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Director, HR Business Partner

San Carlos, CA


The Director, HR Business Partner is a strategic position partnering with Executive Teams to develop the people strategies and organizational capabilities that will drive innovation and help the leaders achieve their goals. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement. The position will also work in partnership with the HR COEs to help in achieving the business objectives of changing the way that disease is managed.


  • Act as a primary point of contact for the employees and managers in San Carlos, CA and Austin, Texas office.
  • Support Executive Leaderships
  • Provide a hands-on HR support as well successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement.
  • Provide guidance and support to the leadership and management teams in the area of compensation, benefits, and team development.
  • Partner, support and lead in developing and delivering HR strategies and programs, including employee engagement, onboarding, off-boarding, talent development, compensation, benefits, performance management and training.
  • Actively identify gaps, propose and implement changes necessary to cover risks.
  • Build a strong business relationship with the internal and external clients.
  • Provide guidance and input on workforce planning, succession planning, and other talent development and retention activities.
  • Manage and resolve employee relations issues. This role will have up to 25% of its time dedicated to employee relations.
  • Partner with leaders to drive a high performing culture.
  • Work with hiring managers and recruiting partner to proactively bring top talent into the organization. Participate in interviews as appropriate.
  • Assess employee development needs, make recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Provide appropriate coaching and development feedback to managers and employees.
  • Assist in rolling out corporate-wide HR initiatives.
  • Analyze trends and metrics, and collaborate with HR functional experts to develop solutions, make recommendations, and develop programs.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Education, Business or equivalent.
  • 12 + years of experience as an HR Business Partner in a bio or high-tech environment.
  • Business Partner Expereince supporting Executive Leadership


  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal employment laws and standards.
  • Experience working with both exempt & nonexempt employees.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong leadership skills, self-motivated, adaptable to a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and data management skills with the ability to translate data into action planning.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Proactive, self-directed, strategic and highly motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience working with leaders at all levels of the organization.
  • Coaching and ability to influence leaders.
  • Ability to use innovative and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to create and foster business relationships with leaders and employees.
  • High level of initiative and quickly resolve problems.
  • Solid organizational skills, including the ability to accomplish demanding timeline objectives, multi-task on assignments.
  • Passionate and sense of urgency for execution; natural curiosity and willingness to take risks; ability to use creativity to problem solve; ability to look at human resources in new and different ways; desire to make a difference.


This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires frequent sitting, standing and walking. Daily use of a computer is required. May stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings or walking in the facilities.
The physical demands of the position described herein are essential functions of the job and employees must be able to successfully perform these tasks for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those individuals with real or perceived disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job described.
Travel is required (up to 15%).


Driven by the passion for elevating the science and utility of genetic testing, Natera is committed to helping families identify and manage genetic diseases. Natera is a rapidly-growing diagnostics company with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology for analyzing DNA. Our complex technology has been proven clinically and commercially in the prenatal testing space and we are actively researching its applications in the liquid biopsy space for developing products with oncology applications.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you'll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you'll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.


Competitive Benefits. Healthy catered lunches, Premium snacks and beverages, Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment, Game room with satellite TV, Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery, Employee-organized sport leagues, Happy hours and BBQs, Generous Employee Referral program.

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Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

Client-provided location(s): San Carlos, CA, USA
Job ID: Natera-8278
Employment Type: Other