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Chief People Officer

King & Bishop
March 20, 2023
Portland, ME
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Our client, a well-established and growing manufacturer in the Portland, ME area, has an immediate opening for a Chief People Officer (CPO).


  • Lead the translation of business strategies, objectives, and challenges into the appropriate HR actions and initiatives
  • Serve as a trusted advisor and coach to the chief executive officer and the executive leadership team
  • Ensure approachability for all employees
  • Cultivate a talent management, employment branding, and acquisition strategy
  • Develop workforce planning models to identify organizational competency, knowledge, and talent gaps and develop specific programs to fill them
  • Evaluate and determine an appropriate global HR structure to achieve the organization’s business objectives
  • Recruit, onboard, and support a strong global HR team
  • Create and monitor annual human resources budget
  • Other responsibilities


  • Master’s degree preferred, with concentration in HR or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of senior HR leadership experience with an international organization, including exposure to emerging markets
  • Experience in all facets of HR leadership
  • Ability and willingness to operate on both strategic and operational levels; strong results orientation with a demonstrated ability to oversee the development of practical, solution-driven initiatives, and ensure implementation of new capabilities
  • Experience in building a global human resources organization
  • Experience in successfully navigating a matrixed reporting organization
  • Demonstrated success leading change with employees at all levels, in a growth environment
  • Demonstrated ability to have an “eye for talent,” being able to assess competency and skill fit
  • Comfortable in a culture that is collaborative and flexible; ability to know when to shift direction and when to be persistent
  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification
  • Ability to travel globally on a regular basis
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