Chief Human Resources Officer

About Samhita

Samhita is a social impact consulting firm, with a vision to build a ‘better normal’. The better normal reimagines business environments where social value is an integral aspect of growth, putting stakeholders and environmental guardianship at the centre of business strategy, a strategy that evolves from inputs to outcomes, from individuals to ecosystem, and from delivering services to building capacity and enabling the market.

To do this, we support companies to align their core competencies with the needs of the social sector, and build catalytic partnerships with stakeholders with in-depth knowledge and networks to execute sustainable, outcome-oriented social impact initiatives. This approach bridges the gap between purpose and action, and forges business responsibility strategies that balance people, profit and planet, thereby creating a better normal for communities, environments and businesses.

Role Overview

The Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. The CHRO will provide strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the CEO, executive management team and the board of directors.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support Samhita’s mission and strategic vision.
  • Develop HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of the overall business objectives.
  • Work with the CEO to establish a sound plan of management succession that corresponds to the strategy and objectives of the company. 
  • Function as a strategic business advisor to the executive/senior management regarding key organizational and management matters.
  • Develop comprehensive strategic HR practices, recruiting and retention plans to meet the human capital needs of the organisation.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the HR team by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation and benefits. 
  • Augmenting existing efforts of the organisation in managing the Formal Performance Management System (PMS), Ongoing PMS Monitoring & Year-Round Feedback system. Driving annual KRA’s and Goals with the team leads.
  • Help us shape how every individual in our team experiences life at Samhita! You will play a key role in every step of their journey. 
  • Build, amplify and make culture a key value proposition for recruitment and retention. 
  • Integrate HR best practices to help enhance the HR function and which are required and appreciated by donors
  • Establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support Samhita’s mission and strategic vision.
  • Develop HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of the overall business objectives.
  • Work with the CEO to establish a sound plan of management succession that corresponds to the strategy and objectives of the company. 
  • Function as a strategic business advisor to the executive/senior management regarding key organizational and management matters.
  • Develop comprehensive strategic HR practices, recruiting and retention plans to meet the human capital needs of the organisation.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the HR team by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation and benefits. 
  • Augmenting existing efforts of the organisation in managing the Formal Performance Management System (PMS), Ongoing PMS Monitoring & Year-Round Feedback system. Driving annual KRA’s and Goals with the team leads.
  • Help us shape how every individual in our team experiences life at Samhita! You will play a key role in every step of their journey. 
  • Build, amplify and make culture a key value proposition for recruitment and retention. 
  • Integrate HR best practices to help enhance the HR function and which are required and appreciated by donors

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • At the core of Samhita, lies our people. If you believe in the potential of people — that given the right environment, individuals can grow to do great things and great teams are built by great people – we are looking for you. 
  • Excellent Interpersonal, written communication and conflict resolution skills. Have an understanding of building a strong culture that keeps people at the centre of everything. 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapid change. Structured and analytical approach to solving problems.  
  • Strong experience of working with senior leaders with the ability to generate and communicate unique value propositions
  • You are someone who loves taking initiative, you do not hesitate before taking on new responsibilities and can juggle between multiple projects. 
  • Stellar planning with the ability to prioritize amidst various / sometimes conflicting priorities.  Adept at scoping out length and difficulty of tasks and projects and an ability to break down process steps. 
  • You are an inspirational leader who can motivate, mentor and energize teams and clients 
  • You have strong experience of working with senior leaders with the ability to generate and communicate unique value propositions. 
  • You are passionate about building great teams and have 18+ years of experience of building a world-class team for a growing organization and minimum 5 years in leadership role.
  • A BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university; MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field preferred.

Work Location: Mumbai

Why Samhita?

We believe that great companies are built by great teams. So we value and nurture our people, and recruit those who share our passion for impact and excellence. 

We are young and dynamic, and believe in creating opportunity for individuals and ideas to grow. At Samhita, we invite initiative and innovation, and solve problems through collaborative action. You can make a difference in this mission-driven organisation, by using your skills to solve some of the toughest challenges facing modern India. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas.

How to apply:

Send us your resume with a one-page cover letter telling us what excites you about joining Samhita to [email protected]