Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) - Biopharma

Posted 12 April 2023
Salary Competitive
Job type Full Time
DisciplineLarge MoleculeCell & Gene Therapy
Contact NameOnur Dilek

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with a leading Biopharmaceutical organisation at the forefront of groundbreaking research and innovation, committed to developing life-changing therapies for patients around the world. With a global presence and a diverse team of experts, they are dedicated to making a meaningful impact. Would you like to be a part of a rapidly growing organisation aiming to be a pioneer in the Biopharma space?

This organisation is seeking a dynamic and strategic Chief Human Resources Officer to lead their HR function and shape their people strategy in alignment with the overall organisational goals. As the CHRO, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the HR team, overseeing all aspects of human resources management, and fostering a positive and inclusive work culture. You will work closely with the executive leadership team to drive HR initiatives, develop and implement policies and programs, and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive HR strategy that aligns with company objectives and supports overall growth and success.

  • Oversee all HR functions, including recruitment, talent management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance management, and HR policies and procedures.

  • Drive employee engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, fostering a positive work culture that values diversity and promotes inclusivity.

  • Develop and implement effective talent acquisition strategies to attract, hire, and retain top talent in a competitive biopharma industry.

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure effective communication, coordination, and execution of HR programs and initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; Master's degree preferred.

  • Proven experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer or senior HR leader in the biotech, pharmaceutical, or life sciences industry.

  • Extensive knowledge of HR principles, practices, and employment laws, with a track record of successfully developing and implementing HR strategies and programs.

  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and manage a high-performing HR team.

  • Demonstrated expertise in talent acquisition, talent management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management, and DEI initiatives.

Mantell Associates
is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please get in touch with Onur Dilek at