Vice President, Human Resources

The Role
In this role reporting to the Founder, President, and CEO, the Vice President, Human Resources (VPHR) will establish and build the HR strategy and function to support the existing organization of approximately 130 employees and future growth. The VPHR will act as a key advisor, business partner, and functional expert on people and organizational issues, collaborating with management to establish strategy for short and long term goals and objectives. The VPHR will develop strong working relationships to facilitate the integration of HR and business goals while building trusting relationships around employee relations, recruiting, performance management, total rewards, training, and organizational development. As a high priority initiative, the VPHR will partner with management and internal clients to create and lead talent acquisition efforts and onboarding programs to support the fast paced high growth environment.


As talent and culture is a focus of this role, the VPHR will build upon a positive, engaged culture that works to assimilate the interests, talents, and contributions of its employees in a dynamic environment. Additional HR initiatives will encompass the selection and implementation of an applicant tracking system, and the design and implementation of performance management systems. The VPHR will confer with leadership to align the compensation structure with the company’s compensation philosophy and recruitment and retention goals, while maintaining competitive salary levels across the organization. A deep analysis of benefits programs will also be on the agenda to ensure that employees are offered the most attractive benefits offerings.


Ideal Candidate
The VPHR will be a senior human resources leader and manager with twenty years of generalist experience and a significant background in the life sciences sector. Strategic mindset as well as operational and tactical competencies are essential. Specific expertise in talent acquisition and management is required. The ability and demonstrated experience in organizational development and change management in a high growth environment is strongly preferred. An MBA or MS is desired, and knowledge of Japanese culture is an asset.


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