Chief HR Officer

Recruiter
Practicus Ltd
Location
Oxford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Aug 2019
Ref
1231172286
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently working with a world leading life sciences organisation who are on the verge of launching a ground breaking drug. As they enter a crucial transition period from being academically-led to a more commercial model, they are looking for a new Chief HR Officer to review and improve Organisational Design to ensure they are fit for a potential future "event".

This person will sit on the Senior Leadership Team, reporting into an impressive Chief Executive and working closely with board-level, global industry experts. You will support a workforce of highly educated academics to become much more commercially aware and inspire a new set of behaviours across the organisation.

Based in Oxford, this person will need to be visible in the office on a weekly basis (minimum 4-days per week).

Key responsibilities;
  • Act as the key HR strategic and operational partner to the CEO, Board and Leadership Team across the UK and US.
  • Shape and Implement the HR strategy and projects that will support the organisation facilitate a change agenda, as the organisation moves from being research focused to transition towards commercialisation.
  • Advise in line with the 'RemCo' committee to evaluate and implement compensation and benefits structures and programs which address local markets
  • To lead on identifying the training and development needs across all business groups, including reviewing the Academy Training Program
  • Responsible for advising and leading on the implementation of the new HR system.
  • Apply leadership and influencing skills to drive better behaviours, aligned to the company values.

Skills & Experience;
  • Degree educated and Chartered member of the CIPD.
  • Proven HR-leader in Life Sciences, Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a global HR environment (preferably US).
  • Ability to collaborate with business leaders to develop and deliver an effective and robust HR strategy.
  • Will need to be resilient, courageous, tough-minded, commercially astute, with the ability to appropriately push back and challenge.

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