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HR Business Partner - Massachusetts - USA

Ref: 812 Date Posted: Thursday 04 May 2023

Would you thrive being the only HR person in region providing a positive employee experience to our 60 North American colleagues?

Do you enjoy the variety of a true hands-on generalist HR role including Recruitment, Payroll & Benefits?

Are you inquisitive and happy challenging the status quo?


If you’ve answered yes to the above questions, then we’d love to hear from you because we have an exciting opportunity for a hands-on HR Business Partner to join Peak to support our NA business, based in Billerica, MA.

Reporting to the General Manager (GM) with a dotted line to the Global Head of HR, you will work in true partnership with the business, playing a key role in supporting the people strategy and “employee life cycle”, effectively providing flexible, wide-ranging operational Human Resources support to the North American region. Collaborating with the NA Management teams and employees, this role will be responsible for ensuring compliance at all times with legislation in place.

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Managing payroll for region, initiating with local providers, submitting any changes required for the month and liaising with Finance colleagues through to payment approval
  • Driving recruitment for the region supporting all aspects of the recruitment process
  • Processing workers compensation claims, LOAs, Disability claims, unemployment claims, FMLA requests and employment verifications
  • Providing advice and guidance to management and employees on all people practices for region
  • Researching and updating policies, procedures, and guidelines for region
  • Contributing towards the strategy by supporting the full scope of HR activities such as performance management, total rewards, employee relations, coaching and team development
  • Partner with L&D Specialist to support and deliver all aspects of L&D delivery within NA

Ideally, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field with demonstrable experience working as an HR Generalist covering the full employee life cycle. With a good level of employment law knowledge related to North America, you will be a confident and trusted business advisor to your stakeholders.

You will possess:

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Ability to think outside the box to make decisions with confidence and expertise
  • Curiosity and willingness challenge the status quo
  • Genuine drive and passion for the organisation and to make a difference
  • Supportive and encouraging team player
  • Excellent MS skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Our values are structured around our colleagues, our customers and our service, and our culture is about supporting one another to be the best that we can be while keeping our customers needs at the heart of all we do.  We are proud of who we are and what we do and passionate about having fun while doing it.

Peak Scientific is a global leader in developing innovative gas generation solutions for analytical laboratories in a wide variety of industries including life sciences, biomedical, pharma, petrochemical and environmental. After over 20 years of sustained growth, Peak is well established as a dominant player in laboratory gas generation - a market which is estimated to be worth over £250m globally, and still growing. With over 20 overseas offices across every continent and over 600 staff globally, Peak is one of Scotland’s manufacturing success stories of the past decade.

The company is offering a competitive package and opportunities to develop within an expanding international company. We respect our colleagues, customers and suppliers and we offer freedom to act, to challenge the status quo but to also take responsibility. If you have what it takes to be part of Peak, click APPLY!

Peak Scientific is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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