Human Resources Manager

Req ID #:  78052

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Human Resources Manager for our Ashland, Ohio Facility. 


The Human Resources Manager will function as an HR generalist, providing senior level HR guidance and support for assigned group(s) in areas such as talent acquisition, talent development, change management, organizational development, performance management, retention, disciplinary actions and compensation administration.


•Acts as a trusted advisor and strategic partner to leadership by gathering and analyzing HR and client information to drive the development and implementation of solutions.
•Collaborates with COE process experts to execute and implement large scale HR initiatives across the site (i.e., roll out of annual programs, new programs, policies, etc.).
•Leads the implementation of HR initiatives to drive Core, Common and Consistent HR solutions; providing change leadership and communication support.
•Undertakes diagnostics and analysis of complex data, to facilitate HR Leadership decision making.  
•Consult with functional leaders in areas such as organizational assessment, succession planning, organizational structure, and work force planning change management in order to strengthen overall organizational capability.
•Mentor, coach and role model to other members of the HR team. Bring solutions to continuously improve HR support to the business around efficiency, process and performance.
•Understands process improvement solutions - diagnoses current state and influences future state ensuring organizational success.
•Counsel and/or coach employees and managers regarding leadership, employee relations issues including performance management, facilitation of formal/informal complaints to resolution, discipline and/or terminations in line with local culture, the business and legal environment.
•Conduct Compensation analysis working with Compensation COE partners. 


•Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in human resources management or related discipline
•5+ years related experience
•Managerial experience 
•PHR/SPHR preferred
•Must have demonstrated skills in change management and organizational development. Must possess excellent interpersonal communication and influencing skills  
•Key skills and abilities include; coaching, influencing, facilitation, process development, project management, analysis, presentation, written & verbal communication and problem solving
•Must possess strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in HRIS systems and MS Office Suite
•Working knowledge of EEO, Federal & State employment laws, Worker's Comp, Leaves of absence, STD and LTD 
•Must demonstrate the highest level of integrity, ethical behavior and be able to maintain confidential information
•Keeps commitments; exhibits candor and courage - is not afraid to establish a visible presence and point of view, to engage in spirited and constructive debate, to hold others accountable

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield

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