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  • Sector: Human Resources
  • Function: HR Director
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  • Expiry Date: 01 July 2021
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2157741_1622573475

Job Number: 2157741

Our client is looking for an experienced HR professional to join their team as the Associate Director of People Operations. As a small, growing company this individual will be the only Human Resources professional for the organization. They are a tight knit community with a strong mission.

Ideally looking for someone who has experience in a start-up and/or in one of the following industries: Biotech, Food Production, Food & Beverage, or Consumer Goods.

On-site 4x/week, 1 day WFH). Great benefits offered as well.


  • Provide day-to-day performance management support to managers; provide coaching, counseling, and disciplinary actions to employees as needed.
  • Work alongside hiring managers to meet recruitment objectives.
  • Oversee the administration of current employee benefit plans, seek to improve existing benefit offerings, and research new programs to maintain the company's competitive position in the market.
  • Develop programs and/or processes in support of employee engagement and development.
  • Maintain accurate records in HRIS and payroll systems.
  • Foster and communicate company policy and promote adherence to best practices.
  • Ensure company meets all compliance requirements with a myriad of complex state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Identify training needs for business units and participate in facilitation.
  • Assist in immigration matters for foreign nationals.


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Human Resources, with 3 years in a leadership role, preferred.
  • Progressive HR experience in a start-up/biotech organization strongly preferred.
  • Working understanding of core HR functions, including compensation, benefits & incentives, employment law, career development, employee engagement, and recruiting.
  • Demonstrated experience with cross-functional collaboration.
  • Strong ability to use data to influence decision-making.
  • Comfortable working in fast paced, rapidly changing environment.


  • SHRM-CP or PHR-CP highly desired.
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Strong Interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and in a variety of cultures - both internal and external.
  • Ability to adapt and support others through change, ambiguity and complexity.

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