Sr. HRIS Analyst


Gaithersburg, MD, US, 20879

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.



The Senior HRIS Analyst will be responsible for improving and building our HRIS infrastructure, ensuring our HR systems foundations are stable and flexible supporting our people through hire to retire business processes as we continue to grow globally.  This role combines the area of process excellence, systems insight, and the drive to enhance operational capabilities.  The position will lead systems enhancements efforts and provide technical support as a key HR resource across the organization, collecting, clarifying, and translating business requirements into documentation, conceptual design and configuration.




  • Collaborate with internal partners across all functions (HR, Payroll, IT, Finance, etc.) to maintain and develop processes that will result in an outstanding HRIS platform.
  • Manage enhancement projects across multiple HR functional areas, delivering common, reusable functionality where possible.
  • Lead HR component of system integrations between HRIS and other systems (SAP, LMS, Dayforce, etc.) and functional areas:  Onboarding, Recruiting, Performance, etc.).
  • Review and analyze data trends to make recommendations and arrive at conclusions
  • Perform testing of system changes, requirements analysis and documentation for process improvement opportunities.
  • Work with other team members on overall HR data flow, analytics, and reporting of people related data.
  • Develop documentation that adheres to governance and auditing needs.
  • Provide risk analysis to business partners for proposed solutions using expert judgment.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and decision-making capabilities to resolve systems issues.
  • Interact with HRIS vendor support partners as needed
  • Support general system access requests, security configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Deliver end-user training for new HRIS modules and/or system improvements.
  • Serve as POC for HR reporting data, including requirements gathering, data escalations, and troubleshooting
  • Support successful HRIS integration of any newly acquired businesses via M&A.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources or related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience, including direct experience with HRIS systems configuration, integrations and implementation/rollout of new and enhanced system offerings
  • Experience working with multiple human resource information systems
  • Project management experience preferred (MS Project, Smartsheet, etc.)
  • Understanding of HR operations, regulations and processes
  • Data management and integration knowledge across an enterprise platform.
  • Practical experience with the following applications such as SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, SAP, Ceridian Dayforce (Payroll)
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including leadership, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Ability to analyze, problem solve and clearly communicate observations and recommendations
  • Prior experience in a fast-growing organization or portfolio company

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


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