Senior BHR Specialist

July 5 2021
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories HR, Training, Generalist, Recruitment, Staffing, Training - Development - Improvement, Organizational Development, Compensation -Benefits, Productivity, Performance, Efficiency, HR support
Ottawa, ON

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 130 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 109,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.

Status: Contract


Position Overview:

Abbott Point of Care is looking for a Senior Business HR Specialist to join our team on a 12 month contract.  The Sr. BHR Specialist will provide support to managers, supervisors and employees within assigned client groups, ensuring seamless HR service delivery and fostering positive employee engagement.  In a Generalist capacity, you will support and manage programs and strategic initiatives related to a wide variety of areas including talent development, performance management, compensation and benefits administration, change management and organizational development.




  • Act as primary contact for leaders and employees within assigned client groups on a variety of HR matters related to new employee orientation and integration, coaching and performance management, employee engagement, compensation and benefits administration, talent acquisition, employee relations, learning and development and employee offboarding;
  • Develop knowledge and insight on assigned client groups and foster strong relationships with leaders in order to better understand business needs and provide support aligned with business strategy;
  • Monitor, analyze and report on HR metrics reflecting efficiency and propose remedial actions to close gaps;
  • Provide support for job evaluations and creation of new positions, job description updates, review of salary actions, promotions and job re-leveling;
  • Lead and support the mid-year and year-end Performance Excellence model ensuring that all component are executed (performance appraisals, goals planning, development planning, etc.)
  • Act as liaison with contingent labor suppliers to ensure positive contractor relations, monitor contractor turnover and identify issues, manage the annual salary budgeting process, elevate concerns with service levels, etc.
  • Participate in HR projects and other initiatives (e.g. Kronos implementation, hourly workforce salary structure upgrade, salary benchmarking, etc.)
  • Other responsibilities as may be required.


Education and Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Psychology or other related discipline.  HR Designation is an asset.
  • 5-7 years of experience in Human Resources with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a Generalist or HR Business Partner role.
  • Bilingual (French and English) is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  • Strong business and HR acumen and demonstrated problem-solving skills, critical thinking and initiative.
  • Ability to influence and partner with different levels of the organization to achieve results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
  • Solid knowledge and experience with Ontario Employment standards, Human Rights legislation, etc.
  • Proficiency with MS-Office including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc. Knowledge of Workday is an asset.





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Our diversity goals for recruitment, hiring, and retention are embedded in our corporate goals, and our diversity initiatives are supported by the highest level of the organization.

We strongly believe that a diverse workforce fosters more creative and innovative thinking throughout the organization. Creating an inclusive environment, where everyone is respected and valued, enables us to leverage our diversity as a business driver and strengthens our position as a global leader.


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