Human Resource Business Partner

Human Resources Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


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 Resources 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 Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for carrying out HR responsibilities by business partnering a number of line managers/departments/countries to support and drive the company vision and enabling a High Performance Organization. 

The HR Business Partner will support a number of activities which will include all employee life cycle activities: payroll instruction; 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; support HRIS and analytics and benefits administration. 

This role will 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 process

·         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 relations 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



·         Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent or equivalent experience gained in the HR field

·         PHR/internationally recognized HR qualification/ certification preferred

·         5 - 10 years Humans Resources experience

·         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 and maintain confidentiality as needed

·         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