Director, HR Business Partner

South San Francisco, CA
Jan 11, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


About Freenome 

At Freenome, we’ve developed a multiomics platform to detect cancer at the earliest stages using a routine blood test. Our team is a dedicated and driven group of experts who believe that by making our tests accurate, easy and accessible, we can change the entire landscape of cancer care. 

In this newly created role, our HR Business Partner Director will align creative, progressive talent strategies with business objectives to deliver a tailored, value-added service to cross-functional teams. You will partner with leaders across the company to support and navigate the complexities of a dynamic, technology-driven, and rapidly-growing company as we scale in preparation for product release.

Your contribution:

  • Manage the overall strategy of the HR Business Partnership to the organization. 
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and strategic prioritization to the HR Business Partnership team.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with respective business units.
  • Consult with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provide coaching to and advise department leadership.
  • Provide day-to-day employee performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve working relationships, collaboration, innovation, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Provide guidance and input on department organization restructures, workforce planning, succession planning and change management. 
  • Partner with the VP of People to create plans for scale to support employee engagement and growth.
  • Identify training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  • Participate in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follow up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Your background, perspective and experience:

  • 12+ years of progressive HR experience with 5+ years in a Human Resources Business Partner leadership role engaging at the Executive level
  • Prior experience in a fast-growing, technology-driven start up/private company environment 
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • BA in Business, Human Resources, or related field preferred
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to coach, influence, and partner with diverse client groups while establishing credibility and trust
  • Excellent analytical skills; successfully use data to extract insights and inform decision-making.
  • Solid knowledge of state-specific and federal employment laws and regulations (FMLA, FLSA, COBRA, EEO, ADA, etc.)
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Background in building and supporting HRBP teams with excellent leadership skills
  • Proficient with HR Department applications, tools, or related software

Freenome’s contribution: 

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Pre-IPO equity
  • Flexible PTO (exempt) and generous PTO (non-exempt) 
  • Comprehensive health coverage, including medical, dental, and vision 
  • Wellness and mental health resources, including Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • 401(k) plan 
  • $250.00 new hire stipend to enhance your home office experience
  • Plus, a variety of other perks, including pre-tax commuter benefits, two paid volunteer days per year, pet insurance, and additional discounts 

Freenome has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees working on-site are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.


About Our Science

We’re building technology to advance the understanding of cancer through multiple analytes derived from blood. These signals include cell-free DNA, methylation of cell-free DNA, cell-free RNA, circulating proteins and immune profiling from thousands of prospective samples. 

By developing novel statistical learning methods and applying them to integrate various -omics datasets, we’ve become a leader in modeling specific biological mechanisms. This means we’re capturing disease-dependent signatures, including gene expression, immune response, tumor burden, the tissue of origin and 3D chromatin structure. 

By building comprehensive discovery datasets and modeling critical biological systems, we’re learning the biological changes present in the blood during different stages of cancer. 

Our Culture

Freenomers are technical, creative, visionary, grounded, empathetic and passionate. We build teams around divergent expertise, allowing us to solve problems and ascertain opportunities in unique ways. Freenomers are some of the most talented experts in their fields, joining together to advance healthcare, one breakthrough at a time. 

We value empathy, integrity and trust in one another. We respect the diverse perspectives of our colleagues and those we serve.  We assume positive intent and give each other the benefit of the doubt with the firm belief that we are a team working toward the same objectives.  We believe in empowering and supporting each other in a collaborative and dynamic environment. 

What does a successful person look like at Freenome?

Those who thrive at Freenome prioritize, manage and execute their own goals with ownership and alignment with those of the company. They embrace our values of empathy, integrity, striving for greatness, servant leadership, trust, and holding themselves and their team accountable to these values. 

They crave collaboration with brilliant minds from disparate fields of study and believe that hiring and mentorship are fundamental to our success. Above all, they welcome and provide constructive feedback and criticism, trusting in others’ good intentions and being secure in knowing that embracing mistakes is the best way to learn and grow. 

For those who pursue challenges, understudied problems and want the opportunity to see their work impact the lives of millions of people affected by cancer every year, there’s no better place to be than Freenome.

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Freenome is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Freenome does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.  

Notice to agencies:

Our in-house Talent Acquisition Team manages all employment opportunities at Freenome.  Agencies and independent recruiters must be approved as a vendor by Freenome’s Talent Acquisition team before submitting candidates to any Freenome employee. 

We do not accept unsolicited resumes or biographies from agencies under any circumstances. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Freenome, including those sent to a Freenome email address or directly to Freenome employees, will be considered Freenome property. Freenome will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Freenome will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. 

Please do not contact Freenome employees directly. Compliance with this request will impact our decision to work with you.