Director, HR Business Partner - UK/EMEA - Home Based

Multiple Locations: United Kingdom • Serbia

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Requisition Number: 6289

Position Title: Director, Business Partner

External Description:

Who we are 

We’re a global, midsize CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates and invents because the path to a cure for the world’s most persistent diseases is not paved by those who play it safe. It is built by those who take pioneering, creative approaches and implement them with quality and excellence.  

We are Worldwide Clinical Trials, and we are a global team of almost 3,000 experts, bright thinkers, dreamers and doers and, together, we are changing the way the world experiences CROs – in the best possible way. 

Our mission is to work with passion and purpose every day to improve lives and we are looking for others who value this same pursuit.

SUMMARY: The Director, Business Partner will provide strategic human resources leadership and support to a group of departments or business unit. The successful candidate will serve as a partner to the leaders of these organizations as part of their management team The role provides leadership and support for the development of business unit strategies for effective employment and engagement of our people to meet company and departmental objectives.  The role serves as an active member of a global team of professionals and collaborates closely with Regional People Partners for the formulation and delivery of activities. 

May include but are not limited to:

  • Partners with department heads and senior business leaders to initiate advise, formulate and deliver people strategies for the business, working with Regional Partners for local context and other parts of the People function and Corporate teams as required
  • Monitors the pulse of engagement within the business unit and formulates advice for leaders proactively on global and inter regional strategies to resolve issues
  • Lead the evaluation, development and implementation of human resource policies, strategies and initiatives that enable the business and company to achieve their results, ensuring that company has practices that promote globally diverse thinking. 
  • Partner with senior leaders and managers to create and drive global change management for programs to ensure successful long term delivery of projects
  • Devise and lead trans-national talent management planning initiatives relative to organizational objectives ensuring consistency of approach across the business unit.
  • Maintain and awareness of compensation and benefits issues to ensure that the company leverages its pay programs to maximize attraction and engagement within overall financial targets
  • Devise and deliver programs that enhance functional performance and productivity at all levels, helping employees achieve excellence in their current position while developing employees for future career growth.
  • Responsible for overseeing the application of job levels and organizational design globally within areas of responsibility
  • Guide the performance management system within departments to assure consistency of rating and that departmental and employees’ performance goals are aligned with the company’s goals and appropriately assessed  
  • Manage the recruitment process for senior level roles in partnership with the Talent Acquisition team, taking responsibility for accurately defining the requirements of the role, assisting managers with the selection process. 
  • Coach business leaders on effective people management strategies, often with a longer term impact
  • Support and coach employees to resolve concerns and issues within overall company objectives
  • Devise data metrics to provide business information to the business unit on its people strategies  
  • 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 to solve problems with creativity
  • Ability to review and analyze data to identify trends and issues using excel
  • Succeeds through teamwork and collaboration.
  • 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
  • Leadership skills to coach other business leaders on people issues


  • 10 years experience of the Human Resources profession likely to be gained in a Human Resources role with steady progression
  • Degree or equivalent qualification ideally together with a prost graduate qualification or certification in Human Resources
  • Some travel required aprox 10 – 20%

Why Worldwide 
At Worldwide, we balance fun with the serious business of changing lives. We have a values-driven culture that is built from the ground up. We empower our team members to treat every clinical trial like a patient’s life depends on it – because it does. Our leaders are in the trenches with you - committed to advancing science and moving mountains for our customers.   

Interested in hearing more about Worldwide or our roles? Check out our careers page at! 






Employment Type: Regular

Community / Marketing Title: Director, HR Business Partner - UK/EMEA - Home Based

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.



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