Senior People Business Partner

Menlo Park, CA, USA | Forshay

  • Industry:
    HR / Recruitment Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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You will: 

o Consult and advise executive clients on strategic culture, business, and talent topics to advance the life-saving objectives of this company. Advance our collective leadership through disruptive and innovative people-partnering. 

o Serve as both a thought leader and operational expert to enable the business to provide fantastic coaching, employee development, organizational development, succession planning, talent planning, and performance management at all levels. 

o Provide employees with an empathetic and invested first-contact point to discuss and solve employee challenges such as total rewards, leaves of absence, employee development and career pathing, etc. 

o Build and lead solutions and programs that are tailored and appropriate for the clients for their given stage of development and evolution; drive those programs in ways that stand-out and make meaningful impact for our people and mission. 

o Collaborate closely with Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards to provide a seamless and integrated experience for potential and current employees and leaders. 

o Manage employee relations issues for your clients as they arise addressing challenges with sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and care for compliance and legal considerations. 

o Build a culture of growth and development among our teams by enabling all employees to be leaders and to lend support for the growth process. 

o Ensure data-driven insights and decisions are drawn and made in the business by partnering with the Total Rewards + Systems team to produce talent reporting and translate those data into meaningful stories 

o Facilitate strategic change, resilience, and adaptability as the company grows and shifts. 

Your Background Will Include: 

o 10+ years of People Operations or Human Resources experience with progressive scope and scale of responsibility; HRBP or generalist experience considered favorably as is diversity of experience 

o Experience in Biotechnology industry required

o Relevant undergraduate degree or noteworthy experience combined with HR certifications; advanced degree in organizational behavior or business considered favorably 

o Experience building and implementing People Operations programs with measured success 

o Experience partnering at the leadership levels as a trusted advisor 

o Fluency with and ability to coach on diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging 

o Experience handling sensitive employee relations matters 

o Experience working with tech or life sciences preferred; experience working with technical and scientific experts highly preferred 

o Ability to work adeptly with data analysis and systems 

o Strong competency with coaching with proven results in advancing the development of managers and leaders 

o Strong knowledge of HR compliance, legislation, and best practice 

o Experience in a rapid growth or start-up organization (and the resulting requirement to wear multiple hats) viewed favorably