Job Details

  • Title: Employee Relations Manager
  • Code: RCI-11676
  • Location: Foster City, CA 94404
  • Posted Date: 05/06/2022
  • Duration: 6 Months
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  Job Description


Sr. Manager – Employee Relations Partner

COVID Vaccine Mandate Required

  • The Employee Relations Partner will report to the Global Head of Employee Relations.
  • This position will primarily focus on providing ER situational support to various business units within the US.

The role will:

  • Provide ER support, thought partnership, and guidance to HR colleagues and business leaders
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on a broad range of ER issues, including performance management, internal investigations, disciplinary actions and terminations, severance, re-organizations, reasonable accommodations, and HR policies and practices, among others.
  • Advise on matters with potential employment or reputational risk related and provide consultation and guidance to HR and business leaders.
  • Manage and perform all aspects of internal ER investigations from intake through close-out, in close partnership with Legal where appropriate.
  • Respond to and investigate complaints of misconduct, policy violations, and/or potentially unlawful conduct, such as allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unfair pay practices.
  • Advise on and supports business change processes, including reductions in force, reorganizations, and related severance processes.

To be successful, the role will require one to:

  • Consistently exercise discretion and independent judgment in advising HR and business leaders on how to navigate sensitive ER issues in a fair, compliant, and pragmatic manner.
  • Think critically and solve problems by applying principles, policies, and procedures to unique situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and navigate unique or ambiguous situations using their best judgment.
  • Collaborate well with teams across functions, departments, and geographies
  • Work collaboratively, lead and influence at all levels within the organization, and make decisions while keeping all partners and leaders informed
  • Handle difficult conversations and sensitive employee information
  • Demonstrate a solid working knowledge and understanding of relevant US and California employment laws and principles, e.g. Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, FEHA, FLSA, Labor Code, etc.
  • Demonstrate operational and process rigor and familiarity
  • Be proficient in related technology and tools/case management, such as Workday, ServiceNow, Office365, OneCloud, and SharePoint.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience required. HR certification and/or advanced degree desired
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience with 2 years directly managing complex employee relations issues, preferably in a global biopharma company within a centralized ER model
  • Previous HR Business Partner, employment law, or management experience a plus
  • Broad knowledge of HR principles, practices, and procedures in US and California
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, including the ability to prepare well written investigation summaries.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and provide strategic advice
  • Ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels of the Company
  • Effective customer support skills
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal communication skills are required
  • Must possess solid networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work