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Sr. Director, Talent Development

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Rafael, California
Start date
Mar 29, 2024

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Who We Are

It takes a village, and at BioMarin our corporate groups are the people behind our success. Groups such as IT, Finance, Legal, Global Compliance & Ethics, and our People Team provide foundational support of all areas of operation at BioMarin.

Sr. Director, Talent DevelopmentIf you are passionate about growing talent, inspiring positive and engaging leadership and impacting best practice ways of working, then you could be our next Sr. Director, Talent Development. In this position, you will build on an amazing foundation to further refine and grow the impact of a comprehensive talent development strategy for the organization, including the design and delivery of various programs and processes for the organization. This involves understanding the needs and priorities of the business and translating these into positive, measurable solutions and outcomes.Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Sr. Director, Talent Development will lead BioMarin’s Talent Development function, including a team of 3 direct reports, and be responsible for performance management, learning & development offerings, and coaching solutions, along with further refinement of talent review and succession planning processes. Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement talent management strategies, initiatives, and programs that support the development and retention of high-performing employees.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of talent development processes and tools.
  • Serve as a key partner to clients in actively supporting the organization’s capacity to change and achieve greater effectiveness through change management support and training.
  • Partner with senior leadership to align talent development strategies with business objectives and drive organizational change and transformation.
  • Leverage data and analytics to make strategic recommendations and to measure outcomes.
  • Collaborate with leaders and People Business Partners to identify high-potential employees and create development plans to accelerate their growth and advance their careers.
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive talent development framework and infrastructure supporting L&D and performance management.
  • Drive the design, development and execution of leadership, management and employee training and development programs to enhance skills, knowledge, and business performance.
  • Ensure state-of-the-art delivery of performance management and other talent development offerings through the BetterWorks platform.
  • Provide analysis and insights from Employee Engagement surveys; Develop and implement employee engagement strategies to foster a positive work environment and enhance employee satisfaction and retention.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in talent development and make recommendations for continuous improvement to drive organizational performance.
Required Skills
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to understand diverse talent needs throughout the organization and build strategically prioritized roadmaps to meet them.
  • Strong leadership abilities to inspire and motivate others to achieve results.
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated record of designing and implementing end-to-end talent solutions that align with business objectives and add measurable value.
  • Strong understanding of all functional areas of HR, including common practices and employment laws.
  • Experience with performance management platforms, such as BetterWorks.
  • Strong analytical abilities, with a data-driven approach to problem-solving, decision-making, and performance measurement.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Vendor selection and management skills ensuring high quality and cost-effective solutions and delivery.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment and drive change within the organization.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development in the field of talent management.
  • Bachelor's degree in Organization Development/Effectiveness, Organizational Behavior, I/O Psychology, Human Resources, or related field. Master’s degree/PhD a plus.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in talent development or a related field, including people/team leadership experience.
  • Proven record of successfully developing and implementing talent development strategies and initiatives globally.
  • Previous experience collaborating with senior leaders & executives to implement and drive successful talent development initiatives.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic, and agile environment.
  • Strong executive presence with a record of effectively engaging with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to manage and drive change initiatives within an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusted and productive working relationships with partners and stakeholders of all levels across the business.

Hybrid Workstyle:

  • 2x onsite weekly in San Rafael, CA (zip: 94901)
  • Onsite days are Tuesdays and Thursdays

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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