Sr. Manager, HR Business Partner

Req ID #:  139314

Memphis, TN, US, 38118 Memphis, TN, US, 38104 Memphis, TN, US, 38118

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.


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Job Summary

We are seeking a Sr. Manager, Human Resource Business Partner for our Cognate BioSciences Group site located in Memphis, TN.


The following are responsibilities related to the Sr. Manager, Human Resource Business Partner:

  • Reporting to the Executive Director, Global C&G CDMO HR, the Senior Manager, Human Resource Business Partner is accountable for delivering HR services related that drives results for the Company. This position is responsible for consulting with employees and leaders company wide to identify, implement and maintain a high degree of engagement, retention and productivity in the workforce and ensure HR operational excellence. The Sr Manager, HR Business Partner  is responsible for strategic and on the ground tactical human resources support that is aligned to Charles River Laboratories (CRL)policies and guidelines,  business initiatives, and achieve both short and long term organizational objectives. This position may supervise HR Generalist(s)/Business Partner(s), Specialist(s), and/or contractor(s).
    Talent Strategy:

    -    Working closely with the employees and company leaders to ensure a consistent strategic plan to retain employees and promote strong employee engagement
    -    Provide day to day coaching, counseling and support through active participation and accessibility for all company employees
    -    Support talent planning, departmental budgeting and approval process
    -    Manages the New Hire On-boarding program to align with CRL
    -    Drive diversity & inclusion initiatives for the Company

    Performance Management:

    -    Drive an effective and consistent talent review process aligned with CRL that is embedded across the organization
    -    Ensuring successors are identified and developed for key roles
    -    Supervise the performance review system ensuring full participation across the organization
    -    Provide performance management training and development

    Culture, Environment and Inclusion
    -    Serve as the employee relations lead to ensure compliance in matters involving employees and visitors
    -    Responsible for Title VII coaching, compliance and training
    -    Accountable for coaching and mentoring leaders on managing performance issues, progressive discipline, and retention of key staff members.
    -    In conjunction with legal and recruitment, manage company Visa and immigration process.
    -    Maintain current knowledge of new laws and regulations in the field.
    -    Work with internal legal counsel to optimally resolve high risk litigation exposure.
    Change Management:

    -    Periodically review organizational structures (capacity and capabilities) to ensure they are aligned with anticipated company strategy and needs.
    -    Provide expert advice and counsel on organizational alignment or new department development as the need arises

    Compensation and Benefit Rewards Administration:

    -    Oversee the administration of the company benefits including FMLA
    -    Counsels and consult with company leaders regarding compensation, and benefits that are based on CRL policies and practices
    -    Manage all processes related to company positions, compensation, and pay plans working with COE to insure alignment

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Sr. Manager, HR Business Partner position:

-    A Bachelor's Degree from a  accredited institution in a related field or discipline
-    SHRM, HRCA, or other accredited certification preferred.
-    A minimum 7 years of proven human resources experience and achievements in a HR Generalist or HR Business Partner capacity
-    Experience working in a COE environment including compensation,  employee relations, organizational development, talent development, performance management, and diversity.
-    Strong consultative, influencing, conflict management, and facilitation skills
-    Demonstrated ability to engage employees at all levels of the organization in a supportive approach
-    Strong verbal and written communications skills



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About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

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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