Vice President of Human Resources

Job Locations US-IL-Downers Grove
Req No.
Regular Full-Time


The VP of Human Resources is responsible for directing all of the people functions of the organization in accordance with the policies and practices of CORCENTRIC, the ethical and social consciences of business and society, and the laws, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations. The VP of Human Resources will also be responsible for the strategic human resource planning to provide the organization with the best people talent available and to position the organization as the employer of choice by being aware of policies, practices and trends within the industry.


  1. Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organization's human resource function and performance.
  2. Participates in the development of the organization's plans and programs as a strategic partner, but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.
  3. Translates the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  4. Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items affect the attraction, motivation, development and retention of the people resources of the organization.
  5. Develops staffing and recruitment strategies and implementation plans to identify talent within and outside the organization for positions of responsibility including managing the relationship with CORCENTRIC’S recruitment process outsourced (RPO) provider to ensure open positions are filled in a timely manner with appropriate personnel.
  6. Develops people strategies related to corporate acquisitions ensuring effective integration of acquired personnel into the CORCENTRIC culture.
  7. Develops human resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and develop specific programs to fill the identified gaps. Areas of activity will include talent management through proper succession planning programs for key contributor and management positions, training and development programs for preparing employees for more significant responsibilities, and general business development programs to enhance employee knowledge and understanding of the business of the company and the software industry.
  8. Works closely with CORCENTRIC’S third party compensation and benefit consultants.
  9. Continually assesses the competitiveness of all components of compensation, benefit programs and practices against the relevant comparable companies, industries and markets.
  10. Establishes processes and procedures to ensure all aspects of CORCENTRIC’S equity compensation plans are properly documented and implemented including annual awards to employees and the board of directors. Works closely with finance and accounting personnel to ensure timely recording of equity compensation in CORCENTRIC’S financial statements. 
  11. Establishes wage and salary structure, pay policies, performance appraisal programs, employee benefit programs.
  12. Develops progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance.
  13. Works closely with the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in management of CORCENTRIC’S retirement plan.
  14. Develops appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the organization. Included in this area would be programs for employee relations, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee complaints, external education and career development, among others.
  15. Enhances and/or develops, implements and enforces HR policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization. In particular, manages the human resource information systems database (BambooHR) and provides necessary reports for critical analyses of the HR function and the people resources of the organization.
  16. Establishes credibility throughout the organization to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues.
  17. Provides technical advice and knowledge to others within the human resource discipline.
  18. Manages the budget and other financial measures of the HR department.
  19. Continues improving the programs, policies, practices and processes associated with meeting the strategic and operational people issues of the organization.
  20. Evaluates the HR division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as for providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.


  1. Business Acumen.
  2. Communication
  3. Consultation
  4. Critical Evaluation.
  5. Ethical Practice.
  6. Cultural Awareness.
  7. HR Expertise.
  8. Leadership & Navigation.
  9. Relationship Management.


  • This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.
  • This position requires regular travel among Corcentric’s offices.
  • Masters' degree or equivalent; or 10 to 15 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • SHRM-SCP certification or ability to obtain certification within 12 months of hire.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 







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