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Senior Director, HR Operations

Pendulum Therapeutics

Pendulum Therapeutics

People & HR, Sales & Business Development, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024
About Pendulum
Pendulum® is leading a revolution that is occurring around the world to improve physical and mental health by first understanding, then restoring and enhancing the human microbiome.
Studies have shown that our microbiome (the bacterial communities in and on our bodies) is linked to everything from metabolism and diabetes, to longevity, weight loss, healthy immune systems, cancer prevention, feelings of well-being, inflammatory bowel disease, and even healthy skin. We have just scratched the surface on understanding the impact that our microbiome has on our lives. During early life we develop a diverse and balanced microbiome that plays a critical role in shaping our long-term health. Over our lives, a combination of diet, lifestyle, antibiotics, and aging can decrease the effectiveness of our microbiome.
Pendulum recognized the enormous impact they could have on people’s lives if they were able to address the imbalances in the microbiome. To accomplish this, Pendulum created proprietary probiotic pipelines and a unique discovery platform to identify key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them. The company has also built and developed the world’s first manufacturing technology to produce bacteria in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment at scale.
The medical probiotics that Pendulum has formulated have transformed the consumer probiotics market into a new category of therapeutic offerings that deliver the power and efficacy of a pharmaceutical with the safety and accessibility of a natural probiotic. Due to Pendulum’s explosive revenue and customer growth over the last two years, the company earned a spot on Forbes Magazine’s exclusive “The Next Billion Dollar Startups” list.
If you’re interested in improving the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading.
Position Summary:
We are seeking a Senior Director, HR Operations to lead all of HR operations at our fast growing company. The perfect leader is motivated by seeing people and teams perform at their best and works to ensure all operations and systems at the company enable teams across the company to thrive. You will also enjoy learning from and working across a diverse, cross-collaborative team of lab scientists, engineers, manufacturing, and marketing. You will create, implement, and manage the processes and systems encompassing all aspects of progressive and innovative People management and leadership. You will be a broad-based, hands-on leader with a track record of driving best practices throughout the organization - driving accountability into every aspect of the People function and the business it supports.

What You'll Do:

  • Be on-site at our 2 locations in San Francisco at least 4 days a week.
  • Be part of the leadership team, creating workforce initiatives to support and promote business strategy
  • Oversee, develop and enhance core People functions, learning and development, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, performance management, employment law compliance, HRIS systems, etc.
  • Participate in the development of the company’s plans and programs, particularly from the perspective of the impact on people
  • Establish credibility and trust throughout the company; serve as an effective listener, champion and problem solver
  • Ensure Pendulum’s mission and values are upheld
  • Manage team responsible for HR Operations
  • Experience with compensation reviews/banding
  • Stay abreast of HR and legal developments. Ensure compliance and implement appropriate procedures accordingly. Liaise with internal and external legal counsel as needed on employment-related matters

Knowledge Requirements:

  • 10+ years experience in HR, ideally in fast-growing startup environments
  • 10+ years experience of management experience
  • Experience with HR operations systems, including ADP Workforce Now, Ubiquity, Google Drive, Health Equity, Lever
  • Experience with both exempt and non-exempt, shift-based employees
  • Driven, roll up your sleeves, results-driven person who is equally kind, open, inclusive and caring.
  • Proven track record of success at high growth companies
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of HR including but not limited to: HRIS, employee policies, federal and state labor laws, benefits, compensation etc.

Salary & Benefits

  • $203,535 - $226,150
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Life & STD Insurance
  • Company match on 401 (k)
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO)
  • Equity
Pendulum Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics,
disability, age, or veteran status. We welcome all to apply.