Principal HR Generalist
Medtronic - Littleton, MA

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Position Description

Imagine playing a role in changing patient lives. At Medtronic, you can! We're actively involved in shaping the industry and transforming technologies so physicians have what they need to help their patients move forward with life. Our vision requires bold leaders and a commitment to our Mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending lives.

Neurosurgery, a critical business of Surgical Technologies, is fast growing and has a great HR opportunity at their Littleton facility. It has a bright future with a strong portfolio of service solutions and an innovative management team. To nurture continued growth, it is critical that we bring on top talent! Our Littleton facility is investing in people, technology, and innovation which provide new opportunities for our employees to expand their knowledge and grow their careers.

Surgical Technologies, the fastest growing business within Medtronic, develops products and procedural solutions for surgical applications that include: neuro/spine, cranial and orthopedics; ear, nose and throat; and surgical oncology. We design, develop, manufacture and support healthcare providers with advanced surgical navigation and imaging solutions, powered surgical tools and systems, intraoperative nerve monitoring devices, advanced energy-based devices for hemostatic sealing and tissue dissection, and implantable devices for hydrocephalus management.

This position will play a critical role in partnering with the functional people leaders to grow and develop talent and technical capabilities in the business. Responsible for upholding the 5th tenet of our Mission: to recognize the personal worth of our employees by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunity, and a means to share in the company’s success while ensuring personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures.

Position Responsibilities

As a member of the Medtronic HR Team, ensures organizational effectiveness through proper alignment of people, processes, structure and culture with business strategies. Participate in the communication and implementation of business strategies and objectives, and implement change initiatives designed to support those goals. Continuously assess and monitor the organization’s progress toward attaining short- and long-term objectives, and design and implement programs and processes that further those goals.

Performance Management: In concert with HR leadership, design and implement performance management processes and practices that support the advancement of individual and organizational capabilities. Communicate performance management strategies, and train leadership and employees on processes and practices. Serve as a coach to support managers in individual performance improvement efforts, as well as overall unit performance management.

Employee Relations: working with your clients, establish an environment that encourages maximum individual and team effectiveness. Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees on matters of conflict resolution and other employee relations issues. Assist in the identification of internal or external programs and resources to address individual or organizational employee relations issues. Counsel managers and employees consistent with Medtronic policies/practices, legal considerations, etc.

Talent Management: Facilitate discussions relating to the effective use and deployment of human resources—both strategically and tactically--to achieve business objectives. Drive efforts in talent management, including annual ranking and organization review processes. Ensure the assessment of short and long-term individual and organizational development needs, and identify programs and processes to address those needs. Design programs to effectively balance individual needs/desires with the needs of the business.

Talent Acquisition: Provide leadership in establishing a strategic talent mindset among all hiring managers within your client groups. To this end and in conjunction with Talent Acquisition partners, proactively assist hiring managers in establishing a robust, diverse bench of candidates by interviewing and recommending talent whose skills and competencies reflect the hiring profile for applicable positions. Assist management in strategically assessing their talent needs, and develop plans that allow those needs to be met. Ensure that processes are in place to orient and train new hires/transfers so as to accelerate their individual effectiveness, productivity and integration into the business.

Compensation/Rewards: In partnership with Corporate Compensation group, assist in the establishment of motivational compensation programs by considering business insight and feedback. Advise and counsel management in the effective use of rewards and recognition to support the attainment of business objectives. Serve as a key resource in the development and implementation of an effective total rewards communication strategy.

HR Project Management: In partnership with other HR Team members, work to establish HR project plans, create deliverables and drive results in support of quarterly and annual departmental goals and objectives. Ensure that all HR projects are delivered on-time and on-budget with high quality results.

Basic Qualifications

B.A./B.S. in business or similar field

7+ Years of experience in HR with Bachelors
5 Years of experience in HR with Masters

Experience with HR laws and regulations are required.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software and previous experience in HRIS and recruiting software.
Must have strong analytical skills.
Good interpersonal and organizational skills;
Proactive problem solver and action oriented required;
Must be able to maintain high degree of confidentiality;
Must be able to establish credibility quickly and operate with the highest integrity.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree is preferred.
PHR/SPHR Certificate preferred.
* Local talent preferred
PeopleSoft proficiency preferred.
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing change initiatives.
Excellent written/oral communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent decision making/analysis skills
Strategic design/change management experience
Strong coaching and consulting skills
Facilitation skills - group and individual, training, team development, conflict resolution
Experience working in Medical Device field or engineering environment preferred
Experience working in a regulated environment.

Physical Job Requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include normal vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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