  • Drive continuous people, process and technology improvements

    Key Skills and Ability Requirements:

  • Possess basic understand of business applications and IT integration capabilities/touchpoints to identify potential upstream and downstream impact and intersection point
  • Self-motivated team player with solid time management and organization skills; ability to navigate through ambiguity and work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and embrace new technologies, applications, and solutions
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels within the company
  • Ability to manage multiple and often changing priorities in a fast pace dynamic environment;
  • Proven detail oriented and analytical skills
  • Good project management, cross-functional team collaboration and vendor management skills

  • Strong working knowledge of HR systems and proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel

    Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree; 8 + years of systems experience required. HR systems experience required.

  • Minimum 3 years of Workday functional experience (configurations, security, custom reports, EIB)

  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience with Workday Benefits and/or Talent & Performance

  • Minimum 2 years end to end implementation experience including requirements documentation, systems configuration, data validation, testing, training and change management.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on ServiceNow experience

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