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Senior Manager Human Resources - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 07 April 2017

Project Description



Responsible for management of site human resource (HR) programs.  Provide guidance and support in areas such as organizational development, performance management, recruitment and retention and compensation administration. Maintain two-way communication with global BPS HR management and ensure BPS leaders are aware of all issues affecting global HR.
Develop and administer site-specific HR policies and procedures, ensuring consistency with corporate policies, procedures, practices and programs. 
Manage the local rollout and administration of corporate HR policies and procedures, including benefits and compensation programs. 
Handle routine to complex employee relations issues ensuring consistency with corporate policies and practices.  Assist corporate Human Resources in the resolution of complex issues (e.g., sexual harassment or discrimination claims, employment-related lawsuits). 
Coordinate local recruitment efforts and participate in screening, interviewing candidates and processing job offers. Assure that that orientation and on-the-job training programs are conducted and effective.
Manage the performance review process to ensure accurate, balanced and fair evaluations.  Review and approve proposed salary changes and promotions to ensure they are related to individual performance evaluations.  
Counsel managers on handling disciplinary issues and ensure appropriate personnel action paperwork is prepared and maintained.  
Facilitate succession planning for the site and for key non-U.S. personnel. Ensure management training and development needs are identified and programs initiated to fulfill that plan.  
Track, analyze and report on HR metrics to BPS leadership and corporate HR.
Prepare for and represent site at routine unemployment claim proceedings.  Advise corporate HR director of non-routine claims and assist in preparation for and representation at non-routine unemployment proceeding
Provide leadership and participate in site and community-related events. 
Assure that effective communications are maintained within areas of responsibility.  Where appropriate, inform employees as to plans and progress.  Conduct employee discussion sessions at regular and frequent intervals.
Ensure proper maintenance of physical and electronic employment-related records and mandatory employment-related postings; ensure compliance with CRL policy and with all applicable state and federal laws and statutes.  Audit data as necessary.
Manage activities of assigned group(s) to ensure optimum performance of the group/function.
Responsible for personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews.
Assist in the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.
Assist in the development and recommendation of departmental budget and authorize expenditures.
Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation.
Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in personnel actions.
Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols].
Perform all other related duties as assigned.  

Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in human resources management, business administration, or related discipline.
Experience:  5-8 years related experience including 2 years in HR management.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure:  PHR preferred.
Other:  Effective communication and supervisory skills. Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to converse, discern and to operate a computer and other office product machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and a computer printer.  
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
General office working conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
This position requires occasional domestic travel.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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