HR Business Partner Rare Diseases

Date:  2 Jun 2024
Department:  Global HR
Team:  Human Resources
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Contract Type:  Permanent

Boston, US

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to have been awarded with B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

We believe that the success of Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 


Chiesi Global Rare Diseases

Chiesi Global Rare Diseases is a Chiesi Group’s business unit established in February 2020 and focused on research, development and commercialization of treatments and patient support services for rare and ultra-rare disorders, many of whom have limited or no treatments available.

The unit is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and has an initial focus on research and product development for lysosomal storage diseases, rare hematology and ophthalmology disorders. The unit is also a dedicated partner with global leaders in scientific research, patient advocacy and care.


What we are looking for


A new opportunity is now open within our Global HR Department!

We are looking for an HR Business Partner for Rare Disease, who will report to the GRD Strategic HR Business Partner.

S/He will be the main HR Business Partner for the following areas/departments:

  • Global Medical Affairs 
  • Global Patient Advocacy
  • Global Value & Access
  • Boston Site Lead

and will provide counsel and partnership to leaders and employees to achieve strategic and operations objectives and build, foster, and maintain a high performing and engaged workforce aligned with overall business strategy.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and deploy HR strategies and initiatives enabling the function/region to achieve its short and long term strategy and goals.
  • Proactively work with management and employees to support positive working relationships and retention strategies.
  • Collaborate with and provide functional insights and proposed solutions to HR partners in local geographies and global COEs to ensure the “voice of the employee” is integrated into HR processes and programs. 
  • Partner with HR colleagues in operations, talent acquisition, and learning and development to ensure full leverage within the functions/regions supported of all HR programs, policies, and systems available.
  • Partner with leaders to define workforce needs and ideal profiles; support selection process for all open requisitions in assigned areas/departments.
  • Analyze trends in performance, employee engagement, retention, and DE&I and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Partners with function on talent development, talent management, organizational development and changes, culture initiatives, and deployment of HR standard programs and processes 
  • Coach people managers on how to anticipate and resolve issues in alignment with our global values & behaviors.
  • Partners with function on development and execution of activities to further high-performance team functioning.
  • In coordination with leaders, define resource needs for the future according to the organization’s strategic direction and workforce planning process.
  • Partner with site/affiliate HR and labor law on specific employment matters as applicable.
  • Lead and/or contribute to special projects as assigned.

Key Competencies

  • Partnering - Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.
  • Communication - Speaks, writes, listens and presents information in a logical and articulate manner appropriate for the audience.  
  • Critical Thinking Skill / Reasoning - Gathers relevant information systematically; seeks input from others; considers a broad range of issues or factors; grasps complexities and perceives relationships among data, events, problems or issues; uses accurate logic; generates suitable alternatives and accurate solutions.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, and empathy to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; deals effectively with individuals who are difficult, hostile or distressed in a non-confrontational manner; does not take things personally; relates well to people from varied background and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities and other individual differences.
  • Initiative - Ability to proactively carry out business decisions.  Anticipates and attempts to eliminate problems before they develop. 

Experience Required

  • 5-8 years as an HR Business Partner.
  • Experience working in a global and/or complex matrix organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Written, Verbal and Face-to-face communication to effectively present information to and influence decision making of managers, working partners (local and global), and government agencies.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks concurrently while maintaining high attention to detail while responding to rapidly changing priorities and aggressive deadlines. 
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Degree in Human Resources or related field of study.


English fluent.


Preferred location is Boston, but there is flexibility in evaluating other possible locations based on candidate’s needs.  
If interested do not hesitate to submit your application, we can discuss and evaluate your specific requirements/needs.

What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and collective well-being.
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.