• 26-May-2021 to 25-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Human Resources- Human Resources Business Partner
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

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Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.  Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

We are seeking a Senior Human Resources Business Partner, who will report to the Executive Director, Strategic People Partners and serve as the HR lead and partner for our Commercial Operations, Commercial Strategy, Marketing, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs teams. As the first point of contact with several functional departments, the HR Business Partner will advise, consult, oversee, coordinate, and partner on all Human Resource (HR) activities.

This role will ensure all HR-related activities are delivered efficiently, effectively, and in a timely manner and in accordance with company policies and procedures. This position will serve as HR liaison between internal HR functions and cross functional departments.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact and HR advisor to management and employees across multiple technical and business functions
  • Provides HR leadership and support in multiple HR disciplines with assigned functional areas in the company as well as to direct reports
  • Provides coaching, development and leadership to direct reports and other HRBP team members
  • Collaborates with client base with an HR perspective on business decisions by leveraging a strong knowledge of all HR functions
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of changes on employees, HR systems and operations
  • Collaborates with technical and business functions to design organizational structures, job roles and talent management processes to drive organizational strategy and meet business objectives
  • Serves as a strategic advisor on all matters related to Novavax workforce planning and people operations
  • Oversees, reviews, advises, and coaches managers on performance management matters including performance reviews, performance goals, individual development plans, informal reviews and feedback, and managing low performers
  • Advises, makes recommendations to and works closely with the head of the HRBP function on employee relations issues; writing performance improvement plans; apprising HR leadership about issues; conducting investigation interviews and overseeing the ensuing disciplinary process
  • Partners with HR subject matter experts, such as Benefits, Compensation, HRIS, Talent Acquisition and Organization Development, to ensure execution of all HR operations within assigned functional areas
  • Determines appropriate reports, dashboards, etc. to support client groups
  • Provides expertise related to performance management including diagnosis of people issues, developing interventions, and coaching
  • Builds strong relationships at all levels across functional departments and within HR to influence decision making in a collaborative way
  • Serves as a change agent in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or Social Sciences is required
  • Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Psychology, Organization Development or the Sciences is preferred
  • HR Certification or willingness to obtain certification is preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive HR experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a HR Business Partner/Generalist role and experience managing others
  • Functional knowledge of most HR disciplines
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills, with proven ability to organize and analyze data
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple organizational wide projects and initiatives
  • Ability to listen and to persuasively convey ideas and recommendations
  • Keen awareness of and sensitivity to maintaining confidentiality across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work with employees from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Must be dedicated to developing strong, trusting relationships with clients and colleagues across the organization, and be viewed as a trusted advisor
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional demeanor to employees at all times
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment but understand when to escalate questions/issues
  • Strong coaching, conflict resolution, and team building skills

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. #LI-Remote #LI-GS1


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