Thermo Fisher Scientific Director, Human Resources in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, and you’ll be valued and recognized for your performance. With talented managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, you’ll find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Fisher BioServices is the world's leading provider of biological sample, clinical material management, and cell therapy logistics services. We provide customized solutions for specimen kit assembly and collection, cold-chain transport, lab processing, biobanking and repository services that ensure our customers’ success and peace of mind. Extending to the entire spectrum of cell-based and regenerative medicine worldwide, Fisher BioServices also provides distribution of cell-based therapies from manufacturer to patient bedside, with complete chain of custody documentation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • HR Strategy/Planning – Understanding business strategy and translating into HR priorities and initiatives; taking a proactive approach to identifying key people issues and opportunities; building strong business cases to support recommended courses of action; making effective recommendations between line and staff responsibilities; having credibility with senior managers as an effective business partner and with associate level employees as an objective and fair HR site leader.Employee Relations - Develop strategies to proactively engage site leadership in focusing and driving increasing positive employee engagement. Provide consultative services to managers and site leadership on a variety of issues related to motivating, coaching, managing conflict, and addressing performance and behavior concerns.

  • HR Service Delivery / Technical Knowledge – Successfully planning, organizing and implementing significant HR initiatives; coordinating effectively across business, division and corporate HR groups to ensure smooth communication and program implementation locally.

  • Relationship Building/Influence – Gaining respect quickly across multiple audiences, including non-exempt associates and managers, HR leadership and senior leaders within the division and broader organization; Approachable, open, collaborative while being assertive when appropriate; highly effective communicator with strong presentation skills. Supports and initiates opportunities to improve recognition and fairness onsite.

  • Leadership – Providing strong leadership and direction to the onsite HR team; Effectively recruiting, motivating and leading both seasoned and early career talent in the delivery of quality HR services and the application of appropriate employment laws; objectively assessing and upgrading the effectiveness of the HR team, and appropriately managing team/individual performance in a dynamic business environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years professional experience with 5+ years of direct HR partnering experience, ideally in global, heavily matrixed, organization.

  • 3+ years directly managing others.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or other relevant area.

  • Strong analytical skills; demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret HR data and make recommendations based on trend analysis.

  • Strong business acumen: an understanding of the key financial drivers and dynamics related to growth and revenue goals of an organization.

  • Working knowledge of multiple HR functional disciplines (compensation, recruitment, learning and organizational development, employee relations and HR systems).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA degree highly preferred.

  • Continuous process improvement experience such as six sigma, or similar preferred.

  • Effective leadership, management, and coaching skills; excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills (oral and written) to effectively communicate across all organizational levels; managerial courage, ability to have effective critical conversations, using diplomacy and tact to diffuse high tension situations effectively.

  • Ability to deliver strong results with limited resources, under tight deadlines and with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Demonstrated history of effectively managing and developing a team of Human Resource professionals

  • Proven customer centric focus: ability to influence culture and create alignment between business goals, behaviors, and compensation systems that drive performance.

  • Demonstrated ability to build credibility and effective relationships with site leaders and managers, HR partners at all levels, and associate level employees. Strong executive presence, excellent decision making skills and the ability to work with a high degree of discretion

  • Ability to think systemically, consult and influence strategically with all levels of managers and leaders.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in employee and labor relations to resolve a variety of highly complex issues and providing solutions aligned with business needs with a strong foundation in the application of employment law in business situations.

  • Solid experience and expertise using Workday HRIS.

  • Ability to understand real-world business issues /opportunities and determine appropriate data, metrics, and methods of analysis to use to gain required insights.

  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.

This position has been approved for Relocation Assistance for active Thermo Fisher Scientific Employees only.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 55,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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.