Head of Talent Development
Posted on 2/13/2024

201-500 employees

Develops drugs for muscle-related debilitating diseases
Company Overview
Cytokinetics stands out as a leader in the biopharmaceutical industry with its specialized focus on muscle biology and the development of first-in-class muscle activators and next-in-class muscle inhibitors, addressing debilitating diseases where muscle performance is compromised. The company's commitment to positively impacting patients' lives is reflected in its culture, fostering resilience and fortitude among its employees. Recognized as a top workplace by the San Francisco Business Times, Fortune, and Great Place to Work-Certified, Cytokinetics offers a supportive and rewarding environment that encourages innovation and industry leadership.

Company Stage


Total Funding





South San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
People & HR
  • Bachelor's degree in Organization Development/Effectiveness, Organizational Behavior, I/O Psychology, Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum of 15-20 years of experience in talent development or a related field
  • Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing talent development strategies and initiatives
  • Previous experience working with senior leaders & executives to drive talent development initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a diverse workforce and promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Develop and implement talent management strategies, initiatives, and programs that support the development and retention of high-performing employees
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive talent development framework and infrastructure supporting the four pillars
  • Actively support the organization’s capacity to change and achieve greater effectiveness through planned preventions and interventions in the areas of change, culture and team health
  • Drive the design, development and execution of leadership, management and employee training and development programs to enhance skills, knowledge, and business performance
  • Oversee the design and implementation of talent development processes, including talent review & succession, executive coaching, mentoring and performance management
  • Ensure state-of-the-art delivery of all talent development services and offerings through robust operations management
  • Develop and implement employee engagement strategies to foster a positive work environment and enhance employee satisfaction and retention
  • Collaborate with leaders and managers to identify high-potential employees and create development plans to accelerate their growth and advance their careers
  • Design and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to foster a diverse workforce and promote an inclusive culture
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in talent development and make recommendations for continuous improvement to drive organizational performance
  • Partner with senior leadership to align talent development strategies with business objectives and drive organizational change and transformation
Desired Qualifications
  • Master’s degree/PhD highly preferred
  • Proficient in using HRIS systems and talent development software (HRIS: Workday; LMS: Docebo)