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HR Director - The Dedham Group

Location: New York, NY, United States

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About The Dedham Group: 

We set out to develop a health care innovation organization that could separate the background “noise” from what warrants investment in our highly complex, rapidly evolving marketplace lacking transparency to enable our pharmaceutical and biotech clients to make better decisions and flourish. 
 
Today, ten years later, we are the preeminent U.S. market access oncology and specialty strategy partner, grounded in the structure and logic of the strategy consulting discipline, bolstered by our robust data set continuously enriched via our unequaled specialty access panel of the most highly influential access and value influencers in the U.S. 
 
With a unique staffing model of highly structured and collaborative creative thinkers akin to an oncology and specialty think tank, we have increasingly come to be viewed as an influencer in our industry. At the interface of clinical, economic, and operational evolving needs, the Dedham Group has become the go-to resource for addressing the challenges faced by the world’s leading life sciences organizations.  
 
Now, The Dedham Group is proud to be a part of Norstella, an organization that consists of market-leading pharmaceutical solutions providers united under one goal: to improve patient access to life-saving therapies. Within this organization, The Dedham Group plays a key role helping commercial teams navigate the oncology space to get much-needed drugs to market—and helping clients connect the dots from pipeline to patient. 
 

Job description  

We are looking for an HR Director who will play a critical role in the management of the human resources function within The Dedham Group and Pulse Analytics, part of Norstella. This role will work with the greater Norstella HR team by providing strategic HR support and helping shape the employee experience at The Dedham Group. The position will oversee day-to-day HR, employee relations, performance and talent management, general onboarding and offboarding support, and other HR administrative tasks. The Dedham Group are growing rapidly from both a revenue and people perspective so the ideal candidate will be proactive, strategic,  hands-on and also be able to pre-empt the challenges that a high-growth business may face.
 

Key duties and responsibilities 

  • You will support The Dedham Group and Pulse Analytics with the day-to-day HR tasks and various HR initiatives.
  • You will collaborate with leadership and the HR team to understand business objectives and to develop and deliver effective HR and engagement strategies that align with those objectives.
  • You will foster a positive workplace culture and provide guidance and support to employees as needed.
  • You will assist with the development of talent management programs to help develop and retain talent.
  • You will support the performance management process and leverage the greater Norstella HR team where appropriate.
  • You will manage all employee relation cases that arise, including researching and understanding relevant employment law and understanding when to escalate.
  • You will assist with reviewing existing training programs and work with the L&D team to identify training needs and help support development of training programs.
  • You will partner with the Resource Manager, Leadership, and Talent Acquisition to ensure teams are staffed with talent to achieve the goals of The Dedham Group and Norstella.  
  • You will work directly with The Dedham Group colleagues at all levels to identify, address and resolve concerns through mechanisms like listening sessions, focus groups, conflict resolution, and one-on-one coaching
  • You will conduct, analyze, and action plan from multiple levels of employee feedback and other data to drive and sustain positive employee relations
  • You will perform ad-hoc work and special projects as necessary, to support the the growth and retention of talent

 

Key requirements  

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, or a related field. Master’s degree or HR certification preferred 
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, HR and employee engagement experience preferred. 
  • You will have previous experience from a high performance & high engagement start-up/scale-up environment
  • Track record of experience as an HR Manager, preferably with a professional services/consulting organization 
  • Solid working knowledge of local labor laws and HR practices. 
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships across different cultures. 
  • Dependable, flexible, and adaptable to new Norstella initiatives and needs 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, multicultural environment. 
  • Dedicated to upholding Norstella’s high-quality standards and customer service focus 
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail   
 
Location: New York City - Hybrid
 

The guiding principles for success at Norstella:  

 01:  Bold, Passionate, Mission-First   
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients.  Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.    
02:  Integrity, Truth, Reality  
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights.  Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t.  By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.    
03:  Kindness, Empathy, Grace  
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude.  We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.    
04:  Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance  
We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations.  Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.  
05:  Humility, Gratitude, Learning  
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work.  We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.    
 
The expected base salary for this position ranges from $100,000 to $125,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to base salary and a competitive benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.
 
Norstella is an equal opportunity employer. All job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability or handicap, medical condition, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, reproductive health decision making, or any other protected characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law. 
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