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Head of HR

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 11/01/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Human Resources Job Number: 485642 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Our client is a very exciting and well-funded genome based biotech in the heart of Menlo Park. We are looking for their very first Head of HR who will be in for a treat with this amazing team of pioneering scientists! 

We are able to consider a variety of leveling for this position so if you are a HR leader in biotech and the below description sounds interesting to you, please reach out for more info! 

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop the people strategy to support the company’ s business and corporate objectives.
  • Build strong and effective relationships with the management team, managers and employees to become a trusted partner and coach throughout the organization.
  • Identify gaps in culture, training and development, performance management and HR processes, and develop strategies and timelines to address these gaps based on business objectives.
  • Lead, build and implement best practices in Human Resources to attract and retain talent and be competitive in the market; Lead company’ s recruitment program and provide support to hiring managers.
  • Manage all aspects of the company’ s Total Rewards programs including compensation and health and welfare benefits.
  • Ensure HR processes are current and manage compliance with federal and state HR laws and regulations.
  • Lead annual performance review process.
  • Participate on teams, committees and special projects to help make a difference in the organization and establish a high performing and thriving company culture.



Requirements, Skills and Knowledge:
  • Bachelor’ s degree
  • Masters’ Degree, PHR-CA or SPHR Certification preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Human Resources and experience in leading a Human Resources
  • Department; Biotech and public company experience preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to analyze data.
  • Excellent leadership, management, and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships at all levels.
  • Strong organizational and people skills, and an ability to work both autonomously and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present and communicate effectively at Board meetings.
  • Strong analytical skills, high attention to detail and excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Able to juggle tactical and strategic priorities while maintaining clear focus on objectives.
  • Results-driven professional that can produce outcomes with a focus on critical business demands while building trust, influencing and managing upwards and across the organization.
  • An ability to quickly integrate into a culture and continue to cultivate an open door and open communication environment with a fun style and exceptionally high emotional intelligence.
  • Strong moral compass and the ability to provide ethical guidance to business partners.
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