Chief People Officer

Smarsh   •  

Redwood City, CA

11 - 15 years

Posted 244 days ago

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People – recruiting, training and retaining the best talent – is critical in the software industry.  They fuel our innovation and growth, and their engagement and discretionary effort represent the most critical asset that we have.

As the Chief People Officer, you will be a valued member of the executive team. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will focus on building the people capabilities to maintain a high rate of growth worldwide. You will independently develop and manage a complex people organization which includes performance management, talent management, onboarding, workforce planning and analytics, organizational design, policies and compliance and employee engagement. This is an opportunity for a nimble and adaptive leader to balance a strategic focus with a “roll up the sleeves” mindset to both impact and shape a growing and successful business.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build and manage the global HR team and serve as strategic partner and advisor to the executive leadership team
  • Develop appropriate human resources and administrative policies and programs to support a growing, entrepreneurial and fast-paced business
  • Develop and execute diversity and inclusion program
  • Drive active participation in the local technology communities with the goal of becoming an employer of choice
  • Provide leadership, management and development to the team and lead with a very hands-on approach
  • Determine best practices to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee engagement
  • Develop a global recruitment strategy and oversee a recruiting team that is consistent with the company management strategy and culture
  • Evaluate the current structure and plan for continual improvement in efficiency and effectiveness
  • Support the full talent lifecycle including recruiting, learning & development, HR operations and employee engagement in business that is continually striving for greater efficiencies while scaling
  • Translate the strategic corporate plans into HR operational plans and successfully implement those plans
  • Specifically identify and project manage the implementation and operation of HR related systems
  • Effectively communicate needs and plans to the executive team with a data driven approach; develop regular reports and metrics for HR activities for the executive leadership team
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal and compliance requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance; liaise with internal and external legal counsel as needed on all employment related matters
  • Support Mergers and Acquisitions, including due diligence and integration

 Who You Are:

  • BA/BS degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years Human Resources experience required, several years in a VP role or top level HR position preferred
  • Certifications in PHR and/or HCI
  • Previous experience in high-growth, enterprise software/SaaS environments
  • Prior experience in Change Management with knowledge of current best practices and trends
  • Proven track record of strong leadership skills, high sense of urgency and proactive decision making capabilities
  • Proven ability to navigate new spaces in talent management
  • Strategic thinker, superior communicator and confident decision-maker
  • Strong appreciate and focus on culture