Human Resource Business Partner

Human Resources San Francisco, California


Position at Premier Research Group Limited

 Premier Research helps highly innovative bio-pharmaceutical and medical device companies transform life-changing ideas into reality. We take on the most challenging areas of study, with a special focus on unmet needs in such areas as analgesia, CNS, rare diseases, medical device and diagnostics, and pediatric research.

We’re looking for a talented and energetic Human Resource Business Partner to join our team!

Working at Premier Research means being an individual - you will be recognised for what you do and you will truly have an impact. You will be working in a friendly environment with colleagues who are genuinely supportive regardless of location or seniority. Premier Research is on an exciting journey - there is a true buzz throughout the company, so come and be part of it! 

The HR Business Partner will support a number of activities which will include all employee life cycle activities: payroll instruction; benefits administration; employee relations; employee  & management development and training, performance management and talent management initiatives; on-boarding/induction; policy development and implementation; recruitment support, line manager/department interviews, stay and exit interviews, support disciplinary and grievance management; HRIS and analytics. 

Engage with line managers and employees to resolve issues, improve communication and enable the company vision.


  • Provides sound, practical advice and support to line managers and employees to enable the company to realize the company vision
  • Business partner with a group of countries/departments for all activities and projects in the HR activities
  • Provide support to HR Team as appropriate in areas of key expertise


  • Manage all employment life cycle activities and administration, from supporting the recruitment /onboarding process through to off boarding,
  • Work directly with the business to develop job descriptions, promotion & transfer assignments, performance management plans, etc.
  • Build and manage relationships with business areas and their employees
  • Recommend changes to policies, practices and procedures and ensures compliance with Federal, State and local legislation
  • Actively work with leadership to implement and drive employee engagement and retention strategies
  • Develop, design and implement effective training and development for managers and employees
  • Assist employees with queries and questions relating to their employment
  • Coach managers and employees and proactively addresses any employee relation issues
  • Build strong strategic alliances with Business Units
  • Work with Business Units to implement HR strategy
  • Comply with any health and safety legislation
  • Actively participate in HR initiatives and HR projects
  • Any other activity that supports the development of the company vision




  1. Educational Background
  • Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent or equivalent experience gained in the HR field
  • PHR/internationally recognized HR qualification/ certification preferred


  1. Experience
  • 5 - 10 years Humans Resources experience


  1. Personal skills & behaviours
  • Excellent team player, collaborative
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, able to prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Accountable, dependable and strong commitment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confident decision maker
  • Strategic thinker
  • Must be willing to understand the industry and its trends and become a true Business Partner
  • Multi lingual ability an advantage
  • Must be able to operate with full autonomy
  • Hands-on approach vital
  • Have the ability to handle sensitive and delicate situations at the highest level
  • Able to initiate, drive, co-ordinate and administer large, complex projects
  • Team player able to contribute valuable input to the Senior Management team
  • Establish a reputable, credible and valuable HR function for the company