Chief Human Resources Officer

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  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #18646
In partnership with MEMIC, we are seeking an experienced and collaborative Chief Human Resources Officer to join their senior leadership team and report directly to the President and CEO.  The MEMIC Group, specializing in workers’ compensation insurance, is experiencing one of the most exciting moments in its 30-year history in which innovative recruiting, professional development and retention will be essential.

With ~500 people serving more than 22,000 policyholders, the company’s mission is to make workers’ comp work better with compassion, trusted partnerships, and relentless commitment to workforce safety.

While continuing to build on a foundation of talented people, the company is deploying new systems and refining business processes to compete for the approximately $20 billion workers’ compensation insurance market in its service territory along the Eastern Seaboard. With annual revenue in excess of $400 million and assets of $1.6 billion, MEMIC is successfully executing its strategic plan for growth and profitability.
MEMIC is a leader in the insurance industry. In 2018, MEMIC was selected as the Best Workers’ Compensation Company in the US by ACORD. In addition, the leadership and company have been honored with numerous awards for industry expertise and civic involvement.
Talent acquisition and retention are essential to the company’s growth and profitability strategy. Rated “A” (excellent) by A.M. Best, the company’s financial strength enables talented people to confidently contribute and advance their careers in a well-balanced work/life environment.
This senior-level position plays a critical role in driving the company’s continued growth and financial results. 

Headquartered with a view of the harbor in beautiful downtown Portland, Maine with service teams distributed throughout the country, the CHRO will be a highly visible leader in all dimensions of the employment relationship and the creative practices that support job satisfaction and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Expected to be an influential and inspiring team player, the successful candidate will effectively build trusted relationships and engage with many stakeholders within and beyond the organization. The company values team members’ individual and collective contributions in recognizing and seizing opportunities to be better together and has built an engaged culture of respect and achievement.

The CHRO is responsible for the continued development and execution of HR strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of MEMIC specifically in the areas of talent management, recognition, succession planning, compliance, compensation, payroll, benefits, 401K, incentive compensation, performance management, and training and development. 

This is a hands-on CHRO role managing a tenured team of 20. 
To be considered for this role, here are the skills and experience we are looking for:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with ten to fifteen years of HR leadership experience.
  • A good educator who is collaborative, transparent and a role model for mentorship and trusted partnerships.
  • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, curiosity, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • An experienced and conscientious leader and human resources executive with appropriate industry experience.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to the Board of Directors and external audiences.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • An articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills.

Successful candidates will be energetic, forward-thinking, and creative professionals with high ethical standards.  They will be decisive, have a “big-picture” perspective and have the ability to manage a range of responsibilities. 

In addition to offering a competitive salary and incentive compensation, MEMIC also offers an extensive list of benefits that includes the traditional benefits, a very strong profit sharing and 401k plan, on-site fitness center, pet insurance, educational assistance, and a generous PTO policy. Located in the heart of Portland’s historic and vibrant Old Port District, MEMIC and its team is the ideal opportunity for true career satisfaction.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Mary Warren Libby
Director of Recruiting Services, ProSearch


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