HR Leader - People & Culture - Medical Device Firm - IIM/XLRI/TISS/SCM Responsibilities/ accountabilities (It is an indicative JD and should not be considered as a final set of responsibilities): - Lead a team of 4-6 Associates and report into the CEO - Responsible for decision making and both day to day management and strategic direction of the organisation - Develop and implement an annual agenda for HR strategy in line with the business plan. Ensure HR plans support the needs of the business but are also flexible enough to cope with changes in the organisation, as and when they occur - Provide information and reports on data such as staff turnover, references, cost per hire, training hours per person, etc. - Conduct training needs analysis and designs and implements a training plan with input from business heads. Manage costs to budget. - Ensure all staff receive appraisals in accordance with company policy and monitor probationary periods - Co-ordinate recruitment throughout the company through management of a recruitment team/HR team. Build relationships with recruiters, draft briefs, set up interviews where necessary. Interviews senior hires when necessary - Deal with any performance or grievance issues in a legally compliant and professional way - Ensure all policies and procedures are up to date and legally compliant. - Provide day to day advice to line managers on all human resource issues: management of staff, remuneration, etc. - Maintain a succession plan for all departments - Scale, challenge the way things are done to develop world-class teams and people - Design and implement employee relations and communications programs - Provide counselling/advice on cultural and country-specific practices, where necessary - Effectively instill the corporate culture, vision and values within the company - Implement new HR practices for talent retention and overall organization development - Advise and work on issues of compensation, and benefits - Drive employee engagement and achieving - Best Place to Work- status Desired Candidate Profile: HR director - skills/essentials : - Contrarian, progressive, and a next-generation thinkers - Outstanding people generalist with a proven track record in strategic HR leadership - Able to function in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment - Problem solving, results-oriented leader with a positive attitude - Can quickly establish credibility and respect and build strong working relationships with department managers. Demonstrable maturity, professionalism and gravitas - Able to work to deadlines and adapt to changing conditions ability to generate effective and pragmatic solutions to new situations and problems as they are presented - Strong working knowledge of employment law issues and the ability to apply these to a variety of situations using a pragmatic and common sense approach - Able to problem solve both operational and strategic issues through a pragmatic and commercially sound approach - Effectively plans ahead to anticipate problems, plans for worst-case and best-case scenarios - Makes sensible, intelligent decisions in difficult and deadline driven situations - Demonstrates passion - approaches all tasks in an enthusiastic way. Committed to upholding professional standards - Takes responsibility for own actions and visibly supports the senior leadership team and their agenda - Results-focused - understands what is important to staff, clients and management - is committed to achieving goals. Tenacious approach to delivery, quality of output and organisation - Capable communication skills - handles complex and difficult situations with thought and confidence.