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Director, Talent & Performance

Location San Rafael, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


BioMarin continues to prioritize investments in Talent Development given its importance on our future growth. If you have depth and experience in IO and OD disciplines and want to join a high impact, high energy team this is a great opportunity. We have an opening for a Talent Development (TD) Leader who will create and implement strategies that will help us develop and retain high-performing employees and deliver highly effective performance and coaching initiatives. Reporting the Executive Director of Talent Development, this role will partner closely with business leaders, global HRBPs, regional HR Leaders, and TD colleagues to deliver strategic and tactical solutions that help drive our business strategy. This newly created position will play a key role in shaping and advancing BioMarin’s approach to ensuring we have the right people with the right skills in the right jobs. To be successful, you must be able execute on a full complement of duties—from tactical to the more strategic.    


  • Engage and Develop High Potential Talent: Ensure criteria, process, and success metrics are aligned across the business resulting in the creation of an internal bench of high performing talent. Consult and collaborate with HR peers and business leaders to design solutions to develop and engage.
  • Coaching and Performance: Strategic and operational leadership in the development and evolution of our Coaching Conversations framework to enable our managers and employees to have better conversations. Collaborates with global and regional HR leaders to adapt global framework across the business. Lead efforts to enhance and implement enterprise-wide talent and performance management capabilities, skills, and system. Design and deploy engagement and communication plan to drive the business to adopt new ways of working. 


Required Skills:

The successful candidates will have at least 10 years of relevant experience and be well versed in Organizational Development and Talent Management/Development. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, collaborator, influencer and presenter.

  • Possess considerable influence skills and experience in coaching, having the confidence and credibility to influence and persuade others.
  • Possess knowledge of the tools and methodologies required to diagnose, design, implement, evaluate and integrate learning and development interventions.
  • Group Dynamics and Organization Development: Understand group dynamics and organization culture, having the ability to work effectively with diversity.
  • Project Management: Demonstrated ability to initiate and promote projects and influence others with a high degree of integrity as well as the ability to function independently
  • Experience leading, designing, implementing and/or facilitating large scale and effective change initiatives related to training curriculum, leadership and development programs, performance management
  • Strong business acumen and a proven record of partnering with leadership, and HR to design and implement efficient and effective talent development programs.
  • Rapid and thorough independent decision making and creative problem-solving skills, good judgment as well as the ability to accept personal and departmental accountability for areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to think creatively to look at current practices and think differently and innovatively to design best methods for development utilizing technology
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite capabilities 


Bachelor’s degree in HR/OD, Business or related field; Master’s degree is preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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