HR Generalist (m/w/d)

Belgium, Bornem

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

At our Lonza Site in Bornem, we are looking for an HR Generalist (m/w/d). The HR Generalist is responsible for the implementation and success of HR policies and initiatives, focusing on the White Collar workforce. The candidate will also, in close collaboration with the HR Site Lead translate local legislation and global programs into local policies and projects. Taking into account HR strategy, Site strategy, social & fiscal requirements and employee engagement when designing and/or implementing the HR projects and policies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the HR Site Lead in defining, rolling out and following up on initiatives and projects to carry out the global HR strategy or increase local employee engagement. Focus will be on the white collar employees.
  • Partners with external service providers such as insurance companies, payroll provider, recruitment agencies,… to ensure a correct roll out of the new programs and projects.
  • Partners with the internal partners such as HR Services and payroll organization to ensure a smooth roll out of all operational HR Processes.
  • Performs specific local operational HR processes such as the onboarding and exit process.
  • Actively involved in the white collar social dialogue and assists the HR Site Lead with other labor relations: Works Council, union delegation, safety council, CLA negotiations, social elections, …
  • Partners with people managers and advise them on all HR related concerns.
  • Monitors the social legislation and provides advice on implementation.
  • Providing strategic and day-to-day leadership to drive the delivery of the business’ HR goals (and KPI’s)
  • Using experience, skills and knowledge of the HR industry to make an impact in key areas such as change management, organizational design, employee engagement and talent analytics
  • Assisting in building strong talent pipelines and managing recruitment
  • Collaborates to ensure clear and effective internal communications

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Law or business administration with further education in HR
  • Profound work experience in a similar HR position in an international production environment preferred  
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Knowledge in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training and labor relations preferred
  • Good oral and written communication skills as well as leadership and coaching skills
  • High level of integrity and ethics

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R47064