HR Manager

  • Illumina
  • US - Bay Area - Hayward US - Bay Area - Foster City
  • Mar 26, 2020
Full time Biotech

Job Description

  • Summary:


    Based out of Illumina's Hayward CA site and also supporting business groups in Foster City CA, serves as a generalist in a variety of human resources activities; serves as first-level counselor and coach to leaders of assigned business groups; conducts investigations and recommends resolution; advises senior leaders on and implements HR plans, programs, practices, and policies; identifies gaps, researches best practices, recommends and implements solutions for the full scope of HR plans, programs, practices, and policies.


    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Develop thorough understanding of the company needs and future direction in order to insure business decisions take into account people implications.
    • Counsel management on leadership expectations, organization development, management of talent, and communication.
    • Serve as subject matter expert on employee relations; investigate and resolve complex employee relations issues and administer HR policies and practices.
    • Act as employee advocate, while balancing business needs and requirements.
    • Provide coaching & feedback to employees across the organization on how to improve individual performance.
    • Conduct analysis of data across all HR disciplines and recommend improvement actions.
    • Conduct Exit Interviews and perform qualitative data analysis of turnover, discipline, and other metrics.
    • Provide HR guidance to employees and managers with regard to benefits, compensation, training, company policies, payroll, etc.
    • Participate in cross-functional work groups to gain and offer HR insight on business and operational challenges.
    • Identify and pursue continuous improvement activities to improve HR service delivery.


    Preferred Educational Background:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or a related field. A Masters degree is a plus. 
    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience preferably in a technology, life sciences, biotechnology or medical device industry.


    Preferred Experience:

    • Demonstrated expertise in Employee Relations; broad experience in a variety of HR disciplines (Compensation, Performance Management, Talent Assessments, OD, Employee Engagement)
    • Proven track record of leadership with demonstrated ability to develop talent.
    • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with multiple levels and disciplines.
    • Familiarity with employment and workplace safety laws and compliance requirements.
    • Strong systems, process ability and business acumen is essential.



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