Associate Director, HR Business Partner (R&D)

Tarrytown, New York, US
May 19, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Summary

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

This role is a member of the Science HRBP team. This team works collaboratively with each other and the other HR functions (Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards and Learning & Organizational Development) to understand the strengths and the gaps across the science teams, which includes the Research, Pre-clinical Development, the Regeneron Genetics Center, Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs. Science HRBP's develop solutions to solve business challenges in order to increase their ability to deliver on their everyday goal-- translating science to medicine.

You will be an advisor to executives, managers and employees on organizational and HR-related issues, including but not limited to, performance management, employee relations, talent acquisition and development, change management, organization design and effectiveness, and employee engagement to promote and maintain REGN's high-performance culture.

Key to this will also be your ability to quickly develop trusted relationships with people at all levels across your client groups as well as within the HR team. You have to be comfortable with challenging the status quo in a rapidly growing team, and have to be very comfortable with toggling back and forth between excellent tactical execution and making sure there is a strategy behind the solutions.

The incumbent acts as a champion for the business, monitoring the effect of business decisions on people, and vice versa.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Works with clients to help solve any people related issues, keeping in mind precedence and business needs. This includes partnering with internal HR experts (as needed) on employee relations, compensation, manager employee relations, leadership development, benefits, succession planning, employee development needs, etc.
• Provides coaching to executives, managers and employees, with an emphasis on the helping the person understand what their options are for each situation and how demonstrating REGN competencies can help drive their success.
• Acts as the lead translator of business needs to the rest of the HR team to help shape company-wide HR systems and solutions.
• A key focus will be on identification of key science talent and developing a plan to either develop and or bring in those people to fill those talent gaps. Partners with Talent Acquisition and client groups to identify current and future talent needs. Clarifies the technical skills and behaviors that are critical for success. Participates in interviews for key positions (generally manager and above), as well as the candidate debriefs.
• Onboarding: Partners with hiring managers to support successful onboarding of new employees and managers; may facilitate new leader ease-in sessions.
• Learning & Organizational Development: Identifies needs (individual, team and department levels) within client areas and partners with L&OD to design solutions that will address business needs. Will be expected to partner on the design and delivery of the solution with L&OD.
• Total Rewards: Partners with this team to define new roles, identify external comparable/market value of positions, implement annual pay for performance, market adjustments, and other reward and recognition programs, as well as developing, revising, and communicating career matrixes.
• Employee Engagement: Uses REGN survey data results to help managers own and develop action plans that support their business and people needs.
• HRBP team: Is an active contributor to an HRBP team that shares best practices and balance the needs of their own client group with the needs of the overall business.
• Overall: Everything you do should directly support the capabilities of the science team to meet their current and future business goals. You must understand the business, the culture of REGN and use your influence on a daily basis.

• Minimum of bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or HR related discipline; advanced degree such as MBA, or Master's in Organization Development or Human Resources is preferred.
• Minimum 8 years' experience in pharma/biopharma/biotech in an HR or management role. Experience supporting or working directly in an R&D organization is required.
• Must have experience working with senior management, scientific and /or clinical leaders, and technical staff in the biotech/pharmaceutical sectors. Must know and understand the basics of the biotech and drug development business.
• Must have expertise in talent acquisition and talent development within a technically driven organization.
• Prior experience with Korn Ferry (previously Lominger) Leadership tools is a strongly preferred
• Demonstrated track record of taking initiative, ability to get things done with a minimum of noise and the ability to prioritize the essential over the non-essential.
• This role is both diagnostic and solution driven, so the ability to take a step back and do root cause analyses, and then using data to deliver pragmatic solutions are critical for success in this role.
• Demonstrates a strong preference and ability for quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and be comfortable with a variety of technology, systems and data. This includes being agile with Microsoft Suite products, HRIS systems, and other people related systems (Korn Ferry/Lominger)
• Must be learning agile and able to deal with ambiguity, and able to quickly translate complex people and data issues into clear and coherent solutions.
• Must be able to actively negotiate and influence others, demonstrating courage and the ability to effectively push back on “that's the way we have always done it”. Can identify the “third way” that can meet all party's needs.
• Basic understanding of HR legal compliance requirements

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition Number: 10449BR