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Talent, Team, & Culture Business Partner

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
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Position Description:

Ironwood is seeking a passionate and innovative HRBP to enrich our team and further engage talent.  At Ironwood, we believe that talent is our most important asset and a core value is that every team member (“Ironwoodian”) operates with a deep sense of ownership for the company. This role connects directly to how Ironwood will achieve its 2020 goals and drive shareholder value by enabling the organization to offer an employee experience to engage Ironwood’s talent in discovering, developing and commercializing drugs that change patients’ lives. If you thrive on working collaboratively, being entrepreneurial and exercising independent judgment, this role will provide you with rich development opportunities and position you to have significant impact on building Ironwood. 



  • Lead case management of employee-related issues including consulting with Sr. Leaders and line management on day-to-day Employee Relations issues such as policy interpretation, coaching, performance management consulting and disciplinary action/material preparation for headquarters and field population; partner with key stakeholders (i.e., Legal and Compliance) on complex issues that require close consulting and case management (i.e., compliance violations, complaints, leaves of absence, etc.)

  • Collaborate with the TT&C team in designing and executing programs and activities that embed and advance our unique culture; collect and analyze relevant data through various modes and leverage team member insights to identify trends and opportunities to strengthen performance, ownership and engagement

  • Coach managers and teams to build capabilities that will ensure a high performing, positive, productive work environment; proactively build a uniquely positive and productive work environment by responding to questions and concerns and proactively addressing issues and advising management on best practices

  • Collaborate with the team to create and execute programs, activities and communications to connect head office and field force team members

  • Lead and participate in TT&C projects, as well as support day-to-day operations; ability to balance time between projects and crisis-response is a critical component for success in the position


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5+ years of Human Resources / Employee Relations experience

  • Experience supporting and engaging remote team members

  • Ability to exercise autonomy, independent judgment and decision making, balancing the use of data and judgment to resolve issues and mitigate risk

  • Adept at building trust- based, productive relationships with all levels of the organization

  • Strong written and communication skills; ability to manage difficult conversations

  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations

  • Innovative problem-solver and ability to work with and resolve conflict

  • Ability to effectively manage conflicting priorities and organize time

  • Superb interpersonal skills, high level of professionalism and integrity

  • Ability to travel within the U.S. as needed (10%)

  • Technically proficient in Microsoft Office suite


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Life Sciences industry experience strongly preferred

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