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Sr HR Generalist

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior HR Generalist within our Toxicology, eScreen business of Abbott Rapid Diagnostics division located in Gretna, LA. In this role, the Sr. Human Resources Generalist will provide consulting and functional support to a defined business unit or geography on human resource operations, organization development, talent management and other business or HR initiatives. This position may be responsible for day-to-day operations of HR in support of the business in a particular site or geographic region. This position is responsible for day-to-day operations of HR to support the business.

• Builds trust-based, collaborative relationships with managers and customer groups.
• Supports activities associated with the performance management process (e.g. goal setting, mid-year and annual reviews, development planning) to ensure utilization of tools by management to achieve business results.
• Partners with other HRBPs and CoEs to develop policies, programs and tools to enhance organizational capability and implement within business units.
• Provides timely feedback on effectiveness and value to the business.
• Partners with business leaders to identify critical talent needs and gaps within the organization, working with CoEs to develop strategies to address.
• Participates in talent planning initiatives, identifying internal high potential talent and supporting development programs.
• Partners with other HRBPs and CoEs on the implementation of retention strategies focusing on key leaders and individuals with core competencies or skills critical to the organization.
• Provides coaching to business leaders on employee relations issues.
• Provides coaching to managers on employee performance and goal setting.
• Partners with other HRBPs and CoEs in designing and communicating compensation and total reward programs in the business unit.
• Partners with managers to maintain job descriptions and identify training requirements.
• Partners with HR team on diversity and inclusion efforts with an emphasis on attracting and retaining diverse talent.
• Advises managers on employee performance, development and compensation changes that creates and sustains high caliber talent while ensuring alignment with company philosophy, support of affirmative action goals.
• Supports merger and acquisition integration activities under direction of HRBP.
• Consults with managers on recruiting initiatives and offers: assessing talent needs, recommending compensation and relocation strategies in alignment with company philosophy.
• Analyzes internal and external metrics to assess organizational effectiveness and recommends changes to positively impact the business
• Executes on initiatives to increase productivity, employee performance, employee engagement and partners with other HRBPs and CoEs to design and implement programs to drive results.
• Collaborates with the HRBPs and management to improve organizational effectiveness in business units. May provide input on change management initiatives and communication within business unit. Supports organizational restructuring, under the direction of the HRBP leaders and management.
• Partners with HRBP leaders and managers in creating a positive employee relations environment through effective communications, policies and practices.
• Support business leaders and utilize HR information systems and data to run reports and validate, analyze, and utilize employee data.
• Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
• Complies with company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
• Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
• Minimum 5 years of HR business partner or related experience
• Demonstrated ability to build consultative, collaborative relationships with managers and co-workers at all levels.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and assess human capital needs and work collaboratively to develop and implement value-added solutions.
• Strong communication and organizational skills.
• Strong change management skills.
• Strong employee relations experience, including experience with formal charges/litigation situations.
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Demonstrated high level of confidentiality and discretion.
• Strong analysis and decision making skills.
• Can work independently and prioritize work.
• Solid knowledge of employment laws and regulations governing HR programs.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

• Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

• Financial security through competitive compensation and retirement plans

• Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

• Paid time off • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

• The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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Full time
Salary Range
$51,000.00 - 79,000.00
per Year
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Gretna, LA 70054, US