HR Systems and Data Manager at BioLife Solutions

Location: Bothell, WA
Time: Full-Time

BioLife Solutions is repeatedly named one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, a list curated by Seattle Business Magazine. We welcome you to apply to join our dynamic, high-energy team. Here you will find a performance-based, family-oriented environment where authentic communication and treating colleagues with respect are required. Our employees receive a competitive benefits package, which includes generous company stock awards and a 401k matching program.

BioLife Solutions is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of class-defining cell and gene therapy bioproduction tools and services. Our solutions facilitate basic and applied research and commercialization of new therapies by maintaining the health of biologic source material and finished products during manufacturing, storage, and distribution. Our solutions offer commercial companies and clinical researchers significant improvement in shelf life and post-preservation viability and function of biologic materials. Our tools portfolio includes our proprietary, serum-free and protein-free, fully defined CryoStor® freeze media and HypoThermosol® shipping and storage media, ThawSTAR® family of automated, water-free thawing products, evo® cold chain management system, and Custom Biogenic Systems high-capacity storage freezers. Services include SciSafe biologic and pharmaceutical materials storage. For more information, please visit:

General Summary and Purpose:
The HR Systems and Data Manager is a core team member of the HR Department. This position is responsible planning and directing the strategy and ongoing administration of the HR Systems, Applications and HR platforms to support short- and long-term organizational goals. Will work closely with HR, Finance and IT departments on system implementations and reporting needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Serves as the subject matter expert and technical point of contact for HRIS and HR systems
  •  Plan and Implement new HRIS system. Perform comprehensive analysis on current systems to determine criteria for selecting a new HRIS. Evaluate potential systems, gather information from key stakeholders within HR and Finance to make selection and implement new system.
  • Ongoing maintenance and administration of HRIS. Stays up-to-date on new system releases and versions.
  •  Develop standard reports. Compile complex data reports, summaries or logs requested by HR, Finance, Payroll or Sr Leaders and Auditors.
  •  Analyze and validate data regularly to ensure accuracy and integrity of employee data and ensure smooth communication between HRIS and other software applications.
  •  Set up and become technically knowledgeable about other HR applications. This includes EDI feeds working correctly across platforms.
  • Ensure HR technology issues are resolved timely. Troubleshoot, resolve or escalate issues when needed.
  • Research new technologies as HR needs arise.
  • Document system configuration, write HRIS processes and procedures.
  • Manager permission, access and similar system operations and settings for team members.
    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.

Job Requirements:

    •  Prior experience leading large and complex global projects including system implementation.
    • Excellent analytical skills with very high attention to detail and ability to produce high quality results.
    •  Excellent communication skills with demonstrated strength at building internal relationships.
    •  Strong problem-solving skills with ability to find root cause of issues and provide appropriate resolution.
    •  Demonstrated ability to negotiate to a solution of many stakeholder needs into a single recommendation.
    • Strong project management skills and ability to balance competing priorities.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze, translate and present data to a variety of different audiences and skill levels.
    • Ability to demonstrate functional knowledge of key HR business processes (employee life cycle, compensation, benefits, payroll and supporting operations)
    •  Ability to provide a high level of customer service while functioning in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    •  SOX control design and operational compliance experience.
      Job Specifications:
    •  Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Administration, IT or another analytical/technical field
      or equivalent experience.
    • 5 years progressive HRIS experience supporting complex HR and/or payroll systems.
    • System implementation experience required.

BioLife Solutions provides a substance-free workplace, and all offers of employment will be contingent on opiate drug test and background check.

BioLife Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

The US base salary range for this position at full-time is  $99,500 – $159,200  (yr).  Our salary ranges are determined by position, level, location, and market competitive benchmarks.  Individual pay within a level is determined by work location, job related skills, experience, education, and training.

The BioLife Solutions total rewards program includes, but is not limited to medical, dental, vision, 401K with generous match, life and disability insurance as well as time off programs of Vacation and Sick time.  Additionally, we believe in our team members sharing the success of our business and therefore we provide stock equity grants as a part of our total rewards package.