Senior HR Business Partner

Bothell, WA, United States
Mar 21, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? Lundbeck Seattle BioPharmaceuticals (Lu-SBP), located in Bothell, Washington, is the Process Development Center of Excellence for Biologics within the global Lundbeck CMC organization. Since integrating into Lundbeck in October 2019, Lu-SBP has supported commercial launch of Lundbeck's first biologic product (Vyepti) and advancement of a growing biologics pipeline in collaboration with our Copenhagen-based Late-Stage Development and Production groups. The Lu-SBP team leads and supports the development of new product candidates from cell line development through commercial validation of Drug Substance and Drug Product manufacturing processes. Join us on our journey of progress & innovation dedicated to addressing the vast unmet medical needs associated with brain disease!


The Senior HR Business Partner serves as consultant on people and organizational effectiveness topics in partnership with the global Product Development and Supply (PDS) organizations for CMC Biologics and Quality as well as overall site HR responsibility for the Bothell, WA site in partnership with local leaders. In partnership with global and US HR colleagues and business leaders, the incumbent will support, challenge, and add value to the business in pursuit of their global objectives and overall strategy. Additionally, the incumbent will create and support HR plans that drive optimal business performance through change management, talent management, workforce planning, performance management, and ceadership capability, ensuring all are aligned with HR polices and standards and the goals of Lundbeck.

  • Serves as a global partner in a matrix business structure with global business leaders and HR colleagues to ensure alignment across one global CMC team.
  • Acts as the HR business partner and internal consultant to the global and U.S. based PDS and commercial quality organizations.
  • Establishes trust and credibility with leaders and operates as a business partner on organizational and talent issues. Actively undertakes coaching conversations with leaders and employees at all levels.
  • Maintains deep understanding of each customer groups' strategy, goals, and identifies opportunities to enhance the groups' capabilities and structure. Promotes leadership alignment with our Beliefs and Competencies.
  • Proactively provides guidance and recommends actions to managers and leaders that maximize employee engagement. Influences leaders and managers to assess engagement feedback and build comprehensive action plans. Influence management accountability for proactive engagement dialogue throughout the year.
  • Partners across North America affiliate and with Corporate HR partners in support of local and global HR initiatives.
  • Promotes and supports company and site based initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Partners with Finance Liaisons through annual and quarterly budget cycles and other financial needs as they arise
  • Partners with global HR colleagues in preparation and facilitation of customer group's annual organizational review (inclusive of business planning and talent management)
  • Partners with the Compensation and Benefits team to develop and update job descriptions that attract and retain optimal talent and ensure competitiveness in the marketplace; provides continuous feedback regarding compensation and benefits matters from customer groups.
  • Collaborates with managers and employees for their understanding and participation in performance management and development programs. Additionally, facilitates the annual review process, inclusive of calibration sessions and career development planning. Coaches employees and managers on the process of resolving and/or addressing performance gaps.
  • Leads cross-functional projects, new initiatives and process improvement programs within HR and with customer groups as appropriate.
  • Manages employee relations matters with varying degrees of complexity. Conducts effective investigations on complaints and policy violations, makes recommendations, and takes appropriate action.
  • Leverages data, analysis and predictive information to proactively identify various HR related trends. Conducts exit interviews; monitors and analyzes trends in turnover, hiring, and promotions to determine support or action needed to drive more favorable outcomes as needed.
  • Collaborates with Talent Acquisition to provide consultation and feedback on the hiring and selection process. Works with hiring managers to develop and maintain robust job descriptions and encourages use of My Competencies for effective candidate selection. Reinforces high value of diverse candidate
  • slate and appropriate interview panel.
  • Provides informed, creative recommendations for workforce planning.
  • Flexibility in work hours to accommodate global partners in Denmark, Chicago and other time zones.

  • Accredited Bachelor's degree
  • 8+ years of progressive human resources experience
  • 5+ years in an HR business partner role working with senior leaders
  • Demonstrated client focused orientation/consultative skills. Proven ability to empower, influence and coach executives within a complex matrixed organization to improve their leadership effectiveness.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects simultaneously accepting clear responsibility and accountability for results
  • Ability to develop clear, actionable plans to support overall business strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to support organizational change
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Uses informed, sound judgment to make timely, effective and sound decisions
  • Demonstrated employee relations experience, conducting workplace investigations and advising managers on implementing corrective action interventions
  • Strong working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations/laws/statutes
  • Ability to self-direct and work effectively to influence without authority all levels of the organization
  • Ability to prioritize workflow and requests to deliver high quality, value-added and timely advisory services to employees and management

  • Accredited MBA; SPHR or equivalent
  • Prior pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device industry experience
  • Direct HR partnership experience with Scientists, laboratory environments and corporate customers
  • Experience supporting a global client group and effectively partnering with global colleagues in distant time zones and varying work cultures.

  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 20% domestically. International travel may be required.

Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep heritage of discovery and have brought breakthrough therapies to millions of people across the globe. And we're just getting started! Our success is driven by our great people and inclusive culture, which is guided by our beliefs of being Patient-Driven, Courageous, Ambitious, Passionate & Responsible. Are you ready to make an impact, one patient at a time?

Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site .

Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site .

Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify .

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Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.

Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases - we call this Progress in Mind.


Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.