Vice President- Human Resources Business Partner, R&D (Alameda)

Gilead Sciences in Alameda, CA

  • Industry: Executive Management - Human Resources
  • Type: Full Time
  • $139,860.00 - 139,860.00
position filled

Job Description
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Our portfolio of more than 25 products includes complete treatment regimens for HIV and chronic hepatitis C infection available in once-daily single pills and the first CAR T therapy approved for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy.

Since its founding in Foster City, California, in 1987, Gilead has become a leading biopharmaceutical company with a rapidly expanding product portfolio, a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and 11,000 employees in offices across six continents. Millions of people around the world are living healthier lives because of innovative therapies developed by Gilead.

Today, our innovative approach to external partnerships, and our internal research and development effort includes hundreds of ongoing and planned clinical studies evaluating compounds with the potential to become the next generation of effective medicines.

Vice President - HR Business Partner, R&D


In the context of significant organizational transformation, Gilead seeks a VP, HR Business Partner to support the Research & Development organization which is composed of 2000+ worldwide employees.

This business partner will consult on global organizational assessment and design, talent management, succession planning, performance management, and coaching. This person will serve on the HR Leadership Team, reporting directly to the EVP HR. He/she will lead a team of roughly 10 global/US HR Business Partners.

The strategic focus of this role is to align the people strategy of the R&D group with the growth objectives of the business preparing for 2020 and beyond. Partnering closely with HR's Centers of Excellence, this position will provide solutions oriented support to the Chief Medical Office (CMO) and EVP of Research and his team around acquiring, developing, retaining, and engaging talent in a time of growth and transformation. The VP, HR Business Partner, R&D will help drive performance of a workforce with a mix of long tenured and newer employees. Leading with a global and inclusive mindset will be a critical focus of this position.


Managing a range of human resources services, this role will provide proactive HR leadership and consultation to business groups supporting leaders and employees of the organization
Manages a team of approximately 10 HRBPs in North America and Europe
Fills the role of strategic advisor in meeting facilitations. Partners with senior leadership to provide the strategic leadership in organizational change and other new initiatives.
Ensures organizational success in complex business situations such as mergers, acquisitions, workforce buildouts, and reorganizations
Influences leaders to make changes in organizational structure or processes to support growth within the organization
Responsible for identifying the need for HR programs or strategies to support business objectives, as well as strategic direction
Serves as integrated part of the business, working with and advising the managers of respective client groups to align with and assist in accomplishing broader business objectives
Provides senior management with an interpretation of current HR policies
Partners with the HR COEs to deliver customized programs and services to the business in the areas of organizational development, performance management, compensation, employee relations, training and staffing
Manages and resolves Employee Relations issues through effective and objective investigation processes, ensuring adherence to appropriate employment laws and Gilead policies
In partnership with Learning & Development, identifies training needs and develops solutions to build capability within the assigned client group
Develops and conducts presentations to leaders and managers on a variety of HR subjects
Participates on global HR initiatives that may require taking the lead on HR projects within the client group

Leadership: 15 years of experience in various people functions across business units; experience across talent management/acquisition, rewards, employee relations, organizational design, inclusion & diversity, and culture is beneficial
Industry Experience: Experience within the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry preferred
Analytical Expertise: Utilizing data-driven approaches to create best practice solutions. Utilizing these performance driven approaches in liaising with technical teams and product-driven leaders.
Business Acumen: Demonstrated understanding of the strategic, operational and financial components of broader business management, having led teams (in/out of HR function) for at least 5 years and serving as an advisor/partner at the highest level within an organization
Global mindset: The ideal candidate will bring global experience, having led teams across regions
Leadership Capabilities:

Must be able to exercise judgment and independently determine and take appropriate action within defined HR policies and procedures
Must possess in-depth negotiating, influencing, and consulting skills
Must be able to develop solutions to a wide range of highly complex problems, which require an in-depth degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Maturity of temperament; able to render a calm stabilizing presence without compromising influence and authority
Passionate about people and culture, with an emphasis on inclusion
A strategic thinker, inspiring leader, effective manager and team player
Demonstrate credibility, integrity, and trust
Collaborative and with the ability to create opportunities that facilitate buy-in and teamwork
Lead innovation and constantly drive for results; a disruptor who thinks bigger, beyond incremental improvement

Associated topics: administrator, associate director, chro, director, guide, head, lead, president, senior associate, senior director

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