Human Resources

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc Boston, MA
Job Description

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is currently building our HR function to continue our evolution of being a transformational partner in the exciting journey of impacting patient's lives with our innovative and life changing science. Currently there are opportunities for strategic HRBP's across multiple functional areas which will help support the future growth of the business. The HRBP's role is to focus on the strategic business challenges and partner with the leaders to provide targeted human capital insights and to act as advocates and champions of the organizational values, culture, and overall HR Operating model. HRBPs work across the HR organization and in partnership with the COE's to provide coordinated solutions to the needs of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

* Work in partnership with the HRBP Leads to help drive the HR strategy with a strong business perspective.

* Actively consult and provide solutions related to workforce, talent and organizational matters to business leaders to achieve business plans.

* Collaborate with HR Operational Services to deploy services that are required to be executed at a local level, including Payroll and Benefits, local development and training, recruitment and onboarding, performance and compensation reviews

* Act as an internal consultant to leaders, managers, and employees providing coaching and advice on a range of organizational and change issues

* Ensure the business attracts, develops, and retains high quality talent at all levels to support the growth objectives, opportunities, and strategies of the business

* Organization and HR Planning – including identifying the people and organizational implications of the business strategy, the identification and development of key talent, and succession planning

* Strategic workforce planning and implementation

* Build strong partnerships with the HR specialist functions such as compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, HRIS and leadership & employee development to roll out corporate wide programs and ensure client needs are understood and met

* Work with clients to implement and manage key HR processes, such as the year-end performance management process (performance assessment, calibration, and compensation planning)

* Work with managers and employees in identifying and addressing performance related issues

* Partner with Talent Acquisition and managers on sourcing strategies. Conduct interviews and recommend candidate selection for manager and senior level positions

* Identify key trends and collaborate with the HR team to provide recommendations and solutions

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree preferably in related field of study

* 10 or more years of human resources experience, including experience implementing HR strategies, experience in the areas of talent management, organizational effectiveness, management development, employee relations and strategic workforce planning.

* Proven track record of being able to assess business needs, develop solutions and implement with measured impact on the business.

* Pharmaceutical/biotechnology experience required, with experience supporting R&D, G&A client groups strongly preferred

Core Competencie

* Strong Business acumen

* Strong execution focus

* Experience in leading change management initiatives

* Strong relationship management, team-building, customer-focused orientation coupled with the ability to deliver results and meet or exceed agreed-upon objectives and timeframes

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including strong presentation skills

* A strong strategic orientation coupled with a strong detail orientation and the willingness to "roll up the sleeves" to get deep into details and day-to-day administration

* Personal flexibility and a proactive orientation

* Strong analytical and problem-solving experience, combined with strong business judgment and ability to present analysis in a clear and compelling manner

* Ability to handle multiple priorities


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