Senior Manager, HR Operations - Hayward, CA | Biospace
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Senior Manager, HR Operations

Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.

Hayward, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Administration, Human Resources, Manufacturing,

Job Description

Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., is a rapidly emerging biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative therapies that merge medicine with technology, and have the potential to transform therapeutic categories.

We focus our efforts on serious diseases that are prevalent and poorly controlled. Our most advanced investigational product is ITCA 650 in type 2 diabetes (T2D). Currently in phase 3 development, this matchstick-sized titanium mini-pump is placed under the skin where it delivers exenatide continuously and consistently over 12 months. As such, this product fundamentally changes how therapy gets delivered by the healthcare system to patients, as well as how it is distributed and reimbursed. Our disruptive new approach holds significant promise as a 'game-changing' treatment in this increasingly common and important disease, and will require a new level of thinking and acting.

We Are Growing

Since the 2012 round of financing, much forward progress has taken place at Intarcia, including significant enhancements to our world-class manufacturing facilities, the opening of our new headquarters in Boston’s Innovation Center, and the diversification of expertise both on our Board of Directors as well as on our Leadership Team through newly acquired members who bring vital new capabilities with them.

A key element of pride during our progress has been our ability to remain fully independent through our rounds of financing so that we continue to have full strategic and executional control over our large global phase 3 clinical trial program, and all aspects of our rapidly evolving business plan. While we are obviously accountable to our stakeholders for progress, we are – and intend to remain – the driving vision and force behind our progress and our ultimate success.

Your Opportunity

As a key member of our Human Resource team, the Senior Manager, HR Operations role will be primarily responsible for providing HR support and leadership to the manufacturing facility in Hayward, CA as well as aligning HR practices with our headquarters in Boston, MA. This role will act as a business partner to employees and management on HR related issues and needs with an emphasis on HR systems, Leave Management, Employee Relations and Benefits. The key responsibilities of this positon are to:

Duties and Responsibilities:

HRIS and ATS. Manage HRIS functionality implementation and maintenance. Develop and implement tools and best practice approaches. Ensures the accuracy and integrity of HRIS and ATS information. Supports development, creation and maintenance of electronic employee records
Manage benefits locally including open enrollment process; participate in the design, analysis, and research for additional benefit plans/programs and make recommendations for benefits plan changes; manage COBRA administration.
Manage and process all employee benefits, and serve as an expert to employees with questions pertaining to health, dental/vision, life and AD&D, disability, FSA, 401(k) and any other benefit program
Develop and maintain affirmative action program; files EEO-1 annually; maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
Employee Relations:
Provide guidance and support to employees in areas of discrimination, harassment, ADA, ADEA and other legally mandated statutes. Manage investigations for harassment, discrimination, etc.
Assist management in interpreting and applying company HR policies; ensuring consistent and ethical behavior. Prepare information for inclusion in in-house employee handbook and policies and procedures manual. Coach and advise employees and managers on development and performance issues. Conduct employee exit interviews.
Maintain measurement systems and analyze data to determine the impact of HR programs and talent retention. Make recommendations to management and drive improvement based upon analysis.
Participate in developing competitive compensation program including job analysis, benchmarking, job description development and completion of salary surveys.
Manage leave administration including FMLA, Workers Compensation, military leave of absence, and other leaves as appropriate.
Propose and implement process efficiencies to ensure highly accurate, compliant and efficient HR practices
Assist managers and employees in understanding and applying people-related tools, policies and procedures in order to maximize employee performance, achieve organizational effectiveness, improve employee engagement, and ensure legal compliance



Bachelor's degree required; PHR/SPHR Certification or other Human Resources Management certification is preferred.
5-7 years related experience.
In-depth and current knowledge of all aspects of Federal, State and Local labor and employment laws.
Recent Biotech/Pharma/Manufacturing Industry experience is required.
Articulate and dynamic professional, possessing a high degree of professionalism, integrity, emotional intelligence, and confidence. Strong communication stills and ability to work within a complex, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment are critical to the long-term success of this position.
Solid business communication acumen: written, listening & interpersonal, group facilitation, and presentation skills.
Ability to collaborate, partner, and to work within a cross-functional, matrix environment.
Proven track record for consistently meeting or exceeding goals.
Site scale-up and facility expansion preferred.
Experience implementing, using and managing HRIS and ATS systems.
Ability to work effectively in high pressure, deadline oriented environment.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Strong prioritization skills.
Exceptional organizational skills to be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; this includes clarifying and organizing data in an analytical manner with attention to detail.