Associate Director, HR Business Partner - Global Development

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Aug 05, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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.


Regeneron has grown very rapidly over the last 5 years. Not only have we grown over 500% and commercially launched 4 new therapeutics, we have also been building the team and the infrastructure that can easily and repeatedly prosecute 20-25 programs within the phases of clinical development. That team is Global Development. This function has a foot print in the US (Tarrytown, NY, Basking Ridge, NJ and field) and in the UK and Dublin, an is one of our fastest growing teams at Regeneron. Given the growth, key areas of HR support for this team include workforce planning, talent management, culture and employee engagement and building our pipeline of future leaders of Global Development.

As Regeneron has grown and evolved, so has the HR function. We are on a several year journey and our on-going HR evolution is an investment in our own function -with a long-term goal of HR having an even bigger impact on Regeneron's workforce & talent management practices and employee experience. We are investing in and implementing two foundational technologies (WorkDay and a centralized HR service center), creating an integrated Talent Management Center of Excellence and building our HR Business Partner capability to deliver more strategic HR support to our leaders.

This HR role is a senior member of the Global Development HR Business Partner team. This team supports 900+ employees and works collaboratively with each other and the HR centers of Excellence (Talent Management, Total Rewards and HR Operations) to understand the strengths and the gaps across Global Development and ensure HR can create programs and solutions that meet their business needs. HRBP's develop solutions to solve business challenges in order to increase their ability to deliver on their everyday goal-bringing promise to patients.

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

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

The incumbent acts as a champion and a coach for the business, monitoring the effect of business decisions on people, and translating business needs to the HR COE's-and vice versa.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Partners with client(s) to deeply understand their business-both current and future state and identify HR related work to support the business needs.
  • With client leaders, works to coach and/or advise on people related issues, keeping in mind precedence and business needs. This includes partnering with internal HR experts (as needed) on talent management, team effectiveness, compensation, leadership development, 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 the Regeneron Way can help drive their success.
  • Learning & Organizational Development: Performs diagnosis of needs (individual, team and department levels) within client areas and partners with L&OD to design solutions that will address gaps. Partners with OD as a consultant to lead design and delivery of the solution
  • Acts as the lead translator of client business needs to the rest of the HR team to help shape company-wide HR systems and solutions.
  • Partners with hiring managers to support successful onboarding of new managers and leaders; may facilitate new leader ease-in sessions.
  • 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 people related data 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 Global Development to meet their current and future business goals.

  • 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 10 years' experience in pharma/biopharma/biotech in an HR or management role. Experience supporting or working directly in R&D organization is strongly preferred.
  • Must have experience working with senior management, technical leaders, and technical staff in the biotech/pharmaceutical sectors. Must know and understand the basics of the 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.

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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.