Senior Human Resources Business Partner

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The Senior HR Business Partner is the primary interface between the business, HR centers of expertise, and HR delivery. This role has three primary functions — provide active guidance and support along a diverse and complex HR lifecycle, partner with senior leaders and cross-functional partners to design and drive thoughtful people strategy throughout the business and oversee all administrative HR duties within assigned businesses. To be successful, you must be strategic and hands-on, motivated by high growth change, and dedicated to continuous learning.

The position is full-time, exempt and reports to the Manager, Human Resources Business Partners. Ideal candidates will be able to work a hybrid schedule in Portsmouth, NH, but we are open to considering fully remote candidates.


HR Consulting:

  • Establish close and effective relationships with assigned businesses, and their people to act as a single point of contact for all HR related matters
  • Utilize data to gain business insights that inform decisions and recommendations in alignment with organizational objectives
  • Coach and advise managers of different levels with regards to employee relations, performance management, employee engagement, reward and recognition, change management, and compliance
  • Ensure consistency in administration of HR guidelines, policy and practices by coaching and advising management

Organizational Planning:

  • Partner with senior business leaders to consult on the long-term vision for key talent initiatives and collaborate on developing group level people strategies in support of business goals
  • Lead the development of thoughtful job families within assigned businesses that align with the organizational career framework, supports high growth infrastructure and translates business needs into talent profiles
  • Facilitate the performance management process including calibration sessions, goal setting and training in partnership with assigned line managers and employees
  • Actively participate in the Talent Review process while collaborating with line managers and cross-functional partners on IDP’s

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ensure data and audit compliance within the HRIS system, employee files, and all other areas within scope of responsibility
  • Assist line managers in launching the recruitment process, such as opening the position, defining compensation and ensuring other requirements are met
  • Support and implement global HR initiatives within your scope while helping build the cross-regional Ways of Working within the broader global HR team
  • Actively participate in and, in some cases, lead various HR projects that support broad organizational change and involve cross-functional & cross-regional partners



  • Bachelor’s degree. A degree in HR Management or Business Administration is an advantage, while a Master’s in HR Management or equivalent is desirable
  • 8+ years of broad experience in HR including at least 5 years of experience in HRBP type roles

What You Bring:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in the full-cycle of HR functions – Talent Acquisition/Planning, Learning and Development, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Total Rewards, Change Management, and Diversity & Inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop, drive and contribute to strategies and business plans in a rapidly developing and changing environment
  • Action oriented with the ability to work hands on and quickly deliver high quality results in high growth environments
  • Experience participating in and contributing to organizational design, talent, and change strategies
  • Broad business and financial understanding with the ability to apply to human resource implications
  • A growth mindset with the propensity to proactively embrace learning that drives positive, transformational change
  • Strong customer relationship management skills and demonstrated experience in developing consultative relationships with senior leaders, including the capability to influence key decision-makers
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills including policy and creative writing, group presentation & individual coaching, and counseling skills
  • A big picture perspective that allows you to proactively identify issues or challenges while also identifying potential solutions
  • Global experience – a focus on EMEA and North America is an advantage
  • Critical thought with strong analytical skills and an understanding of how to navigate the “gray space”
  • Experience in a life sciences, biotech or pharma environment is an advantage

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.


Our vision

Patient-forward: aspiring to make a difference in cancer.

Our patient-forward mission

Together with our patients, we strive to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer by developing and commercializing our innovative therapy.

Our patient-forward values

– innovation

– focus

– drive

– courage

– trust

– empathy


Nearest Major Market: Portsmouth
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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