Manager, Human Resources

Hayward, CA, United States
Jul 08, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pulse Biosciences (Nasdaq: PLSE) is a bio-electric medicine company committed to health innovation that has the potential to improve and extend the lives of patients. The CellFX® System will be the first commercial product to harness the distinctive advantages of our proprietary Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) technology. The unique cell-specific effects of the NPS mechanism of action have the potential to significantly benefit patients across multiple medical applications, including dermatology, our first planned commercial application.

We exist to make a positive difference in the lives of patients, physicians, healthcare providers, shareholders and our Pulse Biosciences team members. We take pride in hiring the best and brightest minds to our world-class company. Individuals who are creative, forward-thinking, and who approach challenges with an innovative attitude will excel in our culture.

Position Summary:

The Human Resources Manager, Learning and Development, plays a key role in planning, organizing, and executing HR programs. In addition to being and HR Business Partner to functional leaders, this individual is responsible for a wide variety of HR related duties including talent acquisition, compensation, employee engagement, performance management, employee retention, training and development, employee relations, and other HR functions as required. S/he will be comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization with a passion for developing programs and strategies that support the employee and business needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and cultivate strong partnerships with management to offer thought leadership on organizational and people-related strategy and execution to ensure a high-performing, engaged workforce.
  • Proactively identify business needs and partner with functional leaders to design, develop and implement solutions that meet identified needs.
  • Manage full cycle recruiting process to attract, recruit, assess and hire top talent into the organization.
  • In collaboration with Manager HR, Talent Acquisition, participate in the processes for requisition and approvals, job description development, and employee focused communications.
  • Under the direction of the VP, HR, lead and implement talent development programs across the organization ensuring strategic alignment of learning and development with business objectives.
  • Identify individual and organizational training needs, recommend and implement solutions, and evaluate and measure effectiveness.
  • Partner with management to identify high-performing individuals with leadership potential for customized career development.
  • Lead community outreached programs, including developing and promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Manage quarterly OKR process and timelines for the Leadership Team and all departments of the organization.
  • Oversee onboarding experience to help the Company scale effectively ensuring program delivers high quality experience for all new hires.
  • Advise, guide and coach leaders at all levels within the Company to navigate the complexities of managing teams, managing career development, developing a high-performance culture, providing conflict resolution strategies, etc.
  • Work with managers and employees to address people relations issues, fairly representing all interests.
  • Provide metrics and insights to develop and support executive and Board updates and talent review processes.
  • Research, monitor, maintain and prepare semi-routine reports or analyses, summarize findings, and make recommendations, to solve administrative problems.
  • Maintain, review, and analyze employee data in the various HR systems including HRIS and Betterworks ensuring data integrity.
  • Support activities related to performance reviews, promotions, workforce planning and talent calibration.
  • Conduct new employee orientations for all regular employees, temporary staff, and contractors, as needed.
  • Support benefits plans, annual benefits open enrollment, and employee benefits questions, as needed.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain required compliance reporting.
  • Support other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of HR experience in roles of increasing complexity and scope or combination of education and experience.
  • Current HR industry certification (e.g. PHR, SPHR, etc.) a plus.
  • HR Generalist background with experience supporting the various areas of HR required.
  • Experience developing learning and development programs.
  • Experience with electronic learning management system implementation and management desired.
  • Experience facilitating OKRs workshops highly desired.
  • Experience with Betterworks system and HRIS systems preferably ADP Workforce Now.
  • Experience in commercial medical device, biotech, pharma companies with international presence a plus.

Skills, Abilities, and Other Requirements:

  • Ability to provide strong consultative skills to managers and work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Proficient knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office Suite applications. Understanding of web-based Human Resources applications preferred.
  • Knowledge of HR program, process and employment law and regulations.
  • Proven experience in company-wide policy creation and development.
  • Proven experience working in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and working with all managers at all levels in a results-driven environment with competing demands.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality on matters that require discretion.
  • Experience handling sensitive employee relations matters with tact and diplomacy. Well-versed in HR compliance, legislation, and best practices.
  • Exceptional communication, customer service skills, and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work conscientiously and with minimal direction, using good judgment, taking initiative to accomplish short and long-range projects, and recommend actions with minimal direction.
  • Ability to work as a team member, multi-task and be very flexible to adapt to the ever-changing work priorities and requirements of a dynamic, fast growing company.
  • Ability to lift 10-15 pounds.

Our corporate headquarters is located in Hayward, California. To learn more about us, visit our website at

At Pulse Biosciences, we are committed to providing a respectful work environment to our diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, age, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


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