Job Description:

Ciena may well be the most important technology company youve never heard of The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies But those companies rely on Ciena, another vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps VR, AI, IOT, 5G literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work For more than 25 years, Ciena has been the global leader in networking strategy, and our technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies in the world What will you do at Ciena

At Ciena, our HR team is more than just a support function We actively look for ways to influence and change how we work to attract, develop and retain the absolute best and brightest This role directly is directly connected to some of the projects leading the way in transforming how Ciena works and is an opportunity to have a hand in influencing our people strategy This role will play a key part in modernizing the way Ciena worksand will help drive a sustainable workforce for the future As we advance our strategic workforce management capability, this role will carry responsibility for elements of both our Workforce Planning and Contingent Workers approaches Our team now requires a bright, creative and energetic professional with both analytical and operational capability to take these programs to the next level In addition to mapping the workforce forecast, this role will be a key contributor to how we will look to influence our demographics, evolve our flexible working strategy, and modernize our approach to contingent workers


There are two main areas of responsibility

Workforce Planning Analytics

Partnering with finance, creating quarterly Workforce Planning roll-ups and consolidation
Assist with Low cost site planning and migration
Workforce Planning analytics

Contingent Worker Program

Define and implement the forecasting, onboarding, and tracking process for contingent workers
Troubleshooter for ongoing issues with contingent worker process
Determine process and definitions for Flexible workers
Key interface between IT, RE, finance, and other HR stakeholders on workforce planning and contingent worker processes
Participate in the assessment of automation tools for the above activities

General Activities

Maintaining the data that forms the basis of the workforce forecast
Providing project coordination and eventual project management to projects influencing change
Constantly looking at ways of improving how we plan, forecast and analyze our plans
Quarterly Workforce Planning roll-ups and consolidation
Assist with Low cost site planning and migration

Collaboration with stakeholders

This role is integral to the HR ecosystemworking with functions including recruiting, HRIS, HR Connect and our HR Business Partners
Key interface between IT, RE, procurement, finance, and other HR stakeholders on workforce planning and contingent worker processes
Visibility and impact to key HR, Finance and other business leaders

Areas of impact

Influence major decisions regarding the Ciena workforce, including locations, demographics, flexible working programs and others
Provide key data to drive recruiting, real estate and IT related decision making
Evolve the contingent worker program to be in line with a modernized way of using an extended workforce


This role has a unique set of requirementsanalytical and workforce/HR knowledge combined with the ability to work with and manage workforce/contingent worker vendors
Having a reputation as an Excel guru ie V-lookup, macros, pivot tables
Excellent analytical capabilities with demonstrated ability to cut through the noise and identify the key insights from data
Preferably a procurement or supplier management background HR experience would be an asset
Project coordination
A history of having a customer service focus / mentality
Previous experience with major ERP or HRIS tool (Oracle, SAP, Workday etc)

Rewarding experience Meaningful outcomes

Making a difference in peoples lives through design and implementation of leading network technologies Thats what motivates us

A distinct way to work

Free thinking, free discussion, and collaboration are the norm Expect more satisfying outcomes - both personal and professional

Ciena values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age

Ciena is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific needs / accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner Information received relating to any specific needs / accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially

What you can expect from us

You will receive notification of your successful application
Successful applicants will be contacted by Talent Acquisition for an initial discussion
If suitable you will be considered for the short list and our formal interview process

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : IT-Hardware/Networking, Telecom
Functional Area : HR/PM/IR/Training
Role : Recruitment
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th Feb 2020

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