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Head of Human Resources

St. Louis, MO

Wugen, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel “off-the-shelf” Memory NK and CAR-T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.  Our Immuno-oncology therapies address the unmet need of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Our transformative platform provides a distinct set of advantages over other immune cells commonly used for cell therapy. We have premier research facilities in St. Louis, MO and San Diego, CA. Come join us in our pursuit to eradicate cancer. To learn more about us, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

Job Description

The Head of Human Resources (HR) leads all facets of Human Resources, including but not limited to policies/practices, workforce planning, training & development, performance management, benefits, compensation, and compliance.  The Head of Human Resources Associate Director reports to the Vice President of Business Operations.  He/She works closely with the LT, Managers, and employees at all levels in order to build and maintain a highly productive workforce.  The Head of HR will also provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company is compliant with current legislation such as;  ACA, ADA, FMLA, EEOC, and all internal policies.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead & Develop the Human Resources staff.
  • Maintain a cost-effective benefits strategy for the company.
  • Create and lead all Human Resources training programs in order to strengthen the organization, beginning with Orientation and Onboarding.
  • Maintain a fair/competitive compensation structure, including salary, bonus, and variable pay.
  • Ensure compliance with all existing governmental and labor legal and government reporting requirements and protects the interests of employees and the company in accordance with company Human Resources policies and governmental laws and regulations.
  • Establish and lead workforce planning, recruiting and fair hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire a high functioning workforce.
  • Create and implement robust retention strategy.
  • Monitor and update Human Resources policies and procedures for the Wugen.
  • Educate management on Human Resources policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Advise and support managers and supervisors on the progressive discipline process.
  • Reviews, guides, and approves management recommendations on employee relations issues.
  • Works closely with EHS on Worker’s Comp and OSHA.
  • Leads org development, including but not limited to development plans, 9 block assessments, succession planning, to support and strengthen organization structure and design.
  • Acts a primary channel for employee communications through company meetings, small group sessions, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus groups, one-on-one meetings, and the Intranet.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent area of study.
  • 8+ years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.
  • PHR required, SPHR preferred.
  • Experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations, preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other HR programs.
  • Ability to lead and develop Human Resources staff members.
  • Able to serve as a contributing partner on the Leadership Team.
  • Proven ability to handle a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel 30%.
  • A flexible work schedule is required.


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