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Thermo Fisher Scientific Human Resource Site Manager in Lenexa, Kansas

How will you make an impact

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Location/Division Specific Information

The Human Resources Manager position will be based at our Rockford, IL site supporting the Protein and Cell Analysis business within the Biosciences Division.

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Rockford, Illinois, site provides R&D, manufacturing, operations, marketing and other support for the Thermo Fisher Scientific protein biology product and service portfolio. Scientists in academic, pharmaceutical and other research laboratories use these products to identify and understand proteins, which are essential for normal function in the human body and enable them to understand diseases to develop treatments and cures.

Discover Impactful Work

This is an impactful role for the organization providing the opportunity to truly partner with business leaders supporting and driving tactical and strategic initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter who enjoys autonomy and has a strong, well-rounded HR background to progress their career as an HR Manager. As a trusted advisor to the site, business and functional leaders, this role will guide and take action in all aspects of HR including: Leadership Consulting, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Compensation, Engagement and Retention.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides high level HR expertise, support and coaching to managers on, people management, career development and HR policies and processes.

  • Builds credibility and develops trusted relationships

  • Coaches managers on issues including, restructuring, investigations, employee issues and application of HR policies and processes

  • Partners with the talent acquisition team to drive recruitment efforts

  • Conduct compensation analysis in partnership with subject matter authorities to resolve local compensation needs and actions.

  • Support the HR platforms (i.e. talent acquisition, compensation, etc.) with large scale initiatives and annual processes and partnering with appropriate HRBPs

  • Participate in the broader regional HR team to drive HR projects and initiatives.

  • Drive manager and employee Self-Service adoption on HR processes and highly repeatable functional tasks

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field

Master’s degree preferred


Generally, at least 5 years of HR work experience or equivalent work experience required

Knowledge and Complexity of Role

  • Comfortable working with ambiguity

  • Ability to collaborate and leverage network

  • Looks at problems with a long term strategic view, but is able to translate that into short- and long-term goals.

  • High degree of autonomy and strong decision-making skills.

  • Must possess the presentation skills and professionalism to project a professional image, both internally and externally.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with all levels of the organization including employee relations, mentorship, and communications

  • Demonstrates personal awareness and desire for continual learning, personal development, as well as being structured, determined, and with a positive ‘can-do’ demeanor

  • Honors commitments at all times by exhibiting candor and courage, not being afraid to establish visible presence and point of view, engaging in constructive dialogue, and holding others accountable

  • Proven project and time management skills with ability to thrive in a fast-paced matrix environment and balance multiple tasks simultaneously

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.