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Human Resources Manager - Switzerland  

Celgene (company)


Posted on : 30 March 2017

Project Description

  • Our company  is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. 
  • Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  
  • We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge.
  • With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

  • Significant experience in HR with a strong track record operating as HR Business Partner.  
  • Experience ideally gained within pharmaceutical environment
  • The HR Business Partner role is key for our organization where the HR department partner hand in hand with the business.
  • The HR BP will be working in a fast paced and matrix environment supporting client groups across all Global Functions. 

Key responsibilities include:
Business Partnership and Consulting
  • Leverages existing HR programs, policies, and procedures to create value-added solutions for the business
  • Provides proactive expertise, coaching and counseling to business leaders, employees and peers on complex HR and business issues
  • Is sought after by clients and employees for counsel on increasingly complex employee relations issues and meets with managers and employees to determine effective techniques and/or interventions for resolution• Identifies key stakeholders and utilizes communication channels

Process, Policy and Program Excellence
  • Evaluates the effectiveness and influences the development of HR programs, policies and processes to meet evolving business needs
  • Leverages best-practices in HR management to increase effectiveness
  • Encourages and promotes generation of new ideas, process improvements, and best practices that align with overall HR strategy
  • Proactively builds partnerships

Employee Engagement and Development
  • Coaches managers and employees in creating a trust-based culture identifying elements/opportunitiesthat drive long-term performance

Workforce Planning and Talent Management
  • Anticipates future business needs and develop strategy to enhance the value proposition and overall Workforce Planning and Talent Management strategy of the internal and external talent pools
  • Leads the development of resourcing strategies and selection process, working with managers to define jobs and organizational structure, making recommendations when needed and anticipating future needs
  • Establishes performance standards and commits to evaluation and review of developmental opportunitiesImpact and Influence
  •  Deals courageously with volatile sensitive issues tactfully showing willingness to challenge appropriately
  •  Works in the development of strategic HR programs/policies
  • Impacts directly on overall business and HR performance through the ability to influence and work in a consultative manner with business leaders

Problem Solving
  • Develops and implements highly innovative solutions to solve complex problems
  • Engage discussions with HR counterparts to leverage experience and best practices when solving problems
  • Leading Self and Others
  • Provides continuous feedback to peers and leaders
  • Work in cross-functional collaboration and conducts meetings to gain the trust and respect of members, make decisions on business issues and freely challenges and expresses opinions

  • At least 10-15 years of experience in HR, of which at least 5 in an HRBP role
  • Previously influenced managers/ senior managers, built strong relationships
  • Can quickly establish credibility and respect and build strong working relationships with managers/ senior managers and HR team.  
  • Demonstrable maturity, professionalism and gravitas 
  • Act as a role model for the organization, team oriented.  Works with others in a collaborative and solutions focused manner to achieve win-win outcomes 
  • Able to work to deadlines and adapt to changing conditions ability to generate effective and pragmatic solutions to new situations and problems as they are presented
  • Strong working knowledge of employment law issues in Switzerland and the UK and the ability to apply these to a variety of situations using a pragmatic and common sense approach
  • Effectively plans ahead to anticipate problems, plans for worst-case and best-case scenarios 

Personal Attributes:
  • Demonstrates passion - approaches all tasks in an enthusiastic way.  
  • Committed to upholding professional standards
  •  Capable communication skills 
  • handles complex and difficult situations with thought and confidence
  • Ability to deliver appropriate information to the right people
  • Displays integrity -  is sincere in own behavior and in dealings with others 
  • Self motivated and self aware - recognizes own strengths and weaknesses and is committed to personal development
  •  Takes a broad interest in the success and development of the company and the Human Resource function as a whole