Celgene Associate Director, HR Business Partner - Global Pharmaceutical Development & Operations in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Associate Director, HR Business Partner will be responsible for managing HR support for the Global Technical Operations and Pharmaceutical Development organizations headquartered in Summit, NJ, excluding CAR-T dedicated functions. These functions include but are not limited to:

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology (PS&T)

  • Biologics Development & Manufacturing

  • Global Quality Operations

  • Global Supply

  • Business Strategy & Integration (BSI)

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical HR proficiency and strong relationship building skills. The incumbent will be a strong team player, courageous, maintain a consultative approach to partnership, and be comfortable and adaptable during times of ambiguity. Must be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, lead initiatives independently and meet important deadlines as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Function as an internal consultant to leaders in achieving business goals; advise and guide management on organizational effectiveness, especially the alignment of processes, systems and people.

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition and Leadership & Development colleagues to lead and drive the overall staffing talent planning and succession planning strategies.

  • Foster an environment where courage to deal with volatile sensitive issues tactfully and to challenge appropriately is strongly encouraged and consistently demonstrated.

  • Drive workforce planning processes with a major focus on aiding leaders in managing headcount growth by; exploring ways to leverage existing talent, identifying process efficiencies and offering structural design changes expanding spans and minimizing layers (where applicable)

  • Orient line managers to HR programs, policies, and procedures to communicate pertinent/relevant HR information

  • Evaluate employee relations issues and meets with managers and employees to determine effective interventions for resolution

  • Champion a consistently fair and harassment-free work environment in compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and Celgene standards

  • Implement HR policies, procedures, and processes and identifies enhancements as necessary

  • Complete various transactions and reports, including headcount management

  • Manage terminations, FMLA leaves and other benefit related programs

  • Partner in the development of job descriptions

  • Participate in the implementation of workforce and talent management programs across client groups obtaining necessary buy-in and engagement

  • Participate in resourcing strategies and selection process

  • Participate in employee relocation and expatriation processes

  • Communicate effectively and influences internal stakeholders

  • Collaborate with HR colleagues on cross-functional initiatives to plan, design, and implement HR programs and policies.

Required Competencies-Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work as a team player in a very fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and influence amongst the business and HR team

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated client skills as a business partner

  • Experience working with HRIS systems (Workday a plus)

  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry and/or assigned functional areas highly desirable

Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree; Masters a plus

  • 7 + years progressive HR generalist experience


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.