Director, People & Organization

United States

Viscadia is a consulting firm whose mission is to empower life sciences companies with clarity and confidence through forecasting. Our team of experts has many years of experience in the life sciences industry and the consulting space. We are looking for a Director, People and Organization, to join our team of 70+ professionals located in Arlington, VA, Cambridge, MA and Delhi, India. This position reports to the CEO and is based out of the Cambridge, MA office.

Why should you consider Viscadia as the next step in your career journey? Since our founding in 2010, we’ve grown from a startup to a vibrant and collaborative community of more than 70 professionals, and we are looking for leaders like you to help fuel our next stage of growth.


The Director, People and Organization is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and administration of policies and programs for talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and employee development and training. This full-time position reports to the CEO and requires working in the Cambridge, MA office 4 days per week, with 1 day per week virtually.

  • Develops and directs the establishment and maintenance of policies, procedures and programs pertaining to staffing, employee relations, compensation and benefits, employee development and training, and HR information systems
  • Partners with the CEO in the organization’s strategic planning efforts, providing insight on vital P&O concerns and ensuring alignment with overall business objectives
  • Provides counsel to managers and employees on P&O issues. Partners closely with local P&O team members in global locations to ensure attainment of high standards and a positive culture in accordance with Viscadia core values
  • Plans and directs the organization’s recruitment, selection and placement of talent with the critical technical and management skills required to ensure organizational growth
  • Develops, implements and administers an effective performance management system aimed at improving employee and organizational productivity
  • Evaluates and administers equitable reward systems that meet the strategic and competitive demands of the business
  • Develops and implements plans to introduce and manage cultural change within the organization to improve organizational effectiveness; ensures that organizational strategies, structure and processes are consistent with evolving business needs
  • Assures compliance with laws and regulations related to employees and their relationship with their employer. Completes appropriate agency audits


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s degree in relevant discipline preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience in P&O roles; with a demonstrated minimum of 5 years progressive experience/leadership progression in P&O required
  • Proficiency with P&O management systems (e.g., Zoho)
  • Exposure to the management consulting, pharmaceutical/biotech, or related industries preferred
  • Experience supporting a global organization (locations in Washington, DC, Cambridge, MA and Delhi, India) preferred
  • Ability to work in-office at our Cambridge, MA location 4 days per week, with 1 day virtually
  • Ability to travel ~10% of time, including possible international travel


  • Fast-paced, growth-oriented company with a clear focus on a singular mission and a commitment to our employees and our communities
  • Opportunity to chart the course of your career – as the Director of People and Organization, you’ll have the opportunity to establish the P&O organization and advance your career as Viscadia grows
  • As a direct report to the CEO, you will be a key partner in crafting the direction of Viscadia’s future
  • Small company culture with the benefits of a large company, including:Medical, dental and vision coverage, Health Savings Account (HSA), 401(k) plan, with company match, Generous paid vacation and company holidays , Paid time off for community service

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