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Human Resources Business Partner

Montreal, Canada | Merck

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125-year legacy. With a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products, Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. 

Merck’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The division is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.


HR Business Partner:


Assigned to a specific Business division, the HR Business Partner plays the vital role of providing guidance and support on a wide range of strategic and operational HR issues. You will work closely with leaders and team members to foster a vibrant, friendly work environment that promotes strong collaboration, creativity, high performance and continuous learning.


More specifically, primary activities include:


Partner with leaders to deliver flawless execution of HR strategy and operational plans;

Understand and influence business drivers and strategies, as well as partner with clients to ensure business objectives are met;

Provide HR expertise, advice and creative solutions in the areas of talent management, performance, organizational development, employee’s relations, employee development and compensation;

Implement group practices, policies and programs through upskilling’s of line managers as it relates to talent management and workforce planning;

Partner with CoEs in compensation and benefits, training and talent acquisition to develop and deliver effective HR solutions designed to meet the business challenges and priorities of the organization;

Analyze metrics to provide insight into trends and propose appropriate interventions to achieve business goals and increase employee engagement, development and retention;

Act as a change agent for best practices in the delivery of human resources solutions;

Coach and provide guidance to managers with respect to employee relations; Guide managers on the governance and effective application of employment laws, HR policies, procedures and programs;

Manage and resolve employee relations issues.




Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Commerce or other related field;

Master’s degree is desirable;

A minimum of 2-5 years’ work experience in a HR Business Partner role and/or Talent Management and Development Center of Expertise;

Excellent interpersonal, strong presentation and written communication skills, both in French and English;

Knowledge of provincial labor laws;

Knowledge in one or more HR information systems and Tools; (Visier, Taleo, Workday, SharePoint and other proprietary applications)

Excellent applied judgment, work ethics and professionalism. Able to handle confidential information sensitively and with integrity;

Fast learner, proactive, agility to function in a fast changing envirionment;

Good analytical and problem-solving skills;

Ability to work independently and coordinate with key partner groups;

Member of Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés considered an asset

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