Abbott Sr. Mgr, BHR in Plymouth, Minnesota

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

The Sr. Manager, BHR provides consulting and functional expertise to defined business units on human resource strategies, organization development, talent management and other business or HR initiatives. Through the design, development and implementation of HR strategies, the Sr. Manager, BHR, supports the achievement of business results and sustainable growth. This position may oversee and provide leadership to other BHR team members.

Job Duties:

  • Build trust-based, collaborative, sustainable relationships with managers and customer groups.

  • Consult with business leaders and managers on a frequent basis, to identify and assess human resource needs and identify opportunities for improving employee and organizational performance.

  • Initiate and sustain continuous dialogue with managers on both internal and external change issues. Provide input to leaders in development of change strategies and initiatives.

  • Drive activities associated with performance management process (e.g. goal setting, mid-year and annual reviews, development planning) to ensure utilization of tools by management to achieve business results.

  • Partner with the business leaders on workforce planning, including assessing short-term and long-term resource needs, identifying critical talent gaps within the organization, and working to develop strategies to address.

  • Lead Talent Management Review (TMR) process working with the business to identify internal high potential talent and drive development. Collaborate with the business to design talent planning solutions that will fulfill long term business needs and talent mobility. Support business unit talent reviews and succession planning.

  • Partner with the business to design and implement retention strategies focusing on key leaders and individuals with core competencies or skills critical to the organization.

  • Implement reward programs within the unit to drive achievement of and support business goals.

  • Drive diversity and inclusion efforts with an emphasis on attracting and retaining diverse talent.

  • Partner with business leaders to identify opportunities to increase productivity, employee performance, and employee engagement.

  • Collaborate with the business to diagnose and identify interventions needed to improve organizational effectiveness in business units. Enable successful execution of organizational restructuring, in partnership with business leaders.

  • Create processes and solutions which support a positive employee relations environment through effective communications, policies and practices.

  • Create key HR metrics to measure effectiveness of programs and initiatives.

  • Ensure business in compliance with external legal and regulatory requirements - including collective bargaining agreements, labor contracts, work councils, and employee safety and security requirements as applicable- as well as internal policies and procedures.

  • Set goals which align to the business and manage the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring.

  • Maintain a safe and professional work environment.

  • Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures and processes.

  • Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Qualifications: Describe the minimum education and experience, including knowledge, skills and abilities, required to successfully perform the job. List any certificates, license, and/or registrations required.

General Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

  • 8+ years’ progressive HR business partner or related experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to build consultative, collaborative relationships with managers and co-workers at all levels.

  • Strong business acumen partnered with attention to the human/talent element

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and assess human capital needs and work collaboratively to develop and implement value-added solutions.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Advanced change management skills.

  • Advanced employee relations experience.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated high level of confidentiality and discretion.

  • Excellent analysis and decision-making skills.

  • Solid knowledge of employment laws and regulations governing HR programs.

Preferred qualifications and education:

  • Advanced degree.

  • 5+ years people management experience.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email