Shire HR Manager Milford in Milford, Massachusetts

HRBP and Site Lead for Milford, MA manufacturing site

•Responsible for HR Service delivery at site including but not limited to: Talent Development, Talent

Acquisition, Succession Planning, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, etc.

•Provide HRBP support to Site Leader and Plant SLT

•Develop people / talent components of the business (site) strategy

•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

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

•Support the Business on the effective development, deployment and reward of resources and

talent in the business to achieve strategic and operational objectives (including business


•Drive, monitor and continuously improve HR metrics and plant talent KPIs

• As a member of the Biologics HR network, actively contribute to Global Biologics people related strategy, programs, and priorities.

• 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.)

•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


•Enable leaders to effectively manage change.

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

externally (within industry/discipline)

• 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


• Educate, influence, and advocate reward and recognition philosophy and practice within the

business to ensure fairness and consistency and inspire stronger employee and organizational


• Work with leaders to ensure successful execution of the yearend

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


Education & Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree required

MBA or Master’s degree in an HR discipline preferred.

8+ years HR experience including at least 5 in an HR leadership capacity

Previous experience working in a plant, DC, manufacturing, operations environment preferred

Experience in pharmaceutical, BioTech, Med Device industry desired but not essential

Experience working in complex global matrix organizations preferred

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.