Chief People Officer - South San Francisco or Boston

About Frontier Medicines

Frontier Medicines, located in South San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA, is a precision medicine company that has pioneered a powerful discovery and development platform designed to generate medicines against disease-causing proteins previously considered undruggable. We are deploying our technologies in chemoproteomics, covalent drug discovery, and machine learning to develop a pipeline of groundbreaking medicines against the most important drivers of disease. Frontier has been recognized as a Fierce 15 company and a C&EN Start-Up to Watch. Our lead program targets both the active and inactive forms of KRASG12C, a validated driver in a number of cancers that until recently has been undruggable. Our pipeline embodies our vision of boldly advancing science to defeat disease, starting with cancer

About the Role

Frontier Medicines is seeking a Chief People Officer (CPO) who will be responsible for developing and executing the Human Resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. The CPO will provide strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the senior leadership team and the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a solid understanding of corporate culture and excellent planning / organizational skills, have an eye for talent and outstanding interpersonal skills.

Who you are: A confident, proven People leader, a natural at engaging others and one who easily builds trust. You prioritize and champion personal growth, development and investment in both individuals and teams. You are passionate about propelling measurable business impact through the lens of people.

What you will do: This is a new role reporting to the CEO, as the chief architect of diversity and inclusion, with responsibility for all people facets of a geographically diverse organization. You will have responsibility for critical strategic aspects that require planning, analytics and leadership, in addition to core operational fundamentals, to drive engagement, talent development and ensure a Best-in-Class experience for all employees.

Key Responsibilities
  • As leader of People, you will own the entire employee experience including recruitment, selection, onboarding, training & development, engagement, performance, compliance, benefits, rewards, retention and succession planning
  • Ensure quality and levels of talent are aligned with forecasting, D&I and organizational needs
  • Establish and implement exceptional employee relations and compliance programs
  • Develop HR plans and strategies that effectively communicate, [reflect/mirror/represent] and support the company's mission and strategic vision to drive business impact
  • Function as a strategic business advisor to and member of the senior leadership team regarding key organizational and management issues
  • Create new and expand existing programs that drive Employee Engagement through onboarding programs, rewards, recognition and event planning
  • Partner with the leadership team, talent recruitment lead and Head of Culture to drive the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy
  • Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the human capital needs of strategic goals
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective
  • Provide leadership and oversight of talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation, and benefits 
  • Champion, drive and refine the ongoing performance management and compensation processes
  • Responsible for all aspects of compliance including the Employee Handbook, various reporting obligations, and required legal notifications and submissions.
  • Provide consulting for personnel matters as they arise
  • Adept at coaching and influencing all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of and experience with varied human resource information systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • A BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university; MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 15 years of HR experience, with at least five years of executive HR experience

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