Human Resources Business Partner

2 months ago
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Corporate Functions
Redwood City


As a Human Resources Business Partner (“HRBP”) at Genomic Health, you will be based in our Redwood City, California office and report to the Associate Director, Human Resources (“AD, HR”), providing HR support to teams in the Lab Operations and Commercial organizations.  With a keen ability to navigate the organization and collaborate effectively, you will provide coaching and guidance to employees and managers in the areas of total rewards, employee relations, individual and team performance, organization design, learning & development, and other talent management programs.  We will encourage your creative ideas that support and enhance our HR initiatives, which align to our team’s vision of “Connecting culture, talent, and purpose, so people can deliver extraordinary results for our patients.”


Business Partner:

  • Identify and address human resources challenges and opportunities, which may affect the execution of the business plans for Lab Operations and Commercial
  • Collaborate with the AD, HR and business leaders in the development of solutions, action plans, and measures of success, which may include developing effective structures, systems and skills to support business goals and talent requirements
  • Identify and apply tactics to ensure engagement and alignment of employees
  • Apply change management processes as appropriate to sustain collaboration and a work environment that inspires ongoing improvements and innovation
  • Participate in performance management, team development, culture/work environment survey and action planning processes
  • Participate in the corporate talent review process by communicating the talent review program, and assist in the collection data that informs future talent and skills sets to remain competitive and anticipate emerging capabilities with assigned client groups
  • Participate in various HR and/or cross-functional business projects/programs, as assigned
  • Develop business acumen to understand the industry environment


Employee Relations:

  • Anticipate, identify, and facilitate resolution of employee relations issues and act as an internal consultant for employees and management in these situations
  • Work with colleagues in HR, Legal, Compliance and others ensure high quality solutions consistent with GHI’s Values, federal, state and local laws
  • In collaboration with AD, HR, conduct thorough, objective investigations and provide HR Policy guidance and interpretation to clients across the organization


Learning and Development:

  • Identify appropriate learning and development solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations
  • Work with leaders and employees to create meaningful development and career plans and track progress


Talent and Total Rewards Management:

  • Collaborate with our HR Specialist Teams to assist in the communication of total rewards programs and processes for client groups



Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in business, HR or related field.  Must have a minimum of 5+ years of HRBP experience OR 2 years of HRBP experience and 3 years of specialty HR experience such as Compensation, OD/LD, or Employee Relations.  Prefer a HR/Industrial Relations Masters, MBA, or related graduate program and relevant industry experience.


Demonstrated Experience/Knowledge:

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in HR with working knowledge in organization design and development, total rewards, performance management, change management, talent management, team development and learning strategies and employee relations
  • Ability to establish trust and build productive relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Capable of handling conflict to mediate and influence in a positive manner
  • Open to giving and receiving constructive and positive feedback
  • Strong written and verbal communication and influence skills are required
  • Solid Project Management experience
  • Successful track record in dynamic life-science or technology environment preferred


Personal Attributes/Competencies:

  • Recognized as a great teammate with collaboration skills
  • Effective in developing and implementing employee engagement strategies and tactics
  • Accountable, self-motivated to achieve results with an ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Strong problem solving, analysis, and decision-making skills
  • Recognized as key resource for employees and managers. Demonstrated ability to build trust, and operates with a sense of humor, modesty, courage, passion, and integrity for the benefit of the organization
  • Up to 10% travel may be required


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Company Profile


Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) is the world's leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests that address both the overtreatment and optimal treatment of cancer, one of the greatest issues in healthcare today. With its Oncotype IQ™ Genomic Intelligence Platform, the company is applying its world-class scientific and commercial expertise and infrastructure to lead the translation of clinical and genomic big data into actionable results for treatment planning throughout the cancer patient journey, from diagnosis to treatment selection and monitoring. The Oncotype IQ portfolio of genomic tests and services currently consists of the company's flagship line of Oncotype DX gene expression tests that have been used to guide treatment decisions for more than 600,000 cancer patients worldwide. Genomic Health is expanding its test portfolio to include additional liquid and tissue-based tests. The company is based in Redwood City, California, with international headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, please visit, and follow the company on Twitter: @GenomicHealth, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.


Join the Genomic Health Team, and have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer, while developing your career potential.  We value our employees and consider them an integral part of our company’s growth and success. We maintain competitive total rewards programs designed to satisfy our employees’ work life and personal life needs.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.





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