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Charles River Laboratories Human Resources Business Partner in Wayne, Pennsylvania

Human Resources Business Partner

Req ID #: 97755


Wayne, PA, US, 19087

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Basic Summary

We are seeking a Human Resources Business Partner for our Biologics Testing Solutions site located inWayne, PA.

Function as an HR generalist, providing senior level HR guidance and support for assigned group(s) in areas such as talent acquisition, talent development, change management, organizational development, performance management, retention, disciplinary actions and compensation administration.


  • Work closely with line management to ensure HR policies and practices are consistently applied. Recommend changes to policies and practices as appropriate.

  • Work closely with line management to assess talent acquisition and development needs and develop and deliver solutions aligned with the business strategy.

  • Participate in the development of Workforce plans in conjunction with Finance.

  • Assist with integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion processes and programs into the People Strategy.

  • Recruit for assigned business groups to ensure the organization's staffing needs are met.

  • Assist with writing/editing job descriptions, conducting interviews, evaluating candidates and extending employment offers.

  • Coach and partner with managers to resolve complex employee relations issues; seek legal guidance when necessary.

  • Implement programs and actions to drive employee engagement and reduce turnover.

  • Ensure documentation and HRIS transactions are processed in a timely manner.

  • May develop and conduct training and serve as a trainer on non-technical topics such as sexual harassment and diversity or may work with the training department.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in human resources management or related discipline.

  • Master's degree (M.A./M.S./MBA) in human resources, organizational development or related field preferred.

  • 5 to 8 years related experience.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  • PHR or SPHR preferred.

  • Must have demonstrated skills in change management and organizational development.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal communication and influence skills.

  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word and excellent skills with Microsoft Excel required.

  • Familiarity with SAP and Smartsheets highly desired. Must be able to learn new software quickly.

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English is required.

About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs. Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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