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The Senior Director, Human Resources for the Biosciences Division (BID) of Thermo Fisher Scientific will advance people strategies and solutions aligned with short and long-term goals for the Cell Biology business unit and the Market Development organization within BID. As the HRBP, they will work effectively across a highly matrixed environment, engaging and aligning with business leaders, HRBPs/HR field teams, and HR COEs, to identify gaps and opportunities, and together develop the go-forward winning organizational and talent strategy. The incumbent will need to lead with customer focus, while demonstrating leadership agility and urgency across our matrixed and global footprint.

Located in Carlsbad, CA, this position will report directly to the VP, Human Resources for BID.


  • Develops HR strategy, solutions and a strategic workforce plan that align to the business strategy and objectives.
  • Contracts with Country HR Leads and/or the Director of Field HR for generalist support.
  • Ensures activities throughout the business unit are core, common and consistent.
  • 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.
  • Keeps abreast of industry, market and functional trends, and leverages these insights to develop appropriate divisional HR strategies and solutions.
  • Evaluates work requests from across the organization and determines prioritization with in collaboration with the business and in alignment with the HR model.
  • Manages HR resources and priorities, commissions HR solutions via the HR Generalist or HR Specialists or third party vendors, as appropriate, aligning to business and HR goals and leads successful implementation of initiatives.
  • Helps guide COEs owners in the shaping of appropriate and innovative HR solutions.
  • Develops robust talent management plans to attract, retain, develop, and engage talent in critical roles.
  • Maintains knowledge of changes in HR law and important issues which could affect the business and shares knowledge with business and HR teams.
  • Coaches senior leaders on complex leadership and HR issues including development 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., team effectiveness, goal development and alignment, manager capability, etc.).
  • Ensures fairness and organizational consistency with our 4I Values (integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement) in everything we do.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, human resources, psychology, related discipline required.
  • Ten to fifteen years of progressive experience in all aspects of Human Resources.
  • Experience supporting multiple functions.
  • Strong consultative style with proven experience supporting senior executives.
  • Proven ability to influence and lead others.
  • Experience building business teams and managing in complex leadership matrixes.
  • Thorough working knowledge of contemporary practices in the administration of HR policies, including (but not limited to): salary administration and performance review processes; performance management; proactive employee relations; issue investigation and resolution; recruiting.
  • Experience managing field-based employees strongly preferred.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required by the needs of the business.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5 year’s experience supporting global teams.
  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage short term deliverables concurrent with longer-term strategic milestones.
  • Executive presence; Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Experience working within fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multi-cultural business environments.
  • Ability to consult with and influence senior leaders.
  • Proven customer-centric focus: ability to influence culture and create alignment between business goals, behaviors, and compensation systems that drive performance.

Travel: approximately 20% in US and Europe

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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