Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

Date:  Mar 24, 2024
Department:  Human Resources
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Team:  Human Resources
Contract Type:  Permanent

Cary, NC, US

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceuticals 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 research, develops and markets innovative drugs in its three therapeutic areas: AIR (products and services that promote respiration, from new-born to adult populations), RARE (treatment for patients with rare and ultra-rare diseases) and CARE (products and services that support special care and consumer-facing self-care).
We are proud to be the largest global pharmaceutical group to be awarded B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes transparent ethical behavior at all levels. 
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 USA

Chiesi USA is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and promoting products for the hospital, adjacent specialty and rare disease markets. We are a B Corp™ and Benefit company awarded Top Employer status for six consecutive years and certified as a Great Place to Work. 
At Chiesi, we share an entrepreneurial spirit and act as a force for good, pursuing high social and environmental standards, to ensure the wellbeing of our people, patients, and communities. We offer a work environment where professionals have the opportunity to build a purposeful career focused on helping others while achieving a fulfilling work-life balance, meeting exciting challenges, and engaging in important and rewarding work.

What we offer

Chiesi offers competitive benefits, services, and programs that enrich the personal and professional lives of our employees.   Our shared values of passion, innovation, trust and integrity bring out the individual talents and diverse perspectives of each of our colleagues.  Our environment encourages each individual to reach his or her full potential and drive outstanding results. We celebrate that “Every one of us is different. Every one of us is Chiesi."



We are looking for the right person to join our team who brings a broad set of skills across the various human resources disciplines.  We are looking for a team player, a trusted advisor, and a relationship builder.  The right candidate will be a talent champion and a culture/change ambassador who thrives in a fast paced, friendly environment and will be committed to our continuous efforts to ensure this focus on people rings true in all we do.  

Main Responsibilities

•    Proactively work with management and employees to support positive working relationships and retention strategies
•    Partner with HR colleagues in operations, talent acquisition, and learning & development to ensure full leverage of all HR programs, policies, and systems available.
•    Partner with leaders to define talent needs and ideal profiles; Support selection process for all open requisitions in assigned area/department
•    Analyze trends in performance, employee engagement, retention, and DE&I and recommend solutions for improvement.
•    Guide and coach leaders and employees through core HR processes such as performance management, salary review, and people development
•    Coach people managers on how to anticipate and resolve issues in alignment with our global values & behaviors
•    In coordination with leaders, define resource needs for the future according to the organization’s strategic direction and workforce planning process.
•    Lead and/or participate in Special Projects

Combine great people intuition, business judgment and discretion in decision-making
•    Build trusting relationships across the organization
•    Protect and maintain confidences with discretion, judgment, and professionalism
•    Confidently provide sound guidance to leaders and employees
•    Believe in the potential within people, but also recognize problems and not shy away from providing timely and possible tough feedback to help them grow and succeed
•    Effectively manage change and ensure successful implementation and communication of new initiatives.
•    Clearly and effectively communicate in both conversation and written word
•    Take ownership of assigned projects, from idea generation through to implementation
•    Reinforce the Chiesi culture always
•    Manage competing priorities effectively

Experience Required

•    10+ years of overall experience in HR and 5+ years experience in an HR business partner role - Life Science industry and/or matrix organization is preferred 
•    Prior experience working in pharmaceuticals pre -launch and post-launch is strongly preferred. 
•    Prior experience with mergers and acquisitions with a strong emphasis on integration into the business model and culture
•    Outstanding interpersonal skills  
•    Analytical and goal oriented  
•    Proven experience with HR metrics  
•    Broad understanding and knowledge of labor legislation in the US 


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited university required

Chiesi USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work force at all levels of our business.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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