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Associate Director, Human Resources

Decipher Biosciences is a dynamic entrepreneurial molecular diagnostics company focused on cancer genomics. Whether in the cloud with big data, or on the phone with patients, our innovators are working hard to deliver usable genomic information into the hands of physicians and patients: information for life.

Our team is constantly learning from each other, from patients and from urologic oncology professionals in world-renowned cancer institutions. Our team works in multi-disciplinary, collaborative project teams that enable us to respond effectively to an evolving, growing, data-driven environment.

Decipher Biosciences is seeking an exceptional Associate Director, Human Resources located in San Diego, CA.

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The Associate Director, Human Resources role is responsible for the planning, developing, implementing and the overall administration of Human Resources programs in the areas of benefits, employee relations, performance management, training, talent acquisition, compensation and HRIS.

What you are great at doing: 

Develop, propose, publish, make recommendations, implement, and consistently administer human resources policies, programs, practices, and procedures

Implement responsive employee relations programs to contribute to high morale and productivity

Work closely with all levels of organization management relative to personnel related matters, internal investigations, and employee conflict resolution.

Manage employee onboarding, including offer letter generation, background checks, coordination of new hire systems and resources, conduct new hire orientation, process paperwork, benefits enrollment, etc.

Coordinate employee off-boarding, including exit interview, exit paperwork, system deactivation, final paycheck, equipment collection, etc.

Manage employee LOA, including maternity leave, disability, FMLA

Develop, implement and administer effective compensation and benefit programs that contribute to the organization’s ability to attract, retain and motivate employees

Administer employee benefits, including broker/ vendor relationships, enrollment, claims resolution, general employee inquiries and invoice processing.

Communicate to all levels of the organization via verbal or written form changes, developments, or responses relative to human resources policies, programs, practices, and procedures.

Design, develop, and implement training and organizational development initiatives from both internal and external sources to ensure human resources best practices.

Partner with Finance to manage payroll in compliance with US and Canadian regulations.

Manage immigration, including green cards, H1Bs, international work permits and business visitor visas.

Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, including completion of mandatory reporting.

Project manage the annual employee performance review process, including budget approval, project timeline and overall execution.

Partner with client groups to focus on building the Company’s culture, including team development, conflict resolutions and fostering an environment of open feedback and communication.

What you need to be successful:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or related field.

A minimum of 8-10 years of progressive HR experience with broad generalist knowledge in employee relations, training, performance management, compensation, organizational development and talent acquisition.

Experience in the biopharmaceutical industry desired.

Working knowledge of federal and CA labor and employment law

Understanding of HR best practices and current local regulations

Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Ability to exercise good judgment and provide strategic advice.

Ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels of the Company.

Effective customer service skills.

Excellent teamwork and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to manage a high volume of work.

Strong relationship building and coaching skills at all levels of the organization

Excellent project management and organizational skills

Solid business acumen, with ability to analyze data, manage budgets and measure results and effectiveness of programs

Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Jazz, ADP, and Plansource.

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