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Senior Director, Head of Reward and HR Digital Systems

Date: 15-Sep-2022

Location: Oxford, GB

Company: oxfordbiom

We pride ourselves on our integrity. We do what’s right for our employees, patients and partners, and so can you.


We are currently recruiting for a Senior Director, Head of Reward and HRIS to join the Human Resources team.  The purpose of this role is to act as a key member of the HR Leadership Team, leading the Company’s Reward initiatives, to develop and implement a clear, meaningful and motivating remuneration strategy that plays a key role in supporting how we attract, retain and grow talent globally across the Oxford Biomedica Group. Also leads the company’s HR systems and analytics initiatives as part of the wider digital transformation programme to transform HR processes into efficient, effective digital solutions.


Your responsibilities in this role would be:



  • To research, identify, develop and gain approval for remuneration strategies which address the business needs for all levels of the company and to develop implementation plans which are then delivered in the appropriate timeframe within the business.
  • Provide expert advice to the leadership and annual remuneration processes ensuring the processes are fair and equitable and in line with the reward strategy. This will include supporting the CPO with preparation for RemCom.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Group’s share plans (RSU, SAYE, LTIP) including review of the share plans and the administration of those plans
  • Maintain a good understanding of the external market and innovative compensation and benefits being offered by leading employers
  • Define clear job families, market data and comparators in order to run cyclical internal and external benchmarking
  • Develop and present proposals to strengthen our benefits offerings with a specific D&I lens and market-led solutions
  • In collaboration with the VP HR, create a promotion and internal movement framework that provides career pathway opportunities and will inform decision-making in relation to remuneration


HR Systems

  • To lead the transformation of the Company’s people management processes from manual processes to digital solutions in the UK and US.
  • To gain insight into the needs of the business, research solutions, develop proposals, gain acceptance for costed proposals and then to lead the development of implementation plans leading to efficient execution of the solutions into production.
  • To lead the development of an HR programme for solution implementation creating a Road Map integrated with the wider OXB digital landscape.
  • To lead the HR Systems team to ensure they are developed, trained and guided to optimise the impact of HR solutions on the business ensuring that the solutions are administered and maintained to best practice standards.
  • To develop the team’s competence in project managing new implementations, system enhancements and fault correction ensuring appropriate control and documentation procedures are strictly adhered to.


Global Mobility

  • Develop and lead the strategy to enable secondments between Oxford Biomedica’s office locations



  • To leverage the use of the HR system in the management and storage of data to ensure that managers have the informed capability to manage their team members through standard dashboards, reports and other analytics. 
  • To include ways to analyse, evidence and explain data trends within OXB, to collate and relate disparate data sources to explain emerging issues facing the business.
  • To provide the business partnering team with advice and guidance on the analytics to use to support business decision making


We are looking for:


  • Seasoned HR professional with significant experience at a senior level in strategy development and operational leadership, translating strategy into operational plans.  Strong knowledge and experience in principles, practices and functions of HR leadership
  • Strong Reward background with experience of UK and US markets in all areas on compensation and benefits including share plan management
  • Extensive experience of HR digital solutions including their implementation and ongoing application in the workplace to optimise efficiencies
  • Experience in leading projects would be desireable
  • Champion and role model for organisational values of Integrity, Inspiration and Innovation


About Us:


We are an innovative leading viral vector specialist focused on delivering life changing therapies to patients.

Our innovative solutions and proven expertise allow us and our customers, the biotech and biopharma industry, to deliver life-saving therapies to reach even more patients.

The success of cell and gene therapy products transforms outcomes for millions of people suffering from some of the world’s worst diseases and medical conditions.

We work together, motivated to make a difference, and so can you.


What’s in it for you:


  • Highly competitive reward packages
  • Wellbeing programmes
  • Development opportunities
  • A 35-hour working week
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive colleagues
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment
  • Our values are: Deliver Innovation, Be Inspiring and Have Integrity
  • State of the art laboratory and manufacturing facilities


We want you to feel inspired every day. We’re future-focused and our business is growing rapidly. We succeed together through passion, commitment and teamwork, and so can you.


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