Senior Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Parsippany, NJ


About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.

Why work with us?

Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people.  At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.

The Senior Human Resources Manager provides full scope generalist support and plays a key role with business leaders on all aspects of people management, employee relations, and culture.  The HR Manager acts as an advisor, partner and change agent to business leaders and managers on HR strategy, leadership and business issues for a wide variety of activities including, but not limited to, organizational change, talent acquisition, leadership development, employee relations, total rewards and performance management.  


  • Provides expertise and guidance to leaders on performance management, leadership development, employee relations, and talent management and takes a solutions-oriented approach to resolving people and business challenges.
  • Manages employee relations issues and conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations; recommends appropriate actions to resolve issues.
  • Researches, analyzes and responds to employee/manager questions and issues regarding HR policies.
  • Supports DE&I strategy and works closely with leaders to drive strategy, execution; identifies areas to embed DE&I in business operations.
  • Partners with the Executive Director, HR on organization design, succession planning.
  • Supports change management processes with business leaders including analysis of needs, development of change management plans, implementation and execution of plans, and the review and reporting of results.
  • Partners with management and employees to improve working relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Supports annual merit, bonus and equity programs with leaders.
  • Supports Talent Acquisition by reviewing and maintaining accurate job descriptions for all client groups, working with Head of Total Rewards to benchmark roles, interviewing candidates, and managing internal and external offers; supports on-boarding of new hires.
  • Monitors turnover and manages exit interview process and trends.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance; partners with legal department and outside counsel, as required
  • Ensures compliance with Affirmative Action, Code of Conduct policy and other HR regulations in accordance with state and federal employment law. 
  • Partners closely with Commercial and Medical L&D on new hire training and other training initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively as a member of the HR team and drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Lead and support special projects, as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


  • Bachelors’ degree from accredited college or university. Advanced degree in HR Management or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Human Resources management/generalist role, in pharmaceutical or biotech preferred. Prior experience supporting a sales organization preferred.
  • HRCI or SHRM certification a plus
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with business leaders at every level in the organization
  • Prior experience conducting internal investigations and resolving complex employee relations issues
  • Excellent written and oral English communications skills; demonstrated ability to communicate with employees at all level of the organization
  • Excellent presentation skills to groups of all sizes and levels in the organization
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of human resource disciplines including compensation practices, talent management, employee relations, recruitment and retention, employee development, diversity and inclusion, and performance management; knowledge of the following areas a plus: payroll, benefits and HRIS
  • Current knowledge and understanding of federal and state employment laws/regulations including but not limited to EEOC, FLSA, FMLA, ADA and OSHA
  • Demonstrated commitment to working within boundaries of all state and federal laws and regulations as well as to corporate values.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office product suite
  • Semi-monthly overnight travel, sometimes with short notice

EEO Statement

Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.