Life sciences

4900 Senior Vice President, Human Resources Americas

Bedford is currently recruiting for a leading global life sciences company. Based in New Jersey, the SVP, Human Resources Americas is a newly created role that will report directly to the EVP, Human Resources. He/she will establish a transformational HR regional function with local accountability ensuring it meets specific regional business needs while also aligning with the overall global HR framework. The SVP, Human Resources Americas will be responsible for developing a “people centered culture” through performance management, recruitment and selection, training and development, and employee relations.

The SVP, Human Resources Americas will lead a team of up to 50+ staff located throughout the Americas, providing HR management advice and contributing at a strategic level to support the business. He/she will be a key member of the Americas Leadership Team, leading the regional HR function and working collaboratively with the Global HR team. 

The ideal candidate possesses a University degree combined with a Masters degree and 10+ years of comprehensive global Human Resources leadership experience from within a multinational Medtech or Life Sciences organization. He/she will have had responsibility for oversight of a multi-regional geographical portfolio, with refined ability to work across cultures and a diverse employee base.  He/she has a deep understanding that managing multiple locations demands an ability to influence others without regular face-to-face interaction. The SVP, Human Resources will bring deep HR transformation experience, inclusive of developing a strategic HR roadmap and vision. In this respect, he/she will be well versed in change management, aligning strategy with the Company’s long-term objectives, challenging the status quo and driving out costs that fail to create value.

If you have interest in exploring this transformational leadership opportunity further, please contact Darren Raycroft, Partner at The Bedford Consulting Group at

For confidential consideration, please email your résumé to

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