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VPHR Position at Pharma Company

    Vice President, Human Resources (Confidential Search)

    Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President, Human Resources is one of seven key leadership roles on the Executive Leadership Team. The VP of HR is responsible for providing critical strategic and tactical support to the business by creating and executing people strategies and practices that are aligned to our business objectives.


    • Lead the development and execution of the Human Resources global strategic plan and shorter term plans and initiatives in alignment with the business strategies
    • Participate in the organization’s business planning processes and ensure that all HR programs and policies are aligned with organizational goals and priorities in support of the Company’s strategic and financial goals
    • Build, lead and mentor a results-oriented HR function
    • Lead all aspects of HR in all US sites
    • Develop, improve and implement HR systems for Performance Management and Employee Data
    • Drive talent management discussions to ensure optimum organizational design and succession planning
    • Act as a business partner to the Executive Leadership Team and departmental managers, providing coaching, counseling and support as needed
    • Promote a positive work environment and ensure employee relations issues are effectively addressed in a timely manner
    • Provide leadership, coaching and professional development support to direct reports and serve as a role model for effective management
    • Create, implement and oversee processes, procedures, best practice and documentation to support and ensure legal compliance for all requirements and regulations related to employment, benefits, compensation, etc.


    • (Previous Pharma experience is required)
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • At least 10 years of experience in Senior HR roles within the Pharma / Biotech industry
    • At least 5 years of management experience
    • Knowledge of current legal requirements for immigration, compliance, diversity, etc.
    • Experience developing and implementing company-wide initiatives, conducting organizational design analysis and implementation,  change management, performance management, leadership and development, coaching, mentoring
    • Experience with M & A activities
    • Knowledge and experience in implementations of electronics systems for the HR function
    • Ability to multi-task and balance numerous priorities in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment;  to work independently and to deal with ambiguity
    • Excellent organizational, analytical and project management skills, with particular attention to quality and detail;
    • Ability to synthesize data and report on metrics
    • Highly professional communication skills—verbal, written, presentation and delivery skills; ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
    • Strong conflict management, facilitation and collaborative problem-resolution skills;  leadership and negotiation skills
    • Exceptional customer service orientation;  relationship management skills
    • Word, Excel and PowerPoint competence and experience using Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)

    ***Position is located in CA (bay area) or PA

    Our client is a HOT Pharma company that is experiencing exciting growth!  With over 1,000 employees split on both sides of the coast.  Commercial product(s) and a strong pipeline.  Lots of cash and ready to make additional M&A’s


    Brent Eberle


    bRecruiting, Inc

    cell – 408-516-6110




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