Director of Human Resources – 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 in search of a talented Director of Human Resources. This is an exciting opportunity to join a tight knit team and partner with a company that is focused on innovative technologies. The Director of Human Resources position will formulate partnerships across the company to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization.
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for overseeing the human resources function in a sub-part of the overall organization. Responsibilities include, leadership development efforts, working with employees and managers to address root causes of human resources issues. Plays a significant role in administering talent management and succession planning activity within the organization. Resolves employee relations issues through a systematic approach. Assists senior management in the development of solutions through cultural and process perspective organizational development. Develops and drives company-wide programs and initiatives (e.g., salary review, workforce planning, and organizational change). Viewed as a strategic business partner, and member of the line management staff. This position is located in either South San Francisco or Boston.
- Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
- Work with Leadership Team to identify employee concerns and actively work to resolve matters in a timely manner.
- Partner with managers on complex performance matters and monitor progress; coach managers and employees through corrective action and ensuring an avenue for all voices to be heard.
- Manage the employee relations counseling process and exit interviews.
- Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, counseling process, other employee concerns and exit interviews.
- Develop, implement, and manage onboarding, offboarding and new hire orientation processes that promote a positive culture.
- Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation.
- Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the Leadership Team to develop solutions, programs and policies.
- Assist in managing the performance evaluation process.
- Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
- Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
- Participate as needed in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
- Develop and implement personnel policies and procedures; maintain the Employee Handbook and Company policies.
- Maintain employee records, perform administrative / recordkeeping tasks including, Leaves of Absence, Workers Compensation, Benefits, etc.
- Perform benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, and communicating benefit information to employees.
- Help prepare for all staff meetings and attend other meetings and seminars as requested.
- Assist with implementation of an HRIS and applicant tracking system, including training of all staff on the platform.
- Maintain HRIS records and compile reports from the database as necessary.
- Review, track, and document compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training (including safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, etc.).
- Assist as needed with recruiting, job fairs, coordinating interviews and job postings for open positions; collaborate with department managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
- Conduct background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
- Handle all employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors.
- Assist with planning and organizing all company events (holiday parties, happy hours, celebrations, etc.).
- 10 years of progressive experience in Human Resources.
- Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
- Superior interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
- Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.