Human Resources Business Partner - Portfolio and Innovation
About the role:
The HRBP role partners with our employees and leaders across the Product Portfolio & Innovation function, providing HR insight and input into the development of business strategy, then aligning our people strategy and plans to ensure our objectives are delivered. Sounds simple, but in a truly global business with plans to double in size by 2022, this requires you to be agile, audacious, and dedicated to ensuring we’ve the right culture and capability in our teams to help our customers achieve their research missions, faster.
In the Product Portfolio and Innovation function you’ll be working with fantastic colleagues from a number of diverse backgrounds, from Product/Category Management, through to our highly qualified Research and Development scientists. This role supports teams in Cambridge, UK; and sites in Boston, Branford and Eugene in the United States so will need some flexibility around working with different time zones (though you can expect the same flexibility in return).
It’s a varied job that on any given day will see your devising and delivering our functional people plan; working with leaders to drive talent and capability or helping design and deploy, or even lead Global HR projects. Ultimately, you’ll be an expert formulating partnership across the business to deliver value-added service on HR related issues and best practice. This includes (but isn’t limited to):
- Collaborating with the HR Director and functional managers to assess and anticipate HR-related needs
Implementing and embedding global HR initiatives across the function(s)
Coaching and influencing leaders and managers around a wide variety of people issues
Maintaining a solid understanding and working knowledge of the business function and global business strategy
Design, facilitate and evaluate internal training, workshops and strategy days as required
Provide support and advice to managers in relation to performance/talent development
Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures
Design and develop career development strategies in collaboration with the Learning and Talent Development Centre of excellence
Support the Reward team on the annual performance management and reward cycle and any additional initiatives as needed
Partner with managers to drive high employee engagement across the organisation
Work with the Talent Acquisition team to identify and provide input on workforce planning and acquisition
Drive employee engagement and communications, in collaboration with the Change Management and Internal Communications Director
Act as an employee champion and change agent
Manage and resolve complex employee relations and case management in conjunction with the Regional HR Advisors
Other duties as reasonably requested
Key Performance Indicators and Deliverables:
Responsible to line manager for:
- HR business objectives and strategy
- Employment and company compliance on HR policy and employment law
Responsible to internal client for:
HR business objectives
Supporting the line with employee engagement
Main Interfaces and customers (internal/external)
Internal client group:
HR functions and HR shared services
About you - Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:
Strong influencing skills, with the courage to coach and feedback to senior leaders.
Working knowledge of employment law in relevant countries
Broad knowledge of HR best practice
Strong bias for action and a “solution orientated” attitude
Fluent written and spoken English
Able to work both on a team (as member and/or leader) and independently to deliver results
Ability to convey ideas and recommendations in a clear, compelling and succinct way in written and verbal communications
Good attention to detail and an ability to analyse and use data in decision making.
Strong organizational and multitasking skills with ability to balance competing priorities
Experience identifying, diagnosing and resolving issues independently; will take initiative even under unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances
Anticipates need to re-prioritize; can shift gears and comfortably makes decisions based on new information
Bachelor’s or First degree in Human Resources, Business or other related field
CIPD qualified or equivalent is an advantage
Extensive experience providing professional HR advice in a high-quality environment
Demonstrated experience and success in helping managers align human resources planning and business strategy
Increased scope and complexity in HR case work
Potential Career Progression:
Other Human Resources Business Partner Roles
To HR Director
Strategic Project Management
Specialised HR Centre of Excellence or people management role
Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.
It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.
Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth.