Dicerna, a Novo Nordisk company, is focused on driving innovation in RNAi (ribonucleic acid interference) to selectively target and silence genes that cause or contribute to disease. Our proprietary GalXC™ and GalXC-Plus™ RNAi technologies have the potential to address conditions that are difficult or impossible to treat with other modalities. Established as a Transformational Research Unit (TRU) following Novo Nordisk’s acquisition of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in December 2021, the Dicerna TRU is a unique new organization within Novo Nordisk that brings together the best of both worlds – the agility, collaborative pioneering spirit and calculated risk-taking profile of a biotech along with the scale, resources and capabilities of a global leader in drug development. With approximately 200 researchers, scientists, drug developers and operational staff, we are a team of inventive and entrepreneurial thinkers pushing the boundaries of science to create and drive new RNAi-based therapies for both rare and more prevalent diseases from the bench to the clinic. Together, we are driving change. Are you ready to make a difference?
As a member of the Human Resources team, the HR Business Partner will work closely with department leadership to enable innovation and the development of talent within our organization. The ideal candidate is committed to fostering a patient-centric culture, can partner effectively with various functional leaders and cross-functional teams while rolling up their sleeves to help the broader HR team, and has the ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
This job will report to the Head of Human Resources. This role will interact with different departments and employees within the organization.
Strategic Partnership: Lead human resources initiatives that drive results and accelerate innovation. Align strategic and tactical business plans into a practical and effective human resource agenda. Support and enable the Research & Development organization by providing expertise on all HR aspects of the business. Partner with senior leaders to develop and implement solutions to organizational and people-related challenges based upon HR expertise and in-depth understanding of the business. Provide leadership on matters of performance management, effective communication, organizational change and the creation of a winning culture. Develop and implement change management initiatives which facilitate/enable organizational growth and transformation and effect continuous improvement. Establish credibility throughout the organization and position self as an effective problem solver of people and organizational issues. Coach and develop leaders, supporting them while engaging in critical people activities and enabling them to make sound decisions.
Organizational Effectiveness: Develop and implement organizational development/design strategies which align with business aspirations and drive optimal business results. Partner with management to remove barriers in order to drive operational transformation across all areas of the business. Lead the effort for continuous improvement of leadership capability and organizational efficiency.
Talent Acquisition: Partner with the R&D leadership team and Talent Acquisition Manager to develop proactive organizational staffing strategies to recruit and retain top caliber talent in a high-performance environment.
Employee Relations: Act as senior advisor on all employee relations issues and effectively communicate to all levels of employees. Facilitate employee conflict resolution and the reduction of employee relations issues with a pragmatic approach grounded in business need and results. Handle sensitive matters with confidentiality and professionalism.
Performance Management: Develop, strengthen and implement appropriate programs to facilitate optimal performance of all R&D employees. Manage performance review process in pursuit of a culture of accountability and results-orientation, linking organizational and employee performance. Provide ongoing direct and actionable performance coaching and feedback to the organization’s leaders. Oversee annual performance review cycle and compensation planning for the R&D organization.
Employee Communication: Encourage frequent and effective communication throughout the organization to ensure that employees are accurately informed. Foster a workplace environment consistent with the values and mission of the organization.
Cross-Functional Involvement: Act as a mentor to fellow HR team members by providing guidance where appropriate. Assist the Head of Human Resources by providing critical information and project oversight for ELT delegated projects/tasks.
Travel info: Approximately 0-10% overnight travel. Ability to lift 0-10 lbs.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
Minimum of 8 years of Human Resources experience; 2 years in a business partner capacity.
Experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical organization, preferably supporting the R&D function.
Elevated level of interpersonal skills to demonstrate active listening, provide coaching and advising to all levels within the organization and handle sensitive and confidential situations
Strong business process aptitude and understanding; and highly developed analytical and reasoning skills.
Deep knowledge of state and federal compliance and regulations.
Computer proficiency with MS Office Suite.
Must be able to work independently and part of a team, as well as handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Must be willing to perform on administrative tasks while functioning as a senior member of the HR team and the organization.
Highly developed and excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.
At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.
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