Sr. HR Business Partner:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Hollister California

For nearly 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Manage the development and administration of local and corporate personnel activities, programs, policies and procedures.  Coordinate recruitment, retention, employee relations, workers’ compensation, affirmative action and personnel record-keeping activities.  Administer corporate benefits and compensation programs.



  • Develop and administer site-specific human resources policies and procedures, ensuring consistency with corporate policies, procedures, practices, and programs. 
  • Manage the local rollout and administration of corporate human resources policies and procedures, including corporate benefits and compensation programs.
  • Function as a proactive liaison between site and corporate Human Resources Department and work in conjunction with corporate Human Resources to encourage Human Resources as the source for guidance, including interpretation of Human Resources policies, procedures, practices, and programs.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of physical and electronic employment-related records and mandatory employment-related postings; ensure compliance with Charles River policy and with all applicable state and federal laws and statutes.  Audit data as necessary.
  • Serve as local recruiter for all levels of employees.  Screen applicants; interview candidates; process verbal and written job offers.
  • Coordinate local recruitment efforts.   Coordinate approved recruitment event participation, print and online ad campaigns.  Coordinate with Corporate Human Resources on the use of company-wide resources as necessary.
  • Conduct and/or assist with investigations related to performance and disciplinary matters
  • Collaborate with health and safety officers on employee safety training and attend safety meetings.
  • Assist in preparation of and implementation of Affirmative Action Program, in coordination with Corporate Human Resources.  Provide consultation to managers in a variety of HR-related areas, including organizational development, performance management, recruitment and retention, and compensation administration.
  • Independently handle routine and moderately complex employee relations issues, ensuring consistency with corporate policies and practices.  Assist Corporate Human Resources in the resolution of complex issues (e.g., sexual harassment or discrimination claims, employment-related lawsuits).
  • Manage annual performance review process.  Administer proposed salary adjustments and annual performance reviews with supervisory and management personnel.
  • Prepare for and represent site at routine unemployment claim proceedings.  Advise Corporate Human Resources of non-routine claims and assist in preparation for and representation at non-routine unemployment proceedings.
  • Manage assigned staff and provide training and development as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and act as a participant in site events, community-related events which are in support of employees or company and participate in Corporate Human Resources conferences when necessary.
  • Coordinate training programs, such as supervisory and management training, and conduct new employee orientation programs. Monitor the site’s ongoing training needs and programs and ensure ongoing applicability/effectiveness.
  • Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through Affirmative Action in all employment matters including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotions, training, work assignments, salary actions, etc.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in human resources management, business administration, or related discipline.
  • Experience:  6-8 years related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  PHR preferred.
  • Other:
  • Effective communication and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Experienced in the use of HRIS and payroll systems; PeopleSoft, SAP and ADP strongly preferred.
  • Ability to read, writes, speak and understand English.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement. 

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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