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Manufacturing HR Site Director

kyowakirinusa90 · 30+ days ago

Kyowa Kirin is a fast-growing global specialty pharmaceutical company that applies state-of-the-art biotechnologies to discover and deliver novel medicines in four disease areas: bone and mineral; intractable hematologic; hematology oncology; and rare disease.  A Japan-based company, our goal is to make people smile by delivering breakthroughs where no adequate treatments currently exist, working from drug discovery to product development and commercialization. In North America, we are headquartered in Princeton, NJ, with offices in California, Massachusetts, and Ontario.

The Manufacturing HR Site Director will plan, lead, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff to ensure that all employee activities on site are carried out following the policies and procedures of the company.  The HR Site Director will be a member of the senior leadership team.  As a member of the site leadership team, the HR Site Director will partner to support delivery of site objectives and strategies.  The HR Site Director will also play a key role in establishing the KK Culture at the site.

  • Will oversee the daily workflow of the site, provide constructive and timely performance evaluations, and address discipline if needed in accordance with company policies.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization's goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Develops and implements policies, processes, and training initiatives to support the policies and procedures, and strategy as needed.
  • Strategic advising and counsel as needed including but not limited to benefits, compensation, employee relations, talent acquisition, and training and development.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment partnering with HR COE’s such as Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, Leadership Development and Total Reward.
  • Monitors and ensures the organization's compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Develops the workforce plan, aligns business needs to the departmental budget and other HR initiatives.
  • Ability to build and lead an HR team in the future based on needs of resourcing at the site.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required; Masters degree preferred.


At least 10 years of Human Resources experience

At least five years of HR management experience required in a manufacturing environment

Technical Skills

Proficient in MS Office Suite.

Non-Technical Skills

Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, make decisions, and change course of action quickly. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Strong work ethic is required. Detail oriented and excellent follow through. Has the ability to flex and deal with ambiguity in a dynamic, fast-paced, high growth environment. Has a passion for personal learning and development to be able to grow with the company. Cultural sensitivity and ability to develop consensus within a multinational organization.

KKNA and all of its employees have an obligation to act in accordance with the law and with integrity in all our operations and interactions

It is the policy of Kyowa Kirin North America, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, creed, color, pregnancy, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or affection preference or citizenship status or any other category protected by law.

When you apply to a job on this site, the personal data contained in your application will be collected and stored by Kyowa Kirin, Inc. (“Controller”), which is located at 510 Carnegie Center Dr. Princeton, NJ 08540 USA and can be contacted by emailing Controller’s data protection officer can be contacted at Your personal data will be processed for the purposes of managing Controller’s recruitment related activities, which include setting up and conducting interviews and tests for applicants, evaluating and assessing the results thereto, and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment and hiring processes. Such processing is legally permissible under Art. 6(1)(f) of General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) as necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller, which are the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of applicants for employment. 

Your personal data will be shared with Greenhouse Software, Inc., a cloud services provider located in the United States of America and engaged by Controller to help manage its recruitment and hiring process on Controller’s behalf. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, your personal data will be transferred to the United States once you submit it through this site. The transfer will be made using appropriate additional safeguards under the standard contractual clauses approved by regulators for transfers of personal data outside the European Union.

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Kyowa Kirin does not accept agency resumes unless contacted directly by internal Kyowa Kirin Talent Acquisition. Please do not forward resumes to Kyowa Kirin employees or any other company location; Kyowa Kirin is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.





Last updated on Mar 6, 2024

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