Bayer Human Resources Business Partner - Research and Development in Whippany, New Jersey

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Human Resources Business Partner, Research and Development are to:

  • Serve as a consultant to client groups on a broad range of organizational issues of critical importance to the business; anticipate business needs and provide realistic solutions aligned with the divisional business objectives through organization redesign initiative, change management programs, and leadership development;

  • Provide leadership and coordination for all Human Resource activities;

  • Familiar with the key Bayer and country/country group HR processes and functions and ensure that these are taken into account at the local sub group, service company and group platform level as far as possible;

  • Ensure the implementation and application of agreed upon Bayer HR directives, policies, processes, systems and programs throughout the local Sub Group, Service Company or the Group Platform organization and strive for best practices in the standardization, harmonization and alignment of local HR activities, but always with the business requirements in mind;

  • Serve as a consultant to assigned client groups on a broad range of organizational issues of critical importance to the business;

  • Anticipate business needs and provide realistic solutions aligned with business objectives;

  • Advise and influence workforce plans for client groups;

  • Partner with recruiting personnel and hiring managers to provide guidance and influence key staffing decisions;

  • Advise and modify local Talent Management (TM) initiatives in line with the global Bayer Group TM strategy to attract, identify, assess, talent of strengths and development opportunities, develop and retain the right employees and to maintain a powerful talent pipeline;

  • Support management in the preparation of employee development plans;

  • Implement timely and accurate HR processes such as performance management, as well as merit and bonus planning;

  • Provide guidance and direction to supervisors and managers regarding personnel actions such as performance management, performance improvement plans, discipline (up to and including terminations), and other employment practices;

  • Involved in conducting equity and utilization analyses of compensation programs including merit, bonus (STI & LTI), rewards & recognition and promotion; identify compensation issues impacting client groups and collaborate with management and with compensation specialists;

  • Partner with client groups to develop and/or assess the effectiveness of career paths, align their operations and employee capabilities to the overall strategic directions, job ladders, and job descriptions; ensure validity and consistency of use within the business unit;

  • Effectively communicate HR products, perspectives, services, programs and policies to management and employees and implication on business strategies;

  • Consult in close collaboration with Sr. HR Member with issues surrounding Law/litigation on ensuring compliance and adherence to applicable employment laws and Bayer policies;

  • Support and execute organizational changes (Restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and divestments) providing appropriate solutions form the HR perspective;

  • Contribute to HR marketing/employer branding thus ensuring that Bayer will be an employer of choice in the country/country group;

  • Thorough understanding of the business and engagement with the business leaders, translate the business requirements and challenges into relevant HR actions and initiatives;

  • The job holder contributes for all employee relations and relationships with Unions representatives at the local level in collaboration with Sr. HR Members and head of HR Labor Relations to ensure full compliance with applicable employment legislations.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with eight or more years of HR experience; OR

  • Master’s Degree with six or more years of HR with experience in all areas of HR specialty with at least four years of HR business partnering experience;

  • Experience in effectively managing/implementing large organizational redesign;

  • Proficient knowledge of HR processes, programs, policies and systems and ability to communicate same to employees and management;

  • Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity and change; comfortable with uncertainty;

  • Comfortable dealing with and ability to influence senior managers;

  • Accept and deal effectively with global and local complexities;

  • Ability to provide positive and corrective feedback to others and deal with employee relations issues at all organizational levels;

  • Ability to develop or acquire resources to supplement required training and development programs ad hoc;

  • Role model for the Bayer LIFE Values, Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, and Efficiency;

  • Experience in handling multi-disciplinary projects and corresponding change management;

  • General understanding of business and financial impacts derived from HR decisions and policies;

  • Communications strategy and messaging skills with the ability to build long term partnerships with internal management & staff, including the various relevant representatives of workers groups and stakeholders;

  • Collaborate with others to solve problems and implement solutions;

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and SharePoint; SAP HR experience a plus;

  • Strong communication and presentation skills;

  • Experience in working in a global environment and matrix organization a plus.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

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