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VP/SVP Human Resources

Brisbane, CA 94005

Posted: 05/31/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Human Resources Job Number: 583930 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Seeking an experienced VP/SVP of Human Resources who will be based at the company’s Brisbane, California headquarters. S/he will exhibit depth and acumen in the following key areas:
  • Create and execute a talent strategy – S/he will be responsible for talent acquisition, employee engagement, total rewards, learning and development, organization development & effectiveness, diversity & inclusion and HR operations. The VP/SVP will ensure that we attract top talent, develop critical capabilities, and create the infrastructure that will enable our continued growth and development.
  • Act as a trusted advisor and business partner to the CEO and Company leadership – the successful candidate will be an inspiring leader and mentor, functioning as the expert on people and organizational issues.
  • Change management –Success in this role requires a strategic, collaborative thinker, who can offer a long-range vision for scaling the Company while incorporating and communicating values. The VP/SVP of People Ops will possess a strong mix of strategic and hands-on experience and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. S/he will be a key member of the leadership team while helping to build and scale the company through new phases of growth.
  • Diversity recruiting and employee retention - successful track record of hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Embed diversity into company DNA.  Coach and provide guidance to leaders on building diverse teams where everyone feels welcome.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Reports to the CEO and is a recognized leader in the organization
  • Excited about and a champion for building and operating an open, fast-paced, innovative and passionate biotech company focused on delivering game-changing therapies for patients.
  • With the CEO and CFO help to advise the comp committee on the talent market in general as well as provide advice on key executive level hires.
  • Serve as a strategic compensation and total rewards coach to members of leadership team. Leverage data and analytics to advise on competitive compensation and incentive structures.
  • Manage compensation planning and benefits programs including policies, processes and communications. Ensure the programs are market competitive and aligned with business and talent goals.
  • Attract, develop, and retain top tier talent across the company
  • Work closely with the Leadership team as well as accounting/finance to develop workforce plans.  Develop and oversee recruiting plans and efforts to identify top talent within and outside the organization and build employment brand in the talent marketplace
  • Partner with leadership on organizational design; build capabilities needed to deliver on the business strategy and support high performance of the company
  • Ensure talent programs and growth opportunities for team members and culture of continuous learning
  • Oversee employee engagement and employee communications in collaboration with CEO/CFO
  • Be accessible, approachable, and a capable resource to employees throughout the organization, establishing and maintaining strong relationships
  • Advise and counsel managers on employee relations matters, including employee development and employee performance, team effectiveness and employee engagement
  • Champion, promote, and guide the Company’s inclusion strategy and diversity initiatives
  • Be a strategic leader of People operations, systems and processes that will support the organization as the company continues to grow and improve the overall effectiveness of the company.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements and applicable labor laws.
Key Qualifications
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible, relevant people operations/human resources leadership experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field; advanced degree preferred
  • Experience scaling an organization and building teams while aligning the appropriate HR systems, processes and resources against a high growth business strategy. Especially important for the successful candidate to have prior experience supporting an organization’s organic growth by driving a highly successful talent acquisition strategy.
  • Proven experience in successfully in building and leading the People Ops function, including experience managing talent acquisition, total rewards, employee relations, learning and development, organization effectiveness, diversity & inclusion and HR operations in a growing organization
  • Track record of developing and implementing HR programs and initiatives that support strategic objectives within an innovative environment
  • Must demonstrate ability to initiate and lead strategic/proactive HR projects while still managing and providing day to day People Operations support
  • Outstanding communication skills, capable of presenting oral and written communications in a well-organized and compelling manner to management team colleagues, the board and external stakeholders
  • Strong business insight and analytical skills; adept at using metrics & data to inform and influence decisions
  • Expertise in coaching across the full spectrum of an organization and managing/mentoring a team
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong, trusting relationships to gain support and achieve results
  • Executive presence and ability to lead and influence by example
  • Knowledge of California employment law and federal government compliance regulations
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