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Senior HR Business Partner

Req ID #:  42517

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 an experienced Sr. HR Business Partner to support our Information Technology Group.  This position will be located in Wilmington, MA. 


The Sr. HR Business Partner will provide full cycle Human Resources support, partnering with business leaders in areas such as talent acquisition, talent development, change management, organizational development, performance management, retention, and compensation administration.  A few key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Leads IT leadership team through global Talent Reviews to identify talent, successors for key positions and development of robust development plans
  • Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues
  • Partner with compensation to analyze salary data to insure competitiveness and equity
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition team to oversee recruitment and selection of candidates


The following are minimum requirements related to the Sr. HR Business Partner position.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in human resources management, business administration, or related discipline
  • Minimum 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
  • Prior experience partnering with IT professionals
  • Proven experience supporting talent management and engagement initiatives to promote a culture of development
  • Experience creating metrics and analyzing data to track progress of various programs.  Experience with SuccessFactors preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to earn trust as a consultative partner
  • Previous experience with local, state and federal employment regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidential and privacy safeguards
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines in a complex, high-paced environment
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred


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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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.


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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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