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Job Description

The Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division (CMD) offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments and software services that support customers within the clinical diagnostic labs, pharmaceuticals, biotech, industrial; and environmental market segments. CMD has approximately $2B in revenue and 6,500 employees across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Position Summary:

Primary responsibility will be to act as the HR lead for the Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry (LSMS) Business Unit. The business unit is comprised of 900+ employees in San Jose (CA), Austin (TX), Franklin (MA), Cambridge (MA), Bremen (Germany), Bangalore (India), and field based employees. Support the key stakeholders to improve organizational capability, drive culture change, define organizational needs, determine training and development needs and strategy, determine hiring needs, resolve employee issues, and contribute to the achievement Business Unit strategic and operating plan objectives. This individual must possess the ability to quickly grasp the business objectives and strategies of multiple clients groups in multiple sites and leverage human resources team members and capabilities to support the achievement of those objectives.

Essential Job Functions and Accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership in the development of change strategies which align resources and drive a collaborative and supportive high-performance work environment.
  • Drive the HR component of the business strategy through planning, developing, and implementing HR initiatives that increase the productivity, competence, and effectiveness of assigned client groups.
  • Partner with HR leadership at other LSMS sites and within the functions to drive an end-to-end view of the business.
  • Deliver initiatives, such as organization assessment and diagnostics, which focus on improvements in organization effectiveness and talent.
  • Champion a culture of diversity and inclusion, ensuring that the organization is developing a diverse pool of talent from which to hire.
  • Consult with Business Unit and/or functional leaders in areas such as organizational assessment, succession planning, organizational structure, and work force planning change management in order to strengthen overall organizational capability.
  • Ensures alignment of HR processes i.e. Human Resources Review (HRR), Performance Management and Development (PMD), Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR), etc. with strategic and operating goals.
  • Counsel and/or coach employees and managers regarding employee relations issues including performance management, facilitation of formal/informal complaints to resolution, discipline and/or terminations in line with local culture and the business and legal environment.
  • Develop, mentor, and guide the HR team to be business-oriented, proactive, and results-oriented.
  • Drive employee engagement and satisfaction through promotion of a positive One Thermo Fisher company culture while balancing employee concerns with all levels of company goals.
  • Ensure effective talent management including recruitment, assessment and development as the organization grows both organically as well as through acquisition. Assist managers in assessing and identifying resources to meet employee/departmental training needs and encouragement of employees to continuously develop their skills in their field of work.
  • Manage the partnership with the talent acquisition center, including staffing coordination and job requisition management.
  • Manage the annual performance and salary reviews as well as the variable pay programs.
  • Responsible for remaining up to date on relevant US, and state employment laws and other human resources compliance issues. Update management on policies/processes as necessary. Responsible for oversight and coordination of any regulatory requirements including OSHA compliance and Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • Participate and/or lead Division HR projects focused on continuous improvement of core programs and services.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Director/Senior Human Resources experience from a large multi-national company with 10-12 years of experience. Prior experience managing an HR team required. Experience supporting manufacturing operations (or substantial non-exempt population) strongly preferred. Global experience is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Human Resources or a business related field required.
  • Demonstrated success translating business strategies into organizational and HR strategies & actions.
  • Comprehensive HR experience, including a complete understanding of and hands-on exposure to the full mix of HR functions in a global environment.
  • Experience with Process Improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Practical Process Improvement, etc.)
  • Experience working across a complex organizational matrix.
  • A track record of positive results and an ability to show how his/her programs and policies have contributed to the growth and bottom line profitability of an organization while enhancing or driving cultural change.
  • He/she should be someone who is sought out for their opinion and advice and who can forge and maintain close relationships across all constituencies.
  • Self motivated; bias for action.
  • Effective negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Strong analytical skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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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