Bristol Myers Squibb EMEA Regional Employee Relations Specialist in Chester, United Kingdom

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) has one of the richest biopharmaceutical pipelines in the industry. We discover, develop, and manufacture lifesaving and life altering drugs in cancer, hepatitis C, heart disease, and other therapeutic areas. BMS also has one of the most reliable supply networks and our clinical operations program is among the best and busiest anywhere. We are a company that is forward thinking, a company in which diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of how we view our talent and how we work. Our science is second to none and the transformation work underway will enable us to continue to lead our peer group.

A typical day might include the following:

  • Conduct investigations and cases of people-related issues including: HR policy violations, performance management, disciplinary issues, conduct management, and other investigations into discrimination or harassment claims as assigned

  • Provide counsel and facilitate prompt and effective resolution of workplace conflict to address issues for employees, managers, and leaders in a manner consistent with BMS policies, practices and legal considerations

  • Consult and coach managers and people leaders on employee relations issues

  • Provide advice and counsel on HR practices and policy

  • Partner with ER Lead in conducting investigations, research policies/practices, create and gather documentation, make recommendations and implement resolutions when applicable

  • Consult with inside or outside counsel and/or labor consultants as necessary

  • Ensure compliance and consistency in the execution of employee relations matters

  • Participate in the identification of employee relations trends and partner with ER Lead on identifying solutions

  • Develop effective relationships with the business to promote good employee relations across the organization

  • Interact with HR Business Partners, and other HR functions, to ensure a high level of employee satisfaction & engagement

  • Maintain strict confidentiality throughout conversations and investigations. Manage highly confidential human resources information and exercise sound judgment in handling or working with confidential data and situations

  • Ensure that the Company operates within current and relevant local employment laws to maintain reputation as a good employer

  • Maintain strong business acumen while maintaining objectivity in work

  • Required to work with several different HR Business Partners and several different parts of BMS business units. Must be able to manage multiple projects and cases at any given time

  • Some travel (approximately 10-15%) may be required. Will work with remote locations frequently via phone

This job might be for you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (First Degree)

  • 5+ years of HR or Employee Relations experience

  • 3+ years of HR or Employee Relations experience

  • Fluent in English AND Spanish or Italian

  • Experience with locally relevant employee representative bodies, works councils and/or trade unions preferred.

  • Experience/ knowledge in Employee Relations for countries including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany and/or France strongly preferred


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We’re creating innovative medicines for patients fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own diverse team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter the role, each one of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.