Basildon, Essex

Senior HR Advisor/Manager (Mat. cover)

Basildon, Essex + 2 days per week hybrid working

Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Full-time, 12-month fixed term contract (maternity cover)

Candidates must be able to start by beginning of February 2023

If you are a Senior HR Advisor with experience working across multiple HR projects in a fast-paced commercial business, then we want to hear from you!

Join us to help improve peoples’ lives and make healthcare better for everyone!

Why Pharmanovia?

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 140 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers, and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 300 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, and South Korea.

We are an agile and imaginative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

About the role:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Human Resources, you will provide management and oversight of the operational human resources team on a 12-month fixed term maternity cover contract. The company and department are in a period of growth and therefore future permanent opportunities within the department may become available. The role is based in our Basildon office for 3 days a week. The remaining 2 days are hybrid/remote working. Candidates must be able to start at the beginning of February.

The operational HR team covers the global remit of the full 360-lifecycle management of our employees from onboarding, payroll management, reward and benefits, training & development, retention, engagement, and wellbeing and offboarding.

The operational HR Team, based in Basildon, Essex consists of two Regional HR & Payroll Managers and an HR Administrator, who support the delivery of a range of policies and processes. The team is supported by a standalone Talent Acquisition Partner and an HR Advisor who each report into the Senior Director, Human Resources.

The business is currently on an exciting growth journey and as such the HR team manages various ongoing projects and initiatives that are geared towards optimising the HR service delivery with a focus on value added activity.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Organisational development and design projects
  • Managing large employee data sets and producing management reports
  • The effective implementation of all agreed HR KPIs
  • Performance management systems development and control
  • Employee satisfaction and engagement surveys and improvements
  • Develop strategies and initiatives that drive employee satisfaction and engagement
  • Reward projects and salary benchmarking  
  • General HR administration
  • Support the development of competitive reward and benefit structures

About you:

You will be highly organised and be able to manage several project activities effectively, whilst ensuring the day-to-day operation of HR is consistently meeting business requirements. Previous people management experience is crucial as well as the passion to identify areas of improvement and adopt best practice.

  • A relevant degree or qualified by experience
  • CIPD qualification would be advantageous
  • Understanding of all areas within the HR function
  • Previous experience as an HR advisor or officer in a fast-paced commercial environment
  • Previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry desirable
  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of UK employment law and best practice
  • Highly organised, great time management skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Coaching skills – you will be seen as a mentor within the function
  • You must be comfortable in offering advice to senior management, your peers, and junior employees

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary and rewards package including holiday, health & wellbeing program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid working.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Apply now and become part of our team

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