Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Mississauga


Human Resources Business Partner – one year contract
Have you thought about your next career stop?
Would you like to experience a workplace where we do ‘Now What Patients Need Next!’
Would you like to experience a job where passion meets purpose?
This is the right moment to join our team and make a difference.
Because Roche is embarking on a change that will define our future success by enabling all of us to act on our passion to make a difference for patients.
If you value the competencies that make our employees successful at Roche Canada:
Learning Mindset
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! 
The HRBP plays a critical role in ensuring that Roche Canada is a great place to work by contributing towards an engaging, trusting and flexible culture. As well, this role partners with HRBP’s, the business and key stakeholders to ensure people strategies, processes and projects are implemented effectively and aligned with our business goals. 
This exciting opportunity will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to work closely with the business during a time of rapid change and transformation. 
What is this role about?
Client Group and Subject Matter Expert (SME) Partnering: act as the primary HR partner for assigned clients for a wide range issues (engagement, team effectiveness, new team development, employee relations issues, policy questions, People Manager development, etc.) and facilitate client solutions through the appropriate SME when required. Work collaboratively to support business leaders in making people decisions that align to our culture and business goals.  
Being a Change Agent: 
Through a wide variety of methods and interactions, actively support change efforts by ensuring Managers and employees always understand the “why” and adopt new practices to support flexibility and agility. Act as a credible activist within the business and HR Community and demonstrate the ability to shift from “expert to coach” in terms of HR Service delivery.
Global Collaboration: 
Support the successful execution of global and local people practices during a time when many of our practices are changing. This will include partnering with People Managers and other HRBP’s who are co-located as well as those who are located in various sites throughout the Roche world.
Desired Skills and Experience 
Attitude is the key: Learning mindset, agility, resilience, innovation, collaboration, passion and integrity.
Bachelor’s Degree and HRPA designation are a definite asset.
A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience as an HR Business Partner will allow you to help us shape our new culture and create a dynamic employee experience.
Experience supporting global client groups and working in a highly matrixed environment is an asset.
Ability to exert influence to create positive cultural change and the courage to speak-up when required.
A mindset that understands that HR’s value comes from the delivery of flexible business-oriented solutions.
Ability to use curiosity and creativity to try new things; we are in a time of change, in both HR and the business.
Demonstrated experience managing and supporting change initiatives, both cultural change and business-led change.
Solid experience in handling employee relations issues
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, and to handle multiple, competing priorities.
Proficient in MS Office and HRIS software; knowledge of Workday is an asset.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by:  May 25, 2019
This position is not eligible for relocation support.
This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.
Roche is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon any legally protected ground. Roche will make a good faith effort to accommodate the individual needs of applicants with disabilities in our recruitment process. 
NOTE: All employment is conditional upon completing and obtaining a satisfactory background check, including educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.
AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Roche Canada does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with agency/recruiter, Roche Canada will not consider or agree to payment of any referral

About the company

Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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