Shire Lead HR Business Partner-IT (Director) in Lexington, Massachusetts


• Provide strategic HR Business Partner support to CIO and Sr. IT Leadership team.

• Responsible for HR Service Delivery and consistent Talent Mgmt practices across global IT organization embedded within plants, regions and Operating Units.

• Develop, implement and execute functional talent management and talent development strategies across matrix.

• Work collaboratively across a global matrix organization partnering effectively with diverse stakeholders including: International commercial and functional organizations, Corporate Function and Technical Operations HRBPs, COEs, Tech Ops functional leaders, HR Operations, and global support functions (Legal, Finance, Tax)

• Actively contribute to enterprise wide people related strategy, programs and priorities

• Partner with Business Leaders in creating the people components of the business strategy.

• Use understanding of business needs to help shape the HR Strategy and Objectives

• Bring best practice and external perspectives to strategic and operational business discussions and people management decision-making

• Accountable for the relationship with business leaders; orchestrates the delivery and implementation of core HR programs and processes through COEs and/or HR Operations

• Coach Business Leaders on people related matters

• Support the resolution of complex people and employee relations issues, escalated through HR Operations within agreed governance


Strategic Workforce Planning

Create a talent roadmap which enables the organization to achieve its strategy.

• Support leaders in creating the business strategy and the identification of long term organizational and people capabilities required to execute it

• Translate workforce needs into short-term hiring and development plans; work within HR and the business to ensure execution against the plans and achievement of desired outcomes

• Plan for potential workforce scenarios based on the businesses long range plans; conduct an assessment of workforce gaps, and identify opportunities to proactively build the talent pipeline

• Collaborate with other HRBPs to identify where there are similar or adjacent workforce needs across other functions and divisions where development and/or sourcing can be leveraged

• Participate in hiring process for key roles (initial role design and profile, partnership with Talent Strategy, Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards, influencing diverse candidate slates, serving on interview panel, etc.)

Leadership & Management Development

Support leaders in building a strong leadership pipeline across Shire

• Influence and support the business to ensure that proactive leadership development is viewed as a core part of the business processes

• Facilitate processes to identify top talent and ensure that investments that leaders make are in the right people

• Serve as a partner to Senior Leaders on the creation of development plans for key talent and determine what development solutions may be appropriate

• Serve as a champion for new leadership development solutions; articulate relevance to business strategy and objectives

• Collaborate with leaders, other HRBPs, and TM COE to identify development opportunities for key talent across the organization

• Provide feedback to leaders to help them improve their leadership

• Provide feedback on the design and implementation of leadership/management development solutions

Change Management

Enable leaders to effectively manage change.

• Anticipate impact on people and organization as a result of potential changes

• Consult with leaders on how to minimize disruption resulting from change

• Advise leaders on leading their teams through organizational change

• Maintain an awareness of changes in client business areas internally (within organization) and externally (within industry/discipline)

Organizational Effectiveness & Culture

Getting the best performance out of the organization

• Diagnose opportunities to improve the performance of the organization utilizing tools to measure organization effectiveness (e.g. 360 feedback, surveys, employee metrics) as well as informal awareness of pulse of the organization

• Work with the business and within HR to design and implement formal or informal initiatives to improve the performance of the organization

• Ensure actions taken in the organization are aligned to the desired culture

• Partner with leaders in creating a culture and work environment that encourages employee engagement and inspires performance excellence

• Utilize data and predictive analytics to identify organizational effectiveness opportunities and to measure the impact of efforts

• Leads where appropriate business expansions including M&A integrations

Performance & Rewards

Ensure robust practices that link performance and reward are embedded.

• Provide business perspective on the COE’s design of new reward / recognition programs and ensures alignment with business strategy

• Recommend tools, programs and approaches to attract, retain and recognize talent and improve performance

• Educate, influence, and advocate reward and recognition philosophy and practice within the business to ensure fairness and consistency and inspire stronger employee and organizational performance

• Work with leaders to ensure successful execution of the year-end compensation process including employee calibration

• Advise leaders in dealing with senior level employee relations issues. Partner with ER and the legal team to understand trends in employee performance issues and advise on appropriate remediation


 Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA or equivalent preferred

 10+ years relevant experience

 Previous experience supporting global organizations preferred

 Experience in Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Medical Device industry desired but not essential

 Significant experience working in complex global matrix organizations.

 Demonstrated ability to drive results through influence and relationships

 Previous experience in a COE desirable

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