Principal HR Business Partner, U.S. Commercial, Medical and Government Affairs

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position


We are looking for a senior level HR Business Partner to support the U.S. Commercial, Medical and Government Affairs (CMG) organization.  As Genentech’s market-facing organization, CMG focuses on delivering more life to patients today and fueling tomorrow’s breakthroughs.  Our operating principals are our foundation and our guide to how we behave. We follow the science, do what is best for patients no matter where it leads us, and strive to create a work place where employees feel engaged, productive and proud.

The role of the HR Business Partner in CMG is to align people strategy with business strategy in an organization that is undergoing complex transformation.

Position Overview:

The HRBP is the strategic advisor to senior leadership teams on all things People.

We provide value by:

  • Interpreting the business environment and crafting a people strategy to meet the needs of the business
  • Shaping and aligning strategy, culture, practices, and behavior
  • Building leadership capability to ensure every employee can make meaningful progress for patients
  • Optimizing our people resources through workforce planning and analytics
  • Identifying strategies for attracting, retaining, and developing talent

Key Responsibilities:

  • Talent retention: Create and advise on strategies to keep our best people, with the right capabilities, excited about the opportunity to add value in CMG
  • Talent movement: Facilitate the movement of the right people to the right work at the right time
  • Talent attraction: Define and communicate opportunities in ways that are compelling to the talent we require, both internal and external to Genentech
  • Job design: Identify skills needed to address business needs, build in clear accountabilities for appropriate leveling and pricing, ensure each role is unique with explicit value
  • Organizational design; Understand desired outcomes for the org unit, create roles to achieve the outcomes, organize roles to best facilitate the interaction of work, people and processes within and outside of the org structure
  • Capability identification: Define skills and knowledge required to support business strategy, assess current state vs. desired future state, build a plan to move from current to future state
  • Workforce planning: Assess and align resources required to meet business priorities over a defined period of time
  • Employee engagement: Advise leaders on ways to create a positive employee experience, ensure employees are inspired and motivated to be successful within the culture
  • Organizational health: Identify indicators that signal the degree to which people, processes, and systems are aligned to desired business outcomes and employee experience


  • 12 to 15 years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Advanced level competencies in workforce planning, leadership effectiveness, organizational design and development, talent management, and change management
  • Previous HR Business Partner experience in agile organizations undergoing transformation highly preferred
  • Proven track record of driving results and making impact
  • Ability to function effectively in ambiguous situations
  • Highly skilled in demonstrating adaptive leadership

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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