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VP, People

Company: BigHat
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

VP, PeopleDepartment: General and AdministrativeEmployment Type: Full TimeLocation: San Mateo, CADescription
The Role: BigHat Biosciences is seeking an exceptional individual to join our team and be a critical part of driving the People strategy and processes that underpin an effective organization and culture aligned with our mission.Reporting to the CEO, the VP of People provides leadership and guidance for the organization's People strategy and operations.Key ResponsibilitiesHR Governance

  • Lead BigHat's People strategy with long-range strategic goals, including workforce planning, employee engagement & culture, DEIB, L&D, and Organizational Design (e.g., compensation, benefits, team building, retention, and recognition), all while reinforcing the company's culture and values
  • Function as a strategic business partner and thought leader to the Executive team and leaders at all levels
  • Translate company plans to implement proactive and scalable HR policies, procedures, systems, and initiatives that motivate employees to do their best work
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant government employee regulations and policies.
  • Establish & maintain highly efficient infrastructure for all people-related operations that enable a highly effective organization
  • Commit to an approach that focuses equally on strategy as it does on rolling up your sleeves to execute on People tasks
  • Lead HR to support our current and future growing business and be a mentor to existing Head of Talent to support the growth of the company
  • Oversee the refinement of our People and Compensation philosophy that is motivating, equitable, and rewards a high-performing culture
  • Build out and oversee BigHat's employee experience and life cycle to make BigHat an amazing place to work and retain key talent
  • Enhance the strong collaborative culture within the company; continually promote a culture of authenticity, high performance, and balance
    Performance Management

    • Manage bi-annual performance reviews and execute employee bonus and recognition programs that map employee behaviors, outcomes, enablers, and blockers
    • Continually assess BigHat's competency and compensation levels to ensure equity across the organization and industry
    • Develop and implement an HR roadmap outlining and defining the HR needs for BigHat over the next three years. Develop resource and capability requirements for each of the stages. Plan HR process and technology requirements to anticipate continuing growth and develop HR technology roadmap

      • Establish key processes for how the BigHat team functions effectively, manages internal and external conflict, and makes decisions
      • Ensure BigHat's growth positively develops a team of integrated employees effectively working together towards our common mission
      • Aim to enhance BigHat's culture of diversity, equity, inclusivity, high performance, and appreciation of technology
      • Provide the appropriate day-to-day tactical and strategic and communications support to help team members run their respective areas effectively
        About You:

        • 10 + years of relevant experience in Human Resources in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, handling complex issues, within Pharma/biotech industries preferred
        • HR Certification preferred
        • Strong knowledge of strategic workforce planning, team-oriented organization design and change management
        • Deep knowledge of HR functions (benefits, compensation, employee relations and wellbeing, forecasting, HRIS (preferable: Bob), on/off-boarding, payroll, talent and performance, training and development, etc.)
        • Proven ability to build strong credible relations with internal and external partners
        • Unquestioned professional integrity
        • Self-directed, well organized with strong leadership presence
        • Expert verbal and written communication skills in presentation, critical thinking, active listening, and negotiation skills are required to deliver the development and execution of tailored and impactful guidance that positively impacts the organization and/or mitigates risk
        • High energy level, enthusiasm, and a strong "hands-on" work ethic with a passion for managing the deal with a growing business, positive, upbeat, professional, "can-do" attitude
        • Great ability to deal with ambiguity and to manage time effectively by prioritizing multiple workstreams in a fast-paced environment
        • Excellent team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
        • A focus on results and ability to navigate, problem-solve, and execute solutions
        • Ability to think critically, adapt easily and a strong ability to shift focus based on business priorities


Keywords: BigHat, San Mateo , VP, People, Executive , San Mateo, California

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