Director Human Resources - Life Sciences

Organization
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
180 Oyster Point Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Job Description

The HR Director is one of the strategic business partners to the Genetic Sciences Division (GSD) business unit and functional leaders and their teams to translate business strategy into HR strategy and organizational needs to HR solutions and plans. This role will support the business unit leaders goals to build organizational capabilities by attracting, engaging, developing and retaining the top talent required for short and long-term business success.

Responsibilities:

  • Global responsibility to develop HR strategy, solutions and strategic workforce plans that align to the business and functional strategy and objectives.
  • Facilitates organizational diagnosis and metrics to drive organizational effectiveness through talent and organizational capabilities and culture.
  • Acts as a catalyst for change; guides and directs organizational design, development and change management solutions.
  • Develops robust talent management plans and drives culture change initiatives to attract, retain, develop, and engage talent in critical roles.
  • Coaches senior leaders on complex leadership and HR issues including development, engagement, and talent performance and issues which could have the potential to create a competitive advantage for the business.
  • Builds organizational capability through development and/or facilitation of appropriate senior leadership team (i.e., leadership and team effectiveness, goal development and alignment, manager capability, etc.)
  • Keeps abreast of industry, market and functional trends, and leverages these insights to develop appropriate business unit HR strategies and solutions.
  • Evaluates work requests from across the organization and determines prioritization in collaboration with the business and in alignment with the HR model.
  • Manages HR resources and priorities, commissions HR solutions via the Regional HR teams, Corporate and Group Centers of Excellence and/or third party vendors, as appropriate, aligning to business and HR goals and leads successful implementation of initiatives.
  • Helps guide Center of Excellence (COE) owners in the shaping of appropriate and innovative HR solutions.
  • Ensures activities throughout the region are core, common and consistent.
  • Stays abreast of changes in HR law and important issues which could impact the business and shares knowledge with business and HR teams.
  • Represents HR on BU leadership teams and BU leadership on HR Leadership teams.
  • Ensures fairness and organizational consistency with our 4-i Values in everything we do.

  

Requirements

 BA/BS required, MA/MS preferred 

  • Senior Human Resources generalist from a large multi-national company with 10+ years of successful experience and a minimum of 2 years as senior HR business partner supporting executives in a global business unit.
  • Highly preferred: Experience from multi-national highly technical life sciences business with a strong emphasis on innovation.
  • Experience as a strategic business partner with credibility as a trusted advisor and confidant to senior management on business issues and business strategy with the ability to link human resources as a driver and influencer of business performance.
  • Comprehensive HR experience, including a complete understanding of and hands on exposure to the full mix of HR functions in a global environment.
  • Must have ability to develop solid and positive professional relationships with senior leadership, subordinates and peers in a heavily matrixed environment
  • Experience working with a variety of functions including R&D, commercial (sales, field marketing and service), marketing, product development, engineering, strategic planning, and operations.
  • A track record of positive results and an ability to show how his/her programs and initiatives have contributed to the growth and bottom line profitability of an organization while enhancing or driving cultural change.
  • Must have led/been directly involved in significant change management initiatives in prior roles.
  • Experience with Process Improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Practical Process Improvement, etc.)
  • Self motivated; bias for action
  • Effective negotiating skills with proven ability to influence without direct authority
  • Ability to use a high level of confidentiality, tact, diplomacy, discretion and empathy/understanding in a global environment across multiple cultures.
  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage short term deliverables concurrent with longer-term strategic milestones
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Executive presence; Strong presentation skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of time, as needed.
How to Apply

Position Code: 44831BR

Apply on our careers page - http://jobs.thermofisher.com/ShowJob/Id/8200/Director,-Human-Resources/

 

 

 

About Our Organization

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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