Thermo Fisher Scientific HR Generalist III in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description

Job Description:


The Human Resources Generalist III is responsible for a broad range of responsibilities to ensure that the needs of the business are aligned appropriately with the overall company goals, and the needs of the employees. The Generalist is responsible for employee relations, investigations, and appropriate site communications. This role provides tactical guidance, counseling, and direction on performance management, employee & leadership development, HR polices, processes, and programs to both managers and employees. The Generalist is also responsible for assisting in development of talent initiatives and administration of employee development and training; including facilitation and delivery of development programs. This individual will provide guidance and counsel for leaders in performance management and administration of the annual performance management programs. The Generalist will also be responsible for disciplinary process administration. This individual will serve as a consultant to leaders on development of job descriptions, job matching, compensation decisions and will support the annual salary planning and bonus administration process. This position will also support college relations/recruiting program including intern and co-op programs, and serve as a role model for the Thermo Fisher Values - ensuring compliance in all facets of Human Resources.


  • Provide employee relations support and guidance through policy interpretation and objective assessments for internal consistency.

  • Provide leadership counsel and partnership on tactical organizational development, performance management, training, employee development and engagement related items.

  • Assist managers with job description creation, job matching and development of compensation data including guidance on offer development.

  • Administer, and when appropriate, deliver/facilitate employee and leadership development training, new employee orientation, and assist with onboarding processes.

  • Maintain HR compliance including updating records and databases to current, accurate information.

  • Miscellaneous tasks, as required (audits, new program roll out, compliance, etc.)

Experience and Skills:


  • Strong coaching and leadership development competence

  • Excellent consultation and written communication skills

  • Ability to develop and maintain credibility with organizational leaders

  • Ability to collaborate and interact with all employee levels

  • Must be positive, friendly, approachable, and have strong follow-up and detail orientation

  • Professional demeanor and appearance

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a rapidly changing environment


  • 7+ years of diverse HR experience required, including exposure to performance management, investigations, disciplinary processes, and leadership development (preferably experience with situational leadership, MBTI, decision process, Lean, and/or similar tools)

  • Bachelor degree or higher strongly preferred in Human Resource Management or related field

  • PHR or SPHR Certification strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, intermediate level Excel skills including pivot tables, v-lookup, and similar functions.

  • Solid experience in interviewing and onboarding

  • Compensation assessment experience


  • Able to travel on an infrequent basis

  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule to occasionally support 2nd and 3rd shift initiatives

Note: This job description is not all-inclusive. Additional duties may be performed, as assigned. It acts as a guideline and is subject to change over time.

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