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Associate Director, Human Resources Talent Business Partner

Date: Feb 14, 2019

Location: Stamford, CT, US, 06901

Company: Purdue Pharma L.P. & Affiliates

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Purdue Pharma L.P. develops and provides prescription medicines that meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. We were founded by physicians and we are currently led by a physician. Beyond our efforts to provide quality medications, Purdue is committed to supporting national, regional and local collaborations to drive innovations in patient care. Privately held, Purdue is pursuing a pipeline of new medications and technologies through internal research & development and strategic industry partnerships.

Job Summary


The HR Talent Business Partner position has two primary responsibilities: 1. To play an active role in the development of programmatic tools in support of the overarching change and cultural transformation and talent strategy and 2; partnering with designated business units to drive and support functional talent strategy creation, in alignment with corporate talent strategy and facilitating business objectives aligned to the business strategy. The HR Talent Partner serves as a partner to leadership on all talent related issues. The successful HR Talent Partner will act as a talent champion and change agent. The HR Talent Partner assesses and anticipates talent-related needs to develop integrated solutions. The HR Talent Partner formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added services to leadership and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization. The HR Talent Partner maintains an effective level of business literacy about the functional areas strengths, external challenges, business objectives, culture, as well as midrange and long-term plans.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Collaborate directly with Executive Committee members and senior leadership in designated business units to create a functional talent strategy enabling business objectives.
  • Work in close partnership with Executive Committee members and senior leadership on culture and change initiatives and ongoing people actions originating from talent review objectives and transformation plans.
  • Facilitate on going people development action planning to maximize people and team performance.
  • Provide individual and organizational coaching and consulting to leadership.
  • Direct performance management tools and practices in support of driving a high-performance work environment throughout the year, to include project planning and change management initiatives.
  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate various talent management programs based on best practices.
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative metrics and measures for each key initiative to measure success and identify Talent gaps.
  • Collaborate with internal partners on various communication and change management plans, ongoing process improvement and effective integration of current and future systems.
  • Collaborate with centers of expertise, including Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards and Legal and Compliance.
  • Evaluate and recommend adoption of existing change, process improvement, and project management methodologies.
  • Assess readiness and obstacles to change and determine optimal pathways and methods to accomplish change. 
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and policy requirements.

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related field.
  • Advanced Degree or certifications preferred.
  • Minimum 10 to 12 years of progressive Human Resources experience with a focus on talent management strategy creation and/or implementation and/or business transformation planning and programs.
  • Pharm/biotech industry experience or a related life sciences field preferred.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Experience interfacing and collaborating with senior executives throughout the business.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating talent management and development programs, including change management and communication plans.
  • Experience with leadership development practices including coaching, mentoring, program design & development, and evaluation.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects, and manage resources to achieve project outcomes.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze data to inform appropriate solutions, and to measure impact.
  • Strong subject matter knowledge in the performance management process.
  • Ability to effectively facilitate groups, in meetings, workshops or briefings.
  • Excellent communication abilities, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically to make recommendations and to execute assignments.
  • An ability to build long-term, trusting relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • A focus on delivering business outcomes through making best use of the whole HR function and acting as a strong role-model for the rest of the team.
  • Solid functional expertise of best-in-class and contemporary HR programs and practices, including Compensation, Benefits, and a knowledge of relevant employment laws. 

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)

Additional Information

Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury

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