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AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

HR Business Partner

Cham, Canton of Zug, Switzerland Req ID 2208248 Category Human Resources Division AbbVie

We are a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative treatments that address some of the world’s most serious and complex diseases. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology and gastroenterology. In addition, AbbVie offers products and services through its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.

AbbVie with headquarters in Chicago, USA, employs approximately 48,000 employees worldwide. Around 57 million patients in more than 175 countries benefit from AbbVie medications annually. Approximately 250 employees are employed in Switzerland and the AbbVie Switzerland headquarters are located in Cham, ZG. For more information, visit our website: 

HR Business Partner

The HR Business Partner originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, and ongoing development of a superior workforce. He/she is responsible for the development of processes and metrics that support the achievement of the organization's business goals.


Key responsibilities:

  • Coach, support, mentor and challenge managers and employees in the application of HR policies and practices, provides advice and guidance on complex HR issues to minimize risk and financial exposure
  • Act as a true Business Partner to bring added value to the business in understand business needs and link them to tailored HR solutions
  • Manage HR projects, covering multi-disciplinary areas, including compensation and benefits, performance management, people management, employee relations and change management
  • Participate in setting and executing against the strategic direction of the business
  • Liaise with senior management to understand business requirements and tailor specific solutions
  • Work across the HR function and business, seeks to ensure interventions are integrated in a consistent way that supports organizational objectives
  • Drive and support the development and delivery of cultural change
  • Acting as primary point of contact for HR policy issues 
  • Operate as contact person for internal center of excellences
  • Working in close collaboration with the HR Director and supporting this function in various projects

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as an HR Business Partner
  • Business proficiency in English
  • German is highly advantageous, and any additional languages will be considered a further advantage
  • Pharmaceutical/ medical devices/ life sciences industry experience would be an advantage
  • Expert knowledge of Swiss labor law
  • Experience in coaching senior leaders
  • Experience working in an international environment
  • Experience working in a complex matrix environment would be an advantage

Critical skills required for the role:

  • High level of flexibility with positive attitude towards change
  • Ability to work both at a strategic level with business leaders, and at a maintenance level to ensure basic systems / policies in place and compliant
  • Strong ability to set priorities
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to make high-quality decisions
  • Ability to influence without direct authority
  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration focus

AbbVie is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at AbbVie via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of AbbVie.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by AbbVie as a result of the referral or through other means.

Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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