Human Resources Manager

Req ID #:  105451

Northridge, CA, US, 91325

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.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


We are seeking an experienced Human Resources Manager for our Research Models and Services Department located in Northridge, CA.  
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.


  • Work closely with line management to ensure HR policies and practices are consistently applied. Recommend changes to policies and practices as appropriate.
  • Work closely with line management to assess talent acquisition and development needs and develop and deliver solutions aligned with the business strategy.
  • Recruit for assigned business groups to ensure the organization's staffing needs are met.  Assist with writing/editing job descriptions, conducting interviews, evaluating candidates and extending employment offers.
  • Coach and partner with managers to resolve complex employee relations issues; seek legal guidance when necessary.
  • Ensure documentation and PeopleSoft transactions are processed in a timely manner.
  • Oversee and participate in audits of HR documentation as needed.
  • May provide work direction or guidance regarding employment law or organization policy to less experienced members of the HR staff.
  • May participate on teams that formulate extensive recruiting campaigns, develop compensation plans, coordinate training programs, prepare and administer EEO and affirmative action programs, analyze and recommend benefits changes, and perform other assigned tasks of similar complexity.
  • May conduct termination interviews, prepare for and attend unemployment hearings, and assist legal staff in preparing for litigation.
  • May develop and conduct training and serve as a trainer on non-technical topics such as sexual harassment and diversity.
  • Provide leadership and participate in company and community-related events.
  • Ensure all actions comply with local, state and federal regulations and maintain necessary documentation for compliance purposes.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
  • May travel to other Charles River Labs sites.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in human resources management or related discipline. 
  • 5 to 8 years related experience.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Demonstrated skills in change management and organizational development.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and influence skills.
  • Proficient in Computers (MS Office Suite). 
  • Must be able to learn new software quickly.



  • Master's degree (M.A./M.S./MBA) in human resources, organizational development or related field.
  • PHR or SPHR certification.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Research Models & Services 
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 

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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