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Director of Human Resources

Adesis, Inc.
New Castle, Delaware 19720

Adesis, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corporation, UDC, (Nasdaq: OLED) is a leading chemical outsourcing organization, offering world-class research, development and manufacturing of Regulated Starting Materials (RSMs) by the brightest minds in the business.

In July 2019, Adesis was recognized as one of Delaware’s fastest 50 growing companies by Delaware Business Times (DBT). DBT stated that these 50 companies embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for innovation, leadership, and success. Adesis was selected based on a three-year average of revenue and employee growth. Adesis was profiled in the July 23rd issue of Delaware Business Times and was celebrated at a gala on July 25th.

In August 2019, Adesis was recognized as one of 60 companies or organizations in Delaware’s Top Workplaces for 2019. “At the heart of Adesis’ success is our people, so we strive to create an environment focused on continuous improvement, it is an honor to be recognized as one of Delaware’s Top Workplaces”, said Andrew Cottone, President. “Adesis fosters a culture where our team can be proud of the company being built and our culture fosters that pride.”


The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive human resource strategy as well as managing all day-to-day HR functions. The incumbent will establish credible reputation within the organization and maintain an open dialogue with internal clients and line managers regarding HR programs, policies, and procedures to ensure they satisfy business needs. The position will assess overall needs and gaps to coach and advise functional leaders, drive the performance management process and utilize the results as a basis for establishing specific, measurable and achievable objectives and developmental plans.


  • Partner with senior and executive management to create and execute HR direction; refresh, interpret and communicate HR process/policies/programs to increase organizational effectiveness; oversee and influence roll-out of new HR initiatives and change management strategies in consideration of functional group climate, culture and environment;
  • Participate and/or facilitate leadership team discussions at all levels and gain the mutual respect and trust of other members for both tactical and strategic initiatives
  • Manages employee relations issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, and work/performance issues while ensuring legal compliance, leveraging employee abilities and managing risk. Effectively investigates issues, makes recommendations, and takes appropriate action.
  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees on the interpretation of policies, procedures and employment law. Act as liaison between department managers and employees in resolving issues/disputes and conducting internal investigations.
  • Oversee the company’s performance management system. Develop an effective and balanced goal setting process with a clear link to the company’s short and long-term goals. Assess and direct annual performance appraisal program and necessary performance improvement plans.
  • Evaluate and monitor wage and bonus programs. Lead efforts to analyze benefit plan design and administration, ensuring programs are market competitive.
  • Create a process for organizations planning that evaluates structure, job design, resource forecasting, and succession throughout the business.
  • Establish a recruiting strategy and placement practices for all functions of the company. Work with management to understand core competencies needed to drive the business and translate into actionable development programs.
  • Ensure all plans and programs are in compliance with Federal, State and/or local requirements.
  • Provide counsel to President on new state or federal requirements.
  • Provide counsel to President on existing policies and how those established and new policies may affect the evolving company’s growth and culture.
  • New hire onboarding.
  • Voluntary or involuntary terminations and exit interviews.



  • A track record of developing and implementing HR best practices. Proven ability to lead cross-functional HR projects. Demonstrated knowledge and leadership in all functional HR areas including employment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training and development, HRIS and compliance/legal issues.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Preferred
  • BA/BS in related field. Master's or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • 8-10+ years of relevant, progressive HR experience in related fields required, preferably as a Business Partner within the industry.
  • Strong consultative skills; ability to partner with senior managers.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications; strong listening skills with people at all organization levels and different cultures; ability to influence people with diverse perspectives.
  • Must have strong, demonstrated process and problem-solving skills coupled with successful ability to plan, execute, manage and monitor progress.


Posted: 2019-10-09 Expires: 2019-11-08

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Director of Human Resources

Adesis, Inc.
New Castle, Delaware 19720

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