Head of Human Resources

The Head of Human Resources (HHR) will design, establish, and implement the human resources strategy, with a strong focus on making the company an industry-recognized employer of choice. The HHR will partner with leadership to provide value-added business solutions and HR support to achieve business objectives and initiatives, serving as an integral member of the corporate leadership team while utilizing the company’s mission statement and values to develop the culture. The HHR will drive all aspects of the HR function, including but not limited to:

  • * Talent Management
  • * Diversity & Inclusion
  • * Performance Management
  • * Benefits Administration
  • * Employee Rewards & Recognition
  • * Workforce Planning & Management
  • * Employee Engagement
  • * Organizational Design & Development
  • * Policy Development & Implementation
  • * Employee Relations & Legal Compliance
  • * Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities
  • * HR Administration & Facility Operations Management

Core Responsibilities

  • * Create/implement the workforce plan and manage the talent acquisition process, including sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring managerial, professional, and support function roles. Collaborate with departmental managers to understand current and future required skills/competencies to ensure qualified hires and organizational success.
  • * Drive business-related HR projects and develop/implement HR objectives that serve as integral components of corporate initiatives (including associated company policies and procedures). Develop corporate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as they relate to the overall HR function.
  • * Partner with members of the management team to understand business strategies and assess current organizational performance concerns. Develop/implement plans to build necessary organization capabilities in support of continued business growth.
  • * Remain current regarding HR/business trends and workplace initiatives, ensuring that the company is seen as an employer of choice.
  • * Assist with training of management and employees on HR-related topics and skills development to include, but not limited to, scheduled performance evaluations/reviews, constructive feedback, performance improvement program management, the introduction of new and/or revised HR policies/procedures, and distribution/review of currently used and/or new documents. Make recommendations for additional training, projecting the desired impact with a defined system for measuring change, tracking participant attendance for FDA compliance, and reporting of results.
  • * Develop/manage the shared value and corporate culture based on the mission statement, managing related workshops for all the employees periodically.    
  • * Manage employee relations and, when necessary, conduct confidential investigations with a recommended action plan, including appropriate employee discipline. Provide employee and/or management coaching and any needed resources for development and organizational alignment.
  • * Create/maintain employee files, guarantee confidentiality of employee personal information, manage employee onboarding and exiting processes, oversee HRIS maintenance, ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local governmental laws, rules and regulations, and coordinate company events to celebrate business successes and boost workplace morale.
  • * Handle all HR-related written/verbal communications to include, but not limited to, new hire onboarding information, benefits-related communications (STD, LTD, workers’ compensation, etc.), merit increase/promotion/salary adjustment letters, various LOA documents, performance improvement/employee relations investigation correspondence, and policy creation/revisions.
  • * Direct/coordinate the general affairs associated with corporate business activities, including but not limited to the receptionist/visitors, clerical and support services, emergency event management (threats of terror, natural disaster, etc.), printing, mail distribution/messenger services, telecommunications, facilities maintenance, identifying, negotiating, and managing office services and facilities, and all other vendor contracts and security. Identify/manage any risk factors to ensure protection of the company and its employees through the purchase of insurance policies to include director/officer liability, workplace liability, and workers’ compensation.

Ideal Candidate

  • * Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent business experience is required with MBA preferred. SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-CP, and/or SHRM-SCP also preferred.
  • * A minimum of 20 years of human resources management experience is required.
  • * Demonstrated success in leading in Human Resources and General Affairs/Corporate Business Administration, specifically in a pharmaceutical or biotech company setting.
  • * Proven ability to collaborate, lead, and influence members of the organization at all levels.
  • * Both strategic and tactical HR experience is required. Corporate strategy, corporate development, and/or business development experience is preferred.
  • * Demonstrated success in setting and implementing HR strategy while completing the necessary tactical duties (i.e. willing to roll-up sleeves to see all initiatives through to completion).
  • * Must be approachable, possess strong interpersonal skills, and have the ability to successfully collaborate/interact with all levels of management and members of the organization, including external consultants.
  • * Proven track record of success leading teams.
  • * Ability to determine necessary peoplepower and required knowledge/experience to successfully complete all initiatives, evaluating in-house knowledge vs. required supplemental external expertise.
  • * Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) coupled with the ability to design/deliver informative and persuasive presentations appealing to the logical thinking of the organization, external parties, executive leaders, and stakeholders.
  • * Strong legal acumen in regard to employee relations and governmental compliance.
  • * Strong decision-making skills and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • * Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced organization with changing/competing priorities.
  • * Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency to accomplish initiatives by specific deadlines.
  • * Highly organized with a strong attention to detail, clarity, accuracy, and conciseness.
  • * Mathematical capability necessary in the pro-ration of various benefits, creating compensation models, processing promotions/merit increases, etc.
  • * Highly proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • * Role may require work beyond normal business hours, including evening and/or weekend hours as needs dictate. Business travel will be minimal.

Please send your resume to hrjobs@pappas2.com to be considered for this role.