Assistant Director People Business Partner

Job Title
Assistant Director People Business Partner
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Work Hybrid
Princeton,  NJ 08540
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Senior HR Business Partner

Princeton, NJ, USA with Hybrid work terms

Are you looking to join a growing Pharmaceutical company with a strong product line in the Oncology space?
Do you want to bring your HR knowledge and experience to a place where you can help shape the direction of the people aspects of the business?
Do you enjoy building teams, working cross-functionally in a fluid and dynamic environment, and solving complex HR challenges?
 Does working in a strong diverse team, supporting growth in the US and overseas appeal to you?
If the answer is “yes” to these questions, we would like to hear from you.
@Orchard is proud to provide dedicated recruiting support to a fast-growing bio-pharmaceutical firm, focused on Oncology research and development. Our client needs an exceptional HR Business Partner (Assistant Director, People Business Partner) to work directly with cross-functional teams and the existing People team to deliver on the promise of great talent and effective policies to support them.
Our client is the US-based subsidiary of a global pharmaceutical powerhouse that works urgently to discover and develop innovative cancer treatments. As cancer evolves, our client evolves with it—bringing novel technology to cornerstone chemotherapies, while at the same time optimizing new targeted agents. Advanced technology, dedicated investigators, and incomparable facilities—these vast resources empower them to redefine the way the world treats cancer. 
As the HR Business Partner, your responsibilities will likely include:
  • Utilize knowledge of business and clients to provide guidance and input.
  • Oversee the recruitment process for assigned client groups, collaborating with hiring managers and the Talent team.
  • Establish relationships of trust with clients, leading to being brought in early for a more efficient impact on important actions and decisions.
  • Consult on business issues and coach management to make better people decisions contributing to more effectiveness in their roles.
  • Suggest organizational change capabilities to bring teams together to ensure communication, collaboration, and desired results.
  • Give advice/input on assessing talent for hiring, promotions, and job changes.
  • Partner with managers and Talent Management on manager and employee development solutions.
  • Facilitate people processes with assigned clients including mid/year-end processes, employee survey results, workforce planning, talent assessments, etc.
  • Advise teams and individuals within client groups to resolve issues, enable change, and optimize performance.
  • Provide People with policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Champion and model the desired culture and behavioral norms for the organization.
  • Provide timely and direct feedback to managers, colleagues, and employees.
  • Participate in client meetings as part of the team to keep abreast of the business and provide People strategy and organizational updates.
  • Identify the processes, policies, or tools that may conflict with the desired culture working with the team to assess remedies.
  • Use project management rigor and methodology in leading team projects.
  • Collaborate effectively and frequently seek input from others internally or externally concerning process improvement opportunities.
Your background will include:
  • BA/BS degree in a business-related discipline, or the equivalent. MBA or MS degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of well-rounded HR Generalist experience, 2+ years’ experience serving in a Business Partner capacity. At least 2 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrate strength in learning agility and the ability to manage ambiguity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, adept at conflict resolution, successful at working with and coaching multiple levels of the organization.
  • Effective communicator in verbal and written skills, seeking first to understand and then to be understood. Tailor communication to the audience appropriately.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Positive attitude, flexible and proactive.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to present information at multiple levels of the company, providing the most relevant and important points clearly and concisely.
  • Strong Microsoft Office 365 applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, SharePoint, etc.). Preferred working knowledge in Dayforce, Workday, and or other HR technology.
The expected compensation range for the role is $171,700 to $202,000 annually, however, base pay may vary depending on multiple individualized factors. Total compensation will include other elements such as sign-on bonus, discretionary awards, as well as health, financial, and other benefits, including eligibility for 401k, PTO, and paid holidays.
If your experience and interests align with this role, and you want to align your career with a stable and growing firm with an excellent pipeline of products within Oncology. Please apply.

Established in 2010, @Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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