Director of Human Resources


Hunt Valley, MD




  • 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
  • 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.


  • 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 ten (10) years of related experience.
  • 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.
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