Regional People Partner (HR Generalist)

Location: Austin, Texas, United States


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 3241

Position Title: Regional Partner

External Description:

SUMMARY: The role will collaborate closely with People Business Partners to provide leadership and support for the effective employment and engagement of our people within a defined region.  The role serves as an active member of a global team of professionals and is primarily responsible for leading the identification and delivery of successful country level strategies to optimize the attraction, engagement and performance of our people in line with business unit objectives

The regional partners will support the business partners and leaders with the following specific responsibilities:

  • Advise, formulate and deliver people strategies for the region and countries to enable the effective delivery of business unit goals, working with other parts of the People function and Corporate teams as required
  • Be relied upon as local experts on the context for the company’s employment practices to ensure that the company remains compliant and proactively identifies and resolves labor market issues
  • Identifies and advises company leaders upon how to deliver culturally appropriate consistency for business unit and company talent strategies within countries
  • In partnership with the Global People Rewards team, responsible for ensuring consistency in application of the employee total reward package in country
  • Monitors the pulse of engagement within the region and advises leaders proactively on strategies to resolve gaps and ensure that the Company’s values are represented locally
  • Advocate and collaborate to evaluate, develop, and manage human resource policies, strategies and initiatives that enable business units to achieve their results at a local country level
  • Partner with leaders and managers to create and drive change management initiatives to ensure engagement with change projects from the company and the business units 
  • Serve as a partner on talent management planning relative to organizational objectives and issues. This includes: recruitment, employee relations, training, organizational compensation, benefits and other human resources related issues. 
  • Supported by data metrics, devise and deliver programs that enhance performance and productivity at all levels, helping employees achieve excellence in their current position while developing employees for future career growth. 
  • Manage and guide the delivery of specific performance actions, including PIPs, disciplinary action, terminations and redeployment
  • Guide the performance management system to assure that departmental and employees’ performance goals are aligned with business unit and company goals. Coaching managers where required
  • Manage the recruitment process for Director level positions and below in partnership with the Talent Acquisition team and business partner, taking responsibility for accurately defining the requirements of the role, assisting managers with the selection process and setting the salary offer
  • Support and coach managers and individual employees to resolve concerns and issues within overall company objectives
  • Work on projects and development of company human resources policies where required, ensuring that company has practices that promote globally diverse thinking. 
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the global People team


  • Must possess knowledge in all functional human resources areas including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, talent and performance management, training and development, and employment compliance/legal issues.
  • Exhibit strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills ensuring exceptional service delivery at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to lead, influence, and negotiate at all levels of the organization.
  • Results driven and action oriented.
  • Numerate. Ability to review and analyze data to identify trends and issues
  • Succeeds through teamwork and collaboration.
  • Communicates effectively and candidly by remaining clear, concise, and professional.
  • Have strong organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to set priorities. 
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines on special projects.
  • Have a global mindset and able to manage complexity across multiple countries and activities
  • Will likely initially have knowledge of country level compliance and issues across several countries as defined and over time will source and develop deeper knowledge to become fully capable as a source of expertise across the countries of operation.


  • Typically requires a university degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience. At this level post-graduate coursework may be desirable.
  • Strong generalist experience covering a broad area of HR.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work in a growing, fast paced environment.




State: Texas

Employment Type: Regular

Community / Marketing Title: Regional People Partner (HR Generalist)

Company Profile:

We’re a global, mid-size CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates and invents — because the path to a cure for the world’s most persist diseases is not paved by those who play it safe, but by those who take pioneering, creative approaches, and implement them with quality and excellence. We are experts, bright thinkers, dreamers and doers and, together, we are changing the way the world experiences CROs, in the best possible way.

Location_formattedLocationLong: Austin, Texas US

CountryEEOText_Description: Worldwide Clinical Trials is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, political belief or disability.

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