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Director of Human Resources

Region: Americas
Location: Woburn MA

Advertising Date: Mon 24 May 2021
Closing Date: Fri 30 July 2021

Sirtex Medical is a global healthcare business with offices in the US, Australia, Germany and Singapore, working to improve outcomes in people with cancer. Our current lead product is a targeted radiation therapy for liver cancer called SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres. More than 100,000 doses have been supplied to treat patients with liver cancer at more than 1,300 medical centers in over 50 countries. We are a fast growing, dynamic organization.

The Human Resources Director of the Americas will serve as a member of the Americas and HR Leadership Teams to provide HR expertise to support the business.  The HR Director is an employee advocate for employees to ensure fair and consistent administration of local employment policies and practices. The HRD is responsible for advising leadership on a broad range of issues including HR policies and processes; identifying HR issues related to short-term and long-term business plans and objectives; and developing and implementing initiatives to address those issues. Collaborates with other functions to execute on key business objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Leads core HR processes for Americas, including Staffing, Talent Development, Compensation planning, Career and Leadership Development, and Succession Planning.
  • Serves as expert on all HR policy, processes and systems for Americas.
  • Manages all HR operations as it relates to the Americas business (requisition approval through to off-boarding)
  • HR lead to drive cultural activities and initiatives that align with the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Act as liaison between the company and outside legal and professional resources to ensure that all employment policies follow current laws and regulations
  • Responsible for increasing the organization’s capability to attract, retain, and effectively utilize its human resources.
  • Be accountable for strategic alignment, management of process results, continuous process improvement and migration of process best practices across the company.
  • Engage in effective conflict resolution with respect to employee relations and performance management issues.
  • Identify short and long term HR issues related to our objectives, and develop and implement initiatives to address those issues.
  • Utilizes data to influence and affect business change
  • Participate in due diligence and/or support an acquisition within the region
  • HR responsibility for the Latin America (Brazil, Argentina) business as a generalist available to support the accelerated growth
  • Expected Areas of Competence
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team members at all levels of the organization, in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to tolerate ambiguity, handle multiple priorities, and identify creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Demonstrated history of proactively taking the initiative to meet commitments, including creating new tools or solutions to achieve business results.
  • High level of energy, personal accountability and integrity.
  • Knowledge of relevant state and federal employment and labor laws and regulations.
  • Proven track record of effective process management and improvement.
  • Change Management mindset and focus.
  • Strong consultative skills and ability to influence without authority
  • Credible, proactive and trusted thought-partner who has built relationships and delivered results
  • Ability to thrive within ambiguity and drive complex projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication, and ability to adjust style across a variety of stakeholders
  • A balanced approach of being able to run independently while also being a team player
  • Strong, agile work ethic and willingness to flex to needs of the business with a “roll-up your sleeves” approach.
  • Strong team player while also being an independent thinker.
  • Is comfortable toggling between strategic and tactical HR responsibilities

Educational Prerequisites and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in human resources management, labor relations, business administration or related field plus a minimum 7-10 years’ experience in a biotech, pharma, or medical device professional human resources management position.
  • Experience in supporting Latin America
  • Demonstrated experience working in a large, multi-site competitive organization where HR is a business partner and trusted advisor.
  • Strong demonstrated technical and functional HR expertise.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team members at all levels of the organization, in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to tolerate ambiguity, handle multiple priorities, and identify creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Demonstrated history of proactively taking the initiative to meet commitments, including creating new tools or solutions to achieve business results.
  • High level of energy, personal accountability and integrity.
  • Knowledge of relevant state and federal employment and labor laws and regulations.
  • Proven track record of effective process management and improvement.
  • .Strong consultative skills and ability to influence without authority
  • Strong written and verbal communication, and ability to adjust style across a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong, agile work ethic and willingness to flex to needs of the business with a “roll-up your sleeves” approach. Strong team player while also being an independent thinker.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office Suite - including strong experience in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience working with Sales, Manufacturing and Operations support groups preferred
  • Experience working in medical device or highly regulated industry preferred.

What you can expect from Sirtex

If you have the right skills and experience and want to work for a company making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives, Sirtex will offer the right candidate:

  • Diverse and flexible employment and working arrangements to achieve the optimum balance between work and personal responsibilities and objectives
  • A working culture of respect, diversity and performance to help facilitate an inclusive culture
  • Attractive compensation and benefit packages which are practical, robust, fair and equitable
  • A place to grow through career development and training opportunities
  • Challenging work to continue to develop new and better ways to improve clinical outcomes for oncology treatment around the world

How to apply

To apply, please email your cover letter and resumé to Human Resources at recruitment@sirtex.com.

Sirtex is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets

 

 


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Effective May 7, 2021, SIR-Spheres will have the following indication for use:
SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are indicated for the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and unresectable metastatic liver tumors from primary colorectal cancer in patients refractory to or intolerant of chemotherapy.

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