HR Strategic Initiatives & Operations, Human Resources North America

Cambridge, MA, United States
Oct 11, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
HR Strategic Initiatives & Operations, Human Resources North America

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Job Summary

(Brief description of the purpose of this position. Why it exists, how it contributes to the organization and the expected results)

This role reports to the Senior Vice President, Human Resources NA and will support and partner with the SVP, HR NA and HR leadership team to ensure the successful delivery North America HR objectives; via the effective definition of strategy; timely operational implementation by the HRLT and effective interactions and communication with key business leaders.

Specifically, the role will require partnership with core functions within Ipsen HR NA and the various Ipsen NA leadership.

As the organization transforms, it is imperative that business critical decisions are taken confidentially, and in a timely and appropriate manner. It will be the role of the CoS to enable and facilitate business processes and decisions to become best operational practice at Ipsen.

Essential Functions

(Primary duties/responsibilities performed in order of importance, methods used and end result. Indicate % of time spent on each; list no function less than 10%)

  • Actively seek competitor and best practices in Human Resources and facilitate dialogues to bring best practice into Ipsen
  • Proactively identify pain points and areas that require improvement and bring stakeholders together to bring improvements to life
  • Help develop people/HR strategy framework including getting the buy in of the HRLT and put in plans to operationalize over multiple years
  • Lead D&I initiatives; looking at network groups and generate buy in from business leaders on best practices and forums
  • Work with Director, HR optimization and provide support on process improvement initiatives
  • Work with HRBPs and legal to develop a performance improvement philosophy and a structured way of handling performance management
  • Lead site HR communications
  • Work with Director, learning on training initiatives that span across North America campus including help in conducting workshops and focus groups
  • Monitor delivery and ensure consistency of Corporate dashboards and KPIs across functions
  • Build strong relationships with sponsors and other key stakeholders across the business who support and lead change efforts
  • Manage overall communication and change management calendar across the business to ensure appropriate timing and delivery of North America transformation efforts
  • Promote key initiatives and identify communication opportunities while partnering with support functions (HR, communications, etc.) to support these efforts.
  • Build comprehensive understanding of all core business functions of Ipsen's organization and apply that knowledge to effectively manage strategic and tactical initiatives according to our vision
  • Lead organization of HRLT meetings to ensure effective use of time, promote quality of decision making, focus on critical topics, and follow-up to actions noted
  • Directly prepare SVP for upcoming management meetings, internal (e.g. Town Hall, etc.)
  • Ensure timely delivery of minutes and monitor action plans
  • Define key messages to be cascaded across the organization as appropriate
  • Liaise with NA and Corporate communications teams for internal and external communications regarding North America organization
  • Various projects and initiatives as needed

Reporting Relationships/Significant Contacts

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  • Reports to SVP, North America HR

Scope Measures/Decision Making

(Quantitative measures which describe the position's impact on the company. (examples -- operating budget, headcount, gross sales, profit, number of vendors, value of contracts). Also, describe the types of decisions this position makes independently.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required

(Describe the following criteria necessary to effectively perform the position:
  • Minimum level of education and years of relevant work experience,
  • Special knowledge or skills needed and/or licenses or certificates required,
  • Physical requirements

Core Competencies

• Strict confidentiality (including discussions about employee relations issues, disciplinary actions, impending layoffs/reductions-in-force, terminations, workplace investigations of employee misconduct, etc.); as well as business information (proprietary information, i.e., manufacturing processes and methods, business plans, financial data, budgets and forecasts)

• Influential leadership and results orientation across all levels of Management

• Ability to manage conflict within the team objectively and by being able to influence others to be objective to drive to resolution

• Closely monitoring of execution of plans, measurement of results and correct deviations, if any

• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills at all levels of the organization

• Problem solving, negotiating and decision-making skills; ability to implement decisions quickly

• Capability to build effective partnership and relationship in a matrix organization

• Creates a climate that fosters personal investment and excellence, nurtures commitment to common goals

• Good clarity of judgment and effectiveness at implementation of solutions. Decisively confronts and resolves issues. Shows courage. Works constructively under pressure.

• Ability to think critically about issues and understand context and likely challenges

• Ability to adapt in an agile way as required.

Education, Experience & Training Required

• Bachelor's degree and post-graduate degree is required in HR or related, advanced degree preferred

• Minimum of 5-10 year's experience in various HR and leadership roles, especially in matrix environments and global environments

• Experience in growing, mid-size pharma environments

• Good planning, analytical, time management and organizational skills

• Excellent leading, influencing & communication skills

• Self-motivated and comfortable working alone or as part of a larger team

• Experience working on and leading Global teams; Global/International experience required

Essential Functions - Physical Position Requirements: Machines and/or Equipment Used

  • PC literacy required; MSOffice skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment (personal computer, photocopy machine, fax machine, etc.)
  • Ability to work on a computer up to 7 hours a day.
  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk.
  • Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment.
  • Close vision required for computer usage

Working Conditions

  • Standard office environment without unpleasant or hazardous conditions. Work entails typical physical demands involved in office work
  • Ability to travel 25%

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. conducts background screening, reference checks, and drug testing as part of its pre-employment screening process. This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time. The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.