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In this Human Resources leadership role you will develop and deliver strategies and manage all aspects of Human Resources for the business unit. This business minded, solutions oriented leader will focus on organization assessment, development and effectiveness, talent management, change management and employee engagement to ensure support for the business growth and customer focused strategies. He/she will also ensure the Human Resources team continues to build capabilities and experiences as Human Resources business partners and demonstrates leadership in the implementation of transformation strategies.

This position will also provide business partnership support to Division level Leadership Team members who are based in/aligned to the Fremont location as well as their functional teams.

Relocation eligible


The Clinical Diagnostics Division (CDD) is an organization made up of business units which develop, manufacture and market instruments and consumables that serve a broad, diverse mix of diagnostic segments. The major business units include Niche Diagnostics, Biomarkers, Clinical Diagnostics Systems, and Contract Manufacturing. The division manages a diverse portfolio of products servicing multiple end markets. CDD maintains recognized technology and manufacturing leadership in the markets in which it serves. CDD has approximately $750M in revenue and 2,000 employees across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Principle global business locations are in California and Virginia for the United States; primary global business unit locations also include Germany and Finland. Emerging markets focus particularly in the China marketplace.


Work as a key member of the senior leadership team in developing strategies to support business strategy/goals/initiatives. Translate business strategy and objectives into goals, develops plans in alignment with business imperatives, while assuring compatibility with enterprise values, ethics and policy.
Plan, develop, implement, and administrate Human Resources processes and programs to increase the productivity, competence, and effectiveness of the organization.
Develop a solid strategic human resource plan to support and drive the needs of the business; including attracting, developing and retaining top talent. Identify opportunities for process improvements.
Consult with business/functional leaders to provide and make recommendations in such areas as talent acquisition, organizational assessment, performance and career management, compensation, succession planning, organizational structure, work force planning and change management.
Provide leadership in, and promotion of, a positive One Thermo Fisher Scientific company culture by being an advocate for employees while achieving a balance with all levels of company goals.
Provide direct supervision to the Niche Diagnostics HR team and partner closely with HR centers of excellence functional teams, regional teams and peers within the Division to meet the goals of the business unit and overall CDD. This includes leading Division level initiatives as assigned.
Counsel employees and managers regarding employee relations issues including performance management, facilitation of formal/informal complaints to resolution, discipline and/or terminations in line with the business and country/state/federal guidelines.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

Experience supporting multiple manufacturing operations (or substantial non-exempt population) strongly preferred.
Exposure to process improvement efforts (i.e. Six Sigma, practical process improvement)
Ability to gain trust, respect, and support through business knowledge and functional competence.
Proven consultative HR experience, with a strong bias for action and results.
Experience successfully operating in a decentralized, matrix organization environment. Ability to execute and influence across geographic/functional lines.
Technically savvy and ability to use HRIS databases and Microsoft office applications and perform analysis, organize data to influence key messages and drive business decisions.
Ability to identify/select/develop and retain critical talent.
Fluency in English language, both written and verbal.
8+ years of progressive experience in all aspects of Human Resources as a Human Resources Business Partner.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, human resources, psychology, related discipline required.
Willingness and ability to travel 10-15% of the time.


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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