​​Director of HR & Talent (CreoSalus, Inc. - Louisville, KY)
CreoSalus is a rapidly growing life-sciences company, offering a broad range of services including peptide-based pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, and innovative medical device design and development.

CreoSalus is looking for a Director, Human Resources and Talent to work in Louisville, Kentucky.

Company Culture
We are a collaborative and passionate team of 65+ (and growing!) employees who are innovative, ambitious and patient-focused.  We are fiercely dedicated to transforming the treatment of diseases through rigorous science.

At CreoSalus you are empowered to think ‘outside the box’ and be proactive in your approach. This is a highly entrepreneurial environment where your success is determined based on your contribution, not on title. There is no red tape here – leaders have open doors and employees are encouraged to make decisions, speak their opinions and get things done.

We hire for PERSONALITY as well as technical competence. We are proud of our positive and passionate culture.

Key personality characteristics & traits include:

  • Positive attitude and highly motivated
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Demonstrated success working in a highly collaborative and team-based environment

Position Summary
In this highly visible role, you will report directly to the CFO and will be responsible for leading all HR aspects for the organization. The Director, Human Resources and Talent originates and leads HR practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. The Director coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs and assists and advises company managers about HR issues.

The Director, Human Resources and Talent guides and manages the overall provision of HR services, policies, and programs for the entire company. The major areas directed are:

  • Recruiting and staffing
  • Performance management systems
  • Organization development
  • Employment and compliance to regulatory concerns
  • Employee orientation, development, and training
  • Policy development and documentation
  • Employee relations
  • Company employee and community communication
  • Compensation and benefits administration
  • Employee safety, welfare, wellness, and health
  • Employee services and counseling

Primary Objectives

  • Development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.
  • Safety of the workforce.
  • Development of a superior workforce.
  • Development of the HR department.


  • Experience leading, developing and deploying all aspects of effective strategic workforce planning, talent acquisition, organizational design, learning & development, resource planning, employee engagement, performance management, and talent development.
  • Proven experience providing guidance and advice to managers and leaders on people management issues and their impact on performance, morale and organization effectiveness.  Strong ability to determine root cause of issues and recommends appropriate plans to optimize talent, structure and culture.
  • Experience using metrics to help drive business and HR efficiency, improve HR key processes and make recommendations to enhance HR services. Ability to analyze new hire information to identify and address trends.  Use data and informal feedback to identify coaching, training opportunities, and areas for improvement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping.
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices.
  • Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other HR programs.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent coaching skills with a focus on developing managers.
  • Strong understanding of the interviewing process, benefits administration, payroll and other HR functions.

Qualifications & Education 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, Organization Development.
  • 5 -10 years of progressive HR & Talent Acquisition experience in a generalist role
  • 3+ years’ experience in a HR leadership position
  • Previous experience in a start-up organization and/or manufacturing a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change within an organization by leveraging strong working relationships built on trust
  • Strong understanding of the sourcing and interviewing process, benefits administration, payroll and other HR functions
  • Experience in employment law, compliance, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, onboarding, employee relations, and training, preferred
  • HR certification preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer 

For consideration, email resume and letter of interest to kelley.helgeson@h2rconsultingllc.com