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The Director, Human Resources is responsible for the overall operation and strategic direction of the Human Resources function across the Environmental and Process Monitoring Business Unit within the Chemical Analysis Division. This person will work as a key member of the leadership team in developing HR strategies that are aligned with and support the business strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Translate business strategy and objectives into goals, plans and tactics that are aligned with business imperatives, while assuring compatibility with enterprise values, ethics and policy.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and administrate HR processes and programs that increase the productivity, competence, and effectiveness of the EPM organization.
  • Develop a solid strategic human resource plan that is aligned with the needs of the business and the development of top talent, identifying opportunities for process improvements, staffing great talent, ensuring solid compensation planning which drives results, safety, and communications.
  • Consult with business line and/or functional leaders and provide analysis and recommendations in such areas as talent acquisition, organizational assessment, performance and career management, succession planning, organizational structure, work force planning and change management.
  • Contribute and align to both division- and company-wide HR policies and standards development through interaction with Division Human Resources Vice President and the global divisional HR team.
  • 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.
  • Provide leadership in, and promotion of, a positive One Thermo Fisher company culture by being an advocate for employees while achieving a balance 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 annual performance management processes, including employee training and coaching, performance appraisal, personnel development planning, and succession planning.
  • Coach managerial/supervisory employees relative to interpretation and implementation of relevant HR policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Manage the annual performance and salary reviews as well as the variable pay programs.
  • Strategic partner with business leadership on all potential merger & acquisition activity including strong HR leadership for integration efforts that may result.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, master’s degree is strongly preferred. PHR/SPHR and/or other professional certifications desirable.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of progressive levels experience in all aspects of human resources. Experience supporting manufacturing operations strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience working in a global environment
  • Proven experience in implementing programs and processes that yield positive results and high levels of credibility within an organization.
  • Strong strategic and tactical planning, organization and implementation skills.
  • Outstanding leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate at all levels of employee population. Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong work ethic; positive and energetic.
  • Highly ethical, fair, and consistent.
  • Strong “business” orientation; balances needs of business and employees.
  • Exposure to process improvement efforts (i.e., practical process improvement, Six Sigma) is a plus.
  • Ability to influence others to reach agreement and gain support for strategies.
  • Ability to travel 25 - 35%

Key Attributes:

  • Business acumen – knows how businesses work, capable of understanding the broader business strategy, able to drive human resources to the bottom line.
  • Drive for results – can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Must have a bias for action and be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Global mindset – is capable of working with different cultures and has the ability to support the integration of new businesses across the globe.
  • Good Judge Of Talent –can articulate the strengths & limitations of people inside or outside the organization.
  • Managerial courage – provides current, direct, complete and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others.
  • Approachability – forges solid and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers, and upper management. Is easy to approach and talk to, builds rapport well. Uses a high level of tact, diplomacy, discretion and empathy/understanding in a global environment across multiple cultures at all levels of the workforce.
  • Process orientation – comfortable in an engineering/manufacturing environment focused on processes. Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done, knows how to organize people and activities.
  • Flexibility – can change directions, is capable and willing to work all levels of activities from strategic to detail as needed.
  • Customer focus – oriented to providing top levels of HR support to line leadership and BU employees in a positive manner.

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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