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HR Generalist Manager, 6 month contract

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

People & HR
Paris, France
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Job Description

The HR Generalist Manager is responsible for aligning business objectives to effective human resources tactics in designated business units/client groups and/or products. This role serves as a consultant to all employees on human resource-related issues. This role acts as an employee champion, change agent, and assesses and anticipates HR-related needs. HR Generalist Manager communicates needs proactively within the HR department/leadership and seeks to develop integrated solutions.

This role partners closely with HRBP function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. This role maintains an effective level of business acumen and expert level of digital literacy to support data-based decision making and employee listening to drive operational resiliency and foster exceptional people culture.

This role is being offered as a 6-month contract, working on a hybrid basis from our Paris office.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages HR inquiry and transactional escalation to ensure alignment across the enterprise on the delivery of HR Strategy
  • Analyzes data and analytics (dashboards) in partnership with the HR group to identify key issues or concerns that could impact the business unit. Helps to proactively develop strategies to address trends, and ensure attraction, retention and development of talent and capabilities across the client group
  • Manages dedicated HR product portfolio including Leave of Absence, Global Mobility, Change Management and Employee Relations
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required
  • Supports the development of contracts for new hires, promotions and transfers
  • Provides guidance and input on client group/business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning in partnership with HRBP
  • Manages and resolves a wide range of employee relations issues in partnership with Employee Relations Director, HRPB and Legal Department. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations as appropriate
  • Assists in the preparation of comprehensive investigation reports which include recommendations for complaint resolution
  • Manages and maintains ER procedures and practices to ensure compliance, enhance the employee experience
  • Ensures ER cases are handled fairly and consistently in a timely fashion, and in line with company values and applicable laws
  • Creates and implements change management strategies and communications in support of organizational design and changes
  • Analyzes ER trends to develop solutions and strategies and make recommendations
  • Leverages data, dashboards and analytics to show progress and trends across Vertex goals
  • Leads the operational integration and advises on executing business change including acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations
  • Manages retention intervention, pulse survey insights, exit interviews and analyzes trends with recommended approaches to resolve areas of concern

Required Education Level

  • Bachelor's degree required

Required Experience

  • Strong experience in similar HR role, or the equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Knowledge/Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience in managing multiple projects/tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Fluent in English, proficient and conversant in French and other European languages
  • Demonstrated experience in process improvement
  • Demonstrated experience with problem-solving and prioritization in an innovative environment
  • Digital Literacy experience required including Microsoft, Workday, Analytic dashboarding
  • Human resources experience, including experience implementing HR strategies, expertise in the areas of employee experience, talent mobility, organizational effectiveness, management development and change management



Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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