VP, People Practices

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Job Identification Number: 813

Location: San Francisco, CA

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Category: Human Resources

Qualified candidates, please attach resume when applying.


Our client is seeking a VP, People Practices in their San Francisco based office.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

The VP/Director People Practices will play a vital role in the People Practices (Human Resources) Department, and is responsible for all aspects of People Management in support of the company’s  west coast employee population. The ideal candidate will have broad and deep knowledge of the Human Resources function, especially specific experience operating as a standalone HR lead in a satellite location. This position will work closely with business leaders to provide results oriented counsel and best practices to the management team and employees. This position, located in San Francisco, CA, will utilize the support of the larger HR team in New York, and rely on the centers of excellence (Benefits, Compensation, Learning & Development and Talent Acquisition) to develop and implement HR programs that align to the needs of the business.  The responsibilities of the VP/Director People Practices may be expanded to other business units located in this geography (both northern and southern CA).

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years progressive management experience in Human Resources, Organizational Design & Development or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
  • Four-year degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Design & Development or Industrial/Organizational Psychology or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Experience in Technology or Media within a transformative, complex, high volume, service-oriented environment with a diverse population of employees and stakeholders is desirable.
  • Demonstrated portfolio of experience in a broad array of Human Resources disciplines such as Talent Acquisition, Training & Organizational Development, Employee & Labor Relations, and Benefits & Compensation.
  • Experience in developing and implementing programs and policies that support transformational change, change management, organizational growth and employee development.
  • Capable of thinking through nuanced and complex situations with a reputation for using diplomacy to navigate through sensitive matters.
  • Ability to possess a strong quantitative ability to review metrics and departmental trends.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations related to employee benefits, such as ERISA, HIPAA and COBRA.