Thermo Fisher Scientific HR Director in Franklin, Massachusetts

Job Description


The Chemical Analysis Division provides a diverse mix of analytical instruments and associated services to a broad range of end user markets including Safety & Security, Environmental, Food Safety, Energy, Mining, Life Science Manufacturing and Recycling, to name a few. Its instruments are deployed in the field and on the line, in challenging environments where customers put a premium on robustness, reliability and ease of use. They allow them to make decisions where they operate and streamline their businesses. CAD is a complex division with a global footprint, broad product portfolio and diverse customer base.


The principal focus of the incumbent is to be the human resources strategic business partner for the Environmental and Process Monitoring (EPM) business. In this capacity, the incumbent is a member of the business unit management team and is directly involved with the major business decisions of the organization, including the strategy, organization and team development, and business operation decisions. This HR leader also partners with the Chemical Analysis Division (CAD) global Commercial organization and manages a Senior HR Manager. The EPM business is a global growth business (<$300M) with 730+ employees. The HRD will help support the development a base of core products upon which growth can occur, and help to strengthen and lead an organization (and culture) that reinforces Thermo Fisher’s core values of Innovation, Intensity, Involvement, and Integrity.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and articulate a human capital global strategy, which is aligned with Division, Group and Function

  • Drive a passion for high performance human capital practices and outcomes through business leadership and the site Human Resources leaders

  • Partner with leadership on strategic initiatives, organization development, change management, and complex employee issues in order to strengthen overall organizational capability

  • Use expertise and tools such as the Employee Involvement Survey (EIS) to partner with leaders in implementing ideas and solutions that will drive employee engagement levels

  • Ensure performance and rewards programs including the annual Performance Management Development (PMD) process and variable pay programs are effectively executed

  • Develop key relationships with the Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence communicating the human capital needs of the business and partnering in order to build a strong talent pipeline

  • Lead the Human Resources Review (HRR) process and work closely with leaders to understand individuals/teams, develop succession plans and growth strategies for employees, and ultimately drive focus and accountability for building a world class organization

  • Drive our philosophy of employee differentiation to recognize and reward our best and use coaching and counseling to continually improve performance levels

  • Champion the use of analytics to measure the effectiveness of human capital practices and make changes as needed

  • Build talented, engaged, and high performing human resources teams

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or business-related field. Master’s degree and HR certification preferred

  • 8-10 years human resources experience with substantial expertise in a generalist and business partner capacity with a large, matrixed company (experience leading a team preferred)

  • Significant experience supporting manufacturing operations with time based in a plant, including union/labor/works council relations

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal and organization skills; and, demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to lead the successful execution of high-performance human capital practices across multiple facilities/geographies, globally

  • Demonstrated competence and experience in broad fields of human resources including organization design, restructuring and change management, talent acquisition, employee engagement and relations, talent and organization development and performance management

  • Experience with continuous process improvement methodologies (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Practical Process Improvement, etc.)

  • Ability to travel 35% of time domestically and internationally

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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.