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Senior Analyst, HR Systems: Oracle Cloud HCM Benefits (remote US)

About PPD:
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. At PPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health!

About Department:
Our colleagues in Corporate Human Resources strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of working or adapting to changing financial and industry environments.

About the Position:
The Senior Analyst, HR Systems: Oracle Cloud HCM is a senior-level position within the HR Systems organization in HR Shared Services delivering global solutions to our 24,500 employees in 48 countries. This position co-leads and administers our Oracle Cloud Workforce Compensation and US Benefits modules, as well as other HR applications and projects related to US benefits open enrollment and annual workforce compensation cycle

This role is home-based in the US

About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:
At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and well-being of our employees

Job Description:
This role will analyze work process design and flow, improve processes and leverage the return on technological capabilities. The senior analyst builds project plans, ensures adherence to project schedules, maintains a systems orientation and can work effectively with peers to set technology priorities and conduct long-term planning.

This position also serves as a technical point-of-contact for assigned functional area and assists subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities.
  • Provides production support, including researching and resolving problems, unexpected results or process flaws; performing scheduled activities; recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all operational support issues related to US Benefits & Workforce Compensation.
  • Manages projects/process improvement, including applying change management experience to facilitate movement to new levels of quality.
  • Identifies and understands issues, problems and opportunities.
  • Compares data from different sources to draw conclusions.
  • Uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or develops appropriate solutions.
  • Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences.
  • Uses data to build project plans and ensure adherence to schedule and other specifications.
  • Utilizes interpersonal skills when working with various customers and peers to accomplish project goals.
  • Recommends process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy, which must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.
  • Understands and uses qualitative/quantitative measurement and data collection design principles.
  • Generates reports/queries, including writing maintaining and supporting a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools. Assists in development of standard reports for ongoing customer needs. Helps maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
  • Conducts training, including developing user procedures, guidelines and documentation. Trains clients on new processes/functionality. Trains new system users.
  • Maintains awareness of current trends with a focus on product and service development, delivery and support, and applying key technologies. Examines trends in information systems training, materials and techniques. Through classes, reading, CBTs or other mechanisms, continuously increases both HR knowledge and HR systems application/tools knowledge.


Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience in an Oracle Core HR functional lead role that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years).

Oracle HCM Cloud in-depth experience in US Benefits & Workforce

Compensation and knowledge of integration with the Oracle Payroll module

2+ years Fast Formula experience - creating, modifying and maintaining

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Hands-on experience with Oracle HCM Cloud through a full implementation lifecycle
  • Expert knowledge of Oracle's upload tools - HDL, HSDL, Mass Update, PBL
  • Extensive project management experience and understanding of project management methodologies.
  • Prior experience working in virtual teams and matrix environment.
  • Methodical, influencing and problem-solving skills and ability to develop strong partnership with stakeholder.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent English language knowledge.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and achieve deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to handle confidential data appropriately
PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require minimal as-needed travel

PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust -

We are game changers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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