IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations US-PA-Blue Bell
    Human Resources
    # of Openings Remaining
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    US-PA-Blue Bell
  • Position Responsibilities

    This position leads the international HR strategy and implementation for IPS, LLC.  The position requires an experienced HR professional well versed in all aspects of human resources including talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, succession planning, workforce planning and development and employment law.


    The role requires full capability to successfully negotiate to a positive outcome, mediate between differences of opinion, make sound, fair judgments in support of business objectives and provide trusted counsel to the VP/CHRO. 


    Most importantly, the position requires that the individual be seen as a valued, contributing, and collaborative member and teammate within his/her client groups as well as within the IPS HR/TA community and must be able to build strong working relationships with his/her peers in the BU as well as within the Corporate HR&TA Function.


    Specific job activities include (but are not limited to):
    1. As Global HR leader for IPS LLC

    • Establish personal credibility as well as build and maintain strong partnerships with the global leadership team
    • Join the Global Leadership Team and ensure all HR topics and initiatives are discussed and represented there
    • Define HR strategy for the BU on a global level
    • Ensure alignment and oversee key HR initiatives in the Americas, European and Asian regions
    • Resolve HR issues that have been escalated by the regional HR teams
    • Closely work with HR functions (e.g. Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits, Recruitment, etc.) to ensure alignment in strategies and implementation
    • Ensure awareness and compliance with HR policies within client group
    • Implement/execute HR practices and initiatives within client groups: Performance Management Process, Talent Review Process, Reward & Recognition program, Job (re)evaluations and other compensation-related practices (merit increases, etc.),
    • Develop both individual and organizational capacity to achieve business goals.
    • Initiate actions or projects for greater/cost effective workforce planning and management, succession planning and employee engagement within client groups
    • Assess, monitor and address employee questions and concerns.
    • Advise and bring resolution to employee relations issues
    • Lead the administrative processes (e.g.,, recruitment, on-boarding, development promotion and exiting) with client group

    2. Other:

    • Actively share best practices and suggestions/solutions within the HR team –locally and globally- to ensure continuous improvements of our practices, processes and systems.
    • Lead or contribute to special projects, inside and outside of the HR&TA function, on an as needed basis
    • Assist with employee investigations and represent the company at hearing and investigations with guidance from Corporate Law.
    • Regularly review reports and analyze statistical data on all aspects of employment activity to identify trends, possible issues and related causes. Develop recommended solutions and improvements as needed in employment policies, processes, and practices.
    • Maintain records, statistical reports on recruiting, interviews, hires, transfers, promotions, terminations and performance appraisals

    The position will reside in the Blue Bell, PA office but will require travel internationally on occasion. Leadership skills are needed. Organizational/planning skills are critical for this role. Composure, ability to build rapport and trust, good judgment and analytical skills are also needed to be effective in the role. A sense of urgency and a proactive approach to addressing HR issues is expected.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) is required; a Masters Degree and/or Senior level HR certification is strongly preferred.
    • 10+ years of experience working as a generalist in the Human Resources field; Minimum 7 years at the management level with experience encompassing recruiting/employment, employee relations, compensation, performance management, training, employee development.
    • 5+ years of international HRBP experience
    • Experience dealing with other cultures
    • Must be a strategic and results-oriented leader, have a strong business orientation and be able to react quickly and effectively to changing situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a part of a diverse team
    • Effective written and verbal communicator, in both one-to-one and group discussions
    • Demonstrated analytical skills and experience with analytics/KPIs, Metrics.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills.
    • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Experience with key HR processes and systems is needed; knowledge of SAP preferred.
    • Ability to read legal and financial documents, references in case law investigation, labor contracts, labor laws and rules and federal laws.
    • Broad knowledge and experience in HR practices, policies, laws and regulations.


    Demostrated Competencies: 

    1. Develops and maintains successful, productive relationships with client group.
    2. Ensures qualitative and cost effective workforce management
    3. Implements effectively HR initiatives and processes within client groups (PMP, TR, etc.)
    4. Develops and maintains human resources strategies/procedures/programs linked to the client group’s strategies.
    5. Provides support to leadership teams of client group through advice, coaching, and development.
    6. Contributes to the continuous improvements of HR practices, processes and data management.

    Company Overview

    About Us


    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,100 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.




    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).


    Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters:  IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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