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Abbott Senior Human Resources Generalist in Gurnee, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry-leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics team is seeking a Sr. Human Resources Generalist to provide consulting and functional support to the business unit’s manufacturing operations. This role will be based in Gurnee, Illinois. The Sr. HR Generalist will have oversight of human resource operations, organization development, talent management and other business or HR initiatives. While being responsible for day-to-day operations of HR, he/she will play a critical role in creating a unique culture and establishing strong HR practices at manufacturing facilities located in Illinois.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Builds trust-based, collaborative relationships with managers and customer groups.

  • Supports activities associated with Abbott performance management process (e.g. goal setting, mid-year and annual reviews, development planning) to ensure utilization of tools by management to achieve business results.

  • Provides timely feedback on effectiveness and value to the business.

  • Partners with business leaders to identify critical talent needs and gaps within the organization, and work with CoEs to develop strategies to address.

  • Participates in talent planning initiatives, identify internal high potential talent and support development programs.

  • Partners with other HRBPs and CoEs on the implementation of retention strategies focusing on key leaders and individuals with core competencies or skills that are critical to the organization.

  • Provides coaching to business leaders on employee relations issues. Also provides coaching to managers on employee performance and goal setting.

  • Partners with other HRBPs and CoEs in designing and communicating compensation and total reward programs in the business unit.

  • Partners with managers to maintain job descriptions and identify training requirements.

  • Partners with HR team on diversity and inclusion efforts with an emphasis on attracting and retaining diverse talent.

  • Consults with managers on recruiting initiatives and offers support and advise on assessing talent needs, recommending compensation and relocation strategies in alignment with company philosophy.

  • Analyzes internal and external metrics to assess organizational effectiveness and recommends changes to positively impact the business.

  • Executes on initiatives to increase productivity, employee performance, and employee engagement and partners with other HRBPs and CoEs to design and implement programs to drive results.

  • Collaborates with the HRBPs and management to improve organizational effectiveness in business units. May provide input on change management initiatives and communication within business unit. Supports organizational restructuring, under the direction of the HRBP leaders and management.

  • Partners with HRBP leaders and managers in creating a positive employee relations environment through effective communications, policies and practices.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; advanced degree preferred.

  • 5+ years HR business partner or related experience.

  • Previous experience supporting a manufacturing site.

  • Demonstrated ability to build consultative, collaborative relationships with managers and co-workers at all levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and assess human capital needs and work collaboratively to develop and implement value-added solutions.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Strong change management skills.

  • Strong employee relations experience, including experience with formal charges/litigation situations.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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