People Operations Partner (Human Resources Associate)

Novartis Acton, MA 2019-07-11

Your responsibilities:

  • P&O Processes:
Work across multiple clients within a region. Perform P&O processes/ activities across NIBR client areas and ensures high standards, business continuity, and process compliance. Lead and participate in P&O projects aiming to improve local processes in collaboration with key stakeholders. Assists managers and partners navigate complex regional processes, while advising managers on local labor law, and internal regulations.

  • P&O Partnering:
Advise managers on routine P&O related matters related to the overall associate experience. Partner with Managers to actively manage performance where improvement is needed and support employee relations situations

  • Reporting and Data Analysis:
Strong knowledge of P&O systems. Ability to deliver business critical data analytics and reporting. Work closely with partner community to share identified insights and trends.

  • Rewards & TODI:
Support local implementation of organizational changes, in close collaboration with the Partner community, according to local regulations/ policies. Execute reward and recognition activities

  • Leadership:
Actively contribute ideas & solutions to the local P&O network. Function as a team player to collaborate closely with internal and external service providers i.e. immigration law firm, employment lawyers, P&OS, other NBS collaborators. Matrixed connectivity and support across NIBR P&O function.

  • Topic Champion:
Coordinate and execute Enterprise and NIBR-wide projects.


Why consider Novartis?
750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

  • Bachelor degree is required.
  • Discipline in Human Resources, Social Sciences, or a related field is preferred.


  • 2+ years of working experience is required, preferably in Human Resources.

  • Prior experience working within a healthcare or pharmaceutical environment is preferred.

  • Strong project management and presentation skills.

  • Experience in building effective cross-functional relationships; HR is preferred.

  • Data capabilities, specifically through reporting and analytics to inform decision-making.

  • High intrinsic motivation to drive new Novartis People Strategy.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, complex, matrixed, global environment.
  • Strong collaborative and communicative skills.
  • Proven track record of problem-solving, dealing with ambiguity, and effective influencing skills.
  • Innovative, purpose-driven, and displays a strong and consistent sense of urgency.
  • Team-player with non-hierarchical approach to all colleagues and their work

> Locals candidates only.



Business Unit

NIBR Human Resources



Work Location

Cambridge, MA

Company/Legal Entity


Functional Area

Human Resources

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type

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