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People Operations Manager

Remote (United States)

Glossier is a people-first beauty company on a mission to give everyone a voice through beauty. We create physical, digital, and offline experiences inspired by our community that foster connection, inspire a sense of belonging, and invite people to participate in Glossier. We are inclusive, customer-devoted, curious, courageous, discerning, and results-driven.

We are seeking a meticulous and nimble People Operations Manager with a people-first mindset, to design, implement and optimize HR processes and tools, and to support our employees with best-in-class customer service. Our ideal candidate possesses a deep-seated appreciation for the intricacies of HR systems, and takes pride in ensuring data integrity and finding opportunities for efficiency and automation. They are also passionate about employee benefits – from running audits and maintaining compliance, to managing time off and leaves, to keeping a pulse of the latest wellbeing trends – and can communicate and administer benefits programs and project manage vendors with confidence. Our People team is fast-paced and highly collaborative, and we value adaptability – someone ready to step outside their regular duties to champion a project or support a teammate. This role will report to the Senior Director of People and support overall HR programs for both our Corporate and Retail teams.

Six Month Expectations 

  • Master our HR tools and systems, to a point where you can train others. Immediately lead end to end HRIS operations and vendor management.
  • Be the point of contact for employee questions and matters related to benefits, on/offboarding, leaves of absence, and general People Operations, demonstrating top-notch customer service and communication skills, along with resourceful, proactive problem-solving.
  • Deeply understand Glossier’s benefits programs and company policies to a point where you can autonomously interpret and resolve issues. Administer all benefits programs and maintain policies with a high standard for compliance and best practices. 
  • Consistently update and maintain employee records, company org charts, and personnel files. Address data requests and ensure integrity and organization of data/reports.
  • Evaluate our People processes and make recommendations for improvement and efficiency, with a focus on employee experience, automation, and scalability. 
  • Regularly draft employee-facing communications; clearly communicate instructions, program background, and relevant deadlines with a people-first approach. Thoughtfully respond to sensitive inquiries and cases with timeliness and detail.
  • Work closely with cross-functional partners on the Legal, Tech Ops, and Finance and Controllership, and Retail teams, building trust and ensuring we are operating efficiently as a company.
  • Manage vendor relationships with benefits, systems, and compliance partners, managing People Ops cases across internal and external contacts and tools.

Twelve+ Month Expectations

  • Optimize and improve our HR processes and benefits administration to better serve our employees, and to support scalability and compliance, overseeing HR projects, audits, and reconciling data. 
  • Project manage HR system integrations and implementation of new tools, liaising with internal and external stakeholders and partners and managing project plans.
  • Complete data analysis of internal surveys, performance and compensation cycles, and other HR initiatives. Develop and present recommendations to HR leaders.
  • Support HR team and senior leaders in resolving compensation questions based on our pay philosophy and internal and external data. 
  • Support delivery of new and ongoing People programs, including performance, engagement, training, compensation, and more.
  • Support development and review of company policies and handbooks, and ensure we are up to date with changing employment laws and regulations in all locations.
  • Develop and maintain trackable people analytics, measuring key metrics to help inform organizational decisions and track organizational health.
  • Master company payroll tools to a point where you are able to confidently act as secondary payroll support, capable of processing payroll in all systems and locations.


  • Minimum of 5 years HR experience
  • Expert level Excel skills, with ability to organize and analyze data
  • Prior experience with ADP HRIS tools, Lifion experience is a plus
  • Prior benefits admin experience, with strong understanding of HR and benefits compliance and best practices, and time off/leave regulations.
  • Familiarity with local and federal employment laws in the US, EU, and Canada.
  • Exceptional customer service, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking abilities, with proactive problem solving and research skills
  • Experience handling sensitive employee concerns and data, in a detailed-oriented and empathetic manner
  • Experience in the design and implementation of scalable HR processes and programs aiming to promote and retain best-in-class teams.
  • Prior experience providing HR support for both exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Prior payroll experience is a plus

NOTE: Glossier requires all newly-hired employees whose job responsibilities require them to work from a Glossier office or retail location or require them to travel, work in person with vendors or others or participate in creative productions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Glossier is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state or local law.

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