This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

HR Business Partner in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 11/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: CEP002161

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


  • Job Description Summary
    This unique HR Business Partner role will provide HR partnership and leadership to a new cross-functional client group. You will provide support for the formation and building of the team as well as ca focus on the development and implementation of HR solutions which can be leveraged across the company.
    • Partner with functional leaders to successfully onboard new associates in disciplines such as R&D, Engineering, Marketing, Program Management, and more.
    • Collaborate with Cepheid’s HR community to identify needs and implement creative and effective solutions to positively impact the organization
    • Drive associate engagement, organizational and talent assessments and execute best practices for retention and performance management in partnership with Cepheid people leaders
    • Advise, influence and guide all levels of leaders and associates on HR implications of business strategies and people management and leadership.
    • Anticipate the need for change and lead change management efforts proactively. Consciously strive to build networks of support for change goals and objectives.
    • Provide guidance on and help conduct the investigations of complex complaints and concerns that could result in legal ramifications or organizations exposure; assess the severity, involve appropriate individuals and facilitate appropriate action based on established practices.
    • Partner with our Talent Acquisition team to provide strategic staffing and recruitment consultation. Will assist in identifying, interviewing and selecting qualified candidates for open roles within assigned client groups.
    • Conduct gap analyses and ensure appropriate career development programs and initiatives are aligned with critical skill development and succession planning for designated functional teams.
    • Resolve employee relations issues through a systematic approach with clear documentation and follow through.

Job Requirements


  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required
    • A minimum of 4 years of experience in an HR Business Partner role
    • Experience in team building and team development
    • Experience developing corporate wide programs and initiatives supporting diverse business needs
    • Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, and comfortable working in a fast paced ambiguous environment.
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; articulate and persuasive communicator
    • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult issues
    • Strong business and compensation acumen.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.