ICON Clinical Research

HR Manager

23 Feb 2021
25 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
HR Manager

Location: Leopardstown, Dublin 18

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun while you do it. With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry!

Are you one of them?

At ICON, we have an incredible opportunity for an expert HR Manager to join the team in our HR Team.

The Role

The HRM works closely with colleagues in the HRM team, our HR Business Partners, business partners and all HR Centres of Excellence.

This role will support specific business units and markets across EMEA. Knowledge of HR requirements across multiple EMEA jurisdictions would be very beneficial for this role. A proven background of partnering with business stakeholders on key HR programmes is essential. The successful candidate will lead the rollout of key HR programmes with business stakeholders, e.g programmes such as Performance & Reward, Organisational Design / restructuring support, Development & career-path planning, culture & engagement and people leader development.

We are looking for an experienced HR Manager (5+ years as a HRM) with a proven ability to partner with, motivate and influence leaders via coaching and consulting. The role calls on the HRM to switch easily between strategic and tactical tasks.
  • Delivery of complex case management advice on key areas such as disciplinary, performance management redundancy, long-term sickness and Issues that require country specific interaction.
  • Responsible for management of employee relations, legal compliance and ensuring HR policies meet these requirements in designated country or region
  • Proactively work with Managers in your region to highlight and identify key trends and issues arising from data such as exit interviews, turnover reports, absence and performance reviews and propose specific plans to assist and advise improvements
  • support the implementation of people strategies and plans through the rollout of HR programmes and through the provision of local country Insight into the broader HR team
  • For countries that have a Country Management Team, act as a partner to that team
  • Build strong relationships with key Managers within your country (or countries) of responsibility and also with the offshore managers who have people management responsibility in these countries
  • Provide a proactive HR consultation service to all people managers advising them on all issues that arise in their teams
  • Work closely with the HR Service Centre Manager and the HR Service Centre Team to ensure a smooth transition on local issues and ensure clarity on when the team should hand over or escalate
  • Support and coach people managers on complex employee Issues
  • Other duties as assigned

What you need
  • Data Analysis - uses data to build business case, drive decisions, help interpret a situation
  • Employee relations & compliance - expert in employee relations, managing difficult situations, mitigating risk and proposing solutions
  • Project management - can lead projects, engaging key stakeholders, manages risk
  • Change management - advanced ability to create change plan & engage stakeholders
  • Executive presence - Proactively speaking up with issues while recommending a solution
  • Business acumen - understand business drivers, key financial measurements, align and prioritize HR processes and practices to support organization's vision and goals.
  • Policy - Able to drive change, facilitate communication and dissemination of policy
  • Diversity and Culture - identifies gaps & leverages expertise to recommend/influence action plans or solutions
  • Collaboration - Build strong working relationships and ability to effectively influence and have crucial conversations with key stakeholders.

Why join us?

Other than working with an outstanding team of ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a HR Manager, you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to improve your skillset. Our benefits package is competitive, our scope is international and we sincerely care about our people and their success.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

EOE race/colour/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet/national origin