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Senior Director, Human Resources - Central Northern Europe

Req #: 1800647
Location: Boudry, Neuchatel CH
Job Category: Human Resources
Work Location: Route de Perreux 1 BOUDRY 2017
Organization: Celgene Europe LTD
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Other Locations:Switzerland- Boudry


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides superior HR partnership to a diverse, remote diverse client group and team
  • Advises and influences client group on HR strategy and works in partnership to build and sustain a high performing organization with highly engage teams
  • Advises and influences senior leadership on HR strategy as well as organizational issues that have a business impact
  • Provides superior organizational design support to client groups in a multi-markets environment
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with business leaders and senior leadership teams and stays current on HR needs and issues across multiple business areas/regions
  • Shapes HR function, creates and leverages programs, policies, and procedures to provide value added solutions for the business across the regions
  • Provides input into the long-term HR strategy and structure aligned with the business
  • Assesses, provides direction and resolves complex client concerns providing direction to team members
  • Fosters a global and inclusive mindset ensuring decisions and programs incorporate global thinking
  • Coaches leaders in creating a trust-based culture and develops strategies that drive long-term performance
  • Evaluates and manages resource allocations to ensure that current structure and resources are adequate and appropriate to roll-out of HR strategy
  • Proactively identifies enhancements of HR programs, policies and processes to meet evolving business needs
  • Leverages and encourages implementation of best-practices in HR management to increase effectiveness
  • Empowers team members to generate and share new ideas, process improvements, and best practices that align with overall HR strategy
  • Fosters an environment where partnerships with specialist functions (HR COEs) and global counterparts are encouraged to maximize knowledge and available resources
  • Leads and develops strategies to enhance the value proposition and overall Strategic Workforce Planning and Talent Management strategy of the internal and external talent pools across multiple regions
  • Leads the development of resourcing strategies and selection process, working with executive leaders to define jobs and organizational structure, anticipating future needs and coaching HR team members
  • Establishes performance standards and commits to evaluation and review of developmental opportunities
  • Partners with Talent & Leadership to lead the overall strategy of employee team development activities, ensuring business and individual training needs are met
  • Leadership and effective organization and deployment of the operational HR support across the region
  • Fosters an environment where courage to deal with sensitive issues tactfully and to challenge appropriately is strongly encouraged and consistently demonstrated
  • Is sought after as a trusted employee advocate and management coach by senior management across broad regions/globally
  • Impacts directly on overall business and HR performance achieved through the ability to influence and work in a consultative manner with the broad region/global business and HR leadership teams
  • Understanding of external environment and market dynamics and networking as appropriate across the region

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • 10+ years demonstrated HR business Partner experience in an international environment
  • Experience in operating in a multi-country set up
  • Ability to play at both strategic and tactical level with minimum supervision
  • Ability to provide senior management with content-expert knowledge in the key areas of talent acquisition, organizational development, regulatory compliance and performance management.
  • Ability to work as a team player in a very fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and written, verbal and presentation communication skills, with the ability to develop a high degree of personal credibility across client groups
  • High emotional intelligence and proven track record of effectively operating in a diverse business environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence amongst a business team, with negotiation skills and diplomacy
  • Act as a role model for the organization looks beyond own team as a role model and source of knowledge.  Works with others in a collaborative and solutions focused manner to achieve win-win outcomes
  • The ability to inspire confidence of the VP GM CNE and other senior managers through timely delivery of information and plans
  • Able to problem solve both operational and strategic issues through a pragmatic and commercially sound approach
  • Strong project management skills a must
  • Experience in pharmaceuticals highly desirable
  • Ability to travel up to 50% across Europe


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