HRBP Coorporate functions

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Human Resources
  3. Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland
Posting date: 19 Feb 2020

An internationally and leading pharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit a HRBP Corporate functions professional to their office in Switzerland. Specialising in multiple therapy areas, the company boasts a superb pipeline with products that include treatments for diabetes, cancer and asthma. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company that operates in over 90 countries across the globe.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working in partnership with the Corporate Functions businesses based in Zurich to understand the business objectives and HR requirements.
  • Providing and facilitating HR solutions that enable the business to deliver to optimum performance.
  • Managing the transactional, day-to-day HR activities as per the employee life cycle for all TPIZ based Corporate Functions employees.
  • Supporting operational HR initiatives for TPIZ in cooperation with fellow HR Business Partner and provide process leadership.
  • Working collaboratively with the wider HR community at a site, functional and corporate level.
  • Supporting the Global HR BPs in the development and implementation of HR plans and processes which support the achievement of Corporate Functions strategic aims:
    • Coordinating and coaching of core HR processes including talent management, development and performance management, salary review and short-/long term incentive.
    • HR initiatives, organisational changes, recruitment, training and talent development.
    • Headcount reports, org charts and personnel planning.
    • Developing and updating presentation material.
  • Partnering with the local business on organisational design and change issues.
  • Building relationships with local business leaders and line managers to understand their business, requirements and optimal organisational design.
  • Acting as primary local HR point-of-contact to local business leaders and employees and effectively ensuring quality and timely delivery of all HR services to meet business needs.
  • Managing employees of dedicated population throughout entire employee life cycle.
  • Providing advice to managers in line with local employment legislation and work with them on employee relations issues as required.
  • Maintaining HR tools, templates, process documentation and enable line managers on the application of HR processes, templates and policies.
  • Identifying, initiating and in cooperation with fellow HR Business Partners support operational HR projects and activities within HR TPIZ scope of supervision.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Graduate degree in Human Resources or similar.
  • Previous industry related experience, international company experience, multi-cultural environment.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in generalist and HR Business Partner roles.
  • Best practice HR partnering to deliver strong business performance.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of application of Swiss employment law
  • Broad and deep HR knowledge in transactional, legal, benefit and policy topics
  • Results oriented and able to develop plans/solutions and to deliver expected results even in ambiguous circumstances.
  • Skilled in developing HR plans/initiatives and aligning people management practices to support business objectives.
  • Broad experience in the entire employee life cycle as per Swiss regulations (from recruitment to exit management, line management and employee consultation, labor law, compensation & benefits, performance management, talent development, etc.)
  • Openness and flexibility and ability to deal with and communicate change effectively.
  • Ability to manage and interpret employment laws into pragmatic solutions and navigate line management through its complexities.
  • Business acumen and commercial awareness.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to make timely and balanced decisions.
  • Business communication, negotiating and influencing skills demonstrated by the ability to use a range of different approaches, to persuade others and to gain acceptance of proposals and decisions.
  • Self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with cultural sensitivity.
  • Languages: Professional English, Intermediate German. Fluency in another European language is of advantage.
  • Strong communication methods both verbal and written.
  • Some international travel may be required.

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