Director of People

Manhattan Permanent
  • Start up consumer goods company
  • First hire in HR

About Our Client

Start up consumer goods company.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.


  • Help recruit and build a high performing team, including:
    • Anticipate team and resourcing needs
    • Design the right org structure and effectively manage changes as we scale
    • Support managers in drafting, revising and maintaining job descriptions and independent contractor agreements
    • Place and maintain job postings and advertisements
    • Screen resumes and conduct initial phone screens to support hiring managers
    • Benchmark compensation to market rates and manage offer process
    • Develop and manage our onboarding experience to set new team members and their managers up for success
    • Help manage headcount budget
  • Manage and enhance our approach to career development and growth, including our performance management cycles (360 Degree Performance Review + Mid-Year Check-In)
  • Conduct Culture Survey every 6 months and help facilitate discussion and action based on wins & learnings
  • Work closely with leadership, managers, and all team members to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention, including actively coaching CEO
  • Source, vet, and manage any external training courses and conduct in-house trainings as well as coordinate "Lunch & Learns" to enhance employee skills and fill overall organizational gaps as needed
  • Conceive, develop and implement key initiatives to further invest in creating a best in class team environment, e.g., career levels matrix, exit interviews, team recognition rewards
  • Keep abreast of industry best practice and trends by participating in conferences, reading, and maintaining your network to continually surface new ideas
  • Manage and review employee benefits
  • Manage and work with third-party service providers to ensure compliant administration of payroll, benefits and employee training
  • Ensure all Federal, state, and local laws, and corporate HR-related compliance matters are proactively addressed
  • Create and / or update policies, procedures, and guidelines as needed, including Employee Handbook

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor Degree
  • 8+ years of experience as an HR generalist / business partner working across recruiting, talent management, org design, communication & change management, and culture
  • Track record of recruiting rock star teams and setting them up for success to drive rapid growth
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence across all levels and roles
  • Startup experience required as well as a desire to flourish in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Hands-on executive coaching experience a plus
  • Knowledge of US employment law (federal and state)
  • Flexible of going into the NYC office

What's on Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Benefits
  • PTO
  • 401K
Elizabeth Kean
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Job summary

Human Resources
Sub Sector
Head of HR
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract Type
Consultant name
Elizabeth Kean
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