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HR Operations Lead

HR Operations Lead

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As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.


Reporting to the Director of Compensation and HR Operations Americas, the HR Operations Lead will be a hands-on Team Leader/Supervisor, providing daily direction, coaching and guidance to the Americas HR Operations Team. The Americas HR Operations Team is responsible for providing direct support to Company employees, HR Business Partners and Management as part of a centralized function handling a variety of HR-related transactions. Working closely with HR management, this position will provide guidance to HR Operations Associates regarding requests concerning HR policies/programs. Additional responsibilities include appropriately routing requests from employees to others for further information, responding to inquiries via online resources and/or telephone, processing various paper and electronic forms related to documenting human resources activities such as new-hire onboarding, change-of-status, performance evaluations, benefits, termination of employment, etc. and inputting employee personal data into human resources information/computer system (HRIS) database and/or documents activities as requested. The HR Operations Lead will work closely with Benefits, HRIT, Recruitment and Human Resources Business Partners to understand current and future work load requirements.


General HR Operations

  • Providing advanced administrative and program/project planning support to Compensation & HR Ops Director to implement the goals of the department as well as those of various projects.
  • Answers high level HR questions regarding, benefits, policy and processes, and routes complex requests or issues to appropriate HR Leader (i.e. Benefits, HRIT, Compensation, Recruitment).  Provide guidance to HR Operations team on various questions from employees and ensures prompt customer response and service.
  • Review and/or prepare offer letters and meet with new employees for the new hire orientation
  • Supervises & assists with internal HR audit activities, process benefit invoices, Bruker US service award program; background investigation and security clearance, ordering of Corporate Business Cards, and special projects.
  • Manages the move to all electronic employee files and improves current process of maintaining employee records inclusive of personnel files, I9’s, benefit and Immigration documentation
  • Works closely with Benefits and assigns HR Operations team member to support open enrollment and various benefit events (flu shot clinics and benefit fair).
  • Under the direction of the Director of Comp & HR Operations Americas, collaborates with HR Business Partners during merger and acquisition activities, ensuring the right support to process and onboard in the HRIS and Payroll system and Bruker benefit enrollments.
  • Actively support HR Business Partners with confidential administrative tasks and special projects.
  • Responsible for annual goal setting, performance evaluations, training and coaching the HR Operations team
  • Collaborate with the Comp & HR Ops Americas Director to promptly address disciplinary or outstanding performance that needs to be recognized or taken into advisement.

Data Management

  • Ensures all levels of employee data transactions are entered into the HRIS from personnel action forms related to job requisitions, hiring, onboarding, transfers, personal and other ID changes, compensation, changes, and separation.
  • Investigates complex issues ensuring proper history is reflected in the HR database.
  • Validates if data files were successfully processed and reports errors if any.
  • Enters manual data updates into the HR database as needed by the business.
  • Provides ad hoc reports as needed including preparing and submitting compliance reports
  • Create, improve and align America’s HR operations processes and work activities.
  • Utilizing multiple skill sets to proactively manage a variety of requests and work streams requiring organization, attention to detail, and follow through.
  • Develop materials and coordinates the activities of the HR Operations team such as bi-weekly meetings with HR Operations team.
  • Serves as a backup for any HR Operations team member 
  • Identifies opportunities for process and/or systems improvement, recommends and/or initiates and implements improvement activities
  • Documents guidelines, processes and procedures of the HR Operations team
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • BA/BS in Business, Management, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years Human Resources administrative support work experience required with at least 2 years’ experience as Team lLader, including demonstrated ability to partner, influence, and work effectively with all levels of an organization.
  • Serve as an effective role model who articulates and practices Company values.
  • Actively models behaviors expected of others and inspires others to undertake challenging tasks and projects.
  • Fosters an environment that encourages teamwork and communication.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and computer communication skills, with experience and drive to provide exceptional customer care, response, and service.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and demonstrate flexibility.
  • Technically competent with various software programs such as Word, Excel, MS Outlook, Adobe as well as Payroll and HR systems such as Ultipro, SuccessFactors and ICIMS.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple demands and project tasks simultaneously while maintaining full confidentiality and discretion.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work with strong project coordination skills.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in active engagement with employees using an interactive process to properly administer HR benefits and other products and services.
  • Proactive and possesses strong planning, execution, and multitasking skills with demonstrated ability to reprioritize accordingly. Must be able to manage quickly changing priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Results-oriented with demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity. Possesses a passion for collaboration and is solutions driven.
  • Travel may be required. 


Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).


Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.