HR Director, HR Business Partner & HR Operations Leader

Location: United States - Redwood City

Division: Human Resources

Company: Vifor Pharma

About You


Reporting to the VP of Human Resources, the HR Director will evolve and enhance the HR Operations function for US based employees and also serve as a member of the local HR Senior Leadership Team and HR Business Partner for a designated segment of the US organization.


Drive HR Operations function in the US
- Build and strengthen ongoing cross-functional (and global) partnerships to ensure company programs and projects execute on time and in an aligned manner
- Establish and maintain HR KPIs and dashboard across the HR functions that capture ongoing employee lifecycle activities as well as cyclical HR activities
- Manage the internal and external HR reports, HR processes and tools
- Manage the leadership development programs for US employees 
- Participate in global and local projects and initiatives to support the HR function

Serve as HR Business Partner
- Serve as a full HR partner and active member of each executive’s management team across multiple US organizations
- Identify HR needs and initiatives that will drive business success, engage employees, and maintain an environment consistent with company values
- Assist the management team of each client group in evaluating performance of individual team members and providing guidance on development in line with Vifor Pharma’s approach to talent management
- Coach business leaders on leading and managing their organizations to be the best that they can be
- Collaborate with leaders and employees across the US organization to identify skill gaps and training needs and deliver solutions that address those needs
- Drive decisions and lead execution related to hiring, retention, engagement, org design, and critical Employee Relations matters
- Facilitate the consistent application and improvement of HR policies, processes, and programs


Minimum Requirements
- BS/BA in Management, Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or equivalent experience
- 10+ years’ experience, with a minimum of 7 years HR Business Partner or equivalent experience
- Broad HR knowledge in key areas such as talent acquisition, talent development, employee relations, compensation, HR policies and best practices, learning and development, etc.
- Strong quantitative skills, specifically in HR analytics & compensation management
- Strong knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements, policies and practices related to the functional area

Preferred Requirements
- A minimum of five years’ HR Operations and employee relations experience 
- Experience in a pharmaceutical or life-sciences industry preferred
- Experience in leading direct reports, including goal setting and setting performance expectations is a plus, but not required

About Us

At Vifor Pharma, we use our skills, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit to offer innovative solutions in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies, so we can help patients around the world live better, healthier lives. This is why we come to work every day.
Are you empowered to create a better world, and be part of life changing work? As a global pharmaceutical company, we offer the chance to be part of a worldwide team, where passion and commitment are met with opportunities for professional and personal development. Learn more at

What you can expect of us

As we work to support patients, we also take care for our employees’ professional and personal growth and well-being. We show appreciation and recognition through attractive benefits that will enhance your life, develop you, empower you to grow, and create your own career journey with us.


  • Open, safe and inclusive culture that fosters creativity and unleashes individual potential, whether in laboratories, manufacturing sites, in the field, or offices
  • Learning opportunities that enhances your skill set focused on business and personal effectiveness, leadership and management skills, and much more
  • Flexible workplace environment, home office opportunities, competitive vacation entitlement
  • Attractive financial participation schemes, adapted regionally, that provide employees with additional security for every life situation, including: Pension plans, participation schemes, and savings plans

Join Vifor Pharma Talent Community

If you find that the role above is not suitable for your experience or career goals, but you want to keep in touch and learn more about Vifor Pharma and future career opportunities, join our Vifor Pharma Talent Community.

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