Website Neurocrine Biosciences

Director, HR Business Partner (Based in San Diego Hybrid Work Schedule)

The HR Business Partner drives our mission by providing consultation and support to business leaders to optimize human resources strategies. The HR Business Partner will help provide expertise in the areas of employee relations, workforce planning, performance management, compensation, employee retention, coaching/development, conflict management, employee engagement, organizational effectiveness and ad hoc projects as necessary. The HR Business Partner should have the adaptability and capability to understand the work of assigned clients and their changing needs. The HR Business Partner will be responsible for delivering key HR programs, practices, and policies to provide strategic consultation and coaching to the business, leadership, and employees. Neurocrine’s HR Business Partners are credible, internal activists for the organization’s values: Passion, Integrity, Collaboration, Tenacity, and Innovation.

Your Contributions (include, but are not limited to):

Acts as a trusted advisor to leaders and employees
Acts as a strategic partner for delivering on the human resources strategies required by the business
Advises and counsels management on a broad range of HR topics focused on driving employee performance, strategy and workforce planning to strengthen overall business performance
Resolves client problems and concerns with agility and professionalism; addressing concerns responsively, using appropriate influencing and negotiating skills
Educates managers and employees on HR policies, plans, programs, processes and tools
Advises and guides all levels of management to develop positive employee engagement strategies and plans that are consistent with the company culture and values
Identify, define and implement solutions that address the changing needs of the business
Partners with leaders to build engaged, high-performing teams
Optimizes organizational performance by applying broad HR skills in the areas of organization design and development, change management, workforce planning, coaching, program/project management, facilitation and communication
Administers talent management and succession planning activity within client organization
Partners effectively with HR specialist groups including Talent Development, Talent Acquisition and HR Ops
Helps to identify learning and training gaps and may help to develop and/or deliver programs
Participates in the creation of long-term HR goals to ensure sustainable capabilities to deliver on strategy
Monitors market and industry trends and adapts workforce plans to address trends
Ensures that personnel comply with Federal, State and local regulations, as well as company policies and procedures
Maintains a deep understanding of the business including financial position, mid and long-range plans, key environmental factors and competitive indicators
Understands business objectives, products, and customers
Understands how a team / work area relates to other areas of the organization and uses that knowledge to improve efficiency and produce high-quality work with cross-functional impact
Identifies and resolves technical, operational and organizational problems relating to own discipline
Works cross-functionally as the representative for their area
Works collaboratively and builds positive/effective business partnerships
Demonstrates planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple tasks
Demonstrates outstanding written and verbal communication; must be a clear, concise and persuasive communicator


Bachelors Degree and 15+ years of HR related experience, Life Sciences or similar industry experience preferred, demonstrated experience coaching employees and management through complex, difficult and emotional issues; organizational development, change management and communications or related experience required or Master’s degree in Business, HR, Behavioral Sciences or related field with 13+ years of related experience
Commercial experience is highly desired
Understands application of internal and external HR principles, concepts, practices and standards
Understands federal, state and local laws and statutes for employment
Proven experience in coaching employees and management through complex, difficult and emotional issues
Proven experience in organizational development, change management, coaching and communications
Demonstrates ability to effectively partner with all levels of the organization and positively influence teams
Demonstrates excellence in effective interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and lead others
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)

Neurocrine Biosciences is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets employer.

As a condition of employment with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. in the United States, you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

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