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HR Business Partner: Sr

Job ID: BH501306

Category: HR Business Partner

Specialty: Human Resources

Sr. Manager, HRBP – R&D

We are looking for a dynamic, business focused HR talent who brings to the role a love of life sciences, a curiosity which enables talent solutions and a strong consulting style in service of coaching and supporting leaders as they grow their organizations. This individual would be responsible for HR support, leader coaching, team building and being a steward of the culture within the assigned client groups.  The successful applicant will also demonstrate strong project management and have a proven track record of partnering with client groups. 

Summary of Key Responsibilities

This individual will act as the primary HR Partner for several expertise areas of our R&D organization – collaborating closely with a leadership team on a range of critical business and organizational issues. As the business partner, you must demonstrate a strong business acumen as well as functional knowledge of all aspects of human resource management, including by not limited to:

  • Attract:
    • Support business hiring needs with headcount & investment planning, candidate assessment and selection, and onboarding of rapidly growing teams
  • Retain & Develop:
    • Talent Management – conduct talent reviews, support employee development planning, lead calibration (rating and promotion) processes, etc.
    • Org design – partner with leadership to build the organization that will scale for future growth aligned with core values
    • Coach scientific and business leaders, including multiple VP level and C-level executives
    • Partner closely with various HR functions such as Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Employee Relations, Operations, Talent Development, Immigration, etc.
    • Support retention and internal transfer goals by building relationships, understanding individuals’ skills and aspirations, and help create opportunities where appropriate
    • Help teams understand culture survey feedback and support initiatives to strengthen team cultures
    • Regularly evaluate scientific career ladder based on evolving market data and internal needs

This role will also support R&D more broadly by providing support such as:

  • Collating materials from other areas of R&D and Medical Affairs HRBPs in preparation for R&D Leadership meetings such as Talent Reviews, Calibrations, IP planning, etc.
  • Support R&D groups with the culture survey by running various reports and preparing summaries of the results
  • Provide back up for R&D exit interviews as needed
  • Conduct 360 assessments for leaders across different parts of R&D
  • Update monthly people dashboard/summarize key metrics across all areas of R&D
  • Support other broad R&D projects and initiatives as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 7+ years’  HR or external consulting experience preferred
  • Successful track record of partnering with client groups
  • Dynamic and creative HR leader who can coach senior leaders, advise on organization design, and create  robust talent planning strategy
  • Ability to design and execute project plans, identifying interdependencies and incorporating related communication/change management plans
  • Experience in influencing without authority and stakeholder management
  • Strong points of view on how to scale culture including best practices in team dynamics, working in a matrix design, and ensuring organizational values are realized
  • Strong partner to Talent Acquisition and other HR specialty areas to drive creative HR programs and solutions
  • Excellent execution skills and the ability to translate HR strategy into actionable initiatives
  • Strong consultation skills and the ability to influence at all levels is essential
  • Experience in dynamic, high growth environments
  • Ability to work as part of collaborative HR team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Vaccinated against Covid-19

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