Lynx is seeking a Director, Human Resources for the development and implementation of strategic Human Resources (HR) initiatives, policies, procedures and leading the HR team. Included in the responsibilities are participating in and overseeing all HR Department functions such as, benefit administration, compensation, recruiting efforts, performance management, workers compensation, employee relations, policy review and updates, HR system data integrity, leave of absence administration, process improvement, as well as training, development, and coaching for employees and managers. You must be a results-oriented professional with effective execution skills, the ability to operate autonomously in a fast-paced environment and work proactively with various teams across the organization. This role reports to the CFO.
Key Candidate Objectives
Lynx is seeking a strategic business partner for the CEO and executive leadership team as we seek to define and create the organizational design that will support a high-growth and global workforce. Key priorities include:
- Develop a short- and long-term HR strategy, focused on supporting the growth of an evolving and increasingly complex business with the goal of achieving an exit in the next five years. This team member will participate in long-term strategic planning, developing and measuring business KPIs and building a culture of collaboration and excellence.
- This candidate will be able to both “roll up their sleeves” and to provide oversight to a small, but nimble and growing team, establishing a dedicated HR “center of excellence” to enable the business to scale efficiently.
- Ensure best practices and professionalize the organization as the company looks to scale and expand from $50M to $150M+ in revenue via acquisitive and organic growth in three to five years.
- For M&A-related growth initiatives, this candidate’s participation will span from diligence to post-closing integration, with this candidate working across the business to ensure optimal growth with a focus on people, process, and systems. Lead the cultural and employee integration of mergers and acquisitions including compliance, org transitions, benefits, and related due diligence.
- Build upon existing performance management programs and continue to drive accountability across the organization. Champion employee evaluation process that fosters internal promotion and employee development. Recommend, develop, and implement programs to sustain positive employee morale and increase employee retention. Continue to build a culture to support a growth company.
The Director, Human Resources duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Ensures company vision, mission, and values are communicated and understood at all levels, providing clarity for the behaviors expected of all employees to realize an engaging, high performing, and accountable culture
- Help build and support organizational design, build HR team and mentor HR staff
- Support M&A integrations by acting as a change leader to accelerate adoption of changes within the organization, helping coach leaders and teams to be successful
- Develop and deliver on HR recruiting strategies to attract top talent; oversee internal and external recruiting
- Proactively analyze workforce trends and metrics that drive talent planning, decision-support, and greater employee engagement
- Develop and maintain the Company’s Affirmative Action Plan, complete required Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reporting
- Lead the design of an employee relations framework that strategically manages employee engagement, employee satisfaction, employee well-being, and overall organizational performance
- Provide day-to-day performance management guidance (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
- Lead and develop the annual performance review process, timeline and communication
- Partner with finance to ensure accurate payroll reporting and personnel updates
- Maintain an accurate HRIS database and reporting
- Manage external benefit and payroll processing partner relationships, helping employees get questions answered
- Support foreign subsidiary HR needs
- Oversee and continuously improve onboarding and offboarding procedures
- Partner with internal and external legal to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations related to Human Resources and Employment/Labor for all entities
- Perform special duties and other projects as appropriately assigned.
Qualification and Requirements
- 8+ years’ experience in a senior HR leadership role partnering with officers and executives. Preference would be someone who has been working at a senior HR level and is ready for the next great challenge in their career
- Industry experience – selling software and professional services to government/government subcontractors, preferred
- Prior M&A experience preferred
- Experience selecting, managing, and optimizing key vendor relationships, including, but not limited to PEOs, HRIS vendors, and benefits brokers / administrators, preferred
- Bachelor's degree required
- Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills with internal stakeholders, outside vendors, and other parties
- Proven experience identifying and leading change, and building this capability in others
- Strong business and technology acumen—able to quickly learn the business and make talent and org decisions which Impact business outcomes
- Detailed-oriented, self-starter, problem-solver, strong analytical, and project management skills
- Demonstrated abilities to be able to both independently and collaboratively track and move projects forward while adapting to changing priorities
- Ability to organize, think critically, strategically and tactically, meet deadlines yet remain flexible in adynamic multi-task and fast-paced environment
- Adapts easily to changes in work assignments and environment, is willing to assume additional responsibility and learn new procedures
Salary ranges are applicable to location, experience, skills, and education level among other internal factors. Lynx Software Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We base our employment decisions entirely on business needs, job requirements, and qualifications—We have zero tolerance for any kind of discrimination, and we are looking for candidates who share those values. Here at Lynx, it is our mission to create and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, no matter what an employee's: Ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, religion, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, national origin, veteran status thus providing a positive work employee experience.