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Group Summary:

The Specialty Diagnostics Group offers a wide range of diagnostic test kits, reagents, culture media, instruments and associated products in order to serve customers in healthcare, clinical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and food safety laboratories. Thermo Fisher’s healthcare products are used to increase the speed and accuracy of diagnoses, which improves patient care in a more cost efficient manner. This group has six divisions: Immunodiagnostics, Clinical Diagnostics, Transplant Diagnostics, Microbiology, Anatomical Pathology, and the company’s Healthcare Market Channel.

Position Summary:

This is a leadership position responsible for Human Resources for the Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Region within the Specialty Diagnostics Group (SDG). The role will provide Human Resources business partnership support to the Vice President, APAC/EM, SDG – approximately 500 employees. This position is responsible for driving HR initiatives, monitor and access organizational needs to include recruitment, development actions, employee relations, and executing on the organizational strategy.

  • Work as a key member of the leadership team in developing HR strategies that support the business initiatives. Must have strong business acumen to translate business needs into HR strategies and initiatives.
  • The implementation of HR processes and programs that increase the productivity, competence, and effectiveness of client groups within the organization in the region.
  • Define HR requirements that are aligned with the Group’s and Corporate strategic vision and operating plans.
  • Will contribute to both Group-wide and Company-wide HR policies and standards development.
  • Will provide guidance on policy and process issues to leadership and employees as needed.
  • Will be assigned to lead or participate in various HR projects as deemed appropriate for both for the Regional organization along with supporting Group/Corporate specific initiatives as required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure alignment of HR processes with the goals of the organization in the region.
  • Implement HR processes and programs that increase the productivity, competence, and effectiveness of the organization in the region.
  • Participate actively in improving the organizational effectiveness and process improvement between the businesses and the region.
  • Build strong relations and communications between the group and the region.
  • Assess leaders and managers and propose development plans or alternatives to improve the performance of the organization in the region.
  • Establish, execute, monitor and refine management development and succession, planning initiatives that maximize the capabilities of the workforce, and ensure talent is available to support business requirements.
  • Management of the annual employee performance cycle (PMD) and Compensation Cycle along with the annual HRR process.
  • Counsels and/or coaches employees and managers regarding employee relations issues including performance management, facilitation of formal/informal complaints to resolution, discipline and/or terminations, etc. in line with local culture and the business and legal environment.
  • Assists in the hiring of new employees by performing various recruiting functions as needed, including staffing coordination, job requisition management, and interviews for the organization in the region
  • Responsible for ensuring data integrity and the reporting and analysis of HR metrics for the organization in the region.
  • Responsible for maintaining data integrity including review and approvals within Workday.
  • Provides management with relevant reporting as needed. Maintains legally compliant and accurate employee information through Workday and HR1.
  • Ensure all sites are in compliance with relevant country and local employment laws; liaise with local legal counsel on outlying countries as needed.
  • Manage annual Performance Management Development (PMD) process for all employees, including employee training and coaching and performance appraisal.
  • Manage compensation processes; ensure adherence to corporate process and ensure in-country compensation is consistent, appropriate, and competitive across the region and globally.
  • Conduct exit interviews, analyze data and make recommendations for corrective actions and continuous improvement.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required, MA/MS preferred
  • PHR/SPHR and/or other Professional Certifications desirable
  • 5-8 years of direct experience in all aspects of human resources (staffing, compensation, employee relations and organizational development).
  • Proven experience in implementing programs and processes that yield positive results.
  • Exposure to process improvement efforts (i.e. six sigma, practical process improvement) a plus.

Skill Requirements:

  • Strong business acumen.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Experience working across a complex organizational matrix.
  • Ability to use a high level of tact, diplomacy, discretion and empathy/understanding in a global environment across multiple cultures.
  • Must possess moderate computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and email.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and manage associated stress.
  • A track record of positive results and an ability to show how his/her programs and policies have contributed to the growth and bottom line profitability of an organization while enhancing or driving cultural change.
  • Responsible for remaining up to date on relevant regional employment laws and other human resources compliance issues.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Multi-lingual skills, English & Chinese, Mandarin, etc. (a plus)
  • Experience with various HRIS; Workday preferred
  • Ability to travel approximately 30%

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