Shire Sr. Global Equity Operations Analyst in Exton, Pennsylvania

The Global Equity Operations Analysts is responsible for the administration and delivery of the Equity reward programs to Shire’s employees. The position must be able to manage competing priorities and quick decision making in meeting critical business deliverables. Must apply sound judgment, be highly confidential with sensitive information and demonstrate the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners.

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Job Function and Description


  • Global Equity Transaction Reporting to finance and payrolls

  • New hire grant audits and compliance controls

  • Weekly new hire vesting processing

  • New Hire Grant Process, prepare, audit, upload to HR and vendor systems

  • Maintain Equity systems with accurate data for mobility tracking, country infrastructure, banking and tax information

  • Global ESPP/SAYE programs eligibility management

  • Global ESPP/SAYE annual Offering project support

  • Tax oversight updates/uploads

  • Equity termination processing/ manual record adjustments

  • Support cyclical projects

  • Support of Mobility, Finance, Payroll and HRBP initiatives

  • Manage the Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan

  • Manage Employee escalations and customer service

Education and Experience Requirements

Education and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field and five years of experience in equity, benefits, or compensation operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • A CEP, CEBS and/or SPHR certification is desirable but not required


  • 2 years program administration management experience in a shared services environment

  • Experience in project management

  • Experience establishing collaborative initiatives with multiple departments and stakeholders

  • Experience in ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations

  • Demonstrated experience implementing vendor processes and understanding the technical, business and people-related dynamics to consider as new processes are established

  • Workday experience preferred but not required

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Strong technical skills: Proficient in excel, word and PowerPoint

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Effective in process development

  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and professionalism

  • Strong project and program management skills, with the ability to drive multiple work streams forward simultaneously.

  • Effective communication, presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to adapt to a continually changing work environment and manage multiple priorities

  • Self-starter that can work independently as well as within a shared work team environment

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Strong interpersonal and human relations skills including strong judgment in assessing and dealing with issue resolution and escalation

  • Problem solving, time management and priority setting skills

  • Ability to analyze information and convert related activities into a comprehensive work plan

Internal and External Contacts

Internal: HR, Payroll, Finance, Legal and all levels of Shire Employees

External: Third-Party Administrators and Plan Consultants

Other Job Requirements

  • Periodic travel within the US

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.