Sr. Director Human Resources - Remote

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For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

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Job Summary

We are seeking a Senior Director of Human Resources for ourSafety Assessment division, this is a REMOTE position.

The Successful candidate will have a proven track record in providing proactive human resources leadership and oversight to assigned location(s) located in the US. Provides organizational development and strategic support in designing and implementing programs in support of ongoing Human Resources initiatives, assist in multi-level recruitment, employee relations and mediation of workplace issues. Participates in HR strategic planning across multiple businesses.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Provides high-level consultation to senior managers in a variety of HR-related areas, including organizational development, performance management, recruitment and retention, and compensation administration.
  • Understands the site business model and drivers. Partners closely with the site head and other leaders to anticipate and address issues impacting the business as it relates to talent and organizational issues. May participate in HR aspects of merger/acquisition integration activities related to assigned division, as appropriate.
  • Works in conjunction with other site Human Resources Leads to encourage Human Resources as the source for consistent guidance, including interpretation of Human Resources policies, procedures, practices, and programs.
  • Coordinates division recruitment efforts to allow for cost-sharing and maximum efficiency. Coordinates recruitment budgets; approve recruitment event participation, print and online ad campaigns. Ensures sufficient company-wide resources as necessary.
  • Provides consultation to managers in a variety of HR-related areas, including organizational development, performance management, recruitment and retention, and compensation administration.
  • Provides consultation and leadership on the handling and resolution of complex employee relations issues, including sexual harassment or discrimination claims, employment-related lawsuits, and the like, ensuring consistency with corporate policies and practices.
  • Directs the annual performance review process for the assigned location. Reviews and approves proposed salary adjustments and annual performance reviews for management personnel.
  • Provides leadership and act as a participant in site events and community-related events which are in support of employees or company, and participate in corporate Human Resources conferences when necessary.

Job Requirements

The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Director of Human Resources position.

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in Human Resources or related discipline.
  • 10 plus years related experience and/or training, including at least three (3) years in a senior management role with an emphasis on organizational development and employee relations.
  • Experience in supporting multinational operations and/or working within a pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment strongly preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • SPHR preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills, and the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities. Strong computer skills, including knowledge of HRIS and MS Office desktop applications.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees.

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ([email protected]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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Charles River Laboratories operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in 251 Ballardvale Street, MA. Charles River Laboratories was founded in 1974. It has 12053 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 17 open jobs at Charles River Laboratories, click here.
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