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HR Systems Analyst

HR Systems Analyst
Europe; Middle East; Africa
At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 500 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island, Cork. There we boast vibrant workforce made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.

Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business? And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management, Medical Information and more to come on stream across 2018 and 2019.

This, along with the current physical expansion of the Little Island campus, means there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the GBS story! Mirroring the existing Island House building, the new Island Hall facility will extend our overall capacity where Lilly will continue to offer a premium workspace across both buildings, complete with healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, wellbeing facilities, travel subsidies, car-pooling incentives, bike to work scheme, on-site parking and much more.

At the GBS, it’s not just about what we do today, but how we can continuously improve and innovate for present and future operations. We view the development of our highly skilled workforce in much the same way and want to grow your role into an empowering and fulfilling career here at Lilly. Therefore, with the sole purpose of employee progression, weekly Manager 1:1s, a dedicated Learning & Development service and Educational Assistance schemes all await you.

Above all, it’s about being part of an open, welcoming and inclusive culture, one that is further enhanced by the dedication of our committees - Culture Club, Diversity & Inclusion, Sports & Social, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health Safety & Environment and Food.

“We see Cork as an integral part of our productivity agenda. If you are excited by new opportunity and new scope, you are working at the right place.” – Dave Ricks, CEO Lilly
HR Systems, Processes and Policies
Lead initiatives to improve the efficiency and performance of HR systems, e.g. time management system, maintenance of myLilly, Regulus.

Drive solutions to implement system improvements in HR Operations, automating HR processes, and end-to-end support for system users and employees with change management.

Own the development, implementation and ongoing support/improvement of HR procedures, processes and policies, ensuring they are aligned with and support our dynamic business environment and our global HRIS strategy.

Ensure HRIS systems are integrated for maximum efficiency, while ensuring compliance with privacy and related legislation.

Develop KPIs and metrics to determine success of HR and HRIS performance and provide analytics to HR Management and as required by the business.

Point of contact on HRIS queries for the HR Operations team and escalating issues for resolution in a timely manner.

HR Projects

Support HRIS across all HR projects. Facilitate development, implementation and communications/change management plans for specific HR projects in conjunction with line management. During execution, ensure good “HR process” and support line management in managing employee relations.

3rd Party Relationship Management
Manage the relationship with key external providers to ensure the appropriate level of service to the organisation, e.g. Payroll, Time vendor, Global HR etc.
Minimum Qualifications / Skills Required
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas – HR, Information Systems or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a high productive, fast paced environment – demonstrated experience with HR & payroll systems.
  • Extensive HR systems reporting, HR process, and project management experience required.
  • Strong data analytics, metrics, process mapping and reporting ability
  • Good knowledge of the HR/IR legal environment.
  • Experience with HR & payroll systems especially Workday is desirable
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated, with a passion for continuous improvement and an ability to influence at all levels
  • Strong presentation skills, and the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated experience to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Demonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset & help to build a strong compliance culture
  • Familiarize with & influence all applicable process documentation & training materials to ensure you operate in a fully compliant manner

  • Actively participate to make the GBS a great place to work for all employees and influence the strategic direction of the centre
  • Engage interpersonal, communication & relationship building skills to interact with all levels of an organization


  • Demonstrate excellence in all interactions with our GBS internal customers & business partners
  • Focus on measuring & improving our internal customer’s experience with the GBS

Continuous Improvement
Be part of the culture of continuous improvement within the GBS organization