People Business Partner Director
Posted on 10/25/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Designs cancer screening tests
Company Overview
GRAIL's mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. They are working to change the trajectory of cancer mortality and bring stakeholders together to adopt innovative, safe, and effective technologies that can transform cancer care.
Data & Analytics

Company Stage


Total Funding





Menlo Park, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Menlo Park, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Data Analysis
Business & Strategy
Finance & Banking
  • 15+ years of Human Resources and/or Talent Management experience with progressive scope and scale of responsibility
  • Experience supporting a Commercial function is required, Technology and/or Life Sciences experience is preferred
  • Experience supporting senior leadership levels on complex people issues
  • Fluency with the ability to coach on diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging
  • Experience handling sensitive employee relations matters
  • Ability to work adeptly with data analysis and systems (ie; Google slides and Google sheets a plus)
  • Strategic competency with coaching and proven results in advancing the development of managers and leaders
  • Strong knowledge of HR compliance, legislation, and best practice
  • Experience in rapid growth or start-up organization (and the resulting requirement to wear multiple hats) viewed favorably
  • Not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get involved in all aspects of the role - no job too big or too small
  • Genuine curiosity and storing desire to continuously learn and grow
  • A sense of humor and passion for GRAIL are essential - we are excited to work here and you should be too!
  • Relevant undergraduate degree or noteworthy experience combined with HR certifications; advanced degree in organizational behavior or business considered favorably
  • Partner with managers to develop and implement HR strategies focused on talent management, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, and employee engagement
  • Implement programs that run across the broader HR team (e.g. Performance reviews, Calibrations, Employee surveys, Focal, etc.)
  • Provides consultation and coaching to managers and employees in order to enhance employee performance, achieve organizational effectiveness, improve employee engagement, and ensure legal compliance
  • Provide employees with a compassionate first-contact point to discuss and solve employee challenges
  • Manage employee relations issues and administer follow-up/disciplinary actions addressing challenges with sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and care for compliance and legal considerations
  • Collaborate closely with Talent Acquisition, HR Ops, and Total Rewards to provide a seamless and integrated experience for potential and current employees and leaders
  • Provide data-driven recommendations that improve performance, retention, and overall employee experience
  • Works collaboratively with client groups to develop a healthy leadership pipeline for the organization
  • Define functional specific talent, leadership, and team planning processes, which includes succession planning, leadership calibration, leadership development planning and annual workforce planning
  • Actively engages, coaches and educates leaders on team development and effectiveness