Senior Director of HR - CDMO

Posted 03 July 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationMaryland
Job type Full Time
Discipline Large MoleculeSmall Molecule
ReferenceBBBH1791_1720021575
Contact NameSiobhan Mcloughlin

Job description

Mantell Associates is currently partnered with a science-driven CDMO who are searching for a Senior Director of HR to provide support as a true business partner for their leadership team, helping them navigate change. You will be engrained in the business, helping all levels of the organization achieve their personal and professional potential.

Senior Director of HR - Responsibilities:

  • Be immersed in the business, understanding how the organization works to ensure HR added value
  • Be an employee advocate, ensuring all employees are equally represented and have an avenue to voice concerns and come to a reasonable conclusion
  • Be creative in managing headcount to ensure departmental needs are addressed while controlling cost
  • Develop a robust recruitment process focused on quality and time to fill metrics
  • Be a conduit for employee communications and fostering an inclusive environment
  • Establish and communicate company policies and procedures
  • Stay abreast of current state and federal labor laws and requirements
  • Represent the company in labor related issues (unemployment, EEOC,) collaborating with legal resources as needed
  • Coordinate with the training manager "best practice" management training, offering supervisors training plans and or supervisor training sessions
  • Oversee the Exit Interview process, sharing results and trends with the Leadership Team on a quarterly basis
  • Manage the Worker Compensation Program, to ensure employees are well cared for and return back to work when medically feasible
  • Oversee the EHS function to ensure OSHA records and reporting are done in a timely fashion
  • Design and deliver Employee Benefit plans that are perceived as a positive retention and recruitment tool
  • Oversee and understand the immigration process (legal work authorization, Green Card, etc.) to ensure a stable work force and mitigate risk
  • Review and improve the efficiency of the HR department
  • Assist in special projects as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Senior Director of HR - Responsibilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, or equivalent combination of education, training and professional experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience.
  • 5-7 years of management experience, preferably in pharmaceuticals
  • Demonstrated business acumen in a pharmaceutical or manufacturing environment
  • SHRM Certification desired
  • Experience in successfully managing complex technical issues using structured analysis and methodology and articulating clear and concise direction to other operations staff
  • Strong experience with project and people management
  • Able to administer personnel performance evaluations
  • Demonstrates good leadership skills and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other departments, including vendors, colleagues, and subordinates
  • Demonstrates the appropriate technical knowledge necessary to make sound decisions on development issues with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze data and information and assess and resolve complex problems/issues as required
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow all applicable SOPs
  • Demonstrate the ability to acquire the appropriate knowledge from resources on the current federal, local, and international regulations regarding the production, testing, and release of drug substances and products
  • Demonstrate the ability to acquire the appropriate knowledge from resources on cGMPs, industry, and regulatory standards and guidelines
  • Demonstrate familiarity with Microsoft programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Teams, Outlook, etc.
  • Demonstrate the ability to portray the appropriate level of integrity and professionalism
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with management, staff, regulators, and client representatives in written and verbal formats
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete tasks accurately and according to established and shifting timelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to make quality scheduling, resource allocation, and priorities decisions
  • Energetic, execution-focused, self-motivated, and organized individual who is accustomed to working in a deadline-focused, high-pressure entrepreneurial environment
  • Results-oriented and efficient
  • Creative and open-minded who fosters an environment in which sharing of ideas is encouraged
  • Demonstrate the ability to work closely with a diverse customer and employee base (internally and externally)
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to travel between and within facilities to visit staff, operations, and projects, as needed
  • Ability to sit, stand, climb stairs, and climb ladders to mezzanines (when necessary)
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds on occasion
  • Ability to use PPE (safety shoes, goggles, respirators, gloves, etc. when necessary)


Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Science headhunting firm. For more information on this opportunity, contact us at +1 (786) 485 1298.