Thermo Fisher Scientific Director, Human Resources in Center Valley, Pennsylvania
The Director, Human Resources Business Partner is a consultative role responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management for Thermo Fisher’s Global Logistics team (a business unit within the Clinical Trials Division) based in Swedesboro, NJ. This is a large, complex operation, comprised of nearly 400 global colleagues, at all levels, with a considerable population of non-exempt employees. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The position will include international human resource responsibilities. The Director, HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its midrange plans, its culture and its competition. The position reports to the Vice President, HR – Clinical Trial Division with a strong matrix alignment to the VP, General Manager – Global Logistics.
HR Strategy/Planning – Understanding business strategy and translating into HR priorities and initiatives; taking a proactive approach to identifying key people issues and opportunities; building strong business cases to support recommended courses of action; making effective recommendations and having credibility with senior managers as an effective business partner.
Employee Relations - Develop strategies to proactively engage leadership in focusing and driving increasing positive employee engagement. Provide consultative services to managers and site leadership on a variety of issues related to motivating, coaching, managing conflict, and addressing performance and behavior concerns.
HR Service Delivery / Technical Knowledge – Successfully planning, organizing and implementing significant HR initiatives; coordinating effectively across business, division and corporate HR groups to ensure smooth communication and program implementation locally.
Relationship Building/Influence – Gaining respect quickly across multiple audiences, including non-exempt associates and managers, HR leadership and senior leaders within the division and broader organization; Approachable, open, collaborative while being assertive when appropriate; highly effective communicator with strong presentation skills. Supports and initiates opportunities to improve recognition and fairness onsite.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.
A minimum of 10 years professional experience with at least 5 years of direct HR partnering experience, ideally in global, heavily matrixed, organization; at least 3 years directly managing others.
Continuous process improvement experience such as six sigma, or similar preferred.
Bachelors degree required; MBA degree highly preferred
Demonstrated ability and experience in employee and labor relations to resolve a variety of highly complex issues and providing solutions aligned with business needs with a strong foundation in the application of employment law in business situations.
Strong analytical skills; demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret HR data and make recommendations based on trend analysis.
Ability to think systemically, consult and influence strategically with all levels of managers and leaders.
Strong business acumen: an understanding of the key financial drivers and dynamics related to growth and revenue goals of an organization.
Working knowledge of multiple HR functional disciplines (compensation, recruitment, learning and organizational development, employee relations and HR systems) required.
Demonstrated ability to build credibility and effective relationships with site leaders and managers, HR partners at all levels, and associate level employees. Strong executive presence, excellent decision making skills and the ability to work with a high degree of discretion
Proven customer centric focus: ability to influence culture and create alignment between business goals, behaviors, and compensation systems that drive performance.
Ability to deliver strong results with limited resources, under tight deadlines and with a high degree of accuracy.
Effective leadership, management, and coaching skills; excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills (oral and written) to effectively communicate across all organizational levels; managerial courage, ability to have effective critical conversations, using diplomacy and tact to diffuse high tension situations effectively.
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