HR Business Partner

Req ID #:  105335

Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545 Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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 a HR Business Partner for our Biologics site(s) located in Shrewsbury, MA (4 days a week) and Wilmington, MA (one day a week).


The following are responsibilities related to the HR Business Partner position:


•    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 HRIS 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.

The following are minimum qualifications related to the HR Business Partner position:


•    Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in human resources management or related discipline. Master's degree (M.A./M.S./MBA) in human resources, organizational development or related field preferred.
•    5 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.

About Corporate Functions 

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


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




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