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Job Description
Job Title: HR Business Partner
Reports To: Director, HR
Position Location: Allentown, PA
Number of Direct Reports: 0

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) will join Thermo Fisher’s Clinical Services team (a business unit within the Clinical Trials Division) based in Allentown, PA. As a critical member of the HR team, you will provide strategic partnering to your business and deliver the sites’ people and culture agenda to include effective deployment of our core HR processes, employee relations, organizational design, leadership development and building talent capabilities at all levels. Based on a deep understanding of business objectives, customer needs and the competitive landscape, you will become a trusted advisor for both managers and employees. The HRBP will report directly to the Director, HR for the Allentown Fisher Clinical Services team.

  • Provide value-added coaching and guidance with a focus on capability building, employee engagement, talent and performance management.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Partner and coach the business to ensure their people decisions are based on the business objectives to include organizational redesign.
  • Ensure the delivery and consistency of core HR processes in the areas of recruiting, employee relations, compensation, succession planning, talent management, performance management, etc.
  • Contribute to driving an ambitious agenda for the Clinical Services team through sound decision making, best in class HR practices and an attention to HR service delivery improving the client experience for both managers and employees.
  • Analyze HR metrics for assigned business groups to help managers arrive at appropriate people decisions; understand trends and proactively develop plans to address concerns through meaningful actions.
  • Proactively assess management development and training needs, ensuring the delivery of appropriate training linked to individual growth and key business objectives.
  • Provide direct partnership for managers while remaining connected with and approachable for employees in addressing HR issues such as: work place conflicts, performance issues, job redesigns, development planning and corresponding processes such as change management, reassignments, training, job eliminations, terminations, etc...
  • Lead talent reviews and succession planning with managers and work with the Director, HR to implement plans and measure progress.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree or progress towards completion preferred.
  • 7+ years of overall HR experience with at least 3 years of proven HR partnering experience, ideally in a large global matrix organization.
  • Relative experience in a cGMP manufacturing, packaging or logistics operation preferred.
  • Effective in working with peers, business partners, and other colleagues – embracing different people and cultures to positively impact business performance and foster strong team work and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated success handling a wide range of employee relations issues with a heavy service delivery focus.
  • Demonstrable experience building credibility and trust among both employees and managers.
  • A high degree of confidentiality, resiliency, respect for others and tact are required.
  • The ability to focus on collaboration within and across the business/function and understand end-to-end implications of decisions; leverages sound decision making and strong judgment even under challenging circumstances.
  • Frames the right holistic questions to “connect the dots” and makes priorities accordingly, balancing strategic and operational needs; delivers on commitments and trusted to follow through.
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written; easily demonstrates for stakeholders capability in creating sustainable results; personal impact, authority and pace come through at all organizational levels.
  • Effective consultative and influencing skills in a challenging operational or manufacturing environment desired.
  • Excellent technical skills (i.e. MS Word, PPT, Excel) and the use of current HRIS tools (i.e. Workday)
  • Comfortable working in a demanding environment with multiple priorities and stakeholders.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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