Website IDEAYA Biosciences

About IDEAYA Biosciences:
IDEAYA Biosciences (NASDAQ: IDYA) is a public, clinical-stage synthetic lethality-focused precision medicine oncology company committed to the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics for patient populations selected using DNA sequencing and other molecular diagnostics. Our approach integrates extensive capabilities in identifying and validating translational biomarkers with small molecule drug discovery to select patient populations most likely to benefit from the therapies we are developing. We are applying these capabilities across multiple classes of precision medicine, including direct targeting of oncogenic pathways and synthetic lethality – which represents an emerging class of precision medicine targets. We believe this diversified approach will enable us to deliver the right medicine to the right patient to drive a more robust clinical response.
IDEAYA recently announced a landmark strategic partnership with GSK in Synthetic Lethality for certain pipeline programs. The GSK partnership is transformative and enables IDEAYA and GSK to collectively build an industry leading platform and pipeline in Synthetic Lethality. For more information, please see

Position Summary
IDEAYA is seeking a South San Francisco-based Vice President of Human Resources reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. This person will have a direct hand in shaping and implementing the people strategy for our company as we continue to grow.
What you’ll do
Develop our people strategy to support the company’s business
Counsel CEO on executive leadership decisions
Build strong and effective relationships with leadership team, managers and employees to become a trusted partner and coach throughout the organization
Identify gaps in culture, training and development, performance management and HR processes, and develop strategies and timelines to address these gaps based on business objectives
Lead, build and implement best practices in Human Resources to attract and retain talent and be competitive in the market
Proactively engage in succession planning discussions with leadership
Ensure HR processes are current and manage compliance with federal and state HR laws and regulations
Lead annual compensation review cycle for the company
Establish and manage annual human resources budget
Act as management representative to the Compensation Committee of the Board
Participate on teams, committees, and special products to help make a difference in the organization and establish a high performing and thriving company culture
Mentor and build out the HR team to ensure functional expertise in benefits, compensation, learning & development, and recruitment

Bachelor’s Degree, SHRM-SCP or SPHR Certification preferred
8+ years of progressive experience in human resources and experience in leading human resources for an entire company
Life sciences experience is highly preferred. Desire to work in a fast-paced highly collaborative small biotech environment
Proven leader in HR in areas such as employee relations, HR compliance/process, talent management, professional development, performance management, culture building and coach to leadership team
Excellent leadership, management, and organizational skills.
Able to juggle tactical and strategic priorities while maintaining clear focus on objectives
Results-driven professional that can produce outcomes with a focus on critical business demands while building trust, influencing and managing upwards and across the organization
An ability to quickly integrate into a culture and continue to cultivate an open door and open communication environment with a fun style and exceptionally high emotional intelligence
Must be confident and able to offer sound advice and lead the company’s HR direction
Must live locally in the San Francisco Bay Area and willing to commute onsite on a regular basis
The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law. This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law). Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law. The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

When you’re at IDEAYA, you will be in the midst of brilliant minds working on precision medicine therapies to help cancer patients. We are passionate and committed about being on the forefront of oncology medicine, which means we all have a high internal drive that is at the very core of every person at IDEAYA. We are inquisitive, ask deep questions, and are data-driven innovators who like to collaborate and use team work to move science forward.

Ideaya is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, Ideaya does not discriminate in hiring or otherwise in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/AA/Vets.

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