Exact Sciences Corporation

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
Req No.
Human Resources, Legal & Organization Engineering
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Senior HR Business Partner (HRBP) is the main point of contact for Exact Sciences Corporation’s employees and managers to provide support on performance management, coaching, HR fundamentals, and employee related questions. This role is critical in executing Exact Sciences’ key initiatives that support the business objectives and organization growth plans.  The Senior HRBP is responsible for developing and improving processes related to employee management and engagement and will drive HR functional excellence within assigned business units.


This role will specifically support certain remote and home office Integrations, Business Development and Laboratory functions, as well as participate in business development initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide dedicated HR support to employees and managers with specific focus on optimizing engagement, productivity, and effectiveness of the human resources within teams; including oversight (potentially with direct reports) of process training, employee relations, performance management, compensation planning, employee engagement, career development, change initiatives, and talent acquisition within assigned functions.
  • Strategically partner with functional leaders to create and support an inclusive culture focused on open communication, accountability, diversity, and creating talent development opportunities.
  • Partner with the functional leaders to assess capabilities across the teams and strategically plan workforce needs accordingly; ensure that appropriate training opportunities are identified and provided to employees to grow personal, career, and organizational development capabilities.
  • Lead functional teams in the Exact Journey process (performance management, career development, and engagement) and lead initiatives to increase effectiveness of the Exact Journey process within assigned functional groups.
  • Provide guidance for questions and consultation related to HR topics and issues; properly identify and effectively resolve routine and complex employee relations issues.
  • Develop recruitment and retention strategies to identify, attract, engage, and retain high-performing talent; partner with recruiting team to identify proactive pipeline talent opportunities for future needs.
  • Regularly report on HR metrics for leadership team to be able to address attrition rates, performance management metrics, employee satisfaction levels, etc.
  • Lead and/or assist with key HR initiatives; including performance management processes, employee engagement, talent development, onboarding, and training.
  • Identify HR process and transactional optimization opportunities and work with HR team to streamline and align processes.
  • Play a key role in promoting Exact Sciences values and nurturing the culture as the company goes through a period of rapid growth; provide necessary resources and guidance around change management, effective communication, and promote cross-functional collaboration.
  • Maintain and protect confidential data with utmost scrutiny, judgment, and care and ensure awareness of and compliance with employment regulations and laws.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build relationships and effectively connect with others.
  • Approachable and viewed as a responsive resource for employees and leaders.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong presentation skills with ability to connect with and engage audiences of differing levels (front-line supervisors, executives, etc.).
  • Strong project management and organization skills with ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills; able to evaluate multiple inputs and derive strategy and path for execution.
  • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, customers, and vendors in person, via telephone or by email.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to travel 10% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.




Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Human Resources preferred; or high school degree/general education diploma and HR certification (PHR, etc.) with 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
  • 7+ years of experience in the Human Resources function.
  • 5+ years as a HR business partner with progressively increasing responsibility/ownership for areas such as organization design, recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, employee development, and performance management.
  • Demonstrated awareness of regulations (federal, state, and local) and compliance expectations related human resource management, employee relations, and labor practices; successful completion of specific coursework in human resources compliance preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective guidance and coaching in a variety of situations (developmental, disciplinary, etc.); successful completion of coaching certification or coursework preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (MBA, MLR, MHR, etc.).
  • Human resources generalist and/or manager experience in a high-growth technology or healthcare business.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) work.
  • Experience designing and delivering employee training on a wide variety of topics.
  • Experience supporting scientific and/or research functions/client groups.
  • Strong business acumen; including comfort with accountability to business metrics, ability to make sense out of complexity, and ability to understand business financials and use to think strategically and take appropriate actions.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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