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The Senior Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of human capital strategy in support of the company’s overall mission, vision, business strategy, and core values – including but not limited to talent acquisition, talent development, compensation strategy, payroll administration, employee benefits administration, employee communications, performance management strategy, workforce planning, succession planning, culture and wellness programs, generalist HR support, and HR systems – and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The SVP of Human Resources has very strong ability to problem-solve, strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills with exceptional attention to detail, is able to cope with and handle stress and competing priorities, and has strong time management, solid and consistent performance, accuracy, and reliability.
NJ Eye LLC is a private-equity backed, independent, integrated eye care organization, currently affiliated with Associated Retina Consultants LLC (d/b/a “NJ Retina”), with its corporate headquarters in Union, New Jersey. The company has over 250 eye care professionals and business support roles across a growing network of over 17 eye care clinic locations, spanning New Jersey, with plans to affiliate with other eye care practices in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and nationwide.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Lead overall human capital strategy and management of the company, including the Talent Acquisition, HR Services, and HR Generalist functions:
- Lead the “Talent Acquisition” function (recruiting organization), utilizing both internal and external recruiters for both routine and highly confidential retained searches for multiple roles in multiple locations
- Lead the “HR Services” function, including employee benefits administration, payroll administration, and compensation program strategy and implementation
- Lead the “HR Generalist” function, including employee relations, communications, investigations, administering layoffs, developing office policies, implementing performance management systems, and implementing culture, wellness, and other HR programs to support the business and in compliance with federal, state, local laws
- Leverage data, analytics, and current technologies to make continuous improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of HR processes and outcomes
- Assess and architect shifts in organizational culture to ensuring it supports current needs and aligns with future organization goals
- Develop and implement comprehensive total rewards strategy; compensation and benefits plan that are competitive and cost-effective
- Own the HR budget and other financial measures of the HR function
- Maintain awareness of HR trends and applicable changes in federal, state, and local laws and regulations
- Advise the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and other management executives on Human Resources laws, concepts, strategies, and general management skills, as needed
Experience: 10+ years of experience, with the most recent as the leader in-charge of the HR function of an organization with roughly 300-1,000 total employees spread across multiple U.S. office locations – and reporting directly to the CEO or CFO (or equivalent)
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Industrial Psychology, or a related field is required. MBA and/or JD is preferred, but not required. SHRM-CP and/or SHRM-SCP certification is preferred, but not required
- Very strong managerial and leadership skills
- Deep and well-rounded knowledge of the HR function and generally applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations
- Problem-solving skills to synthesize information from diverse sources, come to conclusions, and make decisions that are rational and based on sound evidence
- Outstanding communication skills to generate a shared commitment to the organization, build morale, and encourage ownership of the company’s mission, vision, and core values
- Personal maturity and respect to openly and objectively bring substantial conflicts and disagreements into the open with the intention of resolving issues in an unemotional and constructive manner
- Good organization and facilitation skills necessary to effectively create a vision for change, when needed, and to engage others to implement the change process
- Very strong attention to detail to analyze business and financial information, when needed, to help drive a shared understanding of a long-term vision that describes how the organization needs to operate now and in the future.
- Ability to translate theory and strategy into actionable plans
- Ability to think and operate at a “strategic level,” but execute on a “tactical level” with the willingness to roll-up sleeves and work with teams in a hands-on capacity, when needed
- Ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels of the organization, in order to build wide support for ideas and plans
- Ability to influence current business partners, potential partners, and other stakeholders, both internally and external to the organization, using various communication techniques.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic organization
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of inclusion and diversity
- Ability to legally work in the U.S. and live in or drive to Union, New Jersey
- Willingness to travel for work, when needed (likely 5-10%)
NJ Eye LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are selected solely on the basis of legally permissible job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
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