Human Resources Business Partner, Heist-op-den-Berg Job

Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: Heist op den Berg, BE

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Requisition ID: HUM005298

About MSD
MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Right now, thousands of MSD associates are working to cure the world’s most complex diseases. We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources division takes pride in building teams of skilled, forward-thinking individuals who contribute to MSD’s pioneering medical advancements. Our Human Resources department shares a spirit of attentive enthusiasm that helps support our associates in achieving new milestones in global healthcare.

The site in Heist-op-den-Berg is manufacturing and packaging innovative prescription and consumer care drugs. Our production volume is about 170 mio sales units with 101 formulas and 9400 packaging orders for more than140 countries and it has about 800 FTE’s.

The position
The vision of HR is to be a driving force in continuously evolving MSD as an efficient organisation with the right capabilities working together to deliver on customers’ and patients’ needs.

Reporting into the Heist HR Lead you will as HR Business Partner take part in leading the business forward with emphasis on human capital aspects. You will provide support, guidance and expertise to ensure the success of the Heist site. Moreover, you ensure that core HR processes e.g. performance management and talent management are positioned and executed to deliver value to the business.
Main areas of responsibility:
• Provide advice, challenge and solutions on people and organisation implications of business strategies and decisions;
• Enable leaders to lead and manage people and teams with high quality;
• Organizational development – make sure the organization is aligned with business objectives;
• Partner in bringing in and developing capabilities fit for the future;
• Talent Management – support the business in accelerating development of key talent;
• Compensation and benefits
• Create a performance driven culture through objective setting, development planning, continuous performance feedback and appraisal in line with the company’s process;
• Employee relations – ensure MSD complies with laws and regulations and lead an effective dialogue with social partners;
• Support the business in building a strong company culture


• Academic degree in business / Human Resource Management or equivalent;
• At least 5 years of experience as HRBP on management level;
• Experience in the production area is a plus
• Experience from working within a global HR environment;
• Experience from working with unions is a plus;
• Knowledge of Belgian labour law and state of the art practices in HR;
• Strong coaching skills, especially coaching managers
• Capability of inspiring, getting buy-in and influencing to achieve results on a management level.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in Dutch and English (French is a plus).

A good place to work
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

Questions and further information regarding the position can be addressed to Kathleen Vynck, HR Lead Heist by T: +32 15 23 86 03.

If you are interested in this challenging role, you are invited to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter. 

Acquisition by recruitment agencies is not appreciated.

Job: Human Resources Generic/Consultant Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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