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HR Generalist NA - Massachusetts

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Job: HR Generalist - NA
Job type: Full Time & Permanent
Location: Billerica, Boston MA, with international travel
THE COMPANY: Peak Scientific Instruments is the global market leader in the design, manufacture and servicing of instrument gas generators for analytical laboratories in the life science and biomedical sectors.  Established in the UK in 1997 near Glasgow (Scotland), where its corporate Headquarters, and high-tech manufacturing and R&D facilities reside, Peak is one of Scotland’s fastest-growing manufacturing businesses, with over a decade of sustained high growth and a significant local presence in every continent – including major operations in North America, China and India.
Due to continuing success and growth, we are looking for a HR Generalist (HRG) to support our operations in North America, LATAM and Mexico. The role will be based from our Billerica office with regional responsibilities of 90 employees.
THE ROLE: Reporting jointly to the Group HR Manager and to the GM for North America, the HRG position will provide advice and support to the senior management teams and employees on all human resource-related issues. The HRG will act as an employee champion, a culture carrier and change agent, ensuring that Peak values form the core of our decisions and operations, maintaining the Peak culture throughout this region.
Other key deliverables include:
  • Maintaining in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance in your region. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Playing a key role and administering the entire employee life-cycle, including resourcing, onboarding and exiting.
  • Managing and resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Providing day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counselling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Administering the appraisal process and identifying training needs.
  • Working closely with the global HR team to ensure consistency in HR operations’.
  • Partner with Global Head of Recruitment to support all aspects of the recruitment process.
  • Providing guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Review and benchmarks regional pay and benefits and administers payroll
THE CANDIDATE:  Will have a minimum of 5 + years HR generalist experience with core competencies in recruiting, compensation and benefits, employee relations, talent development, organizational change, labour relations, employee development, and performance management. In addition you will have a high level of employment law knowledge related to NA, LATAM and Mexico and a track record of working in culturally diverse organisations. A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or psychology, business, or related field is essential.
At Peak we target individuals who fit our culture and values. The atmosphere is fun, friendly but with a high degree of professionalism and a non- corporate feel. 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, make the move today and click APPLY
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