Halo Pharmaceuticals

Head of Human Resources

Regular Full-Time


The Head of HR will povide leadership for continuous improvement of the HR function through development and implementation for all HR programs associated with Whippany.  As HR Business Partner, provides expertise, support and advice to the management team; with senior management, establishes strategic goals and priorities and directs/oversees their delivery. Lead a team of HR professionals, in a direct line or matrix structure, to assure business delivery and results.


  • Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resources matters.
  • Develop strong and effective team relationships with business leaders and managers throughout the organization.
  • Develop, manage and oversee the functional HR budget and manage expenses within budget allocations.
  • Lead implementation of projects and process improvement activities related to employment legislation, HR systems, practices, procedures and compliance.
  • Lead implementation of projects and process improvement activities for the day-to-day development of redesign and new local and global HR initiatives.
  • Provide HR Partnering management coaching and counseling to business leaders and managers to effectively meet business line/region goals.
  • Act as Business Partner to assigned business areas and ensure that HR delivery adds value to the business.
  • Lead and direct activities and initiatives associated with change management involving reorganizations, mergers/acquisitions and transfers to ensure compliance to local legislation.
  • Ensure the provision of timely employee-related information to management teams as necessary.
  • Drive timely and efficient recruiting and retention activities.
  • May be responsible for payroll functions as appropriate, depending on country and regional structure.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications:

  • Sound knowledge of local and relevant employment legislation
  • Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical and other related business industries
  • Excellent problem solving, judgment and decision making skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Expert coaching and counseling skills
  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications and HRIS applications
  • Highly persuasive influencing skills
  • Organization and project management skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and very good interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Very high degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


Education and Experience:         

  • Bachelor's degree or educational equivalent and 10 years of experience as a generalist or combination of generalist and specialist experience including 3 years direct line management experience and experience operating with senior/executive management teams; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Pharmaceutical experience desired
  • Professional HR accreditation


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