HR Generalist

  • Pivot Bio
  • Berkeley, CA
  • May 14, 2022
Full time role Human Resources

Job Description

About Pivot Bio:  

Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our products harness the power of naturally occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops and new sustainable ways for farmers to reduce the usage of fertilizers as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.

Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on Forbes or PBS News Hour. 

Position: HR Generalist 

Preferred location: Remote 

Pivot Bio has a great opportunity for an HR Generalist to join our growing People Team.  Partnering closely with Talent Development & Business Partners, this role will help ensure a positive employee experience and build Pivot Bio’s capacity for continued success.  If you have a passion for working with mission-driven people tackling big challenges, developing your people practice skills, and building thoughtful programs from the ground up, we’d love to hear from you!  

What you'll do: 

  • Work closely with Business Partners to foster a positive and supportive learning environment. 
  • Ensure timely and accurate information flows that facilitate excellent people practices. 
  • Identify and help continuously improve how we reinforce our values, remove obstacles to creative, innovative work and support a feedback culture. 
  • Partner and coordinate with People Operations, Compensation, Talent Acquisition, Business Partners for ongoing and new initiatives through the employee lifecycle. 
  • Amplify and reinforce People Operations initiatives, including benefit services, employee welfare programs.  
  • Administer and drive improvements to HR programs, policies, processes helping ensure compliance with local, state and federal employment regulations across multiple US offices. 
  • Facilitate the adoption of HR programs, policies, and processes to improve the enablement and experience of employees and managers. 

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or business, or equivalent experience. PHR/SHRM-CP certification a plus. 
  • 3+ years Human Resources/People Operations experience required, in a research/data-driven environment preferred. 
  • Demonstrated success in supporting and partnering with all levels of staff, in a fast-growing environment. 
  • Versatile with different business groups, from research to operations to administration. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high attention to detail required. 
  • Penchant for continuous improvement and exceeding internal customer expectations desired. 

What we offer: 

  • Competitive package in a disruptive startup 
  • Stock options 
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums 
  • Life, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability policies 
  • Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts 
  • 401(k) plan, 3% Match 
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Annual Training & Development support 
  • Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule 
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team 

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Food & Agriculture, Food, Agriculture, & Land Use

Drawdown solutions

Nutrient Management