HRIS Manager

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Alkermes is seeking an experienced HRIS Manager in a key role in the effective management, enhancement, and optimization of our Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) system.  Reporting to the Director of HRIS, this role is responsible for managing 3rd party vendor support, ensuring data accuracy, leveraging technology to support HR initiatives, and driving data-driven decision-making. The individual must have great interpersonal and collaboration skills to lead various global cross-functional projects.  Candidate must also have strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate the ability to multi-task in a faced paced environment.

This position will report to Director, HRIS and located on a hybrid schedule in Waltham 3/days a week.


Key Responsibilities:

HRIS System Management:

  • Oversee the configuration, maintenance, and optimization of the organization’s Oracle HCM Cloud system and all other HRIS Systems in support of HR initiatives
  • Manage the HCM system release processes, 3rd party support vendor, and backlog to ensure the right priorities are being worked on at the right time
  • Manage and implement HR key events such as open enrollment and mid-year/ year-end performance and compensation cycles
  • Create accountability among projects teams to deliver projects, upgrades, and enhancements on-time
  • Create partnerships with HR team and business leaders to provide consultation on process improvements, releases, innovative solutions, process changes, and reporting

HRIS Strategy:

  • Help develop and execute a strategic plan for HRIS that aligns with the organization’s HR and business objectives
  • Identify opportunities to enhance system functionality and efficiency

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Responsible identifying key themes, data trends, and provide insights to support business decisions
  • Develop and maintain standard reports, partner with key stakeholders to create custom reports on an ad hoc basis to support business needs; drive HR analytics and delivery
  • Generate and distribute regular HR reports and analytics to support business functions
  • Create ad-hoc reports and analyses to address HR-related questions and challenges

Process Improvement:

  • Continuously evaluate HR processes to identify areas for automation, optimization, and efficiency improvements
  • Collaborate with HR and IT teams to implement process enhancements

Integration and Technology Enhancements:

  • Collaborate with IT and vendors to ensure seamless integration of HRIS with other systems and applications
  • Evaluate and recommend enhancements or upgrades to HR technology solutions
  • Responsible for managing and ensuring successfully quarterly releases. Review release notes and provide input to the HR functions of the impact and functionality of release

Data Governance, Privacy and Compliance:

  • Drives critical HR reporting and data analytics company-wide, including state and federal compliance reporting (FLSA, EEO, VETS, AAP reporting).  Monitors current OFCCP requirements and ensures proper compliance
  • Ensure HR data is handled in compliance with data privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA) and internal policies
  • Implement data retention and security measures
  • Support global data integrity processes, including adherence to global data standards. Work with local HR teams to develop action plans focused on continuous improvement of data integrity in accordance with data privacy laws
  • Monitors adherence to system procedures and processes; coaches, trains, educates in areas of non-compliance

Training and Support:

  • Provide training and support to HR staff and end-users on HRIS system functionality and best practices
  • Define and manage a full system testing strategy. This includes managing multiple “test” environments, creating test plans, and managing a library of test scripts for all modules
  • Creates strategy for change management and communication to support long term system adoption


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Management of Information Systems or similar preferred) or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
  • At least 10 years of HR systems experience, expert level experience with Oracle HCM modules preferred
  • Minimum 4 years Oracle HCM experience working on an HRIS team or equivalent Oracle consulting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a global organization preferred
  • Prior experience producing HR analytics for leadership preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with ability to explain processes and policies effectively
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail – data integrity
  • Must be able to set priorities and juggle several tasks within a fast-paced, deadline driven environment with a positive attitude
  • Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Able to work cross functionally with all departments
  • Ability to troubleshoot independently and escalate issues in a timely and effective manner
  • Ability to demonstrate both functional and technical aptitude
  • Ability to work a hybrid schedule and in our Waltham office 3/days a week



Alkermes plc is a global biopharmaceutical company that seeks to develop innovative medicines in the field of neuroscience. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products for the treatment of alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and a pipeline of clinical and preclinical candidates in development for neurological disorders. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes has a research and development center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes’ website at

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.  Alkermes also complies with all work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Alkermes is an E-Verify employer.

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