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IDEX VP of Human Resources - Science Fluidics and Optics in Northbrook, Illinois

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SITE RESPONSIBILITIES: 13 sites in the US, Europe and Asia


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Who is Science Fluidics and Optics (SFO)?

As two business units of IDEX Corporation, IH&S and the Optical Technology business are combines to create Science Fluidics and Optics and both businesses have had a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of business segments is called Life Science Optics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.


The VP, Human Resources – SFO role President, Scientifics, Fluidics and Optics and has leadership responsibility for the SFO Human Resources function as well as plays deep within the day to day needs of the IH&S business and HR team. We need a leader who effectively telescopes between the high level and strategic, and the day to day tactical work of a true human resource practitioner/generalist. The VP, HR will partner with department leaders by providing leadership and consulting support on all matters related to people in linking business and tactical strategies to the human capital plans for the SFO and IH&S businesses. This includes responsibility for building a High Performing Organization through Employee Engagement and Manager Effectiveness programs, talent process, recruitment, employee relations, organizational development, employee compensation, compliance, and employee retention and development. This role is also a member of the global HR team across Health and Sciences Technology segment as well as IDEX Corporation.


♦ Develop an overall SFO HR strategy to align with the business strategy. Partnering with the SFO Leadership Team to execute and achieve success.

♦ Coach develop and mentor a team of HR professionals to support the business.

♦ Overall leadership of the HR function including organizational planning and development; employee recruitment and retention; performance management; compensation structures; employee relations and culture building; benefit programs; training and professional development. Manage processes in such a manner that ensures cost-effectiveness, market competitiveness and internal equity among employees.

♦ Leads change initiatives and implements specific HR strategies to achieve organization goals and objectives. Use annual engagement survey results to drive programs and initiatives leading to a great work environment and effective managers.

♦ Establish credibility with management and employees in order to be an effective resource. Assist leaders in the evaluation of their department structure and team plans for continual improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of the group.

♦ Establish and monitor a comprehensive performance management process to include Organization and Talent Cycle (OTC), goal setting; performance appraisals; coaching and feedback; wage and salary structure; pay policies; and career development.

♦ Oversee a comprehensive recruitment, onboarding and retention program. Develop staffing strategies and implementation plans to identify talent within and outside the corporation for positions in the future.

♦ Develop and monitor opportunities for employee and leadership development.

♦ Develop appropriate policies and programs for effective management of business issues such as affirmative action; sexual harassment; employee complaints; training and development; career development.

♦ Monitor legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting the business. These include OSHA, EEO, ERISA, Wage and Hour issues, etc.

♦ Ensures HR programs and plans are aligned to the business priorities and monitors effectiveness through the tracking of key measures

♦ Represent SFO with IDEX Corporation on various teams and projects.

♦ Manage other areas such as relocation, immigration, unemployment, workman’s compensation, exit and severance agreements and personnel legal cases. Consult with legal counsel as appropriate.


♦ A Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or related field.

♦ A minimum of 10 years’ experience in Human Resources. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in an HR leadership role. An experienced HR professional with sound technical skills and appropriate industry experience. Generalist background with broad knowledge of employment, compensation, organizational planning, employee relations and training. Familiarity with COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, ADA and related state and federal regulations required.

♦ An excellent facilitator who is experienced in resolving conflict between different parties. Strong consultative relationship building with leaders and employees. Ability to establish credibility and get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature and flexible.

♦ A decisive individual who possesses a results-oriented focus but can also balance the needs of the business with the needs of the individual.

♦ Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to employee groups and/or management at all levels of the company.

♦ Prior experience in a Fortune 500 company, non-union manufacturing environment, employing individuals with an engineering/scientific/technical background is preferred.

♦ Prior success in developing new processes, leading project improvement teams, communicating changes effectively to others, building commitment and overcoming resistance.


♦ Experience with M&A, due diligence, integration helpful.

♦ Resourceful and well organized. High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day to day activities.

♦ A strategic thinker/problem solver who can effectively interface well with all levels of employees.

♦ Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and HRIS) a must.

♦ Ability to work collaboratively with virtual teams and processes.

♦ Proven experience in developing talent and building strong teams.

♦ Exposure to Lean Six Sigma is ideal but not required.

♦ Demonstrates the ability to persuade others to achieve excellence and to foster an environment of openness and teamwork; a supportive manner that facilitates his/her ability to achieve results.

IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: IH&S (Shared Services)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies