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People & Culture (Human Resources) Business Partner - AoP Operations & Quality
This position has the mindset of a business leader and entrepreneur. Although this position will be the Business Partner for the Area of Practice Operations & Quality, as the main Business Partner in Cape Town this person will also support customers in Research & Development. This position collaborates flexibly with multiple leadership areas in a part of the business as part of a network. This position collaborates closely with Business Partners (Enterprise) of this part of the business & relevant Business Leaders to understand long term business needs and strategic P&C priorities. This position then translates business strategy into P&C strategies for their leadership areas and drives fit for purpose implementation. This position leads and drives change initiatives, people streams, Work Product Teams (WPTs) and squads to embed and implement the overall P&C strategies for their leadership areas. This position can also support WPTs / squads or initiatives in other parts of the business based on overall priorities. This position is accountable as a trusted strategic partner and coach for fostering VACC leadership, advancing organizational design and effectiveness (including driving transformation in mindset, behaviors and ways of working), for building a diverse and inclusive work culture, and securing future talent and capabilities.
Addendum In small to midsize affiliates and sites, the position may have specific responsibilities for external system shaping, reputation management, collaboration with work councils as needed as well as internal cultural stewardship tasks. This responsibility is estimated to cover approximately 10% of the time. In larger and more complex affiliates, the responsibility might require as much as 50% of a BPs time. This role of “Country Connector” will be specifically assigned to an individual by the BP Enterprise/AOP Core team as required.
Aligns P&C strategy, goals, and objectives to overall business strategies and objectives; translates P&C strategies to drive key business results; provides guidance on talent management, workforce strategies, organization design and reward and recognition in partnership with Business Partners (Enterprise), other Chapters and subject-matter experts to develop high quality solutions
Maintains broad-based knowledge of multiple leadership areas across the organization and its operations; uses knowledge of business and P&C insights, metrics, expertise, and decision principles to effectively diagnose topics with a wide range of complexity
Recommends business practice/work process improvements to identify opportunities for leveraging human capital; ensures all P&C initiatives have ROI that adds to organizational value
Maintains knowledge of external environment and other related information on peer and comparison groups to effectively diagnose and implement strategies to help drive business decisions
Strategic sparring partner and coach for fostering VACC leadership and a leadership culture in line with the Roche leadership frame
Translates the business vision, mission, and strategy along with the 10 year ambition and P&C Aspirational Goals into projects and initiatives with milestones and delivery schedules; leads or participates in WPTs/squads to effectively meet planned objectives; develops clear action plans with results-oriented goals for measuring success; drives alignment and buy-in within multiple leadership areas as part of a network
Diagnoses P&C needs and identifies interventions that address issues of retention, change leadership, employee engagement, and leadership development, partnering with Enterprise Business Partners, WPTs/squads and other P&C Chapters as appropriate; uses appropriate tools for leadership competency and skills assessment
Drives and implements change with proven ability to influence business leaders and P&C professionals to required outcomes
Influences, develops, mentors and provides VACC leadership to networks and WPTs/squads in partnering with Advisory Business Partners.
Strategic P&C Insights & Innovation
Gathers and analyzes internal and external data, evidence-based research, benchmarks, P&C and business metrics to make critical decisions; shares insights with leaders and recommends innovative solutions based on the P&C decision principles that support the culture, strategic direction and resources
Diagnoses root causes of work environment issues, disruptive team dynamics and ineffective organizational setups; initiates interventions and shapes solutions in collaboration and co-creation with key stakeholders across multiple leadership areas
Qualifications & Experience
Demonstrated passion and drive to shape People & Culture across large and diverse parts of our business areas and/or business areas in previous companies
Demonstrated passion for and role-modeling of VACC leadership, with proven ability to lead with a creative mindset, very high self-awareness and for acting as a coach and mentor for other leaders and professionals
Demonstrated passion for and focus on building a diverse and inclusive work culture, fostering psychological safety and a strong sense of belonging with a strong understanding of how each employee contributes with the highest impact possible to the Roche purpose and 10 year ambitions
Demonstrated enterprise mindset and system thinking, proven ability to work effectively across multiple leadership areas, global teams and networks in a fast paced VUCA environment
Demonstrated ability to navigate the P&C system, leverage different Chapters for business impact and form WPTs/squads to deliver on business and P&C strategies
Demonstrated ability and experience in effectively diagnosing short to mid-term P&C needs, and shaping and leading large scale global initiatives to address them
Demonstrated ability to influence with courageous authenticity and build trust with individuals at all levels within the organization
Demonstrated excellent situational assessment and objective evaluation skills, with an ability to comprehend and translate complex topics into manageable pieces, to then position the topics with strong communication and group facilitation capabilities
Demonstrated ability to leverage technology and data to generate insights as foundation for diagnosis, recommendations and decisions
Demonstrated passion and ability to leverage digital tools for collaboration, co-creation and sharing across the system
Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize work to align with overall Roche vision and stop/prioritize activities not aligned with P&C operating model and decision principles
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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