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Vice President, Human Resources Business Partner

Job ID 77327BR USA - Northeast - Home Based
The Vice President, Human Resources Business Partners is responsible for inspiring, leading and developing Human Resources support across assigned client base globally. The Vice President, Human Resources Business Partners will be responsible for partnering with assigned senior leaders, including ELT members, and for managing and developing Global HRBPs reporting to them. This role also works with the EVP Human Resources in managing and aligning the Business Partner function: engaging, developing, and advising the team.

As an HR leader with Global HRBPs reporting to them the VP HRBP understands the HR function’s role and the value-added expectations of the Business Partner role within the global context of the company and their unique opportunities to positively contribute to the company’s financial metrics; the Vice President leads change and actions to achieve this.

The Vice President, Human Resources Business Partners will be responsible for helping to drive the company’s cultural values, compliance (local jurisdiction; corporate; regulatory), retention, employee engagement, function efficiency and effectiveness.

This person is expected to have a global perspective and an ‘international reflex’; aware of differences across jurisdictions; not assuming all things can be implemented in the same way across the world; guiding leaders accordingly; collaborating with team expertise and resources.

The Vice President has ownership for their own client groups and leads the daily strategic and operational execution of human resources activities in support of, and aligned with, business objectives across all locations for the SBU/Function in collaboration Global and Regional HRBPs and center's of expertise.


  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Executive presence: a credible professional that displays poise and confidence, acts with dignity and is expert in their field and assured of their knowledge
    • Ability to provide constructive and motivational feedback to own team and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrates understanding of business principles; what drives the business: recommendations and decisions are presented with that context
    • Ability to understand all aspects of the operations (including SG&A) from a business standpoint - growth, revenue, profitability - and how each decision impacts these metrics
  • Ability to think and lead strategically, understand and drive toward the big picture whilst remaining detail-oriented and hands-on in daily operations
    • Highly process oriented and metric driven
    • Ability to lead and facilitate significant initiatives (for example process improvement, organizational changes, restructuring)
  • Inspirational leadership - ability to create a vision, help employees understand their important part in clients' and patients' success, and feel accountable for executing against it
    • Holds people accountable for their contribution
    • Ability to select, develop and retain talent in a competitive market; and plan for succession within their remit
  • ​​​​​​​Ability to successfully navigate and work across a highly matrixed organization to drive action and results
    • Shows a strong customer focus and appropriate sense of urgency
    • Strong inclination for collaboration
  • Knowledge and Experience:
  • Relevant Human Resources Business Partner experience: strategic, trusted advisor across multiple service lines and regions
  • Numerous years of experience in roles with international responsibility
  • Significant experience managing teams spread across multiple locations in a global, matrixed organization; directing teams and projects
  • Prior service provider industry, consulting, or CRO experience, preferred
  • Business experience (budget management) preferred
  • Proven track record of driving process improvement into the human resources function driving efficiency and effectiveness

Education: - B.S. or B.A. level education preferably but not necessarily in Business Management, Human Resources Management, Psychology, or other related discipline. Advanced degree: Masters / MBA level education preferred. Higher graduate studies in business or HR discipline preferred

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Parexel is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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