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Thermo Fisher Scientific HR Director - Diversity & Inclusion in Waltham, Massachusetts

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part a thriving organization that enables our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With our outstanding financial performance, leading market positions and the largest investment in innovation in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to contribute significantly to our Mission.

How you will make an impact?

This role is integral to our dedication to advance and accelerate diversity and inclusion (D&I) within our workplace, and specifically within the Corporate functions. Working within the robust matrix the HR Director - D&I, will ensure our workplace is representative of the communities and customers we serve and that the environment is inclusive for all. The incumbent will lead through influence to drive cultural and behavior change and advance our inclusive work environment. This role requires skills in change management and working effectively at all levels of the organization. The HR Director - D&I will be the specialist who works collaboratively with the D&I Center of Excellence (CoE) and HR business partners supporting the functions. Working with business leadership and HR, she/he will assess, determine and implement detailed actions that yield measurable progress in specific workstreams, including but not limited to: recruiting and placement, ERG maximization, targeted development plans, retention, management cultural accountability, etc. This leader will also have responsibility to drive inclusion systematically across the functions.

What you will do?

  • Apply a practical HR lens to develop and deliver a D&I roadmap that aligns with the CoE’s strategic plan and positively and measurably improves the work environment, team, and colleague experience within the Corporate functions.

  • Energize and engage cross-functional and matrixed teams to achieve our vision, demonstrating a high-level of emotional intelligence, openness to change, and willingness to merge ideas into favorable and practical solutions.

  • Manage and collaborate as an inspiring leader for the company’s Neuro-diversity Hiring Program in conjunction with the possAbilities Employee Resource Group (PERG) and external partners.

  • Deliver a comprehensive plan for key priorities and interventions including improving diversity representation within the leadership pipeline and delivering inclusion campaigns that deliver measurable progress on our D&I efforts.

  • Collaborate with executive leaders and relevant HR partners to identify and minimize the impact of potential systematic barriers and improve enablers of diversity.

  • Work in partnership with the communications lead to ensure the communications of key messages and achievements.

  • Drive cultural change that cultivates belonging and supports Thermo Fisher Scientific’s ability to attract and retain outstanding diverse talent.

How will you get here?

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources, to include experience in D&I program management at a global organization

  • Extensive experience delivering inclusion, diversity and/or complex HR projects, to include leading change, and a passion for the D&I space

  • Ability to develop, analyze, and interpret data to drive systematic improvements

  • Critical thinking capabilities and broad knowledge of favorable diversity practices

  • Solid understanding of talent process and succession practices

  • Demonstrable track record of interacting and influencing multiple levels of leadership both internally and externally

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; self-directed with a focus on execution and driving results

  • Strong communication (written and verbal); ability to collaborate/present/facilitate discussions across various teams

  • Ability to travel as required for appropriate key meetings and forums (around 10% of the time)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $32 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com .

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.