Biotechnology is rewriting life as we know it, from the medicines we take, to the crops we grow, the materials we wear, and the household goods that we rely on every day. But moving at the new speed of science requires better technology.

Benchling’s mission is to unlock the power of biotechnology. The world’s most innovative biotech companies use Benchling’s R&D Cloud to power the development of breakthrough products and accelerate time to milestone and market. 

Come help us bring modern software to modern science.

ROLE OVERVIEW

Benchling is looking for an experienced HR Manager who will own the HR team’s Global Mobility initiatives, Audit procedures and practices and employee relations processes. The HR Manager will directly handle, advise and coach on employee relations, global mobility (i.e. international transfers and assignments), Security and Financial audits (i.e. SOC2, SOX) and performance management as well as work with the broader People, Finance, Tax, Workplace and Legal teams to develop and drive initiatives and overall process improvements.

YOUR IMPACT

  • Expand Benchling’s international footprint by working with our Finance, Tax and Legal teams to set up new international entities and work with Employers of Record (EORs)
  • Create Global Mobility policies to guide employees as Benchling scales internationally
  • Work with HR Business Partners and Departmental Leaders to build, refine and scale HR programs (i.e. performance management)
  • Work with HR Business Partners to standardize Benchling's performance management process and support managers directly in specific cases and investigations
  • Help scale support for first line managers in day to day employee relations operations (ie leave of absence, accomodations, conflict resolution, etc)
  • Organize HR’s procedures in order to remain compliant with Security (i.e. SOC2, ISO) and Financial Audits (SOX)
  • Partner with Legal and Workplace around return-to-office policy and processes

ABOUT YOU 

Must haves:

  • Experience handling employee relations cases
  • Familiarity with working with international Employers of Record (EORs) and partnering with Finance and Legal for setting up new international entities
  • Experience building and scaling HR programs (i.e. performance management)
  • Familiarity with HR responsibilities for Security and Financial Audits
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Nice to haves:

  • Prior experience working in a fast-growth environment
  • Previously have owned HR Audit responsibilities end-to-end
  • Experience with international HR setup and ongoing scaling
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Given the nature of their role within the org, we need the HR Manager to have an in-office presence. Therefore, we are only considering candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area, or who are willing to relocate to the area and can work on a hybrid remote/onsite schedule.

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