Completed United States

The Company

We are working with a new global client in the Life Sciences space which specializes in developing cutting edge medical and healthcare solutions for its customer base. With global revenues of more than US$15 Billion and a population of 100,000 and growing, this organization is currently upgrading several key HR leadership roles across the region. One such position is the Director, Human Resources for its Global Manufacturing and Research & Development operation which carries multi-site responsibility across the US and supports a population of close to 3,000. This role could be based in a number of Western US locations, with Utah a strong preference.

The Role

Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources for Global Manufacturing and Research & Development dotted line to the VP Manufacturing & Supply chain, he or she will execute the HR strategy for multiple sires in line with the strategic and operational demands of the business. This will be a full services HR Generalist role providing block and tackle support as well as leading strategic workforce planning. It will encompass not only talent and performance management, learning and development, compensation and benefits and employee engagement reviews, but also hands-on employer relations, compliance and union avoidance training and oversight for health and safety programs. He or she will manage a team of 8-9 people and work in a matrix structure alongside a strategic HR Business Partner who is focused exclusively on talent projects within the R&D team. The career advancement opportunities for the right individual are excellent with larger scale regional or global roles and international relocation all possibilities.  

The Individual

The successful candidate will be an experienced HR Generalist from a blue chip multinational, ideally complex manufacturing background in pharmaceuticals, industrial, chemicals, engineering or consumer goods industries. He or she will be able to demonstrate experience working in a matrixed organization supporting a population of more than 1,000 people and preferably multi-site responsibility. He or she must be able to blend a bigger picture approach with hands-on detail around processes and procedures and be willing to roll their sleeves up and guide the team when necessary. All sites are non-unionized and so exposure to union avoidance training is beneficial. Strong communication skills and a track record of influencing stakeholders is essential. Of critical importance is to view this move not as a job but as the start of a career track within the organization; flexibility to relocate in future is essential.

Unless the advertisement specifies otherwise, only HR Professionals who are legally able to work in this country can be considered.

Posted on 24 Jan 2017

ChapmanCG Pte Ltd

EA Licence No. 08S3543

At a glance

Job ref
Job function
Generalist HR
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
International Coverage
Global HQ
North America
Global revenue
US$10-100 Billion
Solid report to
Vice President, Human Resources
Potential upsides
Highly visible role driving HR initiatives for key sites.
Potential downsides
You must be willing to roll up your sleeves and also get involved in the tactical side of HR.