Sr Director, HR Business Partner

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Syneos Health

The HRBP aims to support the process of building strong talent, teams, and leaders across the enterprise. The HRBP is responsible for supporting HRBP Leads in driving the talent agenda and promoting workforce optimization of an assigned business unit(s). The HRBP assists in translating business needs into HR requirements and partners with COEs to proactively develop talent solutions that support the business’ strategic objectives. The HRBP works to continuously improve talent by diagnosing, evaluating, and supporting the design of talent solutions at the BU level. The HRBP supports collaboration with COEs, People Services and BU leaders to build organization performance management and talent capabilities.

Syneos Health® is a leading fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization built to accelerate customer success. We translate unique clinical, medical affairs and commercial insights into outcomes to address modern market realities.

Our Clinical Development model brings the customer and the patient to the center of everything that we do. We are continuously looking for ways to simplify and streamline our work to not only make Syneos Health easier to work with, but to make us easier to work for.

Whether you join us in a Functional Service Provider partnership or a Full-Service environment, you’ll collaborate with passionate problem solvers, innovating as a team to help our customers achieve their goals. We are agile and driven to accelerate the delivery of therapies, because we are passionate to change lives.

Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know:

Why Syneos Health

  • We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program.
  • We are committed to our Total Self culture – where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are dedicated to taking care of our people.
  • We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives – we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

Job responsibilities

•    Leverages performance management insights and analytics to create the talent development plan based on discussions and template from COE.
•    Supports the HRBP Lead to include business challenges and translate them into workforce plans.
•    Supports succession planning process and ongoing development conversations by partnering with HRBP Lead and BU leader to document the needs for the next generation of leaders in the system.
•    Supports the identification of talent gaps, propose and implement changes necessary to cover risks.
•    Understands the BU’s operating environment and apply awareness of the BU’s goals and objectives when designing workforce plans.
•    Supports work with the Talent COE to translate identified BU lessons learned from talent needs into enhanced workforce planning & development strategy and plans.
•    Supports the partnership with COEs to maintain visibility to HR programs, policies and escalate issues/ problems for COE resolution.
•    Supports the relationship with the BU leaders to drive culture agenda at the business unit level.
•    Supports work involving the Engagement Surveys results e.g. results assessment, BU level actioning.
•    Supports CoE led projects (e.g., career framework, job framework, etc.).
•    Understands talent data e.g. assessments, turnover, exit data, TA feedback, hiring feedback, engagement survey, etc.
•    Provides feedback to COEs and People Services on HR programs, processes, and tools delivered to BU.
•    Synthesizes talent, business, and financial considerations to inform talent decision making and prioritization.
•    Connects with Lead HRBPs and HRBPs to collaborate and leverage experience to further HRBP work without duplication.
Stakeholder Management Responsibilities
•    Strongly understands the business in order to support HRBP Leads as HR and business leaders.
•    Provides COEs with feedback on global programs.
•    Collaborates with People Services, where necessary, to provide continuous service.
•    Collaborates with other HRBPs, where necessary, to provide enhanced, continuously improved and alignment on HR services.
People Responsibilities
•    Receives ongoing coaching and mentorship from HRBP Lead.
•    Drives effective communication and collaboration among team member.


What we’re looking for

•    Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in business or HR)
•    MBA or advanced degree preferred
•    5+ years of relevant experience with 2+ years of HR experience and 2+ years of HR Business Partner experience

Desired Competencies:
•    Collaborative Partner
o    Partnering by example in modeling the behavior of a team player
o    Builds strong and trusted relationships with all stakeholders
o    Seeks feedback and guidance to promote self-development
o    Exhibits adaptability
•    Agile Problem Solver
o    Consistently leverages data to develop insights and identify opportunities for improvement
o    Synthesizes talent, business, and financial considerations in decision making to accelerate workforce outcomes while managing impact on the bottom line
o    Possesses confidence to take calculated risks and drive change
o    Understands digital landscape and embraces the opportunity to improve capabilities with advancement of technology
•    Outcome Driven Leader
o    Employs entrepreneurial and innovative thinking
o    Focuses on value creation and growth acceleration
o    Is accountable and invested in outcomes

Get to know Syneos Health

Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health.

Additional Information:
Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive.  The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities.  Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description.  The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above.   Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract.  Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms.  Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.  The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we take into consideration transferrable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.

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