HR Generalist

Alameda, CA /
Human Resources – Human Resources /
/ Hybrid
General Summary
Under direct supervision, the Human Resources Generalist is a primary HR point of contact for specific groups and manages more routine day-to-day HR activities for specific departments and groups of managers and employees. The incumbent is responsible for programs and processes, including Employee Relations, Performance Management, Job Evaluations and HR Projects and developing knowledge, skills and abilities in these areas. The individual must thrive in constant interaction with the management team and employees and be able to foster and support a positive, employee-oriented company culture.

Work You’ll Do
•Builds positive relationships with managers and employees for assigned departments and functional areas and assists with answering general HR questions and coordinating resolutions. Serves as a liaison for departments, Payroll, Benefits, HR Operations and Recruitment.
•Based on an understanding of departments, business needs and issues, works with and provides input to the functional management and HR team in suggesting, developing and implementing solutions for assigned departments and functional areas.
•Helps with evaluating, investigating, and resolving basic employee relations and performance management issues. Documents and may prepare reports and shares the evaluation with management and Legal.
•Guides the performance review process in assigned functional areas, including reviewing performance reviews.
•Works with managers on their future job and resource needs, including reviewing job descriptions, FLSA exceptions, etc. Provides guidance on contingent workforce needs and practices.
•Works closely with the recruiting team and participates in interviewing and assessing candidates, including at job fairs.
•Works closely with HR colleagues to support leaves of absence, workers’ compensation, and
benefits administration.
•May lead and participate in HR projects and programs.
•Facilitates meetings and develops and delivers presentations and trainings.
•Holds exit interview meetings with departing employees, assesses themes and makes recommendations. May be involved in routine involuntary termination coordination and communications.
•Produces reports and spreadsheets for functions and HR. Manages, analyzes and provides HR reports and insights. Researches and ensures policies, procedures and our practices are compliant with legal requirements. Regularly interacts with the point of contact team to ensure consistency of application and sharing of best practices. 
•Serves as a back up to team members as needed.
•Adheres to the Company’s Quality Management System (QMS) as well as domestic and global quality system regulations, standards, and procedures.
•Ensures other members of the department follow the QMS, regulations, standards and procedures. 
•Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree with 1+ years of experience in a human resources role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
•Effective oral, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
•Experience with conflict resolution and employee relations management preferred.
•Basic knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations.
•Demonstrated ability to manage highly confidential issues.
•Must possess organizational skills and be a self-starter; dependable follow through with accuracy and attention to detail.
•Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
•Ability to work positively in a team environment.
•Comfortably able to speak publicly and conduct presentations.
•Good understanding and knowledge of Microsoft Office products including but not limited to Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Skype and Outlook. Previous experience working with HRIS and time management systems strongly preferred.
•Manufacturing or medical device industry experience preferred.

Working Conditions
•General office environment.
•The employee is required to interact with others 60 -70% of the time.
•The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, to use a computer, and sit for extended periods.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to read, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Annual Base Salary Range:  $80,000 - $120,000    
We offer a competitive compensation package plus a benefits and equity program, when applicable.
Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies, and work location.

What We Offer:
• A collaborative teamwork environment where learning is constant and performance is rewarded
• The opportunity to be part of the team that is revolutionizing the treatment of some of the world's most devastating diseases
• A generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; a 401(k) match; and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Penumbra, Inc., headquartered in Alameda, California, is a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies. Penumbra designs, develops, manufactures and markets novel products and has a broad portfolio that addresses challenging medical conditions in markets with significant unmet need. Penumbra sells its products to hospitals and healthcare providers primarily through its direct sales organization in the United States, most of Europe, Canada and Australia, and through distributors in select international markets. The Penumbra logo is a trademark of Penumbra, Inc.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

If you reside in the State of California, please also refer to Penumbra’s Privacy Notice for California Residents.
For additional information on Penumbra’s commitment to being an equal opportunity employer, please see Penumbra's AAP-Policy-Statement.