The Vice President of Human Resources (VPHR) provides executive-level leadership and guidance across our client's portfolio companies. The Vice President is responsible for setting, enforcing, and evaluating legally compliant and best practices in human resources policies and procedures, as well as identifying and implementing long-range strategic goals. The VPHR is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. The VPHR serves as the liaison to client’s Portfolio of Companies and prepares for and participates in Board of Directors Meetings.
The ideal candidate for this role should possess a strong work ethic, creative mindset, excellent communication skills, knowledge of labor relations and HR best practices, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. The exceptional VPHR should improve HR processes, implement strategies that support business growth, improve morale and employee retention, enhance safety and wellness, strengthen relations between staff and the organization, manage job satisfaction, attract high performers, and promote the organization's culture and values.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to executing best practices for staffing, recruiting, and retention.
• Plans, leads, develops, and implements policies, processes, training initiatives, talent management, labor relations to support the organizations human resource needs.
• Researches, develops, and implements competitive compensation, benefits, and performance, programs.
• Functions as a strategic advisor to the executive/senior management of the portfolio companies regarding key organizational, human resource, compensation, and benefits issues.
• Creates a team-oriented environment by utilizing open and honest communication, continuous feedback loops, establishes and builds strong work relationships with all team members.
• Cultivates a culture that attracts and retains high performers to ensure individual performance levels and team performance for the greater good of the company.
• Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, occupational health and safety, training and development, and other federal, state, and local employment laws, regulations, and requirements.
• Develops and implements departmental budget.
• Participates in professional development and networking conferences and events
• Performs other duties as required.
• Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains management-level HR staff.
• Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
• Provides constructive and timely performance talent management evaluations.
• Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.
• Functional Knowledge - Human Resources Management, Hiring, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion; Developing Standards, Management Proficiency, Process Improvement, Building Relationships, Organizational Astuteness, People Skills, Retaining Employees.
• Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
• Mathematical Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
• Reasoning Ability - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
• Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
• Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
• Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
• Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
• Delegation - Delegate’s work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
• Cost Consciousness - Understands business implications of decisions; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
• Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
• Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master’s degree is a plus.
• At least 15 years of human resource management experience required, with strategic HR including talent management highly preferred.
• SHRM certification highly preferred.
• H2A familiarity and bilingual are a plus.