Stock Plan Manager

Req ID #:  45900

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


As a result of Charles River's continued growth, we are seeking a talented Stock Plan Manager to join our high-performing Benefits team at our Corporate HQ in Wilmington, MA.


As the company's dedicated Stock Plan Manager, you will own all aspects of stock plan administration and stock-based compensation for our global equity plans. A large part of the role will include interfacing and coordinating with key business partners in compensation, payroll, global tax, financial reporting, human resources and legal, as well as the executive team and our corporate board of directors.  Additionally, you'll be:

•              Managing the annual long-term incentive process, from modeling share usage and projecting expected expense, to managing the actual granting of stock.

•              Developing and delivering timely communications related to stock awards, including grant notification, terms and vesting events.

•              Resolving highly complex issues requiring specialized expertise.

•              Serving as the internal expert on all aspects of the company's stock plan.

•              Ensuring all income and tax withholdings are reported timely and accurately to payroll.

•              Assisting with SEC filings (Form 3, 4 and 5) including Proxy and Section 16 reports.

•              Maintaining stock plan documentation for both internal and SOX compliance.

•              Performing detailed analyses related to stock, as required.

•              Participating in broader total rewards initiatives and processes as appropriate.


We are specifically looking for candidates with the following education, experience and skills:

•              Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in related discipline

•              Minimum 6 years of experience with global equity administration

•              Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills

•              Excellent analytical and organizational skills

•              Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and internal/external partners

•              Ability to multi-task and deliver results in a fast-paced environment

•              Ability to identify and implement process improvements

•              Certification/Licensure:  CEP preferred



About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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