Celgene Senior Director, Human Resources - Central Northern Europe in Boudry, Switzerland


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides superior HR partnership to a diverse, remote diverse client group and team

  • Advises and influences client group on HR strategy and works in partnership to build and sustain a high performing organization with highly engage teams

  • Advises and influences senior leadership on HR strategy as well as organizational issues that have a business impact

  • Provides superior organizational design support to client groups in a multi-markets environment

  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with business leaders and senior leadership teams and stays current on HR needs and issues across multiple business areas/regions

  • Shapes HR function, creates and leverages programs, policies, and procedures to provide value added solutions for the business across the regions

  • Provides input into the long-term HR strategy and structure aligned with the business

  • Assesses, provides direction and resolves complex client concerns providing direction to team members

  • Fosters a global and inclusive mindset ensuring decisions and programs incorporate global thinking

  • Coaches leaders in creating a trust-based culture and develops strategies that drive long-term performance

  • Evaluates and manages resource allocations to ensure that current structure and resources are adequate and appropriate to roll-out of HR strategy

  • Proactively identifies enhancements of HR programs, policies and processes to meet evolving business needs

  • Leverages and encourages implementation of best-practices in HR management to increase effectiveness

  • Empowers team members to generate and share new ideas, process improvements, and best practices that align with overall HR strategy

  • Fosters an environment where partnerships with specialist functions (HR COEs) and global counterparts are encouraged to maximize knowledge and available resources

  • Leads and develops strategies to enhance the value proposition and overall Strategic Workforce Planning and Talent Management strategy of the internal and external talent pools across multiple regions

  • Leads the development of resourcing strategies and selection process, working with executive leaders to define jobs and organizational structure, anticipating future needs and coaching HR team members

  • Establishes performance standards and commits to evaluation and review of developmental opportunities

  • Partners with Talent & Leadership to lead the overall strategy of employee team development activities, ensuring business and individual training needs are met

  • Leadership and effective organization and deployment of the operational HR support across the region

  • Fosters an environment where courage to deal with sensitive issues tactfully and to challenge appropriately is strongly encouraged and consistently demonstrated

  • Is sought after as a trusted employee advocate and management coach by senior management across broad regions/globally

  • Impacts directly on overall business and HR performance achieved through the ability to influence and work in a consultative manner with the broad region/global business and HR leadership teams

  • Understanding of external environment and market dynamics and networking as appropriate across the region

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • 10+ years demonstrated HR business Partner experience in an international environment

  • Experience in operating in a multi-country set up

  • Ability to play at both strategic and tactical level with minimum supervision

  • Ability to provide senior management with content-expert knowledge in the key areas of talent acquisition, organizational development, regulatory compliance and performance management.

  • Ability to work as a team player in a very fast-paced environment

  • Strong interpersonal and written, verbal and presentation communication skills, with the ability to develop a high degree of personal credibility across client groups

  • High emotional intelligence and proven track record of effectively operating in a diverse business environment

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence amongst a business team, with negotiation skills and diplomacy

  • Act as a role model for the organization looks beyond own team as a role model and source of knowledge. Works with others in a collaborative and solutions focused manner to achieve win-win outcomes

  • The ability to inspire confidence of the VP GM CNE and other senior managers through timely delivery of information and plans

  • Able to problem solve both operational and strategic issues through a pragmatic and commercially sound approach

  • Strong project management skills a must

  • Experience in pharmaceuticals highly desirable

  • Ability to travel up to 50% across Europe



At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE