HR Business Partner (Advisory)

6-8 years
13 days ago
Job Description

Roche fosters diversity, equity and inclusion, representing the communities we serve. When dealing with healthcare on a global scale, diversity is an essential ingredient to success. We believe that inclusion is key to understanding people's varied healthcare needs. Together, we embrace individuality and share a passion for exceptional care. Join Roche, where every voice matters.

The Position

This position partner flexibly and mostly virtually with leaders across the globe, offering on-demand, adhoc support on Business Partnering topics that need more immediate or short-term guidance and value creation. With a good understanding of the business needs and the business context and an excellent
ability to apply key People & Culture (HR) concepts, policies and processes.

This role provides coaching, guidance and support to leaders to help them diagnose and translate their business needs into immediate P&C approaches and ensures effective implementation of solutions in partnership with other chapters. This position partners closely with other P&C colleagues, participate in flexible squads and leverages technology to provide customer insights. This position is a trusted member of the Business Partner Chapter and closely integrated into the People Support Solution (HR Services) organization.

Business Acumen

  • Provide immediate short-term strategic guidance to leaders on strategic P&C needs such as succession and talent management, performance management, goal setting, development planning, reward & compensation management and organizational set-up. Leverage the P&C community, specifically P&C Business Partners, Operational Advisors and subject-matter experts of other Chapters, to develop high quality solutions in a timely manner.

  • Use knowledge of business and P&C insights, metrics, expertise, and decision principles to effectively deliver support on topics with a wide range of complexity.

  • Participate in global / regional squads for the deployment of key P&C initiatives or new system launches

  • Leverage a strong understanding of global P&C processes to consult, advice and train both business leaders as well as P&C leaders on the system and process related topics.

  • Deliver first-class support, advice and coaching to leaders specifically when new processes or projects (e.g. global grading) are rolled out.

  • Ensure alignment and execution of established policies, procedures and global P&C initiatives.

  • Ensure compliance of all P&C practices within legislative requirements and established standards and guidelines by building a broad knowledge base on regional approaches and connecting with global P&C colleagues.


  • Be a trusted partner and lead others through complex generalist P&C topics by understanding the philosophies, approaches and systems-relevant configurations of topics such as succession and talent management (people discussions), access to relevant data, performance and compensation (performance management, benefits and other compensation elements), transformations (change management and redundancies), employee wellbeing (may include reintegration processes and time management), career paths, resolution of conflicts, employee representation topics and relocation, depending on the scope of the request.

Who You Are

  • Passionate and knowledgeable HR Business Partner professional with 6 years or more years of experience with the ability to work in a fast-paced global and virtual environment.

  • Strong communication skills in English are essential. Additional languages will be a plus, based on region/customer requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate the HR system, leverage different Chapters (HR areas) for business impact and participate in flexible squads to deliver on business and HR strategies.

  • Demonstrated customer-centricity through day-to-day interactions, anticipating needs and showing cultural awareness and business understanding.

  • Demonstrated end-to-end ownership, engaging with leaders to ensure a successful outcome.

  • Strong communication, coaching and influencing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in effectively diagnosing short-term HR needs, and offering fit for purpose solutions to address them.

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and the ability to cope with time pressure in demanding situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence with courageous authenticity and build trust with individuals at all levels within the organization.

  • Demonstrated excellent situational assessment and objective evaluation skills, with an ability to comprehend and translate complex topics into manageable pieces.

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage data, technology and insights to find root causes, troubleshoot and inform innovative and compliant solutions

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

The Roche Services & Solutions as well as People Support Solutions organisations located in Kuala Lumpur provide end-to-end business solutions for Finance, Procurement, IT, Communications, People & Culture (Human Resources) and beyond to our Roche colleagues across the APAC region. Today Roche employs altogether around 1100 employees in Malaysia.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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