Specialist, Employee Relations

Lake Forest, IL, United States
Oct 21, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs.

Position Summary:

At Horizon, the human resources specialist, employee relations, plays a critical and visible role in supporting our HR Team and employees. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service and support to Horizon employees and managers. As a member of the ER team, you will provide exceptional communication and organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, high-volume and dynamic work environment.

  • Foster positive working relationships and support HR Business Partner with various employee issues
  • Establish and foster collaborative working relations with key stakeholders that can include HR, Legal, IT, and Payroll
  • Assist with development, implementation, support, and review all HR department initiatives, policies, and procedures
  • Support and coordinate roll-out of mandatory HR training programs
  • Coordinate offboarding process for resignations and involuntary separations
  • Conduct exit interviews with employees and share feedback with HR leadership
  • Assist with answering ad-hoc questions when needed and escalate as appropriate
  • Compose various memos, letters, various other communications as needed.
  • Manage and maintain employee files, including employee file room, and respond to requests for files as needed
  • Manage and support HR initiatives and projects as directed by HR leadership

Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an HR specialist, or working knowledge of HR functions and procedures (e.g., pay and benefits, recruitment, training and development)
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, including knowledge of EEOC, ADA, Workers' Compensation, and FMLA. Experience, immigration is a plus
  • Flexibility and agility to manage changing priorities and other unexpected events to deliver successful outcomes
  • Outstanding communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Aptitude for critical thinking, problem solving and decision making
  • Strength of character, ethics and commitment and reliability
  • Proficient in MS Office, Outlook, knowledge of Workday a plus

Horizon Core Values & Competencies:

  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Demonstrates Self-awareness
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Develops Talent

  • Drives Results
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Decision Quality

  • Courage
  • Collaboration
  • Instills Trust

Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.