Head of Culture and Learning – 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

You believe that how we do anything means everything You’re driven to train corporate athletes for the marathon…Your superpower is managing energy to obtain extraordinary results

If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place. At Frontier, we believe that success is improving the lives of all the people in our orbit.

For this newly created role within our Strategic HR Team, we are seeking a highly motivated and engaging leader of Culture & Learning. Reporting to either the Chief People Officer or Chief Financial Officer, this individual will translate employee sentiment, culture and organizational health into relevant strategic goals and actions. As an ambassador of culture, change and continual coaching, this role offers a great opportunity to grow within a high-energy, high growth organization and enable people to achieve their fullest potential.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead a vision-setting strategy and implement a values-driven culture where all employees can thrive and have impact
  • Embed a culture plan consistently across all company interactions and strategic communications, supported by a framework of coaching, training, mentorship and inspiration of teams
  • Implement creative storytelling approaches to highlight our culture, convey key innovation milestones, celebrate our R&D talent and share our community impact
  • Partner with and guide senior management to support Frontier’s growth and positioning in its strategic ecosystem by fostering its lived values and high levels of people engagement
  • Evaluate individual and organizational development needs
  • Design and lead organizational development programs between and across departments, sites and all levels of the organization
  • Oversee and direct all activities related to planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of professional development learning strategies and programs
  • Collaborate with all necessary departments to promote professional   development activities
  • Establish high levels of quality, accuracy, and process consistency
  • Implement various learning methods companywide (e.g. coaching, job-shadowing, e-learning courses, workshops and other trainings, and maintain a learning management system that ensures effective learning  outcomes)
  • Assess the success of development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities
  • Help managers develop their team members through career pathing
  • Ensure ongoing compliance and maintenance of Frontier Medicines’ Policies and Procedures and other external requirements and guidelines
  • Identify changes in the learning and organizational development environments and evaluate and   adjust plans and processes accordingly
  • Oversee the learning section of the website
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate budget as necessary
  • At least 10 years progressive experience in adult learning and organizational development, at least 5 of the years in a strategic leadership role
  • BSc/BA in Business, Psychology or a related field
  • Self-driven leader comfortable to both challenge and support senior management
  • Creative visionary with a passion for learning and professional development and the ability to  clearly articulate ideas and concepts
  • Able to develop strong, trusting relationships within department and organization in a world of fast-moving and changing expectations of the employee population
  • Proven success with interpersonal skills, coaching and listening skills, and the ability to communicate within all levels of the organization
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment and able to work on various projects simultaneously, requiring strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strategic thinking skills to work with the CEO and executive team to set direction
  • Current knowledge of effective learning and development methods
  • Familiarity with e-learning platforms and practices
  • Experience in project management and budgeting
  • Proficient in MS Office and Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills; sharp business acumen
  • Data driven, systems thinker who can generate and execute ideas at strategic and tactical levels
  • Thrives in a fastpaced environment, integrating activities, new technologies, and agendas   while adhering to deadlines and budgets
  • Instinctive collaborator with strong staff management experience who values teamwork and the input of others
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to understand the big picture

To apply, please send your resume to careers@frontiermeds.com.