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People Experience Specialist

Avadel Management Corporation
Chesterfield, MO 63005
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About Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc

Who We Are: Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: AVDL) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on transforming medicines to transform lives. Our approach includes applying innovative solutions to the development of medications that address the challenges patients face with current treatment options. Oxybate therapy is currently the standard of care for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cataplexy in patients living with narcolepsy. However, currently approved oxybate products are immediate release formulations requiring two nightly doses - one dose at bedtime and the second dose 2.5-4 hours later, in the middle of the night. Our current lead drug candidate, LumryzTM (sodium oxybate) extended release for oral suspension (formerly known as FT218), applies our proprietary drug delivery technology to allow for a single bedtime dose, eliminating the need to have a forced awakening during the middle of the night and giving patients the chance for an uninterrupted nights sleep. An extended-release medication sounds like a simple innovation, but it is what has been lacking for 20 years and we believe this will be transformative for people with narcolepsy. For more information, please visit www.avadel.com or check out narcolespydisrupts.com.

What We Do: LumryzTM has been granted Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of narcolepsy. The designation was granted on the plausible hypothesis that LumryzTM may be clinically superior to a formulation of sodium oxybate already approved by the FDA for the same indication.

The FDA granted a tentative approval to LumryzTM on July 18, 2022. Tentative approval indicates that LumryzTM has met all required quality, safety, and efficacy standards necessary for approval in the U.S. FDAs final approval decision for LumryzTM is pending expiration or other disposition of a patent listed in FDAs Orange Book that expires on June 17, 2023. Avadels market research suggests that LumryzTM has the potential to command a meaningful share of the multi-billion-dollar narcolepsy treatment market.

We are currently taking steps to accelerate the final approval of LumryzTM earlier than the expiry of the patent in June 2023, however, in either case, we are gearing up for our full launch now. We cant wait to bring an innovative new treatment option to the narcolepsy community.

How We Work: At Avadel, patients are the reason we exist, and our employees are our greatest competitive advantage our secret sauce. The way we work is as important as the results we achieve. Our employees work together as ONE team and live our Values, which is what makes working at Avadel so special and why we will win for patients. Our ONE Team approach fosters a culture based on being relentless for patients, having confidence with humility, being courageous, taking insights to impact, and togetherness. In everything we do, we live the Avadel Values so we can be our best for our patients, our community and each other.

We are seeking team members who have a passion for making a meaningful impact in the lives of patients. We need individuals who will dive in, roll up their sleeves, and join us in our mission to launch LumryzTM for the narcolepsy community and be part of building and shaping an exciting future together.

Position Summary:
Avadel is seeking a People Experience Specialist to join Team Avadel and support the build out of our organization as we prepare to launch Lumryz for people living with narcolepsy. This is a great opportunity for an individual who wants to learn and grow in the Human Resources (HR) profession as s/he will have the opportunity to support the organizational build, gain firsthand exposure to all facets of HR, and be part of the team shaping Avadels future. Under the general supervision of the Director of People Partnership and Operations, the People Experience Specialist is responsible for supporting the daily activities, administration, and processes for our people including Recruiting and Onboarding, Payroll, Benefits Support, Culture Initiatives, and Employee Relations to promote positive employee engagement.

The successful candidate will have a strong customer orientation and thrive on thinking outside the box, being innovative, and continually looking for ways to improve processes. This position will serve as a critical role in transforming how Avadel delivers people processes and experiences. We anticipate this role will evolve and grow as Avadel continues on our mission to transform medicines to transform lives.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in administering and coordinating the entire pre-boarding and onboarding process for new hires ensuring a warm welcome and positive experience, including background check, drug screen, new hire paperwork, administering the I9 verification process, and new hire orientation.
  • Be a go to resource for our employees responding and resolving issues and questions timely or directing them to the right resource.
  • Maintains updated and accurate employee files ensuring compliance with employment laws.
  • Accountable for ensuring that data for new hires, promotions, benefit elections, terminations, leave of absences and all other employee changes are completed accurately within HRIS systems and other reporting mechanisms.
  • Administers and prepares US semi-monthly and Irish monthly payroll working with internal and external partners.
  • Assists with benefit administration for changes and qualifying events, helps resolve benefit issues, and assist/facilitate annual open enrollment.
  • Assists employees with processing leave of absences requests, short-term and long-term disability claims ensuring the employees compliance and understanding of their responsibilities.
  • Generates and distributes HR reports such as new hires, terminations, birthday and anniversary listings, rosters and organizational charts, updates and other reports as needed.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships internally and externally and collaborates with all levels of employees across our growing organization.
  • Supports the entire recruitment and interviewing process including maintaining the applicant tracking system, posting open positions, coordinating interviews, arranging candidate travel, and assisting hiring managers and applicants as needed.
  • Continually seeks out process improvement opportunities and looks for innovative ways to deliver positive employee experiences.
  • Performs other duties and support across the People and Culture team as needed.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A bachelors degree in Human Resources or related field highly preferred, will consider a combination of commensurate education and experience
  • Previous experience working within human resources highly preferred
  • Experience with HR systems a plus
  • Strong understanding of employment related laws, benefits, and payroll procedures highly preferred
  • Technologically savvy with proficiency in various Microsoft products including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams required
  • Experience with a PEO (Professional Employment Organization) is helpful
  • Demonstrated ability to act with the highest confidentiality
  • For the health and safety of our employees, customers, and community, vaccination against COVID-19 is required as a condition of employment for this position and you must provide valid proof of vaccination

Competencies and Behaviors:

  • Must have a strong attention to detail and produce high quality, accurate work
  • Has a can do mindset and willingness to seek solutions, ask questions and problem solve
  • Can work independently as well as within a highly collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrates initiative, personal awareness, professionalism and integrity
  • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, sometimes under tight timelines
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing

Avadel is committed to facilitating an open, honest, inclusive, transparent, and productive work environment where we work together as ONE team and ONE culture to be our best for patients, customers, and each other. Avadel is committed to equal employment opportunities and non-discrimination in employment. We believe that all employees and applicants should be treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect. Avadel does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. It is our intent to comply with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines in our employment practices and in our service to our clients. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training


Posted: 2022-11-10 Expires: 2022-12-13

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