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Senior HR Generalist | bilingual (Mandarin)

Farmington, CT
We’re working on behalf of a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,300 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, the organization has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility in Farmington, Connecticut. The genomics facility is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. Research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup. Its 183,500-square-foot state-of-the-art facility opened in the fall of 2014 and now houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians, and support staff.

Looking for a great opportunity?  We seek candidates with strong international experience, with specific experience in working in/with Chinese employees for the role of Senior Human Resources Generalist. The person in this role will be responsible for providing professional and proactive HR support for employees within the organization’s Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE) located in China. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting employees in the areas of recruiting, on-boarding and orientation of new hires, compensation & benefits, training and development, performance management, employee relations, immigration, HR metrics reporting, employee activities, worker’s compensation and leaves of absence administration; records management, off-boarding and termination process.

Candidates must have strong knowledge of Human Resource methods and practices as would normally be acquired through attainment of a Bachelor’s degree in HR or a related subject from an accredited college or university and seven (7) or more years’ experience working in several functional areas of HR. Must be able to speak/write/read Chinese fluently. Must be able to translate documents and correspondence from Chinese to English as required, and vice versa, as required. Must have strong international experience, with specific experience in working in/with Chinese employees. Direct work experience in China a big plus. Must have proven experience as HR business partner/HR Generalist including experience managing complex, diverse groups in a matrix organization. Must have strong employee relations experience including knowledge of investigating employee claims, proper governance and documentation skills, adhering to both US and Chinese labor law, as required. Must be able to travel to Maine, California, and China, as required.

The role offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits.  This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. The organization was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine. 
Eric Boelkins
Edge Recruitment Solutions
888.666.2450 or 941.739.1400
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