People Practices Partner - Bio Andreessen Horowitz Menlo Park

Title People Practices Partner - Bio
Date 2020
Company Andreessen Horowitz
City Menlo Park

Short Description :

HR leaders within the portfolio in coaching, advising and partnering to identify, design, and implement the right programs at the right time to attract, onboard and retain employees The People Practices organization is also responsible for understanding current market trends ,…

Full Description :

People Practices Partner

(known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to late-stage technology companies, across consumer, enterprise, bio/healthcare, crypto, and fintech. a16z has over $10B in assets under management across multiple funds, including the $1.4B Bio funds, the $865M Crypto funds, and the Cultural Leadership Fund.

We’ve established a team that is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial company building process. We’ve invested in companies like Airbnb, Apeel, Coinbase, Figma, Freenome, Instacart, Lyft, Slack, and Stripe. Our team is at the forefront of new technology, helping entrepreneurs and their companies impact and change the world.

The Role:

As part of the People Practices organization you will be working directly with our portfolio, supporting General Partners and working directly with their investments focused primarily in the Bio space. The People Practices team focuses on partnering and helping our portfolio companies build out the right HR infrastructure as a company grows, starting from an idea through to hyper growth. The successful candidate will work directly with CEO’s and HR leaders within the portfolio in coaching, advising and partnering to identify, design, and implement the right programs at the right time to attract, onboard and retain employees. As a member of the People Practices team you will help identify trends and solutions to address a very competitive market as it relates to people, and share insights on how to address growing pains across the portfolio. In addition to understanding the challenges across the portfolio you will be responsible for highlighting themes to the Operating Partner and General Partners.

While partnering with the portfolio you will work closely with others on the People Practices and talent team to build content and drive monthly training managers and leaders. The People Practices organization is also responsible for understanding current market trends to all People related programs, ranging from compensation, benefits, employment law, compliance, culture and organizational design. In addition this person should have passion around technology, even if they haven’t worked in the tech industry and find excitement around knowing the up and coming technology in the HR/People space.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least 10 years of HR experience within a high-growth company or business unit, preferably in the Technology space, but flexible to other sectors.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships at the C level.
  • Strong working knowledge of all HR functional areas including recruiting, training and development, employee relations, performance management, compensation, and benefits.
  • Experience and knowledge around building diversity and inclusion programs. Including the recruiting strategy through building an inclusive organization focused on the entire employee lifecycle
  • Knowledge of best practices when building out a distributed workforce.
  • Knowledge of HR compliance and regulations and industry best practices.
  • Detail and action-oriented individual with a passion for coaching and teaching. Comfortable working as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, dynamic, high-energy environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to influence and collaborate.
a16z culture
  • We do only first class business and only in a first class way
  • We take a long view of relationships, because we are in the relationship business
  • We believe in the future and bet the firm that way
  • We are all different, we recognize that, and we win
  • We celebrate the good times
  • We do it for the team
  • We play to win

At a16z we are always looking to hire the absolute best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds is what makes us stronger. We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. These differences are what enables us to work towards the future we envision for ourselves, our portfolio companies, and the world.

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