Summary

High-energy, results driven Human Resources leader with over 15 years’ diversified experience ranging from emerging companies to complex organizations with multiple domestic and international locations.

Expertise:

  • Strong Business Partner
  • Training content development and delivery
  • Job analysis and career ladder development
  • Affirmative Action Plan development
  • EEOC claims investigation and defense
  • Systems selection and implementation
  • Acquisition and Integration
  • FLSA, ADA, FCRA, EEO, WC, Unemployment Fluency
  • High Volume Sourcing (international and domestic)
  • Performance Management

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Feb 2010

Consultant

Technical Graphics, Inc

Provided consultation during the annual strategic planning and goal setting process.

Mar 2009 - Dec 2009

Consultant

Entrada Group de Mexico

Provided consultation in the development of a shared services HR model for this off-shore provider of manufacturing capabilities.

Sep 2005 - Feb 2009

Department Head, Human Resources

NxStage Medical, Inc
  • Developed and led the Human Resources strategy for this fast-paced, international medical device manufacturer.Provided leadership in the areas of talent acquisition and development, workforce/salary planning, performance management, benefits/compensation, compliance and organizational development.
  • Drove the HR strategy during the rapid growth of a pre-IPO organization with revenues of $20M, 150 employees and a negative gross margin to a gross margin positive $120M company with locations in the United States, Mexico, Germany and Italy.
  • Established and executed high-volume talent acquisition plans resulting in timely, quality hires. Implemented new Affirmative Action Plan. Led the staffing effort for a new manufacturing plant in Fresnillo, MX.
  • Developed and launched on-boarding and assimilation programs which decreased time for employees to become productive and better aligned new hires with organizational goals and culture.
  • Enhanced employees’ connection to the business by implementing a robust Performance Management system.Designed management tools and training modules to facilitate the process. Streamlined and led annual workforce and merit budget planning. 
  • Increased efficiencies by selecting and implementing drug testing, HRIS, background screening, payroll, and applicant tracking systems on schedule and on budget.
  • Provided trusted advice and coaching to managers resulting in increased productivity, morale, and commitment to company objectives.Handled complex employee relations issues, conducted investigations and ensured appropriate documentation minimizing exposure to the organization.
  • With the Executive Team, developed and implemented long and short-term incentive programs to drive behaviors and achievement.Participated in industry specific salary surveys to assure competitive pay practices.
  • Developed nascent succession planning process and competency models.
  • Reduced the HR budget by re-bidding health and welfare plans without compromising quality of benefits.Formed and led Fiduciary Committee to regularly monitor and enhance 401K fund selections resulting in greater employee participation and satisfaction.
  • Successfully planned and executed dignified reductions in force and oversaw NAFTA petition and process.Managed the human resources aspects of a complicated acquisition.
  • Managed facilities and maintenance functions, build-outs and space planning.Member of Safety Committee.
  • Improved company wide communications by implementing the company’s intranet portal, developing an Employee Handbook, hosting Brown Bag lunch seminars, milestone awards and celebrations.
  • Managed audit and compliance functions including AAP, ERISA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and EEOC.
Mar 2005 - Sep 2005

Consultant

Oscient Pharmaceuticals

Managed all Employment-related activities for this emerging pharmaceutical company.Successfully managed a rapid, high-volume Field Sales Force expansion across the entire United States.Developed and implemented Employee Referral and Exit Interview programs, background screening, and web-based applicant tracking vendor selection.

Jun 2001 - Mar 2005

Director, Employment

ArQule
  • Set the strategy for attraction, retention and development of a rapidly growing workforce for this chemistry services/oncology drug development organization.
  • Standardized and drove annual workforce planning and staffing strategy development.Managed immigration process.
  • Successfully sourced, screened and hired over 100 employees in 18 months with an average cost per hire of less than $7000 and average days to fill of less than 60.
  • Created and implemented a visible Employee Referral program increasing referral s of qualified candidates by 20%.
  • Developed and managed successful nationwide campus recruiting, post-doctoral fellowship and internships programs.
  • Created efficiencies by selecting and implementing an applicant tracking system a cost-saving relocation program.
  • Led the employment re-branding strategy to support the company’s change in business model.Contributed to the design of the employment section of corporate website.Selected a new advertising agency and worked with Marketing Communications to assure consistent messaging.
  • Conceived and led ArQule University, a basic management skills program for new supervisors.Topics included: Managing Up, Communication Skills, Performance Management, Wage and Hour Law, Behavior-Based Interviewing.
  • Designed and launched the ArQule “Buddy” Program pairing new hires with tenured employees resulting in faster assimilation into the organization.
  • Chaired ArQule’s Rewards and Recognition Committee.Developed and launched Individual and Team Awards Programs supporting the company’s Mission, Vision, Values and new culture. 
  • Led the development of competency models to form the foundation for job descriptions, recruiting and hiring, promotions and performance reviews. 
  • Enhanced peer-to-peer communication by leading a round table discussion of cultural differences with Asian, European and American scientists.
2000 - 2001

Staffing Consultant

Genzyme

Managed the staffing strategy for numerous field sales, laboratory and genetic counseling positions in six locations throughout U.S.

1999 - 2000

Consultant

http://www.genaissance.com

Managed the staffing strategy for laboratory and informatics position.Built HR function to a staff of three.

1990 - 1999

Life Sciences Practice Manager

Positions Incorporated

Built the Biotechnology/Pharma/Medical Device recruitment practice for this boutique search firm.Received awards for Search Consultant of the year eight out of the nine years employed.

Education

Education