HR Business Partner

Longmont, Colorado, United States Full-time

Position Title: HR Business Partner
Job Location(s): Longmont, CO
Start Date: ASAP
Employment Type: Full Time
Starting Salary Range: Competitive
Job Requisition #: 18064


Avista Pharma Solutions is a contract testing, development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) encompassing over 200,000 square feet of laboratory and manufacturing space across three locations (Agawam, MA – Durham, NC – Longmont, CO), providing pharmaceutical, animal health and medical device clients with a broad suite of scientifically-differentiated services.



  • Be aligned with-in or across site / corporate functions and deliver HR solutions to meet managers' and employees' needs.
  • Understand the business environment, strategy and people implications.
  • Provide people management coaching to managers and contribute to the development of managers' skills.
  • Execution of all employee engagement activities within areas of responsibility.
  • Act as steward for attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent in the organization.
  • Champion performance and talent management processes.
  • Partner with management to meet and exceed business objectives.
  • Drive implementation of function-wide HR programs with-in assigned locations.
  • Facilitate change management with-in assigned location.
  • Help local managers meet and exceed people objectives for their area or function.
  • Act as a single point of contact for employees and managers in assigned location
  • Support Corporate HR with Recruiting
  • Seek input from managers who oversee the position to make sure the requirements accurately reflect what they expect from the job.
  • Assist with candidate management, offer letter generation and pre-employment processes, as needed
  • Establish relationships with local community colleges and universities
  • Attend job fairs to promote the company
  • Creatively source applicants through all available means, including social media, traditional media, job fairs, community services and agencies, career websites, partnering with educational institutions, networking, etc.
  • Work closely with Management team and Corporate HR regarding the handling of employee relations
  • Work closely with Corporate HR on Communication of Employee Benefits
  • Partner with Management team and Corporate HR to communicate HR policies and procedures
  • Conduct 90- day check-ins and exit interviews for assigned location
  • Assist with documenting completed training, researching training and development content
  • Collaborate with Corporate HR to realize process improvement initiatives, special projects, etc.
  • Assist with HR solutions by collecting/analyzing information, make recommendations
  • Provide assistance drafting and deploying employee communications
  • Assist with reviewing and writing job descriptions.
  • Ensures a professional work environment where all company policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Maintains compliance with all state and federals laws.
  • Provide ad hoc reporting and perform other general HR duties as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 5+ years related experience. Bachelor's degree in Human Resources concentration is a plus
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including recruitment and employee relations.
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state employment laws.
  • Strong background in Microsoft products including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • ADP Workforce Now experience is a plus
  • Previous experience with ATS/Onboarding software a plus
  • Ability to communicate successfully across business units
  • Ability to build rapport with all employees
  • Experience drafting and revising job descriptions is a plus



  • Must be detail-oriented with very strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience handling confidential information with a high level of confidentiality and professionalism


Avista Pharma Solutions is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.