Senior HR Business Partner, U.S. Commercial, Medical & Government Affairs

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Human Resources

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The Position


The Senior HR Business Partner, based in South San Francisco, will support U.S. Medical Affairs leaders. This position is part of the U.S. Commercial, Medical and Government Affairs HR team. This role is the strategic business partner to leaders and leadership teams within the client organizations. This position manages complex/matrix relationships, collaborating effectively across business and HR networks/partners. The person in this role will consult, advise, coach, and partner with the business on people and organizational needs – ensuring alignment with agreed Group, Genentech HR, functional, and regional/site initiatives as well as business strategy. This role also partners with leaders to drive organizational effectiveness, including change management.

Position Overview:

  • Strategic business partner to leaders and leadership teams
  • Consult, advise, coach and partner with the business on people and organizational needs
  • Ensure alignment with agreed group, functional and regional initiatives as well as business strategy and ensure successful local execution
  • Drive organizational effectiveness including change management for assigned client groups
  • Influence the overall people strategy; partner with leaders and LTs to develop and implement the people strategy/agenda for the business
  • Execute global and local HR processes and decisions and ensure meaningful communications
  • Develop and drive local HR initiatives that meet key business needs (aligned with global requirements)
  • Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as key HR point of contact, thought partner and sounding board for client leadership teams.
  • Identify, define and implement solutions that address the needs of the business while taking into account the broader implications (e.g. Group HR strategy, Genentech HR strategy/goals, other functions)
  • Contribute to the business strategy. Drive the People Agenda by applying broad HR skills in the areas of organization design and development, change management, workforce planning, coaching/consultation, program/project management, facilitation and communication. Plan and implement people/organization solutions aligned to the business, Group HR strategy, Genentech HR strategy/goals, and/or function goals.
  • Ensure excellent alignment and execution of established human resources policies, procedures and Group, divisional and global functional HR initiatives.
  • Act as trusted advisor to managers and employees.
  • Partner with Global/Regional HRBPs to align and execute on initiatives and Group processes (this includes providing input to and leveraging tools and templates from CoEs where appropriate).
  • Identify talent issues before they affect the business. Act as a talent scout for internal talent for local and global key positions and help develop the next generation of leaders through talent management and career development. Contribute to assessment/selection for senior leaders and other critical positions.
  • Ensure compliance of all HR practices within area of responsibility and with legislative and regulatory requirements, standards, and other known relevant policies and guidelines.
  • This position is based in South San Francisco and is not eligible for relocation.


  • 10 to 12 years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Possess a full range of functional HR skills – workforce planning, recruitment, performance management, compensation, organizational development, talent management, succession planning, and change management
  • Broad HR technical knowledge and expertise
  • Previous HR experience in a global organization and/or biotech or pharmaceutical experience a plus
  • Proven track record for consistently meeting or exceeding goals
  • Strong partnering, project management, consultation, collaboration, and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
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    Who We Are

    A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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