Head of People

  • Location

    Los Angeles Metro Area, California

  • Sector:

    Business Services

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  • Salary:

    US$185000 - US$185001 per annum

  • Contact:

    Stefan Schneider

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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We're working on an exciting Head of People search with an early stage music, TV, & film SaaS joint venture. This role can be based in either Los Angeles or New York City, with a preference for L.A. as the executive leadership team is largely based there. This role will report to a recently appointed CEO, who has a track record of success in scaling start-ups, and will be a critical part of the executive leadership team.

As an early stage $40M joint venture, our client is relying on the resources of the founding parent companies for HR services and support, with a plan to transition to independence for these capabilities by the end of 2022. The Head of People will initially focus on strategic initiatives, such as fostering a transparent culture, employee engagement, talent attraction, retention of top talent, and career pathing, but will delve into setting up the more technical aspects of HR such as compensation, benefits, systems, and payroll around mid-2022. The company has 120 employees, who need to be integrated, but expects headcount to be around 150+ by the end of next year. Plans are in place to hire a Director of Talent Acquisition imminently, and the Head of People will determine the path forward for growing the People team. The leadership team just put forth their 5 year business plan which entails category expansion, international growth, and product development to service greenfield markets for which comparable products do not yet exist.

Our client is keen to meet with candidates who have 5+ years of substantive People experience. The ideal candidate will have a mix of strategic and tactical HR expertise, a foundation of best-in-class HR experience coupled with proven experience scaling an early stage tech business. Experience in the human capital consulting vertical would be a plus. The key to success in this role is leveraging existing best in class practices and a good deal of creativity and business acumen to come up with customized solutions that foster a great working culture. Our client offers an "anchor & flex" hybrid working model with several fixed days on site each week and flexibility on alternate days, but the Head of People will play a key role in defining the future of work alongside the leadership team.

If this aligns to your experience, please apply and reference ID#SSPR/204200. If you're already acquainted with our firm and working with one of our recruiting consultants, please contact that individual directly to discuss this opportunity referencing ID# SSPR/204200. Please note that our client will not provide visa sponsorship nor relocation for this role.

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