Gilead Sciences, Inc. Director, HRBP in Foster City, California

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Job Description

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. We strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions.

Gilead is seeking a Director, Human Resources Business Partner (“HRBP”) who will partner directly with leaders in the North America Commercial organization. In this role, you will support the bright minds of these teams and partner directly with leadership, including Vice Presidents, in organizational assessment and design, talent management, succession planning, employee relations, performance management, and coaching for their respective groups. It is an opportunity to work with talented people to bring forth innovation within the pharmaceutical industry. You will have the opportunity to make an impact whilst being part of a historically significant company.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

• Oversee a range of human resources services, focusing on multiple functions, including the HR Business Partner provides proactive HR leadership and consultation to business groups supporting leaders, managers and employees of the organization.

• Partners with senior leadership to provide the strategic leadership in organizational change and other new initiatives.

• Ensures organizational success in complex business situations such as merger, acquisitions, exceptional business trajectories, and /or reorganizations.

• Designs and/or implements programs in accordance with company-wide human resources policies, procedures and initiatives.

• Working with client group management, influences line-managers to make changes in organizational structure or processes to support growth within the organization.

• Serves as a consultant to client group management and is responsible for identifying the need for HR programs or strategies to support business objectives, as well as strategic direction.

• Serves as integrated part of the business, working with and advising the managers of respective client groups to align with and assist in accomplishing broader business objectives.

• Provides senior management with an interpretation of current HR policies and may facilitate the training of managers and supervisors on HR programs and policies.

• Partners with the HR COEs to deliver customized programs and services to the business in the areas of organizational development, performance management, compensation, employee relations, training and staffing.

• Partnering with Employee Relations to work through investigation processes, ensuring adherence to appropriate employment laws and Gilead policies.

• Develops and conducts presentations to employees and managers on a variety of HR subjects.

• Participates on global HR initiatives that may require taking the lead on HR projects within the client group.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

• Typically requires a BA/BS degree, preferably with an emphasis in HR or Business, and a minimum 12 years of relevant experience in the HR field.

• An MA/MS degree can be substituted for 2 years of related experience.

• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required (should be skilled in use of word, power point, and excel).

• Experience working with remote sites globally.

• Strong relationship skills. Able to gain a trusted advisor status in HR role to company leadership.

• Must possess in-depth negotiating, influencing and consulting skills. Able to coach client group senior leaders and other key stakeholders on leadership skills.

• Ability to partner with and influence Executive leadership team members on tactical and organizations challenges.

• Must be able to develop solutions to a wide range of highly complex problems, which require an in depth degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation.

• Strong matrix management skills. Able to manage individuals and processes across businesses and functions.

• Requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Human Resources legislation/employment law, principles, policies, and procedures.

• Must be able to exercise judgment and independently determine and take appropriate action within defined HR policies and procedures.

• Work is performed with minimal direction. Exercises some latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.

• Must possess conflict management and resolution skills.

• While not necessarily the subject matter expert in each HR specialty area, must be able to discuss the fundamental issues of the HR functional areas (training, compensation, benefits, etc.) with management.

• Some travel may be required.

• Role model for Gilead core values and ways of working.

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Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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