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Director of Total Rewards

South San Francisco, CA

Posted: 07/01/2024 Employment Type: Temp Category: Human Resources Job Number: a0CUm00001KtKFOMA3 Location Requirements: Onsite Industry: Biotech/Pharma

Job Description

A leading biotech startup on the verge of its first FDA approval is searching for a strategic and dynamic Director of Total Rewards to join their team in San Francisco, CA! They are looking for top-performing candidates with extensive experience in designing and implementing comprehensive compensation packages, rewards, benefits, and commission programs with a focus on future scalability and company-wide impact. This role requires a high-impact leader who can drive strategic initiatives and foster a collaborative environment. The position is temp-to-hire with the potential for permanent conversion for local candidates and offers a hybrid schedule with Fridays work-from-home. They are open to remote candidates, but those wishing to convert to permanent must be able to work locally. This is an exciting time to join a cutting-edge pharma company during a pivotal growth stage. Apply now to learn more about this fantastic opportunity!

Salary Range: $100 - $150 / hour DOE

Director of Total Rewards Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in benefit plan design, program administration, equity administration, and compensation programs
  • Advanced degree or relevant certifications (CEBS, PHR, SHRM-SCP) are a plus
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations related to benefits and compensation
  • Excellent analytical, financial, communication, and presentation skills
  • High attention to detail, organization, and project management skills
  • Experience in the Pharma or Biotech industry is a plus but not required

Director of Total Rewards Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a multi-year benefit strategy considering market trends and cost-effective approaches
  • Design innovative and engaging employee benefits programs tailored to all employee levels
  • Ensure effective communication of total rewards programs, including medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401k, and other plans
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with brokers and external vendors
  • Organize annual health and wellness fairs and open enrollment sessions
  • Oversee compensation program fundamentals, including review cycles and market analyses
  • Lead and mentor the benefits team, ensuring their growth and development
  • Provide support for benefit and retirement programs in Canada
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations (FLSA, ACA, ERISA, HIPAA, etc.)
  • Demonstrate success in vendor selection and management
  • Manage commission structures for future sales teams


  • Amazing benefits offered from BTQ for temp employees!
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Comprehensive benefits once converted to a direct hire
  • Support ground-breaking medical treatments
  • Potential for relocation for remote temp candidates who want to convert to permanent in the future

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