Senior Human Resources Business Partner


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.

As a Senior HR Business Partner at Idorsia you have the opportunity to manage and contribute on the full range of HR life cycle processes and projects, working closely with all levels of the organization, and make a real impact on building our exciting company.


We are a multinational team of 17 highly professional, enthusiastic and customer-oriented HR colleagues in Switzerland, delivering in an entrepreneurial scientific environment as well as having fun along the way.


You would be working with our Global Clinical Development business unit, supporting employees mainly located in Switzerland but also in the US and Germany. We are looking for an experienced HRBP used to support demanding clients in a challenging and changing business environment with a proven record of contributing to the business strategy by helping identify, prioritize, build and transform organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes.


Job Responsibilities


  • In close conjunction with leaders, implement change initiatives and guide Line Managers and employees during this process
  • Support line management in forecasting and planning the talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy
  • Drive the people processes (performance, development, and engagement) to ensure that employees’ level of performance and capabilities meet current and future standards
  • Manage recruitment and staffing process end-to-end by defining the hiring need together with the hiring line managers, screening and selecting candidates, handling job offers and liaising with HR Services
  • Facilitate employee relationship (induction, development, coaching, mentoring, underperformance, termination etc.)
  • Collaborate closely with HR Services and provide them with input and data regarding employee life cycle changes
  • Effective collaboration with HR expert functions (HR Services, Total Rewards, Integrated Talent Management, HR Analytics, etc.)
  • Continuously participate in the optimization, design, redesign and implementation of tools and processes improving HR-efficiency and contribute to/or lead assigned HR projects or activities
  • Ensure defined processes and approval flows are followed, foster development of ethics and compliance awareness and oversee full compliance to HR policies and procedures and employment related laws and regulations


Candidate’s Requirements 


  • Minimum Bachelor or equivalent degree with a preference for specialized qualification in HR or job relevant work experience
  • More than  8 years of experience as HR Generalist/Business Partner in an international environment in Life Sciences is a must
  • Proven record of defining and implementing new processes and organizational changes based on customer needs
  • Very strong verbal and written communication and influencing skills with the capability to engage at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to multi-task, effectively deal with ambiguity and challenge status quo
  • Good knowledge of all HR operational processes (e.g. remuneration review cycle, performance management, talent acquisition and development, annual budgeting, etc.)
  • Experience in managing full recruitment & staffing process
  • Knowledge of Swiss labor law and regulations is an advantage
  • Proactive, pragmatic, with a proven track record of driving things through to completion
  • Solution oriented with a sense of urgency and high customer orientation
  • Team player with a sense of humor, fostering collaboration and at ease to develop relationships
  • Experienced computer and relevant software user
  • Business fluency in written and spoken English is a must; knowledge of German and/or French would be an asset 


What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Global Human Resources

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1676


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

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