Sr. Director of Human Resources

Location: DC Metro Area

Type: Full-Time

Industry: For-Profit

Job Summary

Our growing client is seeking a Senior Director, Human Resources will be responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the company’s human resources department. This role supervises and provides consultation to management on strategic organizational development, staffing plans, compensation, benefits, employee training and development, labor relations management, and storage of data across all aspects of human resources management. This role requires the ability to support rapid growth and hiring of over 70 headcounts in an 18-month period. The Senior Director, Human Resources must have a broad and comprehensive knowledge of all matters related to and responsible for the area of People Management, including talent acquisition, and overseeing the company’s Sexual Assault/Harassment prevention and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program. The Senior Director must have a solid understanding and experience of Biotech commercial and business acumen to add business value with a focus on continued growth. Must be a strong leader with the ability to develop and drive numerous human capital and organizational development related projects from conception to completion in a global environment. Experience working for a global Biotechnology company is highly desired.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to oversight of the following areas:

  • Provide statistical reporting and analysis to the Executive Team as it relates to the people side of the business
  • Create and deliver briefings to executives and the board of directors
  • Oversee the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program, acting as the committee chairperson
  • Oversee an organization’s recruitment, interview, selection, and hiring processes
  • Plan and implement employee benefit, payroll, health and safety programs
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of standardized human resource processes
  • Ensure that all employees are adhering to all internal policies and legal standards, so to minimize risk to the business and brand
  • Implement innovative methods for managing the people side of the business
  • Oversee and manage Payroll for the entire organization
  • Work closely with Accounting and Finance on required record keeping and reporting
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a continuous, creative calendar of employee culture-enhancing programs in to improve employee engagement and retention
  • Develop sustainable methods and strategy for career development and succession planning
  • Effectively structure benefits programs to attract and retain top talent
  • Continue to work with technical team to design, integrate and implement human resource software systems for better efficiency
  • Recommend new and improved measures for performance evaluations and management
  • Work closely with the leadership team regarding employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Significant Working Relationships: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Directors, VP’s, Executive Team, Entire Workforce
  • This position will have supervisory responsibility, managing a team of Human Resource and internal/external Payroll and comp and benefit Professionals

Knowledge & Other Qualifications

  • Previous experience working as a HR Director or above for a minimum of seven (7) years in a multi-site setting
  • In-depth knowledge about domestic and international Human Resource Processes, employment legislation, and legal regulations
  • Understanding and experience with Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing strategies
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of HR management
  • Experience with HR tools and recruiting software
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess a broad knowledge of all areas that involve the successful management of the workforce

Other Characteristics

  • Ability to build an organization and develop and drive a strategy to grow our organization
  • Skilled in working in a customer-oriented environment
  • Experience applying processes to add business value focused on organizational growth
  • Strategic and fast-paced thinker who quickly establishes and maintains credibility and trust
  • Ability to establish, implement, and communicate strategies that align with business needs and objectives to gain buy-in from stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively build and execute a strategic plan to meet or exceed defined objectives
  • Strategic decision-making with strong business and financial acumen and analysis
  • Ability to lead an organization successfully through change while retaining key performers
  • Ability to build, manage, develop, and retain a high performing team
  • Negotiation skills with ability to influence others to identify and create “win-win” partnerships and outcomes
  • Possesses a high degree of drive and tenacity with a proven track record of achieving results
  • Proficiency in Microsoft computer skills (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Teams, and Excel)
  • Authorized to legally work in the United States without visa sponsorship

This role will provide excellent an excellent salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package.

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