Country HR Business Partner

Dublin, Ireland
20 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Why Novartis

750 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we're proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

Job purpose:

Act as key HR business partner providing direction and counsel to several client groups in GBS in all human capital areas. Develops, leads and drives high quality HR practices that will contribute to the GBS's strategic intent. Integrates HR into the strategic thinking of the business at an operational level; facilitates change to improve the performance of the business.

Key Responsibilities :

Performance Management:
-Drives performance management process in GBS Dublin Site.
-Implements reward and recognition strategies which facilitate, support and maintain a high performance culture.
-Ensures client group has PM system consistently applied, controlled and aligned to business strategies.
-Facilitates improvement and actively manages low performance.

Compensation & Benefits:
-Ensures a consistent approach across the site with regards to job grading, promotions, GJFA and local functional levels.
-Coordinates availability of role profiles, grading and market competitive reward information for positions across the Dublin site.
-Executes the global salary review process across the Dublin site.
-Ensures appropriate link between performance rating and reward for all positions.
-Coordinates and ensures successful implementation of international moves.

• Talent Management:
-Supports all core talent processes in client groups.
-Facilitates the development of the approach and tactical plan for these core talent processes, including, but not limited to, competencies, recruitment, and retention of top -performers, performance management, executive development and coaching, knowledge management, talent review and succession planning.
-Builds collaborative relationships with the business to understand business needs as it relates to employees.
-Coaches and trains customers on HR & mgmt tools, processes, programs etc..

Organizational Design:
-Drives change management and organisational development initiatives as a desired business partner.
-Works with line managers to develop an organizational structure that meets the needs of the business, the employees and the customers.
-Reads the pulse of the organization (including through employee surveys) and works with the line to create action plans that are measurable.

• Recruitment/ Selection:
-Implements recruitment strategy to ensure top talents.
-Plans for positions with the line management, including role profiles and levels (GJFA).
-Participates in recruitment.
-Ensures quality induction process for these new hires.
-Collaborates with local Compensation to ensure proper levelling of roles, to fit within the overall organizational design and to attract and retain talent.

• HR processes:
-Provides input to local HR strategies and processes.
-Initiates HR projects related to process/ system changes in alignment with business requirements.
-Executes the relevant HR strategy and manages HR processes at high standards.

About Novartis:

About the Novartis Global Service Centre in Dublin:

The Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC), Dublin, was set up in 2013 and is located in a state-of-the-art facility on the Merrion Road in Ballsbridge. The center, one of five around the world, delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis divisions and organizations worldwide. Services offered by the Dublin team include scientific and commercial services, IT, HR Operations and Procurement. There are currently several hundred associates employed at the site with 32 nationalities speaking 28 languages.

Novartis is a world-leading healthcare company that provides innovative solutions to address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 120,000 full-time-equivalent associates and its products are available in more than 180 countries around the world.

Novartis Ireland Ltd. has been certified as a Top Employer 2019 by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings!

Benefits of Working for Novartis:

Competitive salary; Annual bonus
Pension scheme; Share scheme
Health insurance; 25 days annual leave
Flexible working arrangements
Subsidized dining facilities
Employee recognition scheme

'I came for the job, I stay for the culture'

#LI-NOV = Novartis

Minimum requirements


-University degree in social sciences, business degree or broad line management experience, professional HR qualification
-Fluent in English: oral & writing;
-A number of years' experience in HR as a generalist role or as a specialist ( i.e. Training & Development, Coaching, Organizational Development, etc); consulting, communication in an international environment
-Experience with working in a heavily matrixed environment

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

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