Talent Development Lead & HRBP
Job Opportunity at Spark Therapeutics, Inc

Posted on Jul 15

http://www.sparktx.com    215-220-9300

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4159653

As part of a fully integrated HR team, accountable for talent development as well as functioning as a Lead HR Business Partner providing both strategic expertise and operational execution support to a designated functional area(s).

Talent Development Responsibilities
  • Leads culture programs and solutions in alignment with Spark mission, vision and values including but not limited to integrating culture into the hiring, development, recognition and performance management process
  • Contributes to the design of the company’s engagement and inclusion vision and ensures it is integrated into talent and culture processes and programs  and the employee and manger experience
  • Leads process for measuring employee engagement levels, communicating results and partnering within HR and with business leaders to develop sustainable solutions
  • Creates solutions for teams to achieve optimal performance through team effectiveness in alignment with Spark culture
  • Ensures a strong pipeline of talent for Spark by creating and executing processes to identify high potentials and partnering with HR and business leaders to align development plans to future business needs
  • May lead or contribute to other organizational effectiveness / talent development programs and interventions aligned with current business needs and long-range organizational objectives including formal and informal learning programs, performance management, etc)
  • Contributes to other talent management focus areas (i.e. performance management, development planning, leadership development, first line leader development, etc.) either as a project team member or SME
  • Keeps current on external trends, developments, or activities that could impact talent, organizational effectiveness, culture, and leadership development.
HR Business Partner Responsibilities
  • Serves as an advisor to business leaders on identification of long term organizational and people capabilities required to execute it the business strategy; translates workforce needs into short-term hiring and development plans; works within HR and the business to ensure execution against the plans and achievement of desired outcomes
  • Supports leaders in building a strong leadership pipeline across Spark functions by partnering on processes to identify top talent, creation of development plans for key talent; champions talent development solutions across the business
  • Provides subject matter expertise on organizational effectiveness and change management; partnering with leaders to ensure that actions and plans are aligned with the desired company culture
  • Serves as a coach to both first line people leaders and department leaders on employee engagement, performance management, employee development, competency/capability development, rewards & recognition, hiring, employee relations, and leader effectiveness
  • Serves as a voice of the customer by providing perspective into new reward and recognition programs, talent development solutions, recruiting priorities & processes, HR practices and policies

  • Strong Business acumen and the ability to understand business strategy and partner with functional leaders to appropriately diagnose needs
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute creative solutions based on business needs, not relying solely on past experiences but leveraging different perspectives to build new ways of doing things
  • Highly developed emotional intelligence with strong communication skills
  • Ability to resolve challenges across all levels of the organization while demonstrating respect and being honest, even when the truth is difficult
  • Demonstrated ability to develop cooperative working relationships within the HR function and across the business
  • Strong customer focus by following through on commitments and overcoming obstacles

  • BA/BS required, MBA desired
  • Generally has at least 12 years of HR experience within a talent development/management COE as well as experience as an HR Business Partner providing strategic support to functional leaders; international HR experience preferred
  • Experience in the design/execution of talent development programs, succession planning, high performance identification and overall team effectiveness strategies.
  • Strong working knowledge of integrating culture into people processes and workforce engagement including diversity & inclusion
  • Strong working knowledge of team effectiveness best practices and solutions
  • Solid understanding of employee relations and effective disciplinary processes and how to partner effectively with internal and external counsel
  • Experience in a small, rapidly growing organization preferred with responsibility for creating solutions and processes where none had existed previously
  • Experience with the integration of acquisitions and geographic expansion preferred


Transforming Patient’s Lives. Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases. We have an entrepreneurial culture and are looking for talented and passionate professionals who are committed and motivated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. If you share our passion for excellence and are looking for a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity, scientific innovation and team collaboration, you may be a great fit for our team.


Biotechnology-Industry.com is owned, operated, and copyrighted by Career Marketplace (© 2002-2019, All Rights Reserved)