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Head of Total Rewards & People Operations

GeneDx Inc

GeneDx Inc

People & HR, Operations
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024


The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of total rewards strategies, People operations, and the ability to balance long-range planning with near-term execution and helping create an unforgettable Employee Experience.

You will play a critical role in building and implementing our Total Rewards philosophy and strategy across the organization, building a great place to work, and ensuring competitiveness within the industry. You will be a key member of the People team responsible for reviewing programs, administering them, suggesting modifications, and ensuring achievement of organizational goals and objectives.


  • Develop and execute comprehensive total rewards strategies aligned with organizational goals and industry best practices.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and evaluation of competitive compensation and benefits programs to attract, retain, and motivate top talent.
  • Oversee the administration of employee compensation, including base pay and incentives, ensuring fairness, equity, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Analyze market trends and benchmark data to make informed decisions regarding compensation and benefits offerings.
  • Develop and implement People operational strategies in alignment with business objectives.
  • Develop and maintain People policies and procedures in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a team of HR professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Provide guidance, support, and resources to empower team members to excel in their roles and contribute to overall departmental success.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to align total rewards and HR operations initiatives with organizational objectives and priorities.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor to executives, managers, and employees on matters related to compensation, benefits, and HR operations.
  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders to ensure understanding and buy-in for total rewards programs and HR initiatives.
  • Evaluate and optimize HR processes to improve efficiency and scalability.
  • Monitor HR metrics and implement data-driven strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with local labor laws and regulations across all countries of operation.


  • 10+ years of diverse Total Rewards experience.
  • 7+ years’ experience with full life-cycle compensation planning & execution, implementation, budget & merit planning, salary survey management and benefit design.
  • 5+ Years of leading a Total Rewards and/or People Operations team.
  • Excellent client service skills, able to influence, build relationships, and trust at all levels.
  • Strategic thinker with exceptional verbal and written presentation skills, including ability to prepare materials for audiences at all levels of the organization.
  • Inclusive leadership style that engages, develops, and motivates their team to drive results, yet is not afraid to get into the detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to analyze data, understand trends and develop recommendations for action based on the analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability and courage to handle change.
  • Ability to handle complex and sensitive discussions and processes with diplomacy.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional efforts and initiatives aimed at improving organizational performance, seeking input from, and collaborating with key stakeholders.
Pay Transparency, Budgeted Range
$190,000$210,000 USD


Science - Minded, Patient - Focused.

At GeneDx, we create, follow, and are informed by cutting-edge science. With over 20 years of expertise in diagnosing rare disorders and diseases, and pioneering work in the identification of new disease-causing genes, our commitment to genetic disease detection, discovery, and diagnosis is based on sound science and is focused on enhancing patient care.

Experts in what matters most.

With hundreds of genetic counselors, MD/PhD scientists, and clinical and molecular genomics specialists on staff, we are the industry’s genetic testing experts and proud of it. We share the same goal as healthcare providers, patients, and families: to provide clear, accurate, and meaningful answers we all can trust.


From sequencing to reporting and beyond, our technical and clinical experts are providing guidance every step of the way:


  • High-quality testing: Our laboratory is CLIA certified and CAP accredited and most of our tests are also New York State approved.
  • Advanced detection: By interrogating genes for complex variants, we can identify the underlying causes of conditions that may otherwise be missed.


  • Thorough analysis: We classify variants according to our custom adaptation of the most recent guidelines. We then leverage our rich internal database for additional interpretation evidence.
  • Customized care: Our experts review all test results and write reports in a clear, concise, and personalized way. We also include information for research studies in specific clinical situations.
  • Impactful discovery: Our researchers continue working to find answers even after testing is complete. Through both internal research efforts and global collaborations, we have identified and published hundreds of new disease-gene relationships and developed novel tools for genomic data analysis. These efforts ultimately deliver more diagnostic findings to individuals.

Learn more About Us here.


Benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Discounts
  • Voluntary benefits

GeneDx is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All privacy policy information can be found here.