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Celgene Corporation

Director, Global Benefits

Celgene Corporation - Summit, NJ

Director, Global Benefits



New Jersey

Other Locations:

US- NJ- Summit East


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Purpose of the Position:

The Director of Global Benefits will lead the Global Benefits team, which include US Benefits and Wellness, International Benefits and Global Mobility. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Global Benefits and HR Operations, this role must act as a champion for excellence in benefits design and operations to ensure the greatest value for our employees around the world (Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific).

This position will work closely with internal and external partners to ensure that our benefits and programs support our employees, and ultimately meet our business objectives. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional Benefits technical and communications skills, with a proven ability as both a leader and valued team player.

Essential Functions:

Lead the Global Benefits team (including Global Mobility) as they design and deliver various health and welfare benefits, retirement benefits and wellness programs

Ensure benefit programs are competitive within pharmaceutical industry and continue to drive toward innovative programs to support the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families

Analyze potential benefits changes from a company and employee impact

Understand internal and external landscape for benefits, including potential legislative changes impacting employer-provided benefits

Maintain benchmarking and surveys as a tool to support or review new or changing benefits

Develop communications strategy for Global Benefits and oversee implementation

Meet with internal and/or stakeholders to review and gain feedback on any new or changing programs, as necessary

With Benefits Operations and HR Operations, ensure programs are executed with operational excellence

Oversee Global Mobility team as they ensure the program in place continues to support business needs and is operationalized with excellence

Anticipate changes within and align to Celgene’s business needs to attract and retain talent

Required Competencies-Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Proven ability to design and implement large scale initiatives within a collaborative environment

Advanced ability to operate in a highly fluid and complex environment that requires adaptability, decisiveness and an ability to effectively work with and across all levels of the business and in a matrix environment.

Advanced ability to manage multiple priorities at a brisk pace and with accuracy.

Strong understanding of interdependencies between program and system design; as well as legal, tax and financial implications of benefits programs worldwide

Excellent communication skills, ability to present complex issues in a manner that is easy to understand

Must have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to establish and maintain credibility with employees and senior leaders Competencies:

Lead change through strategic perspective: Maintaining a clear perspective between the overall picture and the details.

Achieve results through driving execution/speed and efficiency: Achieve agreed upon goals within the time allotted

Inspire and motivate through fostering teamwork

Education & Experience:

Minimum 10 years of progressive experience with a multinational corporation within US Benefits and International Benefits

Experience with Global Mobility or Domestic Relocation is a plus, but not required

Advanced subject matter expertise in benefits, including oversight of compliance within US with ERISA, HIPAA, Affordable Care Act, etc

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.

Director, Global Benefits


Summit, NJ, US

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Location: Summit, NJ

Company Profile:
Celgene is a multinational biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients worldwide. At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our mission as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions. There are numerous clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocyte leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), glioblastoma, and ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancer.