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Head of HR, R&D Research Beerse Belgium,  

Johnson & Johnson (company)

Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description

About Us:
  • We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. 
  • Employees of our Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
  • Our company is one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the world. 
  • Our research and development center develops products for a wide range of disease areas, such as mental disorders, neurological problems, infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.

  • This position is responsible for leading Human Resources for Research. 
  • This entails the therapeutic area Vaccines and Prevention, Discovery Sciences (DS; a global center of excellence for small molecule discovery and development) and Global Public Health Pharm. 
  • The position is a member of Senior Leadership Teams and is part of the BeNe HR leadership team.
  • The position will be responsible for developing a HR Strategy for Vaccines and Prevention, Discovery Sciences and Global Public Health Pharm in alignment with the global HR Strategy. 
  • Focus will be on
    • Organizational design (examine new business models and further optimize organizational efficiency regionally as well as globally 
    • Talent Development,
    •  Coaching of senior business leaders and 
    •  Change Management. In addition the position will drive the adoption of the new HR model by the business. 
  • This HR leader will work in a matrix organization and provide HR support for employees in the R&D sites  to ensure common delivery of strategy. 

  • Position requires a master's degree in industrial/ organizational psychology, human resource management, business or a related field.
  •  The position requires a minimum of 10 years of progressive human resource experience in a highly collaborative, global matrix environment. 
  • Experience in a Pharmaceutical R&D matrix environment is strongly preferred.
  • The position requires strong business acumen and a demonstrated ability to set and deliver upon HR strategies, actions and plans in support of business objectives. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in the following areas of human resource management is required: consulting skills, executive coaching, organizational development, total rewards, talent management / workforce planning, organization design and employee relations and process / project management. 
  • A performance record of hands-on experience in creating and implementing customized solutions and strategies to improve organizational effectiveness is required.
  •  The successful candidate will also have demonstrated capacity to skillfully communicate with all levels of employees, influence outcomes and establish credibility as a skilled HR business partner. Proven track record working with Board level executives preferred.
  • Good knowledge of English and Dutch language is required.

Our offer:
  • As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously. 
  • As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.
  • Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.
  • Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.


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