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HR Business Partner

location: Sunnyvale, CA

EAG Laboratories is a global scientific services company. More than ever before, the world is experiencing a powerful convergence of science, technology and commerce. Great scientific minds are driving awe inspiring commercial initiatives, and companies around the globe are seeking the insight and competitive advantage that advanced science can provide.

With deep experience across materials sciences, engineering sciences and life sciences, EAG is at the forefront of this revolution, one that is changing the way products are developed, designed, manufactured and used by millions of people around the planet. EAG Laboratories brings together the most respected names in contract research and testing services to strengthen our multi-disciplinary expertise. So whether your challenge is to accelerate research and development, solve manufacturing problems or ensure compliance with industry and governmental regulations, there is always one answer.Ask EAG. We Know How.

Job Summary

EAG is looking for an exceptional HR Business Partner, in Sunnyvale, CA, whose primary focus is to provide HR guidance, counsel and support to multiple labs, business lines and/or locations ensuring effective implementation of human resources practices, processes and programs that support organizational effectiveness and employee development. This person will assist managers in retaining, developing, rewarding and motivating employees through a variety of different initiatives. Work with managers to maximize employee engagement and respond to employee questions. Partner with employees and managers to investigate and resolve employee relations issues. Support and drive the talent management strategy through the business in partnership with senior management while at the same time being the go-to HR person for everyone in assigned groups. This role is supported by an HR team with benefits, compensation, and talent acquisition specialists. The person will also lead and/or participate in the design and/or implementation of HR processes, practices, programs and initiatives that contribute to organizational success.


Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Works with leaders to efficiently and effectively execute all Human Resources processes including HR Planning (Talent Review), Performance Management and Development, & Compensation.
  • Assists with organizational capability, organization design, employee relations, employee engagement, and organizational announcements.
  • Acts as the trusted advisor of managers to assist them in carrying out their business and/or functional plans.
  • Identifies and capitalizes on opportunities to drive &/or lead change. Facilitates change management initiatives.
  • Presents options on organizational structure, roles & responsibilities, staffing levels, and matrix management.
  • Consults with managers to understand training and development needs, to identify trends, patterns and presents recommendations as part of organizational training needs assessment.
  • Provides guidance to managers to objectively assess and bring to resolution employee relations issues. Looks for trends and root causes as opportunities to improve organizational/team and employee satisfaction.
  • Administers and enforces various HR policies and procedures, trains employees on HR policies, procedures and programs.


  • Works closely with hiring manager and talent acquisition partner to establish position requirements, necessary skills & competencies for current & future needs and successful recruitment strategy including sourcing.
  • Participates on the interview team.


  • Consults with managers on pay-related decisions including, merit increases, incentive recommendations, career-related and other adjustments.
  • Work with leadership team member during annual plan to ensure alignment of rewards to performance, and that rewards are used as organizational levers.

Performance Management

  • Assist managers with all aspects of the annual performance management and development process including coaching on effective documentation practices.
  • Ensures legal compliance and provide constructive feedback to evaluator to improve quality of evaluation where necessary.
  • Makes recommendations to managers regarding development opportunities for employees.
  • Conducts exit interviews to identify trends and make recommendations to reduce turnover and increase engagement.

Other Responsibilities

May support EAG and HR team by leading special projects.


  • 5+ years’ experience with either Ultipro or equivalent system.
  • 7+ years’ experience as a Sr. HR Generalist/HR Manager or HR Business Partner.
  • BS degree in Human Resources, Management or a related field; SPHR and/or MS degree preferred.
  • Experience supporting a diverse client group ranging from hourly employees to professional business functions to PhDs.
  • Experience working in mid-sized, complex environments and matrixed organization is desirable
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal skills and business acumen.
  • Strong planning, influencing/coaching, collaboration and communication skills, proven ability to build relationships and partner across functional lines and at all levels.
  • Outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office products particularly in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Maintains current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments and applicable laws regarding human resources.

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