Director - Human Resources - Boston

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Location

Chelsea, MA

Summary

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration, communication, coordination and implementation of all HR programs, policies and operations for the Boston locations (Chelsea and Waltham) as they apply to employee relations, compensation, benefits, safety, performance and recruiting.

Full Description

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration, communication, coordination and implementation of all HR programs, policies and operations for the Boston locations (Chelsea and Waltham) as they apply to employee relations, compensation, benefits, safety, performance and recruiting.     

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversees and directs the execution of human resources policies and practices related to employee relations, compensation administration, new hire 1:1 orientations, performance management, HR related training and recruiting operations.
  • Works with managers to recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
  • Partners with Compensation to facilitate the year-end compensation process and assist with evaluation of jobs, and job description process.
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions and consults with VP, Talent Acquisition & Employee Relations and legal counsel as appropriate.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by keeping up to date on existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to compliance requirements and advising management as needed.
  • Leads recruiting and hiring practices for Boston to recruit and hire a superior workforce.
  • Proactively manages relevant vendors, auditors, and consultants.
  • Leads and/or participates in HR or business initiatives and special projects, as appropriate
  • Provides ongoing feedback, development and performance reviews of staff.
  • Facilitates the coordination and preparation of Boston’s headcount & staffing budget, reconciling monthly budget variances with Finance.
  • Conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field required.
  • Master's degree in a Human Resources or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related HR experience working in a plant/manufacturing environment
  • Preferred experience working in a Biotech/Pharma industry

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Contract Recruiter

Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of the day-to-day recruiting operations responsibilities required.
  • Extensive knowledge of employment laws and HR practices required.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with database reporting system.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with all levels of employees.
  • Self-directed work style and ability to excel in partnering and collaborating for success.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Superior presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with highly confidential information.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This position requires minimal travel; average travel for this position is 5-10% with some variation based upon the demands of the business.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

No specific work demands.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.