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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Director, HR Communications and Engagement

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - Waltham, MA

Director, HR Communications and Engagement




Job Description

Position Summary:

The Director of HR Communications and Engagement is an exciting new role for an experienced individual to spearhead HR Communications and Employee Engagement across all regions for Thermo Fisher Scientific. The role encompasses key aspects of how our HR programs connect to our employees through communications and employee engagement initiatives. The role is critical in driving HR communications excellence and process improvement across the HR organization, as well as in creating an environment that motivates and inspires employees. This individual will develop strategies, programs, and plans to drive the employee value proposition and engagement for our most critical asset – our people.

Primary Responsibilities:


In collaboration with the Corporate Communications team, serves as a strategic communications partner supporting HR leadership and the function by providing counsel on HR communications that reinforces our company’s Vision, Mission and 4i Values and how our work contributes to the company’s success

Partners with HR Leadership to develop the overall strategy and calendar for communications around HR programs

Leads, manages and executes HR change communications initiatives

In partnership with HR program managers, connects, manages and executes internal communications strategy around our HR programs in order to effectively communicate initiatives to employees across the organization in a clear and consistent way

Develops and manages HR communications through numerous channels, including face-to-face, print, e-mail, intranet and other channels that may not yet be in use

Proactively identifies opportunities to build processes and standards in order to add value, solve problems and address the communications needs of HR.

Drives the strategy, development and maintenance of HR sites on iConnect, Thermo Fisher’s company intranet, to meet existing and future functional needs and to create a platform that enables HR to more effectively connect and collaborate

Employee Engagement & Employee Involvement Survey

Manages the development, measurement and execution of our Employee Involvement Survey

Creates and deploys employee recognition strategies, including reviewing and making recommendations for departmental recognition programs.

Coordinates and facilitates focus groups, surveys, town halls, one-on-one interviews, and other methodologies.

Ensures a continuous perspective on the employee experience, as informed through multiple data points including quantitative and qualitative data.

Role-Based Competencies

Ability to work within a highly matrixed organization

Genuine interest, curiosity and passion for the business and HR.

Excellent writing and project management skills (writing samples will be required)

Courage to challenge and act as the conscience of the organization.

High degree of emotional intelligence demonstrated through good judgement, intuition, self-awareness and awareness of others.

Flexibility to adapt style and method based on what is needed.

Seeks and leverages different perspectives to bring together creative and relevant solutions that drive business impact.

Possesses a learning mindset - takes risks, learns quickly and adapts to develop even better approaches.

Ability to deal with complexity and react quickly within a constantly changing environment.

Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change.

Independent work ethic and a drive to contribute in a team environment.

Extremely detail-oriented and precise.

Ability to stay on top of ever-changing priorities of the overall business and projects without falling behind on existing projects and commitments.

Positive attitude, where no project or problem is too big or too small.

Cultural Competencies:


Positive Attitude

Good Judgement

Open Communication


Desire to Make an Impact

Eager to Understand



Team Player

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

Self-starter, detail-oriented, pro-active, able to work independently as well as in teams

Ability to quickly grasp complex subject matter and translate it into messaging that is easily understood by employees at all levels; ability to determine which information is appropriate for which audiences and for which channels

Demonstrated ability to influence others, especially at the executive level

Must be able to think strategically within the ‘big picture’ framework of the company, while also finding innovative ways to work with others in the EMEA region to localize the company’s messages

Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines

Experience in leading employee communications during an acquisition a strong plus; experience in crisis communications and organizational change are musts

Demonstrated experience in managing multiple, complex projects simultaneously, developing metrics and delivering measurable results

Excellent management and leadership skills, including the ability to manage remotely

Commitment to company values, Integrity, Innovation, Intensity and Involvement

Awareness and sensitivity to cultural considerations in countries where the company has a large presence

Partner with other corporate functions, such as marketing and human resources, to align overall company messages to employees

Experience in (non-technical) intranet development to ensure optimum effectiveness for employees, including use of social media; SharePoint experience highly preferred

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

Minimum of 10 years of experience in employee and change management communications for a large, global, publicly traded company

Deep knowledge of employment, information and consultation and employee relations regulations in Europe

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field

Minimum of five years of experience in interacting with executive leadership and making recommendations for employee communications messaging and strategy, based on needs

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Travel: 5-10%

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.


Director, HR Communications and Engagement Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - Waltham, MA, United States


Location: Waltham, MA

Company Profile:
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Life Technologies, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.