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Job Title: Sr. Learning & Development Manager
Company Name: Guardant Health
Location: Palo Alto, CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/13/2022
Expire Date: 10/17/2022
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Healthcare, Other, Information Technology, Executive Management, Research & Development
Job Description
Sr. Learning & Development Manager

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360®, Guardant360 CDx and GuardantOMNI® tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection.

Job Description

Guardant Health is helping thousands of cancer patients and we are looking for a passionate and creative Senior Learning & Development Manager to deliver solutions related to talent development for our employees.  Together, we bring the Guardant Culture to life—enriching the employee experience through programs that develop and grow our global workforce.

Let’s talk about some of the key responsibilities of the role:

The Senior Learning & Development Manager will play a key role in driving Guardant Heath’s learning & development by working with cross functional partners to design, develop, scale, deliver, and evaluate multimodal learning resources that help employees do their best work. You’ll need to be innovative and passionate about developing people, and understand the impact that clear goal setting, career planning, and incorporating learning as part of everyday work have on organizational and employee success. You should have some familiarity with the current tools and trends in learning (especially the complexity of virtual learning), and an appetite to stay informed on the latest learning science as it evolves.

We need a creative thinker and strong executor who can deliver on the demands of an organization that is scaling fast in pursuit of our mission to concur cancer with data.  You’ll thrive in a collaborative environment where you have a lot of thought partners to work with to bring the best learning products and solutions to the business. You’ll have proven experience designing and delivering effective employee development curriculum at scale and measuring the impact and ROI of those initiatives.

If you are a hands-on leader, want to be part of a team making a difference in the lives of cancer patients by helping the organization develop and grow its talent, then we’d like to hear from you. Our philosophy is Patient First, Team Second and Individual Third.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director, Learning & Engagement and is located at our corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

What You’ll Do

  • Support the execution, development and facilitation of Guardant Health University curriculum and initiatives that enhance and build a culture of learning at Guardant Health.
  • Design and develop new leader onboarding program to supports all new people leaders in Guardant Heaths managerial processes and leadership expectations.
  • Drive the ongoing design and development of our leadership development efforts that continuously enhance the knowledge and capability to enable managers to effectively lead the organization toward achievement of strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee the design, development, and implementation of career development programs to accelerate development and increase engagement.
  • Establish and produce reporting on meaningful quarterly metrics to track the effectiveness of Guardant Health University curriculum & learning interventions.
  • Create and deliver a variety of development solutions, including instructor-led courses (face to face and virtual) and e-learning modules, incorporating a blended approach to delivery.
  • Develop communication and promotional strategies to raise awareness of talent development resources and offerings at Guardant.
  • Partner with senior business leaders, HRBPs, People team members and the business to understand the needs of the employee population.


We’re Looking for Someone Who

  • Has a minimum of 6 years in a Learning and Development (L&D), Organizational Development (OD) or Talent Management related role, life science L&D/OD experience preferred.
  • Is a clear and concise communicator, presenter, and facilitator.
  • Possesses a growth mindset; seeks feedback for improvement and uses candor when presenting new ideas and/or challenging others.
  • Can be influential at all levels and is comfortable interacting cross functionally with key stakeholders.
  • Has a knack for bringing people together.
  • Has excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Has stellar time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Can readily adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Is a strong relationship and community builder.
  • Has Certifications or prior experience with learning curriculum and workshops like DISC, Emotional Intelligence, Coaching, Crucial Conversations and Situational Leadership a plus.

A Few Other Details Worth Mentioning:

  • Hybrid Flex - Mon-Tue-Thurs onsite at corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, CA
  • 20% travel

Additional Information

Hybrid Work Model: At Guardant Health, we have defined days for in-person/onsite collaboration and work-from-home days for individual-focused time. All U.S. employees who live within 50 miles of a Guardant facility will be required to be onsite on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We have found aligning our scheduled in-office days allows our teams to do the best work and creates the focused thinking time our innovative work requires. At Guardant, our work model has created flexibility for better work-life balance while keeping teams connected to advance our science for our patients.

Covid Vaccination Policy:  Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant’s COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as consistent with applicable laws.  An employee is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their fully-vaccinated status under this policy by obtaining, if applicable, any FDA-approved boosters.

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Guardant Health is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our hiring processes for candidates with disabilities, long-term conditions, mental health conditions, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need support, please reach out to Peopleteam@guardanthealth.com

Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.

Please visit our career page at: http://www.guardanthealth.com/jobs/




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