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Director, Human Resources & Planning - Patna, Bihar
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Husk Power Systems is one of the worldś leading pioneers in rural electrification. We are looking to recruit a Director of HR to build a world class team to support our next stage of growth. The role will be highly entrepreneurial in a fast paced, challenging environment. The successful candidate will be given a high degree of responsibility and influence, and an attractive remuneration package.

HPS Company Description:

  • Established in 2008, by pioneering individuals in Bihar, India. HPS has established a global footprint of more than 80 plants in India, Uganda and Tanzania.
  • HPS installs and operates mini biomass power plants (15-250 kW) and solar micro-grids (20 KW) in remote rural electricity deficient villages. Currently serves over 300 villages, an estimated 20,000 households and 200,000 individuals.
  • Successfully built a scalable platform in the rural Indian market, proven by over 60 months of operating experience and an employee base of more than 250 people.
  • Focused on inclusive rural development on the backbone of electric power, HPS has developed business models whereby interested locals may partner to take complete ownership of the plant.
  • Managed by a passionate team of founders and professionals, HPS is funded by a great pool of investors: Draper, Fisher & Jurvetson (DFJ), Cisco, Acumen Fund, Shell Foundation, LGT VP, Bamboo Finance, IFC and Ministry of new and renewable energy.
  • Aims to maintain its leadership position in the field of rural electrification using micro and mini-grids by catering to more than 3,000 villages globally in next 5 years.

  • Job Summary

    The Director of HR will lead and manage the HR function across India and East Africa. The incumbent will report to the CEO, and join the management leadership team. Key tasks include developing and implementing HR strategies, policies and practices; designing human capital development plans for the company; and integration of these plans with the organizationś business strategy.

    Key Deliverables with Team include:
    • Organization Development and Budgeting
    • Performance and Reward Management
    • HR Policy and Compliance
    • Induction, Orientation and Exit Management
    • Recruitment - all levels
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employee Motivation and Engagement
    • Employee Welfare
    • Training and People Development
    • Building Organization Culture

    • Strategic Key Deliverables as Head of Human Resources include

    • Lead human capital strategy to support sustainable growth: Translate organizational business plans into HR strategic and operating plans. Actively partner with functional and business leaders to identify and address organizational and HR related issues.
    • Design competency models: Construct a set of common competencies, behaviors and skills, customizing these for individual roles and defining levels of performance for each competency and measurement metrics.
    • Promote integrated HR practices aligned to business vision: Evaluate organizational structure and job design, develop and implement career pathways for employees and succession planning to build a strong leadership pipeline.
    • Build strong organization culture and values: Develop value system and embed this in employeeś performance metrics and business goals that foster a culture of mutual respect and human dignity across reporting lines. HPS is built on a culture of risk taking, no compromise on integrity, taking things to completion, and demonstrating courage when going gets tough.
    • Foster a culture of accountability and performance: Develop a robust performance management and appraisal system in support of organizational goals. Create a comprehensive compensation and benefits structure and benchmark with peers to attract and retain talent at all levels.
    • Lead recruitment process: Develop strategic recruitment and retention plans to meet human capital needs of the organization and spearhead the recruitment process.
    • Manage leadership development program: Develop leadership development program, build appropriate training modules and identify high potential managers who can be put on a management training program.
    • Own HR policies and procedures: Including all aspects of HPS HR policy, procedure and information systems development, state and national statutory reporting, legal compliance and audits. Manage all employee and labor relations, establishing open and transparent communication channels and dispute resolution mechanisms.

    • Desired Skills & Experience

    • A Bachelors degree with post graduate qualification in HR/ Management is required
    • You thrive when you are building something from scratch. You are most proud of the initiatives you have started and the impact they continue to have. You are looking for your next creative challenge.
    • You understand the importance of local and global strategies working together within one organization.
    • You are a resourceful self-starter: You display an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in a fast-pace, start-up environment; are comfortable with ambiguity and rapid change; and are able to troubleshoot independently while continually building capacity and improving processes.
    • You lead from a strategic place, always keeping the big picture and long-term vision in mind. You can visualize what an operation will look like at scale, and can garner and manage the resources needed to get there.
    • People and are lining up to partner with you. You excel at building strong relationships and are able to forge and maintain alliances.
    • You should have over 10 years experience of best in class HR practices & systems with reputed companies.
    • You should be an exceptional people manager. Personable professional who is culturally sensitive and has experience building diverse teams, empowering team-members, and driving toward results and accountability.
    • You should be able to communicate with employees at all levels in a language that makes sense to them. Excellent standard of written and verbal Hindi and English
    • Candidates with an MBA and/or experience in the social development industry would have a distinct advantage.

    • Remuneration

      The remuneration and growth opportunities for the position include (but not limited to)-
    • Annual Remuneration: competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
    • Variable Remuneration: potential for significant annual bonus based on delivery against performance.
    • Attractive growth in salary.
    • Health Insurance.
    • Long term opportunity to participate in HPS Employee Share Option Scheme.

    • To Apply
      Please send your CV along with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role to Manoj Sinha Please quote reference 697AG29 on all applications.

      Deadline: Applications received by December 15th will receive preferential review. The review will continue until the position is filled.
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