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Sr. Manager/Associate Director, Culture & People (HR Business Partner)

SQZ Biotechnologies
Watertown, Massachusetts 02474
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

At SQZ Biotechnologies we believe that our cell therapies will revolutionize the way we treat diseases. Our unique capabilities enable us to engineer almost any function into any cell type, breaking down the barriers in the field, and creating the possibility for cell therapies that could not have been previously envisioned. 

Our Values: 
  • Patients are the Purpose: We strive to transform patient quality of life so they can focus on living.
  • Squeeze Together: We are one team with one goal. Only through the sum of our strengths can we achieve our shared purpose.
  • Own the Outcome: We are what we do. Integrity and accountability are fundamental.
  • Challenge the Now: We fearlessly drive innovation by questioning what is possible, fostering creativity, and executing on our ideas.

The Role:
SQZ is looking for an experienced and innovative Sr. Manager/Associate Director (HR Business Partner) to join our highly collaborative Culture & People Team. As a Sr. Manager/Associate Director you will report directly to the Head of Culture & People and be responsible for a variety of culture and people related initiatives. The primary responsibilities of this role will span employee relations, training and career development, organizational change management, and employee engagement. Applicants must be self-starters, excited about the opportunity to operate in a multi-faceted HR function within a growing, fast-paced company. 

  • Partner directly with leadership and managers on talent development, employee engagement, organizational design, and change management. 
  • Utilize understanding of business strategic goals and key business drivers to define, build, and implement value-added HR strategies and solutions 
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues; ensuring compliance to company practices and state and federal employment laws; including investigating employee issues and recommending appropriate action
  • Act as an internal consultant to managers and employees providing coaching and advice on a range of organizational issues; including career coaching and professional development
  • Support managers through the mid-year and annual performance review cycles through education and training to ensure performance differentiation 
  • Manage the activities involved in the design, preparation, delivery and needs assessment of training and development programs for managers and employees
  • Determine company needs and develop content for new hire orientation, leadership development, career management, interpersonal skills and communication training
  • In addition to the above responsibilities the following key initiatives will be a focus in the first 3 months:
    • Reinforcing the launch of company values
    • Partnering with Operations to ensure company culture and environment is maintained and enhanced through move to brand new facility by end of year
    • Support the role out of revised competency model 


Candidate Must:
  • Be mission driven
  • Instill trust
  • Communicate effectively
  • Be adaptable and adept at managing ambiguity
  • Be action and customer service oriented
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of relevant human resources experience in a dynamic environment (preferably in biotech, life sciences, technology, or consulting)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including presentation skills
  • Proven track record of success managing HR related initiatives and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated technical skills and experience with HR systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
SQZ Biotechnologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SQZ complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  SQZ does not support relocation for this role. 


Posted: 2019-09-11 Expires: 2019-10-11

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Sr. Manager/Associate Director, Culture & People (HR Business Partner)

SQZ Biotechnologies
Watertown, Massachusetts 02474

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