Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • South San Francisco


The Principal HR Business Partner is the HR business partner for the PDLT-1 global leaders of the  Biometrics and PHC, as well as GPSLT member who leads PHC in South San Francisco. All of these functions are global organizations with employees and leaders that span SSF, London, Asia and Canada.  This position is part of the GPS PHC Leadership team, as well as a partner to PDLT- 1 LT’s with continued consultation across many touching organizations. This role is the strategic business partner to leaders and leadership teams within the client organizations. This position manages complex/matrix relationships on both a local and global level, collaborating effectively across business and HR networks/partners.  The person in this role will consult, advise, coach and partner with the business on people and organizational needs -- ensuring alignment with agreed Group, functional and regional/site initiatives as well as business strategy. This role also partners with leaders to drive organizational effectiveness including change management.

Act as key HR point of contact, trusted advisor, and sounding board for client LTs.
Identify, define and implement solutions that address the needs of the business whilst taking into account the broader implications (e.g. PD and GPS Globally).
This role is a key partner to the GPS and PD Global HR leaders to ensure alignment and understanding of activities across GPS and PD.
Contribute to the business strategy. Drive the people agenda by applying broad HR skills in the areas of organization design and development, change management, workforce planning, coaching/consultation, program/project management, facilitation and communication. Plan and implement people/organization solutions aligned to the business & Group HR strategy and goals (i.e., actively sponsoring and leading goals at LT level).
Ensure excellent alignment and execution of established human resources policies, procedures and Group, functional, and site HR initiatives.
Successfully execute global and local HR processes (for example, talent management, succession planning, performance management, development planning, compensation planning).
Partner with Global/Regional/Local HRBPs to align and execute on initiatives and Group processes (this includes providing input to and leveraging tools and templates used across PD, GPS and CoEs where appropriate).
Identify talent issues before they affect the business. Act as a talent scout for internal talent for local and global key positions and help develop the next generation of leaders through talent management and career development. Contribute to assessment/selection for senior leaders and other critical positions.
Determine most efficient and effective way to deliver services based on costs, ratios and appropriate Key Performance Indicators. Collaborate with service organizations.
Ensure compliance of all HR practices within area of responsibility and with legislative and regulatory requirements, standards and other known relevant policies and guidelines.

12 - 15 years of progressively responsible HR and/or business experience with a minimum of 7 years of HR or related experience and exposure to and competence in HR functional areas
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required.
Possess a full range of functional HR skills – Workforce Planning, Recruitment, Performance Management, Compensation, Organizational Development, Talent Management, Succession Planning, and Change Management
Previous HR experience in a global organization and proven ability to interact at senior levels a plus
Proven track record for consistently meeting or exceeding goals
Bio-tech or pharmaceutical experience a plus
Broad HR Functional/Technical Knowledge and Expertise
High Level Project Management Skills
Excellent Consultation and Influencing Skills
Demonstrated Leadership Skills

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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