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External Posting TitleLearning Systems IT Functional Lead (HR IT)
Job DescriptionResponsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsible for building, maintaining and/or delivering Information Technology services (i.e. multiple business areas, geographies, platforms, and/or applications, etc.) for the Biogen Learning organization. Delivers projects/services via a combination of internal, contract and outsourced capabilities. Manages relationships and coordinates business needs amongst senior HRIT staff and business customers. Capable of managing cross-functional teams or highly matrixed teams.

Understands HR and learning business processes and business challenges and ensures solution delivery meets business need and expectation through business requirements and thorough understanding of business drivers and strategy. Aligns business strategies with innovative process or technology solutions, working closely with technical teams to develop technical requirements and solutions. Be a thought leader for learning technologies

Leads cross-functional teams to identify and develop technology initiatives and new capabilities. Is accountable for projects throughout entire lifecycle; able to make critical decisions with limited or no input or guidance

Is proactive in identifying solutions or opportunities that can help improve Business processes across functions. Point of contact for business focused capability questions and contribute to and help build overall business technology strategy and be able to identify and leverage resources across HRIT, IT and the business; as well as escalate critical issues to appropriate leadership. Able to communicate and articulate complex problems to a wide audience, including senior management.

Builds strong relationships with the leadership and appropriate peer teams in HR and IT. Influences strategic thinking to make use of technology to improve operational efficiency and competitive advantage. Strong understanding of SAP Successfactors is a must.

Meets with HR and IT functions and other customers to understand requirements to define Proof of Concepts, Business Cases or Solution Designs and to understand the impact of those solutions on existing systems.

Understands business processes and provides direction and influence for continuous improvement of existing processes leveraging technology. Understands opportunities for improvements or redesign work and leverages team also reporting to Associate Director HRIT.

Applies appropriate financial concepts (e.g. ROI, Cost/Benefit) to determine business implications of technology decisions. Measure and report on value of investments after implementation.

Formulates approaches that achieve desired business objectives, including defining system scope and objectives and assisting with business case justification and presentation to Management.

Prepare and maintain IT annual operating expense and capital budgets for business units.

Evaluates unit and employee performance and prepares appraisals (if applicable).
LocationCambridge, MA, US
Job CategoryInformation Technology
Requisition Number29676BR
QualificationsExperience in SAP SuccessFactors (validated Saas) and/or understanding of OFM, AIM technologies a plus.

In addition, candidates should have a thorough understanding of the following:

•Technology PMO Methodology

•HR Functional/technical Business Analysis and diagnosis of sources of problems in both technology and business processes.

• HR Operations Support & Governance Models (Metrics, SLA's & Process)

• Business Case and Proof of Concepts

• Benchmarking and Thought Leadership

• Driving change mgmt. and user adoption

• Excellent skills in Implementation Organizational Readiness & Deployment Governance

• Demonstrated effective leadership skills in building high performance teams.

• Flexible, adaptable and hands-on approach necessary.

• Ability to work strategically and independently with internal and external groups on multiple projects.

• Must be client service-driven with excellent relationship management and analytical skills.

• Exceptional communication and leadership skills as evidenced in small and large organizations.

• Minimum 8-10 years IT (preferable HRIT) Management experience including multiple entities, strong business relationship management and local/remote IT staff management. Strong project management & business analysis experience.

• Significant experience in multiple organizational contexts, linking HR technology to business needs.
EducationBachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
About BiogenBiogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a biotechnology leader that discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies to improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases, hematologic conditions and autoimmune diseases. Patients worldwide benefit every day from our medicines for multiple sclerosis (MS) and hemophilia. Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world's oldest independent biotechnology company. Our development pipeline is focused on areas of high unmet medical need, as we pursue new therapies for patients suffering from diseases with few or no treatment options. These include programs for secondary progressive MS, Alzheimer's Disease, spinal muscular atrophy, lupus and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), amongst others. With more than 7,500 people worldwide, Biogen is truly a global organization. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is home to our research operations. Our international operations are based in Zug, Switzerland and we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Denmark. We offer therapies globally through direct affiliate presence in 30 countries and a network of distribution partners in over 50 additional countries. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from "@biogen.com" email accounts.

About Biogen

Biogen Idec Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of therapies. The Company's products address diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis. The Company has four products: AVONEX (interferon beta-1a), RITUXAN (rituximab), TYSABRI (natalizumab) and FUMADERM (dimethylfumarate and monoethylfumarate salts). AVONEX is used in the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). RITUXAN is used in the treatment of relapsed or refractory low-grade or follicular, CD20-positive, and B-cell, non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (B-cell NHLs). TYSABRI is approved for the treatment of relapsing forms of MS. FUMADERM acts as an immunomudulator. It also has product candidates, such as BG-12 (acquired with the purchase of Fumapharm), ANTI-CD80 antibody/(galiximab), ANTI-CD23 antibody/(lumiliximab), Ocrelizumab/(Humanized ANTI-CD20 Antibody) and Lixivaptan.In January 2007, the Company completed the acquisition of Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Source: 10-K)

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