HR Data Specialist

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients’ lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position Summary:
The HR Data Specialist works closely with the HR Capability Center team to ensure the integrity of the data entered into the Workday Human Capital Management System (HCM). This position will process new hire transactions, review job change transactions generated from the ATS, and employee/manager direct access submissions to ensure that all data is accurately actioned on a timely basis. Additionally, this role will be responsible for basic foundational data maintenance including Supervisory organizations, Cost Center assignments, and Position Titles. The Capability Center team will rely on the HR Data Specialist to complete reports, documents, and forms that require specific data from the HCM system, including People Doc processes.


Detailed Position Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and/or approve all data pertaining to employee records (i.e., transfers, personal information, title changes, etc.) that are entered in Workday through Manager or Employee Direct Access.
  • Creating the BIRT for new hires and Contingent workers
  • Complete pending new hire transactions in Workday HCM after the candidate is in Ready to Hire status in the ATS
  • Support execution of employee movement, employee status, payroll, benefits/leaves, Performance Check-ins, and compensation processes by maintaining the accurate and on time data in Workday, relevant for the above processes.
  • Support the integrity of employee records and Workday data, assuring legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain supervisory organizations, organization assignments, and position titles in the Workday system.
  • Participate in the review of integration kickout reports from various systems and process updates in Workday based on the identified discrepancies
  • Participate on ad-hoc projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Directly participate to enhance and improve the content/FAQ/LWI based on the feedback received via case resolution, by collaborating with functional teams to achieve this
  • Identify and troubleshoot issues and escalate as appropriate
  • Make process recommendations to achieve operational excellence
  • Participate in scheduled and ad hoc training or other forms of learning opportunities in order to improve process acumen, and apply the learnings in executing their role, and to develop their own skills as needed
  • Work collaboratively within the HR team to share ideas, ownership, and accountability for driving improvements and consistency of execution for key HR processes across regions and functional areas
  • Identify and report case trends to the management team and work collaboratively with them or other HR functional teams to improve the HR service we provide to our workforce.
  • Collaborate with all functional teams in order for People Service to collectively achieve TAT and FLR goals


Desired Experience & Skills

Must have experiences:
  • Bachelor’s Degree / equivalent qualification in HR or min of 1 year of working with HRIS/HCM systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast paced and continuously changing work environment
  • Detail oriented with a focus on accuracy and quality
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel and a proven ability to manipulate data and an ability to learn required business systems
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge effectively
  • Collaborates effectively in a team environment


Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:
  • Knowledge of Workday
  • Language requirements beyond English: Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese or French
  • Experience working within an HR Shared Services delivery model
  • Have worked in a multi-cultural/multi-country work environment


Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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