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Director, Human Resources ( HRBP)

Gilead Sciences
Foster City, California 94404
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting millions of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.


Role Responsibilities:

  •  Develops and implements HR initiatives and interventions to enable the business line’s strategy.
  • Advises company management on HR policy and program matters, making or recommending appropriate decisions, which may be significantly complex.
  • Initiates discussions regarding organizational changes and presents each of the HR specialty functional areas (training, compensation, benefits, etc.) when working with management.
  • Within client group, facilitates the management and development of the corporate culture and values, and leads employee and manager engagement initiatives to foster teamwork and enhance employee engagement.
  • Viewed as subject matter expert and maintains contacts with external sources to stay apprised of current trends and new legislative changes.
  • Accomplishes results as an individual contributor or through HR subordinates or specialist employees/CoE. May select, develop and evaluate HR staff to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Develops concepts, techniques, and standards for flawless execution on the delivery of HR services including talent acquisition, performance management, talent reviews, compensation planning, and project management.
  • Develops new applications based on professional principles and theories.
  • Provides analysis and recommendations about the reengineering and optimization of the organizational structure, roles, process and resource allocation, and facilitates change management.
  • Designs, develops and implements people-related communications as appropriate
  • Proactively questions the decisions of management that impact the long-term direction of the client group.
  • Provides coaching support for site or client group leadership, building skills, knowledge, and competencies to achieve results and make employee-related decisions in a fast changing environment.
  • May be responsible for representing client group or site with labor unions and/or works councils to ensure compliance with relevant labor laws and a favorable climate with employee representative groups.
  • May require strong business knowledge as well as a sophisticated understanding of how to navigate matrix multi-national organizations
  • Responsible for managing and leading two HR professionals in the LATAM region



Knowledge, Experience and Skills:


  • Works under consultative direction toward long-range goals and objectives.
  • Assignments are self-initiated with very little direct supervision.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Must possess excellent influencing skills. Requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of Human Resources legislation/employment law, principles, policies, and procedures.
  • Must be able to develop solutions to a wide range of highly complex problems, which require an in depth degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovativeness.
  • May require experience and ability to manage staff.
  • Must be able to exercise judgment and independently determine and take appropriate action within defined HR policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Education:

  • 12+ years of relevant experience in the HR field and a BA or BS degree, preferably with an emphasis in HR or Business.
  • A Master’s degree can be substituted for 2 years of relevant experience.


Gilead Core Values:


  • Integrity (Doing What’s Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)


As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law poster.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Apply online today at www.gilead.com/careers.



Posted: 2019-05-07 Expires: 2019-06-06

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Director, Human Resources ( HRBP)

Gilead Sciences
Foster City, California 94404

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