• HR Busines Partner - (m/f/d) Lucerne
  • MSD in Lucerne, , Switzerland
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  • 1 week ago

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Job Description

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to join our HR Team. The HRBP will be dedicated to our Research & Development Division’s production site in Schachen and will sit on the Site Leadership team. Being responsible for providing strategic HR support in the areas of organizational design, performance and talent management, succession planning, engagement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The role will include yet is not limited to the following activities:

Strategic HR Planning & Business Partnership:
• Be an active member of Site Leadership team and collaborate with the internal stakeholders to understand business objectives and develop HR strategies that... align with organizational goals.
• Lead the development and implementation of HR programs and initiatives on site.
• Deliver HR solutions tailored to business needs.
• Act as a trusted advisor and partner to the assigned client groups, building strong relationships and understanding their HR needs.
• Consult with leaders on talent management, employee relations, performance management, and organizational development.
• Collaborate with client groups and leadership team to ensure effective integration of HR strategies into business operations.

Employee Relations:
• Provide guidance and support to people managers in the assigned stakeholder group in managing complex employee relations issues, including investigations, conflict resolution, and disciplinary actions.
• Ensure compliance with legal requirements and company policies.
• Promote a positive and respectful work environment.

Talent Acquisition and Retention:
• Collaborate with senior stakeholders to develop effective talent acquisition and retention strategies.
• Ensure recruitment processes are aligned with business needs.
• ·Support the development of succession plans and talent pipelines.

• Drive initiatives to enhance employee engagement, foster a positive work culture, and support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
• Collaborate with broader HRBP team to develop programs that promote employee well-being and work-life balance.

• Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an HR Business Partner or in a similar HR leadership role.
• Strong knowledge of HR best practices, employment laws, and regulations.
• Proven experience in strategic HR planning and implementation.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders.
• Sound knowledge of talent management, employee relations, and performance management.
• Ability to analyze data and metrics to provide insights and enable data-driven decision-making process.
• Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German

We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources team works to attract, develop, retain and inspire our people so that they can learn, grow and make a true impact on the world. Together we collaborate to create a culturally rich, diverse organization ensuring we remain innovative and agile.


Our company has had a presence in Switzerland since 1963. With a regional office and manufacturing/packaging facility,

Lucerne is considered the center of operations. Approximately 1,000 people work collaboratively at the four Lucerne locations

(Tribschenstrasse, Citybay, Schachen and Kriens). A fifth location has been recently established in Zurich, aimed at

accelerating the development and commercialization of many of our company’s medicines and vaccines, which supports our

mission to save and improve lives around the world. The new location has a target date of 2021 for operational readiness.

We are proud to be certified as a “Top Employer Switzerland” and “Top Employer Europe” showing the company’s

commitment to our employees and the community around us.

Our Werthenstein BioPharma site in Schachen is where we conduct cutting-edge research, develop and analyze new

biological agents, produce new products and supply clinical trial products for global clinical studies. The site is also home to

one of our global forensic laboratories where we carefully monitor our products through the supply chain to ensure security

and safety for our patients.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

Travel Requirements:

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Job Posting End Date:
• A job posting is effective until 11:59:59PM on the day BEFORE the listed job posting end date. Please ensure you apply to a job posting no later than the day BEFORE the job posting end date.

Job Posting End Date:05/21/2024

A job posting is effective until 11:59:59PM on the day BEFORE the listed job posting end date. Please ensure you apply to a job posting no later than the day BEFORE the job posting end date.

Requisition ID:R292673
Lucerne Switzerland


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