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VP, People

Remote (United States)

Who We Are

Babylist is the leading digital destination for growing families. For over a decade, Babylist has been the technology solution for expecting parents and the community that supports them, expanding from baby registry into a full-service platform that helps parents make decisions with confidence, stay connected and build happy and healthy families. Every year Babylist helps over 9M people make purchases through its registry, app, ecommerce shop and comprehensive product guides. The Babylist ecosystem now includes Babylist Health, which provides access to products and services including insurance-covered breast pumps, Expectul, a new voice in health and wellness for pre-pregnancy through postpartum care, and The Push, a branded content studio that works with the biggest companies in the baby space. With over 59M monthly pageviews and 1.2M TikTok followers, Babylist is a generational brand leading the $88 billion baby product industry.

Our Ways of Working

We know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to build those relationships with team members in other cities, we meet with coworkers in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These offsites are expected of employees and are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually.

While we truly value being a remote first company, the executive team has prioritized meeting in our Emeryville office once a month. We know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together and this allows us deeper collaboration and business alignment as an executive team. As this role sits on that team, there is an expectation that the role will reside locally in the Bay Area or be open to travel once a month for 2-3 days. 

What The Role Is

We are looking for a VP of People who has experience across a broad spectrum of HR disciplines including People Operations, Employee Relations, Talent & Development, Total Rewards, Diversity & Inclusion, and Talent Acquisition to drive business outcomes that help elevate the business.This position will be responsible for driving a high performance culture, employee engagement, recruiting across the business, operational scalability, and leading a world-class People organization. You will bring a track record of clear and unequivocal success in scaling startups, hiring top talent, earning the trust of employees and leaders alike, holding leaders accountable to People goals, and being a cultural steward. 

You will be a key member of the executive team, reporting to and partnering closely with the CFO to help drive the company’s strategy and growth.

Who You Are

  • 12+ years of experience in People & Human Resources, with experience in a high-growth, innovative tech company, preferably that has experienced rapid and large-scale growth
  • Create, implement, and improve best-in-class employee engagement, performance management, career development, succession planning, retention, and onboarding processes that have operational stability. 
  • Success serving as a key member of a senior leadership team in providing input to the CEO & CFO, Executive team and Board regarding the People implications of all major business decisions and objectives
  • Highly analytical and metrics-driven with a strong breadth of skills across DEIB, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Total Rewards, Organizational Design and Employee Relations
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • Effective and persuasive in leading change across multiple groups, driving alignment, applying business acumen, company values and emotional intelligence that inspires others
  • Embraces and demonstrates a true growth mindset in their own, ongoing personal development as well as in how they develop and evaluate the potential of others
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and accountability
  • You inspire your teams. They want to work for and learn from you. You are excited to mentor leaders and manage high-performing teams
  • Public company experience and/or leading a company through public company readiness is a significant plus

How You WIll Make An Impact

  • Lead the People Function inclusive of the Talent Acquisition and People Operations teams
  • Serve as a key thought partner for the company, including partnering with our CEO and Executive Leadership Team to advise on People strategy and everyday people management
  • Strategic, innovative thinker who champions a direct feedback culture - asks hard questions, pushes the current thinking, and drives change 
  • Serve as a strong business partner to the executive team by providing thought leadership and transparent input; supporting the leadership team at large in achieving hiring and performance goals; steering and representing a high performance culture and the values of the company
  • Drive a strong vision and implementation plan for continued organizational development to ensure people policies, processes, and systems are in place that serve the business
  • Lead highly scalable people processes through the employee lifecycle, including overseeing and leading the bi-annual performance and compensation review process; lead the bi-annual engagement survey and action planning process while achieving ambitious engagement goals
  • Lead the People Operations & Talent Acquisition team that can successfully scale with the business as it grows to 250 employees by the end of 2023. 

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems 
  • We believe in exceptional management 
  • We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

The estimated pay range for this role is: $270,000.00 - $300,000.00

In addition, Babylist offers equity, bonus, and benefits, including company paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) matching, flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies.

If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

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