Contract – HR Business Partner at Global Blood Therapeutics in South San Francisco, California

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Position Summary

As part of a fully integrated HR team, accountable to designated functional areas as a Lead HR Business Partner providing both strategic expertise and operational execution support while also focusing on talent development strategy and execution efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

HR Business Partner Responsibilities (70%)

  • Serves as an advisor to business leaders on identification of long term organizational and people capabilities required to execute it the business strategy; translates workforce needs into short-term hiring and development plans; works within HR and the business to ensure execution against the plans and achievement of desired outcomes
  • Supports leaders in building a strong leadership pipeline across GBT functions by partnering on processes to identify top talent, creation of development plans for key talent; champions talent development solutions across the business
  • Provides subject matter expertise on organizational effectiveness and change management; partnering with leaders to ensure that actions and plans are aligned with the desired company culture
  • Serves as a coach to both first line people leaders and department leaders on employee engagement, performance management, employee development, competency/capability development, rewards & recognition, hiring, employee relations, and leader effectiveness
  • Serves as a voice of the customer by providing perspective into new reward and recognition programs, talent development solutions, recruiting priorities & processes, HR practices and policies

Talent Development Responsibilities (30%)

  • Contributes the design, philosophy and execution for the corporate wide talent development programs including the performance management and objective setting process and the leadership, team and career development programs
  • Creates solutions and simple resources for teams to achieve optimal performance through team effectiveness in alignment with GBT’s culture
  • Contributing to or leading organizational effectiveness/talent development programs that are aligned with the current business needs and long-range organizational objectives including formal and informal learning systems/programs, mentoring programs, team effectiveness, high-potential talent management, etc.
  • Ensures a strong pipeline of talent for GBT by executing processes to identify high potentials and partnering with HR and business leaders to align development plans to future business needs
  • Keeps current on external trends, developments, or activities that could impact talent, organizational effectiveness, culture and leadership development


  • BA/BS required
  • 9-14 years of HR experience in HR roles of increasing responsibility; including at least 5 years of experience in HR Business Partnering
  • Strong experience in integrating culture into people processes and programs
  • Solid understanding and experience in employee relations; including how to effectively partner with internal and external employment law counsel
  • Experience in a rapidly growing organization with responsibility for creating solutions and processes where none had existed previously
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