Director, People Services & Technology

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary:

Apellis is seeking an individual to lead our People Services & Technology (PS&T) team. The PS&T team is an integral part of the HR Team at Apellis and is responsible for enabling processes and programs to support Apellucians through the employee life cycle from on-boarding to off-boarding; as well as providing support to HRBP's and the HR function for operational matters.

The Director, People Services & Technology will lead the strategy and execution of our growing team to create the vision and roadmap for the function, which includes on-boarding, HRIS / HR systems, policies and procedures, compliance, and global expansion.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Leadership of the PS&T team by hiring and developing talent as well as creating opportunities through growth of the PS&T group

  • Create a PS&T framework for global expansion to new markets / countries in partnership with International HR

  • Own, manage, and implement all HR-related systems (in partnership with IT) including HRIS, Greenhouse (ATS), Lattice, and other HR and people systems

  • Own, manage, and evolve on-boarding for new-hires at Apellis focusing on creating a seamless experience for new employees and managers

  • Design, manage and administer People Services operational processes that support Apellis' business needs. Collaborate cross-functionally to develop or update processes, as needed, to ensure they are effective, efficient, and scale as Apellis grows

  • Continue to evolve the People Services support model as the organization grows and matures, establishing plans for expanded service offerings and support across multiple countries

  • Work with the team to develop clear instructions and tools that help all stakeholders understand how to access and use People Services for Apellis

  • Drive continuous improvement in the functionality and user experience of our systems, tools, and standard/operational reporting capabilities in partnership with our IT team

  • Provide thought leadership proactively within broader HR team

  • Own HR Compliance procedures such as AAP, EEO-1, and other reporting

Education, Registration & Certification:

  • BS in business, technology, or related fields

  • Master's Degree (preferred)


  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience within HR Systems including HR operations, Talent Operations, or Shared Services

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of relevant HRIS and HR or Talent Acquisition systems

  • Demonstrated skills in project and program management

  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving ability and sound judgement ability

  • Strong leadership, team building, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Comfortable working independently with minimal supervision

  • Highly organized, results driven, problem solver

  • Superior written and oral communication skills and the ability to work across different levels of management

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Travel Requirements:

  • Expected travel to the Company's headquarters.

  • Additional travel may be required

Benefits and Perks:

Apellis offers a great benefit package which includes: health insurance with full premium coverage, 401K with company match, paid time off (PTO), long- term disability insurance, life insurance and more! Visit to learn more.

Company Background:

At Apellis, we are committed to developing transformative therapies for people living with a broad range of debilitating diseases by controlling complement, part of the body's immune system. Our work is rooted centrally at C3, which is the only target in the complement cascade that addresses all three pathways that can drive disease. Targeting C3 has broad platform potential to treat many diseases where patients have few or no treatment options available. Our programs across ophthalmology, nephrology, hematology, and neurology are further exploring what is possible by targeting C3.

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EEO Statement:

Apellis is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Apellis strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, smoker/nonsmoker, and occupational pneumoconiosis or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Director, People Services & Technology

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.