BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Director, Human Resources in San Diego, California

Job Description SummaryBecton Dickinson & Company (NYSE: BDX) (BD) is a global medical technology company that manufactures and sells supplies, devices and systems for use by healthcare professionals, medical research institutions, industry and the general public. Its 60,000 employees across 50 countries work in close collaboration with customers and partners to help enhance outcomes, lower health care delivery costs, increase efficiencies, improve health care safety and expand access to health.

The Company’s innovative solutions are focused on improving medication management and patient safety; supporting infection prevention practices; equipping surgical and interventional procedures; improving drug delivery; aiding anesthesiology and respiratory care; advancing cellular research and applications; enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers; and supporting the management of diabetes. In addition, BD partners with organizations around the world to tackle some of the most challenging issues in global health.

BD’s mission is to ‘Advance the World of Health’ and is dedicated to producing solutions which have a positive impact on society. For additional information, please visit:

Job Description


As part of the Medical Segment, the Medication Management Solutions (MMS) business unit believes that everything begins with—and centers around—the patient. Everyone from the pharmacy technician to the nurse at the bedside face thousands of decisions every day that can impact the safety of both their patients and themselves. We believe that by looking beyond technologies at the entire system of medication management processes and policies, and by establishing a culture of safety, together we can achieve better outcomes and commit to the journey of reducing medication errors.

We focus on providing solutions to help hospitals and health systems globally improve the safety and reduce the cost of medication management across the continuum of care. Our best-in-category products—supported by an integrated IT platform and enhanced by expert services—provide the broadest offering of medication management solutions to our customers from medication preparation and storage in the pharmacy, to administration at the bedside.


Based in the worldwide headquarters of Medication Management Solutions (MMS) in San Diego, CA, this position is the lead HR business partner supporting the global commercial platform teams and the US region sales team.

This HR leadership role partners with the global commercial senior leaders and their teams to develop and execute the strategy that will drive organizational performance and increase associate engagement.


  • Leads and supports client groups to ensure an optimal organizational structure and talent profiles are in place to support the business strategy.

  • Is the trusted advisor to client leaders aiding in the execution of the business and people agenda.

  • Develops holistic strategies to facilitate an inclusive and diverse culture.

  • Acts as the talent advisor to facilitate and champion strong succession pipelines.

  • Identifies and capitalizes on opportunities to drive and/or lead change to increase the associate experience.

  • Leverages analytics to drive the case for change. Facilitates change management initiatives using a disciplined methodology.

  • Partners with the Center of Excellence Teams including Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and Total rewards to drive their client’s business and people agenda.

  • Lead global MMS wide initiatives as assigned to support change across the global business unit.

  • Knowledgeable of healthcare industry trends and its relevance to the leaders he/she supports.

  • Provides consultative guidance for compensation and facilitate appropriate compensation reviews.


  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration, HR Management or related field required.

  • Advanced degree (MBA/ Masters in HR or equivalent) is preferred.

  • Minimum of 12-15 years professional experience in HR, with at least 6 in a generalist capacity.

  • Experience working in mid/large complex environments and matrixed organization is preferred.

  • Experience working in/with OUS geographies is preferred.


  • Demonstrates high proficiency in leadership development, change management, organizational design/workforce planning.

  • Ability to interface with various business clients and adeptly navigate a variety of business opportunities and challenges.

  • Action oriented including the ability to make decisions in the face of ambiguity.

  • Process thinking and ability to provide project execution leadership to HR solutions.

  • Results driven to achieve timely results while multitasking.

  • Analytical skills demonstrating the ability to leverage insights from data to drive outcomes.

  • The ability to lead project teams through influence and by focusing on the team goal and simplifying the process to achieve it.

  • Organizational savvy to apply managerial courage and maintain relationships when confronted with complex and/or difficult situations.

  • Demonstrated success in translating ambiguous business needs into strategies and concrete team and individual development actions.

  • Able to manage change through taking a proactive role in bringing about change and following proven change frameworks.

  • Builds supportive relationships with others.

  • Challenges the status quo. Demonstrates a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills across multiple levels, functions and cultures.


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status