Head of Human Resources
Cambridge, MA Human Resources
Job Type

Marengo has steadily grown over the last few years and as the company enters the clinic is now ready to add its first full-time Head of Human Resources. Reporting to the CEO, the Head of HR provides the leadership and functional expertise to develop and execute human resource strategies for the Company. This position has functional responsibilities for talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, performance management, employee relations, training and development, onboarding, policies and procedures and legal compliance. This role will provide strategic leadership to help the company meet its strategic and operational goals. This is a unique opportunity to play a significant role in designing and implementing HR strategy and infrastructure for a fast-growing innovative startup.


 Responsibilities and Duties   

  • Develop, implement, and provide leadership with the organizational development, talent acquisition, talent management and total rewards strategy
  • A trusted advisor/thoughtful sounding board and business partner to the company’s senior leaders, functioning as the expert on people and organizational issues and providing guidance on managing complex and sometimes sensitive employee relations matters
  • Partner with the leadership team to foster a unified culture that inspires excellent performance and strong employee engagement
  • Lead and manage the HR function to ensure quality, innovation, flexibility, and excellent customer service
  • Set the HR agenda for the company in coordination and collaboration with the senior management team by developing a keen understanding of the company culture, business goals and strategies, and establishing and executing organizational initiatives in support of those strategies
  • Ensure a wonderful employee experience through the successful delivery of our People programs and management of our systems and day-to-day processes
  • Ensure that the company follows relevant federal, state, and local regulations and ensure timely and accurate reporting to all outside agencies, as required
  • The incumbent in this role will be responsible for the strategic aspects of HR as well and the day-to-day tactics important in a small, growing start-up


Qualifications and Skills

  • Requires BS degree (advanced degree preferred) with 15+ years’ experience in HR, preferably in emerging biotech/life science companies, including a substantial background in organizational development, talent attraction, and compensation/benefits program design 
  • Track record of success in dynamic, fast growth, results-oriented organization
  • Demonstrated experience growing/scaling a company and managing change
  • An effective leader who inspires trust and confidence in others
  • Entrepreneurial, resourceful, energetic, self-starter
  • Genuinely committed to a high standard of business and personal ethical behavior
  • Possess the ability, business maturity, and interpersonal savvy to be proactive and establish credibility with all employees across the Company
  • Strong problem solving, conflict management and negotiation skills
  • Good judgment, high levels of integrity, confidentiality, and quality at all times