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People Business Partner

  • 400 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The People Business Partner (PBP) is responsible for providing consultation and support to managers
and staff in all areas of Human Resources. The PBP oversees the delivery of annual HR processes and
programs in close collaboration with People Strategy Leaders (PSLs) and People Team Centers of
Expertise (COEs). The PBP also provides day-to-day guidance and support to employees and managers
with assigned business units and participates in and/or leads business unit specific projects as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

• Build strong relationships and partnerships within the People Team and with managers and
employees across business.
• Consult with and advise managers on decisions related to annual people processes, leveraging
best practices and organizational guidance.
• Support managers with interpretation and application of employee policies & practices.

 • Act as point of contact for employee relations issues. Practice sound judgment in identifying
escalation paths to People Strategy Leaders (PSL) or People Relations.
• Plan and execute HR processes according to the annual program roadmap, ensuring realistic and
reasonable timelines.
• Facilitate the successful execution of annual people processes and programs across the
enterprise, including but not limited to:
• Performance management (i.e. OKR setting, annual reviews, development plans);
• Compensation management (offer formulation, annual salary planning);
• Promotion proposals and calibration facilitation;
• Preparation and support for Talent review and Succession Planning activities.
• Partner with PSLs and COEs to create and deliver communications, training, and relevant
materials to support annual people processes and programs with the goal of driving high levels of
engagement, adoption, and completion.
• Provide support for unique business unit needs including but not limited to:
• Creation of onboarding resources for leaders.
• Develop career ladders and competency frameworks.
• Support the planning, execution, and implementation of organizational changes.
• Partner with leaders and managers on engagement survey data interpretation, results
facilitation, action plan creation, and follow up.
• Prepare reports and presentations to facilitate visibility into organizational health and
people-oriented metrics.
• Participate in or manage special People Team projects or initiatives (e.g., DE&I, improvement
task teams, etc.).
• Mentor People Operations associates or more junior members of the People Team.
• Champion and steward FMI's unique values and ensure alignment with these values.
• Other duties or special projects as assigned.


Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree
• 5+ years of human resources experience

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced degree (e.g., MBA)
• 3+ years of experience as a human resources generalist
• Strong business acumen and working knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines;
including but not limited to coaching, compensation, benefits, talent/performance management,
employee engagement, reward and recognition, and both federal and state employment laws
• Fundamental understanding of HR processes and practices
• Demonstrated organizational and project management ability
• Experience interfacing with employees at all levels
• Proficiency in Microsoft suite with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
• Flexibility, comfort with ambiguity, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative and rapidly
growing business where prioritization and efficiency are key
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Understanding of the importance of employee and company data privacy
• Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: Passion, Patients, Innovation, and Collaboration




About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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