Senior Human Resources Business Partner

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner will report to the Executive Director, Strategic People Partners and serve as the HR lead and partner for our Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, Supply Chain and Process Technology teams. As the first point of contact with several functional departments, the HR Business Partner will advise, consult, oversee, coordinate, and partner on all Human Resource (HR) activities.

This role will ensure all HR-related activities are delivered efficiently, effectively, and in a timely manner and in accordance with company policies and procedures. This position will serve as HR liaison between internal HR functions and cross functional departments.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact and HR advisor to management and employees across multiple technical and business functions
  • Provides HR leadership and support in multiple HR disciplines with assigned functional areas in the company as well as to direct reports
  • Provides coaching, development and leadership to direct reports and other HRBP team members
  • Collaborates with client base with an HR perspective on business decisions by leveraging a strong knowledge of all HR functions
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of changes on employees, HR systems and operations
  • Collaborates with technical and business functions to design organizational structures, job roles and talent management processes to drive organizational strategy and meet business objectives
  • Serves as a strategic advisor on all matters related to Novavax workforce planning and people operations
  • Oversees, reviews, advises, and coaches managers on performance management matters including performance reviews, performance goals, individual development plans, informal reviews and feedback, and managing low performers
  • Advises, makes recommendations to and works closely with the head of the HRBP function on employee relations issues; writing performance improvement plans; apprising HR leadership about issues; conducting investigation interviews and overseeing the ensuing disciplinary process
  • Partners with HR subject matter experts, such as Benefits, Compensation, HRIS, Talent Acquisition and Organization Development, to ensure execution of all HR operations within assigned functional areas
  • Determines appropriate reports, dashboards, etc. to support client groups
  • Provides expertise related to performance management including diagnosis of people issues, developing interventions, and coaching
  • Builds strong relationships at all levels across functional departments and within HR to influence decision making in a collaborative way
  • Serves as a change agent in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or Social Sciences is required
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Psychology, Organization Development or the Sciences is preferred
  • HR Certification or willingness to obtain certification is preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive HR experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a HR Business Partner/Generalist role and experience managing others
  • Functional knowledge of most HR disciplines
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills, with proven ability to organize and analyze data
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple organizational wide projects and initiatives
  • Ability to listen and to persuasively convey ideas and recommendations
  • Keen awareness of and sensitivity to maintaining confidentiality across all levels of the organization

Ability to work with employees from culturally diverse backgrounds

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