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Director, Human Capital Management

WIRB-Copernicus Group Munich, ND
  • Expired: 12 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
General Information

Location: Munich, Germany

Organization: MedAvante-ProPhase

Job Type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  As a strategic partner, responsible for both the strategic direction and management of human resources activities and processes aligned to the business objectives in their designated operating unit.  This position will play a critical, strategic role on the Human Capital Management (HCM) Team by providing thought leadership and direction to assigned internal client groups regarding the design, execution and measurement of people / talent capability planning and development and optimization of HCM programs and solutions. This role will serve as the primary focal point for delivering HCM programs and solutions to the internal client groups.

Currently, the Director of HCM will be responsible for providing human resource support in Munich, Frankfurt, other EU countries, and Japan.  Growth is expected.  While this is a strategic position, we are looking for a hands-on onsite professional. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • SPHR or equivalent certifications preferred.


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in HCM Management required. Experience in serving more than 100 employees preferred. 

  • Must have experience with designing, development and execution of HCM strategies and tactics that support organizational growth.

  • Strong consultative, presentation, analytical and business communication skills (oral and written) required. 

  • Ability to visualize and effectively convey a “big picture” view of strategic HCM and how it fits with business strategies. 

  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, be flexible, work with interruptions, work in stressful situations, and shift priorities of work as required.

  • Must have advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint presentations. 

  • Familiarity with HRIS systems (ADP Workforce a plus). 

  • Must have up-to-date knowledge of legislation and regulations that will impact the effective implementation of corporate policies and practices at their unit.  

  • Ability to work with close attention to detail and to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information is required.


  • Provide top-quality coaching, customer service, and solutions in all areas of HCM, including employee relations, talent management, rewards and leadership training.

  • Ensure a high-quality outcome and positive service offering for the managers, employees, and HR organizations of the company.  Advise the company management in personnel policy and program matters, making or recommending appropriate decisions.

  • Provide day to day consultation, leadership, and quality control to management team regarding human resource practices, interpretation of company policy and problem resolution ensuring compliance with federal and state law.

  • Proactively work as an integral part of the management team in strategy planning and execution.

  • Work closely with management team to determine appropriate staffing levels for current needs while forecasting resources and skills needed in the future.

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition team on recruitment and staffing efforts.

  • Perform skill gap analyses as appropriate, and initiate, develop and/or coordinate the implementation of specific training and development programs for management and staff within budget constraints.

  • Responsible for supporting development and engagement of company's leadership goals. Strong focus on continuous improvement and strategic resource planning for future operations.

  • Work with assigned corporate leaders to rollout critical HCM programs (performance management, leadership development, incentives, succession).

  • Identify and consult on HCM strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.

  • Liaise between the Centers of Expertise, other HCM staff and assigned client groups to ensure consistency in policy interpretation and application.

  • Monitor and report on key talent metrics for assigned client groups.

  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.

  • Support/facilitate organization change initiatives (via change management, organization design).

  • Forecast talent needs for assigned client groups and work with team to put in plans for each group.

  • Develop and implement diversity inclusion strategies with assigned leaders.

  • Ensure compliance with employment laws (FMLA, ADAAA, etc.) Coach managers and employees on requests for FMLA and ADA accommodations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Most time will be spent performing HCM related work; however, will provide input on performance assessments on work of those within their business unit.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to travel 10% - 20% of time.    

About Us: 

MedAvante-ProPhase, a subsidiary of WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) was founded in 2002 with the goal of helping to bring better drug therapies to market through smarter, faster clinical trials. With this goal in mind, MedAvante set out to solve one of Pharma’s most intractable problems: the bias and variability that cause failed or inconclusive trials for Central Nervous System (CNS) therapies. A few years later, MedAvante experts pioneered Central Ratings and introduced the concept of Central Review utilizing their groundbreaking Virgil eSource solution. 

WCG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer – Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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For 50 years, Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) has been at the forefront of protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects during all phases of clinical trials. Recognized as the gold standard of human subject protection, WIRB is the trusted partner to over 1,000 institutions in the United States alone, ranging from small community hospitals and research sites to large academic medical centers and universities. Our distinguished staff of full-time physicians, Certified IRB Professionals, lawyers, and research professionals delivers unparalleled review quality to ensure that human research studies withstand scrutiny around the world. We encourage you to visit us at to learn more about our organization, and WIRB-Copernicus Groups mission of improving the quality of human health.


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