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HR Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Relypsa, Inc.

Redwood City, California 94063
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Company Overview


Relypsa, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of polymeric medicines for patients with conditions that are often overlooked and undertreated and can be addressed in the gastrointestinal tract. The Company's first medicine, Veltassa® (patiromer) for oral suspension, was developed based on Relypsa's rich legacy in polymer science. Relypsa was founded in 2007 and, in September 2016, became a Vifor Pharma company.  More information is available at


Product Overview


Veltassa® (patiromer) for oral suspension was approved in October 2015 for the treatment of hyperkalemia, a condition defined as elevated blood potassium levels that can cause abnormal heart rhythms and even sudden death. A potassium binder, Veltassa® is the first new medicine for the treatment of hyperkalemia in more than 50 years and is the first commercialized medicine resulting from Relypsa’s polymer technology platform. Relypsa is committed to ensuring that people living with the burden of hyperkalemia have access to Veltassa®.


Position Summary:

The Human Resources Coordinator/Admin. is responsible for a variety of duties and responsibilities in support of Relypsa’s Human Resources organization overall as well as the Talent Acquisition department which includes providing coordination and administrative support related to a variety of key Human Resources activities. Assignments may include scheduling and coordinating interviews, compiling, analyzing and reporting data, coordinating multiple concurrent activities, defining and improving internal processes, and interacting and partnering with individuals and groups across all organizations globally at various levels.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and implements general office activities such as new employee onboarding, interview scheduling, coordinating and tracking Talent Development training, maintaining employee personnel and training records, and other administrative activities.

  • Analyzes the department’s operating practices and processes such as updating employee records (soft and hard copies), record keeping systems, organizational chart maintenance, forms control, HRIS management and ongoing HR reporting.

  • Prepares and updates (as needed) paperwork for HR policies and procedures (new hires, terminations, status changes, etc.) and enters employee updates into HRIS.

  • Processes employee requests and provides relevant information, including ordering business cards.

  • Coordinates HR projects, meetings and training courses.

  • Monitors and maintains Talent Acquisition documentation, processes and files as well as provide overall TA support, as needed.

  • Assists with employee engagement by coordinating and planning special events and negotiating with outside vendors.

  • Monitors and maintains an HR supply inventory and contacts various vendors to re-order items, as needed.

  • Coordinates and facilitates new employee onboarding, including orientation, desk set-up, cross-organizational communication and collaboration and collecting new hire documents.

  • Provides document management support including activities such as proofreading, scanning, printing, labeling, filing, and shipping.

  • Assists with day-to-day operations of the HR functions and duties globally.

  • Receives, sorts and distributes office mail.

  • Collaborates with Finance in retrieving data to provide Verification of Employment documents for employees, as requested.

  • Provides support and leadership on a variety of projects, as needed.


  • Associate’s Degree or comparable experience; BA/BS degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of working specifically in HR coordination and/or HR admin capacity, specifically in the pharma/biotech area is desirable.
  • Experience with HRIS (data entry, ongoing reporting, managing processes, etc.)
  • Self-starter who is resourceful, able to work independently and under tight timelines
  • Ability to exercise sound administrative judgement. Assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results impacting staff, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.
  • Ability to effectively partner and communicate with employees and management at all levels.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, highly visible and dynamic environment is critical; able to work effectively with ambiguity and limited information.
  • Able to foster cross-org partnerships and coordinate work across departments while building a strong team environment.
  • Detail-orientated, flexible, eager to learn, organized, able to multi-task, set priorities, make suggestions and anticipate what is needed going forward.
  • Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information with discretion.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; must speak and write English fluently.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Basic computer skills in Windows 7 or 8; experience with scanners and copiers.


As an employee of Relypsa, you will actively contribute to the development of potential new products. We provide opportunities for all employees to collaborate, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Relypsa’s high regard for our employees.


NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Relypsa is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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