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Employee Relations Manager

Job ID: BH413119

Category: HR Manager, HR Business Partner, Employee Relations Specialist

Specialty: Human Resources

The Employee Relations Manager is a critical member of our newly created employee relations function for our global biotechnology organization. You will use your expertise to provide Employee Relations and HR leadership for a growing biotech organization supporting all categories of the business. This includes Employee Relations responsibility for 2 manufacturing facilities, commercial and medical field organizations across the globe, G&A, R&D, clinical development, technical operations and quality, among others. In partnership with the Global Head of People Relations, you will execute the full life cycle Employee Relations activities for the entire organization. The position is an exciting opportunity to be a critical member of an evolving and expanding Employee and Patient focused organization in a growing global business.  The Employee Relations Manager will be a true expert in global employee relations management and provide strategic plans, through proactive, anticipatory, and reactive relations strategy, solutions and guidelines to the company’s operating leadership around the world.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • The Manager People Relations is responsible for handling all employee relations and human resources related issues across our company, in partnership with the Global Head of People Relations. 

  • Provide expert level guidance and advice to HR colleagues, business unit heads, and people managers within the Company on a wide variety of employee relations issues, policies, procedures and workplace investigations to create and sustain positive employee relations. 

  • Lead workplace investigations in collaboration with HR, Legal and Compliance as appropriate, making actionable recommendations.

  • Provide guidance to HR colleagues and coaching to managers regarding performance management, conduct concerns, leave of absence requests and accommodation requests.


  • Investigate all US matters designated as HR focused, in collaboration with HR, Legal and Compliance as appropriate.


  • Identify, research and analyze specific employee relations concerns, conduct interviews, review data, draft reports and make appropriate recommendations to the business, Compliance and Legal on outcomes.

  • Maintain confidentiality of cases and communications.

  • Assist, as needed, with investigations led by Compliance and/or Legal.

  • Maintain and continuously improve all internal People Manager and HR guides, working with Legal and Compliance as needed.  This includes guides regarding managing the separation process, outplacement, and workplace investigations. 

  • Design the effective collection and analysis of Exit Interview data, conducting exit interviews and follow up communications as needed.


Data & Trends

  • Responsible for our incident management system, ensuring all people relations matters are appropriately recorded, documented and addressed in a consistent and timely manner. 

  • Provide rigorous data analysis and reporting based on business needs, highlighting key trends in employee relations to actively drive proactive solutions to minimize reactive work and increase employee engagement. 


  • Create and conduct training for HR, stakeholders and managers in support of employee relations / HR, and, in partnership with Legal and Compliance, important topics for managers to understand (e.g., protected leaves, harassment and discrimination).

  • Oversee Employee Relations training for HR and people managers. This includes reviewing our current offerings in this area, advising on gaps and additional materials and providing strategic overview on the approach, content and training delivery.


  • In support of Legal and Compliance, and in collaboration with HR Operations, assist in responding to requests for information from internal clients and outside counsel, including assistance with electronic discovery needs.

  • Participate in and lead critical projects on behalf of the HR Leadership Team, as assigned.



  • 5+ years of experience in employee relations, labor law, compliance or a similar field with in a dynamic business characterized by different cultures, management styles, systems, and procedures.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (such as HR) or an employment law degree.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment law.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Experience leading investigations of alleged improper conduct.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Handles sensitive information with the utmost discretion and maintains confidentiality

  • High level of EQ, compassion and the ability to remove (unconscious) biases throughout the investigation.

  • A high level of ethics and integrity mindset.

  • Stellar project management skills with exceptional attention to detail and discipline to organize and prioritize

  • Experience in designing and delivering successful training programs

  • Technically proficient in Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint and incident management systems (i.e., Navex, Convercent and other similar incident management systems)

  • Demonstrates empathy and experience driving inclusion work

  • If employed in the U.S., being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is required.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts