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HR Business Partner (TEMPORARY)

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.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.



Under the direction of the Sr. Director of HR, provide HR consultation to the North America Commercial (and G&A organizations) in the areas of employee relations, onboarding and offboarding, performance management, compensation, team effectiveness, and execute HR initiatives. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide HR guidance and advisory assistance to employees and management on issues/concerns, onboarding, employee development, team effectiveness and other HR programs/practices.
  • Facilitate, coordinate and conduct management/employee coaching and counseling,  , performance management discussions, and other HR matters to ensure compliance with company policies and federal, state and local laws and regulations. May support investigations while upholding strict confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Provide Talent Acquisition/recruiting assistance as needed – may be responsible for requisitions.
  • Assist and support Annual Compensation and Performance Management cycle.


  • Aproven track record of 5-7 years demonstrated HR expertise in Employee Relations/Performance Coaching including; triage/initial diagnostics, conducting and successful resolution of investigations and consulting with/addressing employee questions, concerns, disputes, Leaves of Absences or other matters.
  • Broad understanding of HR principles, techniques and procedures as well as business strategies to assess HR implications.
  • Highly collaborative with a track record of building strong relationships across all levels.
  • Exceptional verbal, written communications skills including history of successfully influencing at all levels of employees and management.
  • Skilled with Microsoft office tools, HRIS, or other HR related software tools is a plus
  • Recruiting/Staffing experience preferred.
  • Experience in life sciences and working with commercial organizations preferred


• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field.

• PHR or SPHR is preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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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