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Alexion Pharmaceuticals HR Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary

This position will be responsible for supporting and in some instances leading project efforts and initiatives in support of the organization, with close collaboration and partnership with the People & Culture community. This position will be a key point of contact for assisting the organization on core HR processes, through general coaching of managers and employees through those processes (example: recruitment, onboarding, performance management, compensation planning, talent management and development).

Principal Responsibilities

  • Manage the data / metrics and position needs in close collaboration with P&C community, HR Executive Partners, Finance and HR Central.

  • Advises and coaches managers on all aspects of Core HR processes including: recruiting and selection, performance management and development, talent management, compensation, HR policies, etc.

  • Partners with HR colleagues: Total Rewards, Talent, HR Central, Employee Experience as initiatives are deployed

  • Assists the business with creation and storage of jobs descriptions and working with Total Rewards to determine appropriate job code and market data and communicate leveling to managers and assist with job requisitions where needed.

  • Support management with new employee on-boarding process and assimilation

  • Conducts training in support of HR initiatives as appropriate

  • Active involvement in a HR projects both locally and globally

  • Develop and drive efficient process to ensure headcount data is accurate with finance

  • Deliver end to end process results for data reconciliation including headcount data and other changes in appropriate system

  • Provide recruiting and headcount results and data by function via reporting and slides

  • Prepare HR reports as requested

  • Conduct exit interviews and aggregate data

  • Liaison between Total Rewards and manager on leveling of positions

  • Work with P&C Lead and function on year end calibration and compensation planning

  • Liaison between People & Culture and legal on documentation for position elimination and other involuntary leaves


  • 5+ years of progressive Human Resources experience in pharmaceutical and change-oriented environments.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong presentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to work effectively across organizations

  • Strong ability to build working relationships

  • Ability to coordinate multiple and changing priorities

  • Experience in Project Management

  • Experience with Success Factors, Kronos, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Visio, Microsoft Project, Org Plus, Service Now

  • Comfortable with complexity, ambiguity and change

  • Experience with position management


  • BS in Human Resources, Psychology or related discipline.

  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred


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Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing therapies. As the global leader in complement biology and inhibition for more than 20 years, Alexion has developed and commercializes the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). Alexion also has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). In addition, the company is developing two late-stage therapies, a second complement inhibitor and a copper-binding agent for Wilson disease. Alexion focuses its research efforts on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade and its development efforts on the core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders. Alexion has been named to the Forbes list of the World's Most Innovative Companies seven years in a row and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts' Innovation District. The company also has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries.

Alexion's aspiration is to be the most rewarding place to work, where people are empowered to make a difference and where diversity of backgrounds and ideas is encouraged. We are looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment to change the lives of patients with rare diseases. We hope you will consider joining our team. Further information about Alexion can be found at:

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.

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