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Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Description

The HR Director for Thermo Fisher Korea serves as HR Business Partner to the VPGM Korea and the Korea leadership team, leads the Korea Field HR team, and collaborates with corporate and regional HR COEs and Shared Services to support approximately 800 primarily commercial colleagues in Korea. The HR Director will translate global and country business strategy into HR strategy and organizational needs to HR solutions and plans. This role will support the Korea team to build organizational capabilities by attracting, engaging, developing and retaining the top talent required for short and long-term business success.


  • Serve as HR Business Partner to the VPGM Korea and the Korea leadership team
  • Develops HR strategy, solutions and strategic workforce plans that align to the business and functional strategy and objectives
  • Responsible for and focus on building a great organizational culture through initiating and implementing various HR programs
  • Leads, develops and engages the Korea field HR team in alignment with the global Thermo Fisher HR model including COEs and Shared Services, to ensure effective and efficient delivery of HR solutions to the leaders, managers and colleagues
  • Builds and drives a culture of compliance by ensuring adherence to the company's Code of Conduct policy, business ethics, and employment legislation
  • Facilitates organizational diagnosis and metrics to drive organizational effectiveness through talent and organizational capabilities and culture.
  • Develops robust talent management plans and drives culture change initiatives to attract, retain, develop, and engage talent in critical roles.
  • Coach and support leaders on complex leadership and HR issues including development, engagement, and talent performance and issues which could have the potential to create a competitive advantage for the business.
  • Builds organizational capability and people manager capability through developing people managers with talent development programs (i.e., leadership and team effectiveness, goal development and alignment, etc.)
  • Participates with the Korea leadership team in shaping the business strategy (STRAP), setting the Annual Operating Plan (AOP), and monitoring performance during business reviews (M/QBR)
  • Acts as a change agent by leading integration and organizational change initiatives (M&A activity, cultural integration, site restructures, consolidations, functional harmonization, etc.)
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships across the global HR organization including regional, global business and corporate and regional HR COEs and Shared Services
  • Stays up to date with market business and HR trends and implements best practices with the goal of establishing strong colleague engagement and positioning the company as an employer of choice
  • Leads the effective deployment of all talent related annual processes across Korea, including Human Resources Review (HRR), Total Compensation, Employee Involvement Survey (EIS), etc.

    Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Able to visibly demonstrate the values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement
  • Undergraduate degree is required; a Masters/MBA in a related field preferred
  • Seasoned HR leader with at least 15 years' experience, with the last 5 as a strategic HR business partner to a senior leadership team, preferably in a commercial environment
  • Strong organizational agility; International savvy and experience in highly matrixed, US headquartered, global multinational
  • Strong business acumen with proven track record of developing and implementing HR strategy to drive successful business results
  • Able to attract, hire, engage and develop great talent and motivates others to do the same.
  • Strong team leader and team player.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and make tough calls when needed.
  • Comprehensive HR knowledge and exposure to the mix of HR functions in a global environment, including talent and organizational development, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits, HRIS, diversity and inclusion, and compliance
  • Exposure, knowledge or experience with Process Improvement approaches (Practical Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.);
  • A track record of positive results, ability to successfully deploy new programs and policies, and strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Credibility as a trusted advisor and confidant building trust, loyalty and inspiration
  • Strong influencing skills with ability to influence with and without direct authority
  • Experience leading restructuring and transformation projects and processes in prior role
  • Must be fluent in Korean and English; verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Travel requirement primarily within Asia up to 20%

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