Human Resources Business Partner / HR Manager

Ichnos Sciences S.A.

La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Publication date:

    25 September 2022
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment
  • Language:

    English, French

Human Resources Business Partner / HR Manager

Human Resources Business Partner / HR Manager



The HR Business Partner / HR Manager is a diverse role with a focus on a thorough business partnership within the organization, with global accountabilities in HR analytics and compensation & benefits. This is a hands-on position that requires an experienced professional who has a creative and entrepreneurial approach to Human Resources with the ability to deliver high candidate and employee experience in a dynamic and inspiring work environment. This position is an individual contributor position, which reports into the Associate Director Human Resources / HR Lead for Switzerland and interacts directly with a site population of 100+ employees.



HR Partnership:

  • Develop HR partnership with the site leadership and extended management to be a trust advisor on organizational effectiveness and employee experience and all HR legal matters.
  • Develop and implement HR policies consistent with Swiss employment legislation. Communicate and promote application of company policies and processes with constant improvement mind-set.
  • Develop and/or contribute to the implementation of HR initiatives and projects globally, collaborating effectively with the other HR Business Partners.
  • Responsible for the recruitment activities of the site (recruitment, selection, costs control).
  • Develop and/or conduct trainings, education programs, presentations, workshops as needed.
  • Organize and coach Managers in the performance and talent management processes, and in the succession planning process.
  • Coach managers to develop and implement individual development plans.
  • Develop and improve relationship with employees’ cross functions and ensure an optimal work environment.
  • May be involved in investigations on different type of employee’s relation matters.
  • Administer annual performance management process for employees, liaising with employees and managers to ensure compliance within required timeframes.
  • Work together with internal and external stakeholders for the appropriate programs and processes for employees (legal, finance, authorities, benefits providers, etc.).
  • Provide backup and assistance to other members of the Human Resources team as required in the areas of business partnering, training and development, payroll and benefits administration.






HR Analytics, Compensation & Benefits:

  • Provide support to the VP Human Resources to define and implement the global compensation and benefits strategy (e.g., total rewards policy, corporate long-term strategic plan and cross-over).
  • Lead and improve HR analytics globally, create, maintain and analyze HR databases, ensure reporting and KPIs to different stakeholders on a regular basis (finance, headcounts, MOR, etc.).
  • Drive compensation & benefits management and budgeting globally through data analytics, salary planning, market surveys and annual manpower budgeting process.
  • Enhance employee engagement and organizational effectiveness through the administration of reward and recognition schemes, employee events, benefits programs, employee surveys, etc.
  • Lead and ensure data accuracy in internal employee’s data systems (HRIS, SuccessFactors, time management, etc.).



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent. HR related major preferred.
  • 5-10 years of progressive experience with some part of this experience acquired in a multinational organization and/or similar role.
  • At ease working in a global and matrix environment, managing stakeholders and change.
  • Experience with Employee Relations, Labor relations, HR Operations, Recruitment, Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits.
  • Genuine interest for data analytics, compensation and benefits processes, tools and metrics.
  • Confirmed background in HR business partnering with the ability to support and coach employees and managers at all levels of the organization.
  • Confirmed knowledge/experience on legislation and social security system in Switzerland and employee’s full cycle.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and listening skills and a customer-focused mindset.
  • Friendly, and open personality with the ability to connect quickly and to influence all levels to ensure a successful and positive outcome for both the company and the employees.
  • Flexible person, autonomous, self-confident, and able to deliver with a high level of multitasking.
  • Must ensure confidentiality and establish credibility and respect by build strong working relationships at all levels in the organization and with external parties.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
  • Superior organizational skills; must be able to manage to tight timescales and re-prioritize workload on a regular basis to adjust to business needs.
  • English and French required.


La Chaux-de-Fonds office with flexibility to travel to our offices in Epalinges.
This is a rare opportunity to join our growing scientific team at the very start of something special. You will become a part of the foundation of a new company imprint…


Route de la Corniche 5A 1066 Epalinges