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Human Resources Director

Human Resources Director

Vericel Corporation has an exciting new opportunity for a high performing Director of Human Resources.  Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, the Director will serve as a strategic business partner and HR advisor to managers and colleagues located in our Cambridge MA facilities.    

Key responsibilities:

Cultivate cross-functional collaborative relationships and offer support and guidance to employees and managers throughout the Cambridge MA facilities

In partnership with functional senior leaders and members of the Executive Leadership Team, identify and implement strategic solutions to support corporate objectives and priorities

Serve as the site HR Business Partner and point of contact for employee relations needs, including providing guidance to leaders in the application of federal and state employment laws, corporate policy, problem resolution, employee development, or other employment matters

Lead the Company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs and initiatives in partnership with senior leadership

Oversee Affirmative Action Plan compliance and support management training and education

Manage the Company’s talent acquisition function and support the hiring and onboarding activities throughout the organization, guiding our programs for process efficiency, legal compliance, and effective communication.  Participate in search activities as needed.

Develop, interpret, and/or communicate HR policies, programs, and best practices in compliance with federal and state laws and in support of the Company’s strategic goals and priorities

Partner with senior leadership to strengthen organization resiliency through succession planning and driving leadership development opportunities.  Implement, own, and ensure robust leadership development through combination of formal and/or informal leadership development initiatives to ensure strong leadership presence throughout all functions across the organization

Manage HR-sponsored training and development programs.  Collaborate with Training and Talent Acquisition teams to ensure comprehensive new hire orientation and successful onboarding initiatives

Offer performance management guidance and support with respect to employee development conversations and opportunities to maximize or enhance overall performance

Oversee the planning and coordination of employee engagement activities and programs

Facilitate HR-sponsored employee meetings and oversee other sitewide HR employee engagement and appreciation events and activities

Collaborate with HR leadership and legal counsel to manage the administration of Employment Agreements and other Vericel employment documents

Maintain optimized communication, support and collaboration among HR team members and key HR business partners

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, or Organizational Development

Master’s Degree preferred

PHR or SHRM certification preferred, with expertise as a well-rounded generalist

Thorough knowledge of federal and state employment laws

Experience developing and writing complex documents or HR policies

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Minimum 10 years of progressively more responsible experience in Human Resources, with at least 3-5 years of experience in a senior HR leadership role.

Strong presentation skills; solid verbal and written communication skills; with excellent attention to detail.

Proactive, independent while working in a highly collaborative team environment

Demonstrated ethical leader with high integrity

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.


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March 24, 2023
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