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Thermo Fisher Scientific Human Resources Business Partner in Durham, North Carolina

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

The Sr. Human Resources Manager role supports the Drug Product Division and serves as business partner to the pharmaceutical development, steriles and continuous manufacturing businesses across 6 sites in North America. This role will translate business strategy into HR strategy and organizational needs to HR solutions and plans. This role will build organizational capabilities by attracting, engaging, developing and retaining the top talent required for short and long-term business success.

Role can be based at any Thermo Fisher site on the East Coast

How will you make an impact?

As a trusted advisor to the business, you will consult and take action in the areas of talent management, organizational development, performance management, career development, employee relations, compensation planning and change leadership.

You will work effectively across a matrixed environment, engaging and aligning with business leaders, HRBPs/HR field teams in North America and HR centers of excellence (COE) or “platforms” to identify gaps and opportunities, and together develop the go-forward winning organizational and talent strategy. The incumbent will demonstrate learning and leadership agility, showing a curiosity and passion the mission, setting priorities and taking action in an organized, proactive manner.

What will you do?

  • Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into critical HR actions, programs, and initiatives.

  • Evaluate and advise client groups on programs or strategies that impact the attraction, engagement, development and retention of the people resources of the business.

  • Provide HR support and coaching to leaders on HR policies and processes, people management and career development.

  • Counsel and/or coach employees.

  • Ensure effective talent attraction and management including recruitment, onboarding, assessment, and development.

  • Assist managers in assessing and identifying resources to meet employee training needs.

  • Drive effective compensation equity and planning processes for the assigned client group.

  • Support the HR functional teams (i.e. talent acquisition, compensation, etc.) with large scale HR initiatives, special initiatives and annual processes.

  • Act as a change agent and lead key change management initiatives for the business. Participate in the broader division and group HR team to drive HR projects and initiatives. This position will also lead and manage assigned Division-wide initiatives.

  • Partner with site, HR and Business leaders to oversee and provide guidance on activities, shape culture and drive employee engagement.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, HR or related field is required. A strong aptitude for business and financial topics is highly recommended.


  • Six years of progressive experience in all aspects of Human Resources and as a HR Business Partner who has supported multiple businesses.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to execute and influence across geographic/functional lines and work within a matrixed model.

  • Ability to communicate complex information in an understandable, organized, concise manner.

  • Ability to gain trust, respect, and support through business knowledge and functional competence.

  • Willingness and ability to travel 25% of the time.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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.

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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.