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Senior HR Business Partner

Walkersville, MD
Start date
Feb 2, 2024

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Administration, Human Resources/Recruiting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The Senior HR Business Partner will be responsible for driving medium to long term HR objectives for the site and will partner with the Head of HR to design, implement and coordinate change initiatives that support organizational effectiveness.  The successful candidate will be responsible for end-to-end support for all elements of an engaged employee life cycle.

This role will be based out of: Walkersville, MD with minimal travel to satellite sites. 

See what we are all about: About Us | Lonza

The ideal HRBP will be an experienced Human Resources Partner with exceptional customer focus skills, integrity and ability to interact with all levels of the Lonza organization.  This person will also be flexible to adapt to changing business priorities and expresses ideas that will improve business and employee engagement. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • ​Provide business partner support on a variety of HR related topics to the departments/ managers assigned, including Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Assessment and Recommendations regarding policy and practice, Employee engagement
  • ​​Work with management to develop and understand staffing requirements and partner with the talent acquisition team to ensure business is optimally resourced
  • Support key HR change projects, employee engagement and talent review processes
  • Provide coaching to managers and supervisors regarding performance, discipline and other related matters
  • Lead employee relations issues and investigations and provide guidance to other team members
  • Communicate results and determine next steps based on the outcome of the investigation
  • Develop and deliver training in key areas of HR responsibility including, but not limited to anti-harassment training, interview training, and supervisory training
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in HR, Business, or closely related field is required
  • HR Certification (PHR/SHRM-CP, etc.) is preferred
  • Must have 10 or more years of experience in a Human Resources role
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment a strong plus
  • Knowledge in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training and labor relations
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and have strong attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office Suite with focus on Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong knowledge of HRIS and Recruitment Software in a high volume setting
  • Advanced decision making, consistent application to make solid decisions based on data gathering
  • Able to conduct complex investigations, assess and recommend employee development plan
  • Team player with exceptional customer service skills, integrity and ability to interact with all levels of personnel
  • Open to and actively seeks out feedback on their performance and translates that feedback into action

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law


Lonza is a preferred global partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech and nutrition markets. We work to enable a healthier world by supporting our customers to deliver new and innovative medicines that help treat a wide range of diseases. We achieve this by combining technological insight with world-class manufacturing, scientific expertise and process excellence. Our unparalleled breadth of offerings enables our customers to commercialize their discoveries and innovations in the healthcare industry.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, today, Lonza operates across five continents. With more than 17,000 employees (full-time equivalent), we comprise high-performing teams and individual talent who make a meaningful difference to our own business, as well as to the communities in which we operate. The company generated sales of CHF 3 billion with a CORE EBITDA of CHF 987 million in H1 2022. Find out more at


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1978 W Winton Ave
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