Vice President of Human Resources

  • Milwaukee
  • This position has been filled

As you may be aware, I have been placing people in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical/Healthcare industry on an exclusive basis with large and small companies, nationally, for over twenty years.

Our client a well-known Milwaukee based manufacturer of Medical Electronic products seeks a VP of Human Resources to help change their culture.  They will need to be an HR Strategist but be willing to roll up their sleeves, be able to focus in on Talent Development/Retention, Recruiting, Training and Succession Planning.

The Position

The Vice President of Human Resources directs the development, implementation, and coordination of policies and programs covering employment, wage and salary management, organization development, training, safety and health, benefits, and employee services.

Success in This Role is Achieved By:

  • Effectively and strategically manage the HR team.
  • Strategic partner with business acumen knowledge to effectively manage human capital of the business.
  • Implement strategies for human resources business plan, establish accountability, foster a diverse workplace, ensure all employees contribute to the organization at their full potential, and support
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical rules and documents and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Core Responsibilities include:

  1. Direct the interpretation and application of established human resource policies throughout the organization to ensure fair and consistent treatment of all employees.
  2. Review all human resource policies, programs, and practices to keep the organization up to date on current practices and changing regulatory requirements.
  3. Direct and coordinate various activities designed to promote and maintain a high level of employee morale.
  4. Take the necessary actions to create an atmosphere conducive to the best possible employee-employer relationship.
  5. Keep up to date on governmental regulations and reporting requirements affecting company policies and human resource practices to include EEO, OSHA, ERISA, and wage and hour regulations.
  6. Implement changes and develop policies to comply with these changes.
  7. Establish compensation policies and structures, and performance appraisal programs.
  8. Assure that the compensation program is competitive and equitable considering the organization’s compensation philosophy.
  9. Exercise general supervision over the administration of the employee benefit program and the health and safety programs.
  1. Evaluate the cost of employee benefits in relation to employee needs and monitor the effectiveness of current health and safety programs.
  2. Participate in executive team to plan and formulate the strategic direction of the company.
  3. Keep executive team informed of government regulations or human resource related problems that could have an impact on the company’s bottom line.
  4. Maintain overall supervision of the organization’s recruitment, placement, and training programs and ensure compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity regulations.

 Education & Experience:

Requires a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with courses in human resource management or business administration plus eight to ten years progressively responsible experience.  A master’s degree in business administration is recommended, but not required.