What will you be doing?

A key member of the People Leadership team, the Director/Senior Director, People Business Partner will serve as a trusted business and talent advisor to the leaders & their teams. 

S/he will work collaboratively with the People Team members and will play a critical designing & delivering People team programs to enhance organizational effectiveness across a variety of areas (on-boarding, talent management, manager effectiveness, leadership & career development, etc.) that will have a major impact on Be Bio’s culture, work experience, and ability to thrive at scale.

Organizational Effectiveness & Culture

  • Help imbed and maintain a cultural mindset within Be bio that aligns with our values & enables us to scale effectively while delivering meaningful employee experiences & impeccable organizational results
  • Work with leaders and design People approaches to help enable the best performance out of their organization & that actions align to our core values
  • Utilize a data-driven approach to diagnose opportunities and design/implement solutions to improve the performance of teams & the broader organization
  • Partner with leaders in creating a culture of learning & a growth mindset that inspires employees to perform at their best

Leadership & Management Development

  • Help define manager expectations & design programs to increase manager effectiveness
  • Engage leaders in identifying key talent and ensure that we have stretch assignments in place to grow individuals through real work. Serve as a partner to leaders on the creation of development plans for key talent and determine what development solutions may be appropriate
  • Coach leaders proactively providing feedback to help them improve their leadership and impact on the organization
  • Support development and execution of new leadership/management development solutions. Provide business insights that ensure design is fit for purpose. Serve as a champion for new solutions; articulate relevance to business strategy and objectives

Recruiting & Onboarding

  • Trusted talent advisor to leaders
  • Partner with leadership and the People Team to help design the organizations, working with leaders to expand their thinking & define roles/responsibilities, core competencies & interview approach
  • Help design an organizational approach to on-boarding for employees that creates an impactful, social, connected, digital, and comprehensive employee experience


Talent Management

  • Design & implement People Review Practices to ensure we are mindful of our talent and finding ways to engage & develop all of our team members
  • Design a Talent Management plan that enable us to develop & retain exceptional employees, sharing career paths possibilities & ways individuals can grow in their career at Be Bio (within their role & otherwise)

Performance & Rewards

  • Ensure robust practices that link performance and reward are embedded
  • Partner with People Leadership & team members to support development and execution of reward / recognition programs that attract, retain and recognize talent
  • Educate, influence, and advocate total rewards philosophy and programs within the business to ensure fairness and consistency and inspire stronger employee and organizational performance
  • Work with leaders to ensure successful execution of the year-end performance and compensation process
  • Advise people managers on employee relations issues. Partner with manager and the legal partners to understand trends in employee performance issues and advise on appropriate remediation

Change Management

  • Enable leaders to effectively manage change
  • Strong focus on change management, partnering closely with business leaders to develop consistent strategies and tactics to help leaders manage transitions

Experience & Capabilities Necessary for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 year’s progressive human resources experience having worked across more than one HR discipline including compensation, benefits, talent management, operations or talent acquisition;
  • Passionate about the impact of the People Strategy role with experience across many (not all) of the areas listed here: shaping culture & mindset, coaching, facilitation, organizational design & development, talent management, hiring, & change management;
  • Experience in a growth organization where ambiguity, quick decision-making and change management skills are routinely leveraged;
  • Experience designing, developing, & implementing programs (of any kind) that have impact across a large department or company-wide
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and establish rapport with all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to influence leaders creating alignment between business strategy, goals, behaviors, and culture to drive performance;
  • Curious, willingness to learn and actively seek out information needed to be successful

About Be Biopharma

Be Biopharma (“Be Bio”) is pioneering Engineered B Cell Medicines (BeCM) to dramatically improve patients’ lives who are living with cancer, rare diseases and other serious conditions. With eyes locked on the patient, our team of purpose-driven scientists, technologists, manufacturing experts and business builders collaborate to create a bold new class of cell therapies. Be Bio was founded in October 2020 by Longwood Fund and B cell engineering pioneers David Rawlings, M.D., and Richard James, Ph.D. from Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Be Bio is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, RA Capital Management, Alta Partners, Longwood Fund, Bristol Myers Squibb and Takeda Ventures. Since our founding, Be Bio’s investors have committed over $180 million to enable the Company to re-imagine medicine based on the power of B cell therapy. For more information, please visit us at Be.Bio and our LinkedIn page.


The beating heart of Be Bio is our People and together we are building a culture driven by purpose, passion, and that’s full of character.  We are “all-in” as we align ourselves with patients who need our medicines, and we embrace the highest standards of transparency, excellence, candor, collaboration, and team-based science with a shared ownership of company milestones and successes. 

Our commitment to our team members is to deliver a compelling, dynamic work experience that enables them to continually stretch, grow, and learn, that enriches their lives, that fosters a sense of belonging and community, and that goes above and beyond to support them in big, meaningful ways in both their personal and professional lives.  Be Bio is a team that works hard, plays hard, and supports each other on our shared journey to get transformative medicines to patients who need them. 





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